CACCI Planning Meeting in Paris “Preparing for Sydney 18-21 2017”

Paris – Members of the 2017 CACCI Planning Committee led by CACCI President Mr, Jemal Inaishvili, along with key officers and staff members of the ICC World Chambers Federation (ICC WCF) and the New South Wales Business Chamber (NSWBC), met on 2 March 2017 at the ICC Headquarters in Paris, France.

Hosted by ICC WCF, he meeting discussed primarily preparations for the 31st CACCI Conference scheduled to take place in November 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

A total of 22 delegates from 11 countries attended the Meeting, including representatives from Australia, Bangladesh, Georgia, France, India, Iran, Japan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia and Taiwan.

 

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I. WELCOME REMARKS BY ICC-WCF CHAIRMAN

Mr. Peter Mihok, Chairman of the ICC World Chambers Federation (ICC WCF) welcomed the CACCI delegation to Paris and reiterated his appreciation to the Confederation for agreeing to hold its 31st CACCI Confederation in conjunction with the ICC-WCF’s 10th World Chambers Congress. He said that the joint event manifests the mutual understanding and great partnership between the two organizations and is certainly good for their respective members. It creates a positive experience for both sides and creates new dimension in their relationships, and certainly constitutes a positive step towards keeping peace and prosperity in the region.

 

II. WELCOME STATEMENT BY NSWBC CEO

Mr. Stephen Cartwright, CEO of the New South Wales Business Chamber (NSWBC), said it was a privilege for him to attend the first joint meeting ever of CACCI, ICC WCF and NSWBC to discuss preparations for the 10th World Chambers Congress. He underscored the importance of jointly holding the 31st CACCI Conference and the ICCWCF” s 10th World Chambers Congress since members of both organizations no longer have to decide which event to attend, as they often did in previous years when the two gatherings most often took place at about the same time. He added that attendance in the joint event by members of the two organizations increases the value of their participation.

After his brief remarks, Mr. Cartwright proceeded to show a video introducing the Sydney International Convention Center, which will be the venue of the 10th World Chambers Congress and the 31st CACCI Conference.

 

III. OPENING REMARKS BY THE CACCI PRESIDENT

CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili thanked Mr. Mihok and Mr. Cartwright for their participation in the Planning Committee Meeting and for their very strong support of the Conference this year. He expressed his appreciation to Mr. Mihok and the other officers and staff of ICC WCF for their warm hospitality and the excellent arrangements made for the meeting to ensure that everything was in order and that the delegates were well taken care of. He likewise thanked the foreign delegates for traveling long distances to participate in the meeting.

Mr. Inaishvili underscored the vital role played by the CACCI Planning Committee in the functioning of the Confederation. He cited its mandate to help implement the decisions of the CACCI Council and to undertake activities that would effectively carry out the programs of the Confederation. He encouraged the delegates to share their views and participate actively in the discussions, and thus contribute to the promotion of CACCI and its objective of regional cooperation.

To give the delegates the opportunity to know each other better, Mr. Inaishvili requested each of them to introduce themselves.

 

IV. TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE CACCI PLANNING COMMITTEE

CACCI Director General Amb. Victor C. Y. Tseng informed the Committee that, as agreed during the last CACCI Council Meeting held in November last year in Taipei, and in the spirit of the Partnership Agreement signed between CACCI, the Sydney Business Chambers and the ICC World Chambers Federation in November 2016 in Taipei, the Planning Committee has been mandated to:

  1. Discuss preparations for the 31st CACCI Conference that has been agreed to be held within the framework of the ICC-World Chambers Federation’s 10th World Chambers Congress scheduled to take place on September 19-21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
    Amb. Tseng noted that the specific task of the Planning Committee Meeting was – jointly with the Sydney Business Chamber and the ICC World Chambers Federation – to identify and work out areas of cooperation and fields of activities that will give substance and significance to the said collaboration and partnership, and to effectively implement these activities.
  2. Review the progress of recent, ongoing and future activities under the CACCI Work Program for 2017; and
  3. Discuss other matters deemed by the Committee to be of importance to CACCI and its members.

Guided by the above Terms of Reference, the Planning Committee proceeded with the agenda on hand.

 

V. PREPARATIONS FOR THE 31st CACCI CONFERENCE AND THE 10th WORLD CHAMBERS CONGRESS

A. Review of the Latest Program

September 18 Program

Amb. Tseng informed the Committee that the September 18 Program consists mainly of:

  1. breakout sessions and roundtable discussions covering various sectors, during which delegates will feature invited speakers who will discuss recent trends and developments in the sectors concerned, as well as identify possible areas of cooperation among CACCI members in the same sector.
  2. the Policy Advocacy Working Group Meeting, during which delegates will review and finalize a CACCI position paper on policy issue of current concern to members.
  3. meetings of the CACCI Advisory Board and the Budget Commission, during which CACCI officers will discuss internal policy issues concerning mainly with the future direction and programs of CACCI, as well as the financial standing of the Confederation.
  4. 88th CACCI Council Meeting, which will be attended mainly by representatives of the various CACCI Primary Members who will discuss matters of current importance to the Confederation

Amb. Tseng further noted that the breakout sessions and the Policy Advocacy Working Group meeting are open to other delegates, while the meetings of the CACCI Advisory Board, Budget Commission, and the 88th CACCI Council are to be attended only by their respective members.

September 19-21 Program

Mr. Anthony Parkes, ICC WCF Director, presented a summary of the Congress program from September 19 to September 21. He pointed out the following:

  1. Day One (September 19) will include sessions on topics such as business, conflict and terrorism; infrastructure; the ATA Carnet; a regional network forum; the future of origin; and skills for tomorrow. The first day will also feature the “Discover Asia-Pacific’s business opportunities through CACCI.
  2. Day Two (September 20) will include sessions on sustainability; global mobility; tourism; changing chamber business models; youth entrepreneurship; chambers using technology; smart cities; and workplace diversity.
  3. Day Three (September 21) will include sessions on World of tomorrow; leadership; new economies; dealing with disruption – business model innovation; increase customer loyalty through big data; humanization, the key to 21st century leadership; and 4th industrial revolution.

 

2017 0302 CACCI Meeting7B. Update on Speaker Line-Up

Sectoral Roundtable Discussions

Amb. Tseng reported that with regard to the speakers for the various sectoral roundtable discussions on September 18, the CACCI Secretariat has been coordinating with each of the chairmen of the various CACCI Product and Service Council on the speakers to be invited for their respective sessions. Each of these session chairmen will themselves also make their respective presentations during their sessions. Amb. Tseng added that the Secretariat will provide updates on the speaker line-up in due course.

 

Discover Business Opportunities Through CACCI

Regarding speakers for the session on “Discover Business Opportunities Through CACCI”, Amb. Tseng informed the Committee that CACCI and ICC-WCF have jointly invited five Primary Members to make country presentations, namely:

– Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

– Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

– Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (Taiwan)

– Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

– Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Amb. Tseng reported that to date, the Secretariat has received confirmation from CIECA, adding that the Committee will be updated on the responses from the other invited chambers.

In this regard, Mr. Kazuo Nishitani from Japan CCI intervened to say that the Sydney event will coincide with the general members’ meeting of the JCCI in Tokyo. However, the JCCI will try to organize a business mission to Sydney at that time, and that they will confirm with the CACCI Secretariat in due course whether they will be able to make the country presentation on September 19.

Mr. Pedram Soltani expressed his Chamber’s interest to make a country presentation on Iran at the “Discover Business Opportunities Through CACCI” session on September, and requested the Organizing Committee of the 10th World Chambers Congress to consider accommodating such request. The Committee welcomed the proposal and agreed to include it in the session.

As regards the sectoral roundtable discussions, Mr. Soltani also explored the possibility of including a session on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)The Organizing Committee of the Congress said they will bear this in mind in reviewing and finalizing the program sessions.

(Note: The SDGs, otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.).

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Mr. Soltani likewise suggested the inclusion of Trade Facilitation as one of the topics for the roundtable discussions. CACCI Deputy Director Mr. Amador Honrado responded by saying that one of the CACCI Product and Service Councils – the Asian Council on Trade Facilitation (ACTF) – focuses on this issue. He said that the CACCI Secretariat will consult with the Chairman of the ACTF on the possibility of holding a roundtable discussion on this issue at the Sydney event.

World Chambers Congress Sessions

Mr. Anthony Parkes reported that a number of invited speakers have already confirmed, including the chairmen of the three CACCI Product and Service Councils on youth entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurship, and tourism.

 

C. Status of Registration of Participants

Amb. Tseng reported that the CACCI Secretariat has so far received positive feedback from Bangladesh, India, Georgia, Vietnam, Japan, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and the Philippines. He added that the Secretariat will continue to follow-up on the other member chambers.

Mr. Parkes informed the Committee that as of date, a total of 34 delegates have registered. He called on the meeting participants to encourage their respective Chambers to organize a delegation and request the delegates to register as early as possible.

Mr. Honrado mentioned that the ICC WCF has a special offer to chambers that can organize a group delegation. The special offer was further elaborated on by Ms. Stephanie Vieilledent as follows:

  1. If a chamber from a non-LDC nation can coordinate a group delegation, the said chamber will receive one free entry for every ten paying participants.
  2. If a chamber from an LDC nation can coordinate a group delegation, the said chamber will receive one free entry for every five paying participants.
  3. In addition, the ICC-WCF is also offering support for one participant from a list of LDC countries, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Nepal. The offer includes one seat with a funding contribution to travel and Congress registration costs.

Ms. Farida Rashid, Chairperson of the Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said she would like to organize a delegation of women entrepreneurs from her chamber. CACCI Deputy Director-General Mr. Amador Honrado suggested that she may want to contact the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) to discuss the possibility of making her chamber’s participants as part of the FPCCI delegation, and hence take advantage of the group registration offer by the ICC WCF.

 

D. Update on Trade Exhibition

Mr. Parkes informed the Committee that a Trade Exhibition will be part of the Congress Program. An extensive exhibition space will provide an occasion for exhibitors to meet with representatives from all facets of the business world. From chamber leaders to CEOs of leading corporations, as well as public sector institutions, the Exhibition aims to serve as a platform to network and showcase products and services directly to top prospects.

The booth layout will include:

– Nine square meters of exhibition space

– Carpeted floor

– Back and side walls

– Company name on fascia over each open side

– Two spotlights

– One standard power outlet

Mr. Parkes pointed out that CACCI will be provided free of charge one booth in the exhibition space.

 

E. Promotional/Marketing Activities

Amb. Tseng reported that, as of date, the CACCI Secretariat has undertaken the following activities to help drum up participation among our members:

– The Secretariat has sent out the first circular to CACCI members informing them of the Sydney event and encouraging them to attend. The circular was sent out on February 14

– The Secretariat has featured articles and other relevant information on the event in its monthly newsletter, the CACCI Profile

– Announcements have been uploaded on the CACCI website

– Messages have been posted on the CACCI Facebook

– The Secretariat has designed both horizontal and vertical banners for the 31st CACCI Conference, which have all been incorporated into the various circulars and on the website and Facebook postings.

 

F. CACCI Participation in the World Chambers Competition Judging Process

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Mr. Parkes informed the Committee that, as in previous Congresses, a CACCI representative will be invited to be a judge in the World Chambers Competition, and that a member of its leadership will be requested to be a co-presenter at the World Chambers Competition awards ceremony held during the closing ceremony.

According to Mr. Parkes, the World Chambers Competition recognises the most innovative projects undertaken by chambers of commerce and industry from around the world. The application period for the 2017 Competition is now open and will end on 4 April 2017. 32.

The four categories that will be included in the upcoming Competition are the following:

(1) Best CSR project: This category seeks to reward those who have developed a project linking both business and their social responsibility actions to community, philanthropic, environment, workplace and marketplace activities. Such projects can include public-private partnerships and actions designed to advocate sustainable growth. Furthermore, they must underline the business advantages for CSR and ethical business practices as well as reinforce the chamber’s mission of promoting best practices among companies and institutions.

(2) Best job creation and business development project: Chambers of commerce are a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity. Candidates in this category have either developed a project that boosted growth opportunities for the chamber’s member companies or contributed to job creation in its community, creating a long-term value for the business ecosystem and the society.

(3) Best SMEs financing project: This category will recognize exceptional initiatives and projects led by chambers of commerce that helped its small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs access finance to address their business operational and development needs.

(4) Best unconventional project: This award will recognize those who have developed an exceptional project in an activity not typically associated with a chamber of commerce’s mission and objectives. The project must be inspirational and innovative, while demonstrating that it fulfilled specific needs and objectives of the chamber and its SME member community, in terms of creating jobs and strengthening their local economies. From environmental programmes, disaster relief, and migration programmes, chambers continue to innovate and change the “status quo,” diversifying their image and reinforcing their relevance within their communities.

Mr. Parkes reported that as of date, no nominations have been received for any of the awards categories, and requested CACCI to encourage its member chambers to submit their respective nominees.

 

G. CACCI Meeting Room Requirements for the Sydney Event

Amb. Tseng informed the Committee that a list of CACCI’s meeting room requirements for September 18 has been forwarded to the NSWBC for their consideration. The list shows the expected number of attendees for each meeting or session, as well as the required room set-up and equipment requirements.

Amb. Tseng further reported that the NSWBC has already assigned tentative rooms at the Sydney ICC for CACCI meetings on September 18, all of which are located close to each other (see Annex 3). A room for use by the CACCI President and other CACCI officers to conduct private meetings has also been allocated by NSWBC.

 

H. Other Matters

Mr. Md. Salauddin Yousuf from Bangladesh said that the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry will be organizing a delegation to Sydney, and asked if there are any opportunities for B2B meetings.

Mr. Cartwright and Mr. Parkes informed Mr. Yousuf that the NSWBC accepts expression of interest from delegates for: (a) customized “Meet our members” sector networking and product showcase; (b) One-on-One business matching; and (c) customized delegation visit. However, an advance notice (minimum of three months) is required for the NSWBC to submit a proposal on the necessary arrangements to be made (including costs involved).

Alternatively, the business delegation from FBCCI may consider getting a booth at the Trade Exhibition in which they can meet with businessmen from Australia and other countries who may be looking for trade and investment opportunities in Bangladesh or seeking potential business partners.

 

VI. REVIEW OF RECENT AND PLANNED CACCI ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS FOR 2017

Amb. Tseng presented a summary of CACCI activities and programs that have recently been undertaken as well as those that are being planned fort this year, as follows:

 

A. Participation in Regional and International Forums

CACCI officers attended the following meetings and forums hosted by other regional and international organizations:

  1. CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili was invited as Speaker at the Global Diaspora Business Summit held in Singapore on 28-29 November. organized by the GA Group Pts Ltd., a Lifetime Special Member of CACCI
  2. CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili was accepted as member of the B20 Germany Task Force on Trade and Investment, and attended the first meeting of the Task Force held on December 2 in Berlin and the B20 Conference on December 1.
  3. CACCI attended the 9th Joint Consultation Meeting with ASEAN + 1 Business Councils and Associations organized by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) on January 26, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The ASEAN-BAC invited CACCI as an Observer.
  4. CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili was invited by the Economic Chamber of Macedonia to participate as speaker in a roundtable on February 17, 2017 marking 95 years of Macedonia’s successful system of commercial chambers.
  5. The B20 Germany has invited President Inaishvili to attend the B20 Joint Taskforce Meeting scheduled to take place on March 22, 2017 in Paris. To be held in cooperation with Business at OECD (BIAC) and the OECD, the final meeting of all B20 Task Forces and Cross-thematic Groups before the B20 Summit in May will focus on the advocacy of B20 recommendations prior to the G20 Sherpa meeting.
  6. President Jemal has also been invited to attend the Global Chamber Platform being organized by the Eurochambres on May 2 in Berlin, coinciding with the B-20 Summit.

 

B. CACCI Policy Statement on “Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women”

CACCI submitted a copy of the Policy Statement on “Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women” to the APEC Secretariat, the APEC Business Advisory Council, the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, the Eurochambres, the ICC-World Chambers Federation, and United Nations ESCAP as possible inputs into their work on the issue.

 

C. CACCI Summit Declaration

CACCI also submitted to the aforementioned organizations a copy of the CACCI Summit Declaration issued at the end of the CACCI Summit Meeting held last year in conjunction with the 30th CACCI Conference in Taipei.

 

D. Publication of the 2016 Year-End Report

The CACCI Secretariat issued the 2016 Year-End Report summarizing the major activities of CACCI last year.

 

E. CACCI Presidential Visits

The CACCI Secretariat is currently coordinating with member chambers in selected Asian countries on the possibility of receiving a CACCI delegation this year to be led by the CACCI President.

For 2017, President Inaishvili plans to lead a CACCI delegation to Nepal during the first semester, and to Vietnam, Cambodia and Iran during the second semester. The CACCI Secretariat has contacted the Primary Members in these countries to check on their willingness and availability to receive a CACCI delegation this year.

 

F. Preparations for the 2017 Joint CACCI-WCF-SBC Event in Sydney

The CACCI Secretariat has been coordinating with the ICC World Chambers Federation (ICC WCF) and the Sydney Business Chamber (SBC) on preparations for the holding of the 31st CACCI Conference within the framework of the ICC-WCF’s 10th World Chambers Congress.

 

G. Publication of the Latest Editions of the Newsletters of CACCI Product and Service Councils

CACCI has recently published the latest editions of the newsletters of the various CACCI Product and Service Councils (Tourism, Food and Agriculture, Women Entrepreneurs, Young Entrepreneurs, and ICT)

 

ADJOURNMENT

With no other matters to take up, CACCI President Mr. Inaishvili reiterated his thanks to ICC WCF or their warm hospitality to the delegates and the excellent arrangements made for the meeting. He then presented tokens of appreciation to Mr. Peter Mihok, Mr. Stephen Cartwright, and Mr. Anthony Parkes. The meeting was adjourned at 12:05 PM.

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Vientiane – A CACCI delegation led by CACCI Senior Vice President Mr. Samir Modi and CACCI Vice President Mr. Pradeep Kumar Shrestha on April 25 visited the Vientiane Saysettha Development Zone, located in a suburban district 17 kilometers northeast of Vientiane. During the visit, the delegation learned that the Zone covers an area of 11 […]

CACCI members meet with Officers of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Vietnam

Hanoi – CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili, accompanied by members and officers CACCI member chambers, met with key officers and staff of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (International Cooperation Department) of Vietnam led by Deputy Director General Dr. Chu Van Chuong in Hanoi on April 21, 2018. The two sides shared information on the […]

CACCI Delegation calls on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam

Hanoi – A visiting delegation from the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) led by President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili called on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam in Hanoi on April 21, 2018. The visitors were received by Vice Minister Vu Van Tam. The two sides shared information on […]

CACCI members visit Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone

Phnom Penh – Members of the CACCI delegation that joined the Presidential visit to Cambodia visited the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone on April 20, 2018, which is located within the proximity of the country’s capital city. Led by CACCI Vice President Mr. Peter McMullin and CACCI Vice President Mr. Pradeep Kumar Shrestha, the visitors […]

Vietnam Chamber welcomes CACCI Delegation in Hanoi

Hanoi – CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili led a delegation composed of CACCI officers and members to visit the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in Hanoi on April 19, 2018. The CACCI visitors were welcomed by VCCI officers and members led by Dr. Doan Duy Khuong, VCCI Vice Executive President, at the VCCI headquarters. […]

VCCI hosts International Contract of Sale & Short Term Trade Finance Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh – The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) hosted a workshop on International Contract of Sale and Short Term Trade Finance in Ho Chi Minh City on April 19-20, 2018. Organized in cooperation with the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), the two-day workshop was conducted by Mr. […]

CACCI holds International Contract of Sale & Short Term Trade Finance Workshop in Hanoi

Hanoi – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) organized, in cooperation with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), a two-day workshop on International Contract of Sale and Short Term Trade Finance in Hanoi on April 17-18, 2018. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Pavel Andrl, an international trade finance […]

CACCI Vice President Amb. Feng Chi-Tai Meets with ICC Chief Operating Officer Philip Kucharski

Taipei – Amb. Feng Chi-Tai, Vice President of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), received Mr. Philip Kucharski, Chief Operating Officer of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), during the latter’s visit to Taipei on April 16-17. Amb. Feng and Mr.Kucharski exchanged views on the current conditions in the global economy, […]

CACCI Vice President Mrs. Magvan Oyunchimeg serves as panelist at the Belt and Road Trade and Investment Forum in Beijing

Beijing – CACCI President Mrs. Magvan Oyunchimeg, CEO of Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI), was invited as a Panelist at the “Belt and Road Trade and Investment Forum” held on April 12, 2018 in Beijing. The two-day Forum was Organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), China […]

CACCI members join visit to Alibaba Group Headquarters in Beijing

Beijing – Members of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), including CACCI Deputy Director-General Mr. Amador Honrado Jr., joined officers and members of the ICC World Chambers Federation (ICC-WCF) during the visit to the headquarters of the Alibaba Group in Beijing, China on April 12, 2018.The visit was made following the […]

CACCI invited to support Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW)

Singapore – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) has been invited to be a supporting organization of the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) to be held on October 29 – November 2, 2018 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. SIEW is an annual platform for energy professionals, policymakers and commentators to […]

CACCI Conference in Istanbul themed “Asia: Expanding Boundaries”

Istanbul – The 32nd CACCI Conference scheduled to take place on November 23-24, 2018 at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey will carry the theme “Asia: Expanding Boundaries”. To be hosted by Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), the two-day event aims to provide another valuable platform for CACCI members and […]

CACCI calls for members’ inputs to the 2018-2020 CACCI Work Program

Istanbul – One of the main agendas of the upcoming 32nd CACCI Conference scheduled to take place on November 23-24, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey is the formulation of a draft Framework for the 2018-2020 CACCI Work Program to be implemented by the new CACCI officers to be elected during the Istanbul Conference. In this connection, […]

CACCI invites nominations for Hydropower & Clean Energy Excellence Award

Taipei – CACCI invitation Chambers to submit nominations for the 3rd CACCI Asia-Pacific Hydropower and Clean Energy Excellence Award. We are attaching reference documents for the Award nomination and selection mechanics. Initiated by the CACCI Asian Council on Water, Energy and Environment (ACWEE) which is under the chairmanship of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of […]

CACCI Secretariat attends seminar on Indonesian Economy, Tourism and Labor

  Taipei – At the invitation of Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei (IETO), CACCI Secretariat executives joined the “Indonesian Economic, Tourism And Labor Seminar” held on March 23, 2018 at the Taipei World Trade Center. Consisting of the Seminar in the morning session and Business Matching in the afternoon, the one-day event aimed […]

CACCI and VCCI to co-organize workshops on International Trade and Short-Term Trade Finance

Hanoi – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) are co-organizing two-day workshops on International Trade and Short-Term Trade Finance in Vietnam. The first workshop will be held in Hanoi on April 17-18 and the second workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on […]

UNCTAD issues latest Investment Policy Monitor

Geneva – Tne United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released the latest issue of its Investment Policy Monitor. In the Report, UNCTAD notes that twenty two countries took 32 investment policy measures in the review period (November 2017 – February 2018). The share of investment restrictions and regulations increased to 29 percent. Compared […]

6th SAARC Business Leaders Conclave in Kathmandu, March 16-18

Kathmandu – The SAARC Business Leaders’ Conclave 2018 was held in Kathmandu on March 16-18, 2018 with an objective to promote investment, innovation and entrepreneurship in the region by unleashing shared prosperity through economic integration. The event drew business leaders of the SAARC member nations, high-level leaders and government officials, among other stakeholders, to identify […]

ICC Invites CACCI Members to the 3rd SDG Business Forum

New York – CACCI members are invited to attend the 3rd SDG Business Forum Led by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) that will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York on July 17, 2018.The Forum is being held during the Ministerial segment of the UN’s High-Level Political Forum, the annual review of […]

CACCI Members Invited to the International Business and Human Rights Conference in Paris

Paris – The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is encouraging members to participate in the next International Business and Human Rights Conference, organised by the IOE, MEDEF and Sodexo, taking place on 18th April 2018 in Paris. This business-only conference is aimed at representatives of companies, business and employers’ federations, corporate law firms and industry associations. […]

32nd CACCI Conference to be held on November 23-24 in Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel in Istanbul

  Istanbul – As decided by the CACCI Planning Committee during its meeting on February 5 in Istanbul, the 32nd CACCI Conference will be held on November 23-24, 2018 at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski. To be hosted by the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), the two-day event aims to provide another valuable […]

CACCI and TOBB Jointly Hold a Successful CACCI Planning Committee Meeting

Istanbul – A highly productive and successful Planning Committee Meeting was recently held jointly by the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) on February 5, 2018 at the TOBB Headquarters in Istanbul. Chaired by CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili and co-chaired […]

CACCI Invited to ASEAN-BAC’s 11th Joint Consulting Meeting with ASEAN+1 Business Councils and Associations

Singapore – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) attended, as an Observer, the 11th Joint Consulting Meeting of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) with ASEAN +1 Business Councils and Associations held on January 17, 2018. Held at the Supply Chain City, a 6.5-hectare logistics facility located in Jurong West, Singapore, […]

CEO-Preneurship Summit Scheduled On 20 February 2018 in Istanbul

  Istanbul – On February 20, 2018, the CEO-Preneurship Summit of the WBAF World Congress 2018 will host the CEOs of more than 100 corporates from 80 countries. For the first time ever, the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) will be hosting more than 1,000 delegates from all over the world at its annual […]

2019 33rd CACCI Conference to be held in Colombo

Colombo – CACCI wish to inform all CACCI officers and members that the 33rd CACCI Conference will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka and is tentatively scheduled on September 17-18, 2019. To be hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, next year’s Conference will take place at Shangri-la Hotel Colombo. The dates and venue were […]

ASEAN Investment Report 2017 Launched

Manila – ASEAN Investment Report 2017 was launched at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit held in Manila on November 13, 2017. The Report was prepared under a technical cooperation agreement between the ASEAN Secretariat and the UNCTAD Division on Investment and Enterprise. Copies of the Report have been forwarded to all CACCI members. The 2017 […]

CACCI Delegation Meets with Nepal’s Commerce Secretary

Kathmandu – CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili, along with 30 members of his delegation from six CACCI member-countries, met with Commerce Secretary Chandra Kumar Ghimire of Republic of Nepal on November 21, 2017 during the CACCI Presidential visit. The visitors shared information and exchanged views with Secretary Ghimire on trade and investment opportunities in Nepal, industry […]

CACCI Delegation Visits Bhaktapur CCI

Bhaktapur – A 20-member delegation consisting of businessmen from six CACCI member countries visited the Bhaktapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) on November 23 as part of the program of the three-day CACCI Presidential visit to Nepal. The CACCI visitors led by President Jemal Inaishvili met with the officers and members of BCCI and exchanged […]

FNCCI Officers and Members Receive CACCI Delegation in Kathmandu

Kathmandu – Officers and members of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) led by FNCCI President Mrs. Bhawani Rana welcomed the 30-member CACCI delegation from six countries led by CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili. The meeting took place at the FNCCI headquarters in Kathmandu. The two sides discussed matters of interest to […]

FNCCI & Kowloon Chamber Sign MOU in Kathmandu

Kathmandu – The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and the Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining possible areas of cooperation between the two organizations. Aimed at promoting greater trade and investments between Nepal and Hong Kong, the MOU was signed at the FNCCI headquarters […]

“Tbilisi Belt and Road Forum” on November 28-29, 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi – CACCI would like to convey an invitation from the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia for CACCI members to attend the “Tbilisi Belt and Road Forum” to be held on November 28-29, 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Organized under the patronage of H. E. Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the two-day […]

CACCI, KPMG, Vietnam VCCI, India FICCI & Iran ICCIMA jointly presented business opportunities during Sydney Conference

Sydney – On Tuesday September 19 2017, the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce (CACCI) successfully featured the workshop session “Discover Asia Pacific’s business opportunities through CACCI” during the 10th ICC World Chambers Federation Congress in Sydney. The session chaired by CACCI President Jemail Inaishvili, first presented Vincent Chang, President of the KPMG Deal Advisory […]

Taiwan-Philippines Economic Forum Held in Taipei

Taipei – Representatives of the government and private sector from the Philippines and Taiwan spoke during the Philippine Investment Forum on August 25, 2017 at the Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. The Philippine speakers talked about the country’s trade and investment policies and identified some areas of opportunities for business […]

Ceylon Chamber supports Public Private Partnership for the Hambantota Port

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce appreciates the steps taken to develop the Hambantota Port as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) as it marks an important step towards the goal of positioning Sri Lanka as a full-service maritime hub nation. In addition to the much-needed boost to the country’s foreign reserves, the reported scale […]

10th World Chamber Congress App now available

Sydney – CACCI members can now start their 10th World Chambers Congress experience by downloading the newly released App, which will provide valuable information about the 10WCC and contains features to enhance their event experience. Connect with registered delegates, set-up meetings and message each other through the ‘peer networking’ feature. For more information on how […]

ADB: Rise in exports boost developing Asia’s growth outlook

Manila – Stronger-than-expected export demand has improved growth prospects for Asia’s developing economies, including China, the Asian Development Bank said recently. The Manila-based ADB upgraded its growth forecast for this year to 5.9 percent from an earlier forecast of 5.7 percent. It expects developing Asia to grow at a 5.8 percent pace in 2018, up […]

B20 Welcomes G20 Leaders’ Declaration as a partial success

Hamburg – The B20 says it welcomes the final G20 Leaders’ Declaration as a partial success, given the difficult negotiating climate. “Naturally, we had hoped for something more substantial with more concrete policy actions”, said Jürgen Heraeus, President of the B20, the official G20 dialogue partner, after the G20 Summit came to a close. “In […]

ICC Open Markets Index: More effort required to open economies to global trade

Paris – Despite repeated pledges to enable trade as a driver of growth and job creation, G20 economies are failing to demonstrate global leadership on trade openness according to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Open Markets Index 2017 (OMI) published on July 7, 2017. Highlights: (a) G20 countries failing to demonstrate global leadership on […]

Vietnam CCI Invites CACCI Members to APEC 2017 Start-ups Forum

Hanoi – The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is inviting CACCI members to attend the APEC 2017 Start-ups Forum to be held on September 11-12, 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam. The two-day Forum will focus on discussing the issues of supporting micro, small and medium- sized enterprises (MSMEs), especially the start-up businesses, […]

B20 Calls for G20 Unity and Leadership in Shaping Globalization

Hamburg – Business 20 (B20), the official G20 business dialogue with the global business community, calls on the G20 to be united and to shape globalization on the basis of clear and reliable rules. In addition, B20 also speaks out against protectionism and for climate protection. “The business representatives of the G20 members call on the […]

Ex-CACCI President Amb. Yujuico inaugurates PCCI’s First Pitching Session

Manila – Amb. Benedicto Yujuico, Chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and Immediate Past President of CACCI, delivered the Welcome Remarks at the first-ever Pitching Session co-organized by PCCI along with the Philippines-USA Economic and Business Council (PUBC) and Launchgarage Philippines on May 24, 2017 at the PCCI Office. During the […]

CACCI Former President Yujuico meets KADIN Chairman Rosan Roeslani

Manila – Ambassador Benedicto Yujuico, Immediate Past President of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), met with the business delegation of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia) led by Chairman Mr. Rosan Roeslani and Mr. Anindya N. Bakrie, CEO, PT Bakrie Global. They met during the Conference of […]

CACCI Conference and World Chambers Congress in Sydney Offer Networking and Learning Opportunities

Taipei – The upcoming 31st CACCI Conference and the 10th World Chambers Congress to held on September 18 -21, 2017 in Sydney will provide delegates many valuable learning and networking opportunities. The 31st CACCI Conference will feature sectoral roundtable discussions and concurrent sessions that will gather government and private sector leaders for dialogue and panel […]

Wellington Chamber’s John Milford visits CACCI Secretariat

Taipei – Mr. John Milford, Chief Executive of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce (WCC), called on key officers of the CACCI Secretariat led by Director-General Amb. Victor C. Y. Tseng during his recent trip to Taipei on the week of June 14. During their meeting at the CACCI Secretariat office, Amb. Tseng thanked Mr. Milford […]

B20 Germany Issues Statement on the US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

The Chairs of the Climate and Energy Taskforces of the G20 Engagement Groups Business 20, Civil 20, and Think 20 as well as the Engagement Groups Labor 20, Women 20, and Youth 20 – together with the Foundations 20 – said that they deeply regret the decision of the U.S. President to withdraw the United […]

B20 Health Initiative published its final policy paper

Berlin – The B20 Health Initiative has published its final policy paper. The paper is the outcome of five months of intense discussions and hard work among almost 100 taskforce members from 24 countries and diverse economic sectors. Under the leadership of Chair Kemal Malik, Member of the Board of Management at Bayer AG, and […]

B20 Chair Jürgen Heraeus Outlines the Role the B20 Can Play in Health

Berlin – At the B20 Health Conference held at the Gasometer in Berlin in Mid-May, B20 Chair Jürgen Heraeus welcomed the efforts of the B20 regarding the G20 health track. More than 200 guests from various G20 members and health sectors came together for the first ever B20 health conference to present their recommendations to […]

CACCI Secretariat Meets with SME Development Council Chairman

Singapore – Mr. George Abraham, Chairman of the SME Development Council of CACCI, recently met with CACCI Director-General Mr. Amador Honrado Jr. in Singapore. They discussed preparations for the Roundtable Session to be organized by the SMEDC during the 31st CACCI Conference scheduled to take place on September 18, 2017 in Sydney, as well as […]

CACCI Invites Nominees for IWEC Awards 2017

Taipei – The International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge Awards (IWEC Awards) 2017, an international award for extraordinary women entrepreneurs, will be presented on the campus headquarters of Microsoft in Redmond, Washington in the United States on November 12-14, 2017. CACCI is inviting its Primary and Affiliate members to submit nominations for this year’s IWEC Awards. Established […]

CACCI Director-General Attends Berlin Meeting of the Global Chamber Platform

Berlin – CACCI Director-General Amb. Victor C. Y. Tseng represented CACCI in the meeting of the Global Chamber Platform (GCP) held on the morning of May 2, 2017 in Berlin. This year’s GCP discussed the many challenges the global economic environment is currently facing as well as the position of the GCP regarding the outcome […]

CACCI Director General Attends B20 Summit in Berlin

Berlin – CACCI Director-General Amb. Victor C. Y. Tseng represented CACCI at the B20 Summit held on May 2-3, 2017 in Berlin, and had the opportunity to meet with the current B20 Chairman Dr. Jurgen Heraeus. During the two-day high-level event – which served as the highlight of the B20 process – panelists and some […]

CACCI Director-General to Attend B20 Summit in Berlin on May 2-3, 2017

Taipei – Amb. Victor Tseng, CACCI Director General will attend the two-day high-level event which will serve as the highlight of the B20 process. The B20 Summit in Berlin will convene world known panelists and some 800 B20 affiliated CEOs and representatives from international organizations and politics to discuss the crucial findings and policy recommendations […]

Amb. Alfonso T. Yuchengco – Former CACCI President, a business tycoon, a remarkable man

Manila – Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco, a remarkable diplomat and businessman in the Philippines, Emeritus Chairman of the RCBC Banking Group, former Chairman of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) and former President of the Confederation of the Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) passed away last Saturday night, April 15, 2017 in Manila […]

B20 Task Force on Trade and Investment Issues Final Policy Paper & CACCI Secretary General to join discussions

Berlin – The B20 Task Force on Trade and Investment has issued its Final Policy Paper entitled “Creating Benefits for All: Driving Inclusive Growth Through Trade and Investment.” In the paper, the Task Force – of which CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili is a member – stresses the need to ensure that the benefits of trade […]

ADFIAP organizes National SME Development Tour in the Philippines and Malaysia

Manila – The Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) isorganizing the “ADFIAP Familiarization Tour on National SME Development” scheduled on June 19-23, 2017 in Manila, Philippines, and on July 10-14, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The objective of the five-day program is to provide an opportunity for participants to learn […]

31st CACCI Conference in Sydney, September 18-31, 2017

I. CACCI Conference’s Key Features   1. Invited experts who will speak on timely and relevant issues of current concern to the chambers and their respective business constituencies 2. Sectoral roundtable discussions and concurrent sessions that will gather government and private sector leaders for dialogue and panel discussion on important sectoral issues pertaining to women […]

31st CACCI conference to be held in conjunction with 10th World Chambers Congress (WCF) in Sydney

Taipei – We would like to reiterate our invitation for all CACCI officers and members to the 31st CACCI Conference scheduled to take place on September 18-21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. This year’s CACCI gathering will be held in conjunction with the 10th World Chambers Congress, which is jointly organized by the ICC World Chambers […]

Motivating young women towards importance of entrepreneurship

New Dehli –  The Indian Economy has been witnessing a drastic change since mid-1991, with new policies of economic liberalization, globalization and privatization initiated by the Indian Government. India has great entrepreneurial potential. At present, women involvement in economic activities is marked by a low work participation rate, excessive concentration in the unorganized sector and […]

CACCI Director General Victor Tseng visits FICCI Secretary General Ambika Sharma

New Delhi – CACCI Director-General Amb. Victor C. Y. Tseng visited the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) during his recent trip to New Delhi, India on March 13, 2017. Amb. Tseng was received by FICCI Secretary-General Ms. Ambika Sharma and Mr. Gajendra Badgujar, Liaison Officer and Joint Director for East Asia. […]

CACCI takes part in the Association Management Course conducted by PCAAE

Manila – CACCI Deputy Director-General Mr. Amador Honrado Jr. attended the Association Management Course organized by the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) on February 16, 2017 at the A. Venue Hotel in Makati City, Philippines. Attended by some 35 representatives of various member associations of PCAAE, the one day course is part […]

CACCI members invited to “Nepal Investment Summit”

Nepal – CACCI would like to convey an invitation from the Investment Board of Nepal to participate in the “Nepal Investment Summit” to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal on March 2-3, 2017. Featuring the theme of “Harnessing Investment Opportunities in Nepal,” the two-day event is jointly organized by Ministry of Industry and Investment Board of […]

CACCI attends ASEAN BAC in Manila

Manila – The Deputy Director-General Mr. Amador Honrado Jr. represented the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) at the 9th Joint Consultation Meeting with ASEAN + 1 Business Councils and Associations held on January 26, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The Consultation Meeting was organized as part of the program of the 69th ASEAN-BAC Meeting […]

CACCI Officers to meet in Paris in March – Join now!

Paris – CACCI members are invited to attend the meeting of the CACCI Planning Committee scheduled on March 2, 2017 to be held at the Headquarters of the ICC World Chambers Federation in Paris. The meeting will primarily: (a) Discuss preparations for the 31st CACCI Conference to be held within the framework of the ICC […]

Sydney will host CACCI 31st Annual Conference

Taipei – CACCI announced the venue and co-hosts of this year’s annual gathering during the recently-concluded 30th CACCI Conference in Taipei. The 31st CACCI Conference will be held in Sydney, Australia within the program of the ICC World Chamber Federation’s (ICC-WCF) 10th World Chambers Congress (WCC) on September 19-21, 2017. The 10th WCC is jointly […]

CACCI Planning Committee Meeting in Paris March 2 2017

Paris – 2017 CACCI Planning Committee Meeting is scheduled on March 2, 2017 and will be held at the headquarters of the ICC World Chambers Federation in Paris. The meeting will primarily discuss preparations for the 31st CACCI Conference to be held in conjunction with the ICC World Chamber Federation’s 10th World Chambers Congress, which […]

B20 calls for open markets and inclusive growth

Hamburg – Members of the B20, expressing concern about current antiglobalization sentiments being witnessed in many countries around the world, urge governments to resist the temptation to resort to protectionist measures such as trade barriers or investment restrictions. This is the message conveyed by the statement that the B20 issued and shared with G20 Sherpas […]

Timor Leste and others join CACCI

Taipei – CACCI welcomed the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Timor-Leste (CCI-TL) as its newest primary member, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Northern Territory of Australia as new affiliate member at the 86th CACCI Council Meeting held in Taipei on November 23, 2016. Also, eight Lifetime members were welcomed during the Council […]

CACCI names office bearers for 2016-2018

Key officers from Primary Members have been elected by the CACCI Council to serve as Vice Presidents, Honorary Treasurer, Budget Commission members, and members of the Executive Committee for the term 2016-2018. Vice Presidents: Mr. Samir Modi, Member of Executive Committee, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and Executive Director of K.K. Modi […]

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy links with ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy searches for closer links with ASEAN, South Asia, Australia and New Zealand said the ROC (Taiwan) President Tsai Ing-Wen in her widely publicized remarks during the 50th Anniversary of Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry on November 24, 2015 at the Marriot Hotel Taipei. Here is the complete Presidential speech. Good […]

450 delegates from 22 Asia Pacific countries attended 30th CACCI Conference in Taipei

On November 23-24, 2016, 450 delegates from 22 Asia Pacific countries attended the 30th CACCI Conference in Taipei, Taiwan. The successfully conference titled “The Rise of Asia: Taking a Bigger Role in the Global Economy” also celebrated CACCI’s 50 years anniversary. Co-hosted by the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) and the Chinese National Association of […]

CACCI honors leaders with Illustrious Service Award

CACCI presented the “Illustrious Service Award” to past and present CACCI Presidents in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Confederation. The award was given at the gala dinner held on November 24 at the Taipei Marriott Hotel. The awardees and their representatives who were present during the awarding ceremony were: CACCI […]

2020 Tokyo Olympics will drive growth, said ANA CEO Osamu Shinobe

Taipei – ANA Airlines CEO, Osamu Shinobe, the keynote speaker during the 30th CACCI Conference in Taipei, presented on November 24 2016 “Tourism Trends and the Aviation Industry in Asia” to an audience of 450 CACCI delegates from 22 Asia Pacific Countries. Osamu Shinobe first gave a detailed description of the current international airlines market […]

50 years of CACCI – A movie

Taipei – During the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) celebrated in Taipei, Taiwan, on November 23-24 2016, hundreds of delegates from 22 countries had the opportunity to view a short video summarizing the accomplishment of this premier Asia Pacific institution. From his idealistic beginnings in […]

CACCI Director General and CIECA Chairman call on Myanmar UMFCCI President

Yangon – Amb. Victor C. Y. Tseng, Director-General of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), and Mr. Chung-Yu Wang, Chairman of the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) and concurrently Member of the Executive Committee of CACCI, called on Mr. Zaw Min Win, President of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of […]

Philippine Vice President Robredo met ex-CACCI President Yujuico at PCCI

Manila – Immediate CACCI President and current Member of the CACCI Advisory Board Amb. Benedicto Yujuico welcomed Philippine Vice President H. E. Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo during the annual Philippine Business Conference organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) on October 13, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Amb. Yujuico is also the current Chairman […]

Philippine President Duterte awards ex-CACCI President Yujuico

Manila – Philippine President H. E. Rodrigo Duterte presented an Award to Immediate Past CACCI President and current Member of the CACCI Advisory Board Amb. Benedicto Yujuico during the annual Philippine Business Conference organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) on October 13, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Amb. Yujuico is also the […]

Taiwanese Study Tour Group visits Philippine CCI

Manila – A study tour group from Taiwan visited the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) to meet with PCCI officers on the morning of September 30, 2016 in Manila. The 20-member delegation was composed largely of bankers and finance experts from Taiwan. They were warmly received at the PCCI headquarters by key officers of the chamber […]

Taiwanese Study Tour Group visits the Bankers Association of the Philippines

Manila – A study tour group from Taiwan met with officers and members of the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) on the morning of September 28, 2016 in Manila. The 20-member delegation was composed largely of bankers and finance experts from Taiwan. They were warmly received by BAP officers led by BAP President Mr. […]

Stable Outlook for Asia Despite Global Uncertainties

Economic growth in developing Asia remains broadly stable, but a slight slowdown in India has trimmed the region’s growth outlook for 2016, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. In a supplement to its Asian Development Outlook 2016 Update report, ADB has downgraded 2016 growth to 5.6%, below its previous projection of 5.7%. For […]

CACCI Director General Meets ASEAN BAC Chairman in Vientiane

Vientaine – CACCI Director-General Amb. Victor C. Y. Tseng met Mr. Oudet Souvannavong, 2016 Chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ASEAN BIS) held on September 5-7, 2016 in Vientiane, Laos. Mr. Oudet is also President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), […]

CACCI Director General Visits Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Vientaiane – CACCI Director-General Amb. Victor C. Y. Tseng called on Mr. Oudet Souvannavong, President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), during his recent trip to Vientiane, Laos to attend the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on September 5-7, 2016. Amb. Tseng introduced CACCI to Mr. Oudet, and invited the LNCCI […]

CACCI Vice President Mr. Hisarciklioglu Serves as Panelist at B20 Summit in Hangzhou

Hangzhou- Mr. Rifat Hisarciklioglu, President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and concurrently Vice President of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), was invited as Panelist at the B20 Summit held on September 3-4, 2016 in Hangzhou, China. Mr. Hisarciklioglu, who served as Chair of B20 […]

ICC Asia Executive Director Visits CACCI Secretariat

Taipei – Mrs. Lee Ju Song, Executive Director of International Chamber of Commerce Asia (ICC Asia), visited the CACCI Secretariat during her recent visit to Taipei. Mrs. Lee was received by CACCI Secretariat executives led by Deputy Director-General Mr. Amador Honrado Jr. on the afternoon of August 17 at the Secretariat’s headquarters. Mrs. Lee and Mr. […]

CACCI Director General Calls on PCCI President in Manila

Manila – CACCI Director-General Amb. Victor C. Y. Tseng met with Mr. George Barcelon, President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry during the former’s recent visit to Manila on August 11. Amb. Tseng updated Mr. Barcelon on the ongoing and upcoming activities of CACCI, and invited the PCCI head to organize a delegation […]

CACCI Director General Meets with FTI Chairman

Bangkok – CACCI Director General Amb. Victor C. Y. Tseng called on Mr. Chen Namchaisiri, Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industry (FTI), during his recent visit to Bangkok on July 14. Amb. Tseng, accompanied by representatives of CTBC Bank, took the opportunity to introduce CACCI to the FTI Chairman and other FTI officers and […]

Ranatunga re-appointed Ceylan CCC Chairman

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) re-appointed Mr. Samantha Ranatunga for his second term as chairman at the Chamber’s 177th Annual General Meeting held on June 28 in Colombo. Mr. Ranatunga is the CEO and Managing Director of CIC Holdings. He holds a degree from the University of Delhi and a Masters in Business Administration […]

ACCI Chief James Pearson wants a stronger voice for business

James Pearson knows better than most people that speaking out on policy matters comes at a price. “I’ve been through it,” he told The Australian. The former diplomat and Shell executive, who replaced Kate Carnell as head of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), is talking about his 1992 expulsion from Vanuatu. He […]

Sunil Bharti Mittal, new ICC Chairman

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, has been elected Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Voting by ICC’s World Council took place on June 15 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bharti Enterprises has interests in telecom, insurance, real estate, hospitality, agri and food, besides other ventures. Bharti Airtel, the group’s flagship […]

YBSL of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce trains budding Entrepreneurs

Youth Business Sri Lanka (YBSL) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka, recently trained over 230 budding entrepreneurs on the finer skills of entrepreneurship under the ‘Promoting and Empowering the Small and Medium Entrepreneurs’ project carried jointly by the two institutions. Three separate training programs were […]

2016 New Year’s message to all CACCI members

I am pleased to convey to all CACCI members and friends a very Happy New Year. May the incoming 2016 bring you continued success and prosperity in all your undertakings. As we usher in the New Year, I believe it is an opportune time for us to take stock of our accomplishments in the year […]

FICCI & World Bank advance ‘Millennium Alliance’ initiative

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the World Bank on July 13, 2015 announced their partnership to advance the Millennium Alliance (MA) initiative. The MA seeks to identify and scale up innovative solutions being developed and tested by social enterprises in India that can improve access to services for poor […]

Iran Agro celebrates 22nd International Agricultural Trade Fair

Iran Agro Food 2015, which is the biggest and most famous international food, technology and agricultural event in the Middle East took place in 26-29 May 2015 in Tehran. The 22nd expo has shown a growth of 44 percent compared to the previous year. 710 domestic companies and 236 foreigners from countries such as Austria, […]

4th World Business Leaders Conference convenes in Kunshan, China

The 4th World Business Leaders Conference of 2015 aimed at providing a platform for the global business community to discuss the latest trends and challenges on global trade and investment, promote close cooperation among the international business community, and share information and ideas on opportunities brought by world economic development. More than 300 delegates from […]

Kowloon CC hosts CACCI officers in Kunshan, China

Conrad Lee, Chairman of Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC) and Honorary Treasurer of CACCI, hosted dinner for members of the CACCI delegation on May 20, 2015. Other guests were also invited, including officers from the CCPIT led byMr. Zeng Yafei, President of the CCPIT Commercial Sub-Council, and Ms. Maria Perez-Esteve, Counsellor at the World Trade Organization. […]