Register online for 33rd CACCI Conference in Dhaka now!

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CACCI is pleased to announce the launching of the official Conference website at http://fbcci.org/2019cacci/, which contains relevant information about the upcoming 33rd CACCI Conference to be held in Dhaka on November 26 & 27, 2019.

We hope that the website information will further raise your interest to join us at our annual gathering this year. Members, delegates and friends are encouraged to visit the website for on-line registration and hotel booking as early as possible.

Hosted by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), our Dhaka Conference will feature the theme of “Asia: At the Centre of a New World Order” and is designed to provide another valuable platform for CACCI members and invited experts to exchange views on measures that the business sector and governments in the region can undertake to address the challenges faced by businesses in the current market environment, as well as to take full advantage of the opportunities offered not just by markets in the Asia-Pacific region but by countries in other parts of the world.

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Speakers from government, the private sector, and the academe will share their valuable perspectives in various sessions.

In addition, our Dhaka Conference also includes sectoral breakout discussions and concurrent sessions that will gather government and private sector leaders for dialogue and panel discussion on important sectoral issues pertaining to entrepreneurship, food safety and security and SME development, among others.

With this year’s gathering expected to bring together over 200 business leaders from at least 27 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, CACCI and FBCCI hope that discussions will be of commercial interest to the participants.

We are also confident that holding the CACCI annual gathering for the first time in Dhaka will further increase the knowledge of delegates about Bangladesh – its economy, its trade and investment potentials, its business and financial sectors, and its people and manpower resources – and help them establish contact with important decision makers in business and government of the host country.

Updated information about the Conference will be sent to all members, as well as posted on the Conference and CACCI websites, as soon as it is available.

Once again, we are counting on your valuable participation for the successful outcome of our annual gathering this year. Should you have questions at this stage, please do not hesitate to contact us at cacci@cacci.biz

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Tokyo – Mr. Toru Ishida is currently the president of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Ishida took over the position in December 2015. He served as director and vice president of the Japan Alcohol Trading Co., Ltd. from 2013-2014. He was the director […]

Wellington Chamber congratulates Eight Wire

Wellington – Wellington start-up IT Eight Wire is to be congratulated for securing a major contract to build a data exchange platform for the government, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. “This is very small business doing some very big things. “They have previously described themselves as ‘three guys and three laptops’, […]

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister meets Sri Lankan business leaders

Colombo – The Honorable A. M. Fachir, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia visited Sri Lanka recently during which time he met with the executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Indonesia Business Council along with other businessmen for a discussion about the business situation between the two countries. Mr Moiz Mohamedally, […]

International investors invited to Sri Lanka conclave in May 2017

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce presents an opportunity to be introduced to the emerging preferred destination for investments in Asia – Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017 offers the perfect blend of opportunities aimed at enriching institutional, corporate and individual investors and business houses with a comprehensive set of guidelines […]

The Kowloon Chamber hosts New Century Elite Development Program about OBOR

Kowloon – The Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC) is organizing the “KCC New Century Elite Development Program 2017” from July 8 to July 27 this year. Held for 17 terms since 1998, the Program is one of the key KCC projects and has trained more than 2,250 university student elites from Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and […]

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce issues recommendations about trade liberalization

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce today released a document containing recommendations on helping Sri Lanka’s industries prepare for trade liberalization. The policy brief titled, ‘Building Resilience, Supporting Growth: Preparing the Domestic Private Sector for Trade Liberalization’, provides insights on how to consider the types of firms, as well as types of impacts, in […]

Wellington Chamber of Commerce welcomes Hilton Brand

Wellington – Wellington’s image will be enhanced by the arrival of a 4½-star Hilton-brand hotel in the centre city, says Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. “Having a DoubleTree by Hilton is great news for the city, and makes up for the disappointment of earlier plans for a 5-star Hilton Hotel falling through due […]

CACCI survey – The Impact of Trump’s “America-First” Policy and Brexit on Asia?

To: All CACCI Primary Members Re: Request for Members’ Views on the Impact of Brexit and the Trump Presidency on the Region’s Economies The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (Brexit) on June 23, 2016 and the election of Donald Trump on November 8, 2016 have brought uncertainties – in varying degrees – to the […]

SLSBC concludes successful Trade and Investment Promotion Mission to Singapore

Colombo – The Sri Lanka- Singapore Business Council (SLSBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce successfully concluded a business mission to Singapore recently. The mission was organized to coincide with the SBF Seminar on Doing Business and Opportunities in Sri Lanka followed by One-to-One Business Meetings held by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF). The objective […]

Iran Chamber names new Deputy President for International Affairs

Tehran –  Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) named Dr. Mohammad Reza Karbasi as its new deputy president for international affairs. Dr. Karbasi concurrently serves as secretary general of the Iranian National Committee of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and director general of Islamic Chamber Research and Information […]

Shafei elected as Iran Chamber president

Tehran – Gholam Hossein Shafei was recently elected as the head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA). Shafei gained the top position in the Iranian Chamber of Commerce by winning 198 votes versus his rival Masoud Khansari with 194 votes. Gholam Hossein Shafei had previously chaired Iran Chamber of Commerce. He […]

Ceylon Chamber and Tajikistan CCI sign MOU to strengthen trade, investment and tourism opportunities

Colombo –  The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce with a view to further promote trade and commercial activities between the private sector partners in Sri Lanka and Tajikistan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan on 14th December 2016 during the “Sri Lanka – Tajikistan […]

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce invites CACCI Members to the Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2017

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is organizing the “Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2017” from May 30 to June 1, 2017 at the Cimmanon Grand Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Focusing on the theme “Growth through Partnerships”, the two-day event will feature a full-day […]

ICC Australia Launches Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition

The International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICC) Australia has announced the inaugural Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition, to be held in Melbourne, Australia, 7-9 July 2017. The Competition will allow undergraduate and postgraduate university students to gain valuable skills in mediation, an essential area of dispute resolution in international commercial law. Using the ICC’s established […]

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce wins Gold at the 52nd CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce walked away with a Gold under the “Not for Profit Organizations (NPO), including Non- Governmental Organizations (NGO) sector” at the 52nd Annual Report Awards of the CA Sri Lanka. This is the 8th time the Chamber has won the Gold under this category since winning for the first […]

We are strong promoters of free trade…

but there are some losers. What we saw in Brexit and recently in the US are corrections, said CACCI President Emeritus Kenneth Court, from Australia, during a radio interview with ICRT Radio FM 100.7 Taiwan – News Report about CACCI’s 50 anniversary broadcasted November 23rd 2016.  Here is the transcript of the interview. Reporter: Business leaders from […]

Sri Lanka – Germany Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber hosts German Biz Delegation

Sri Lanka – Germany Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce hosted the high powered German Business Delegation arrived in Sri Lanka last week. The delegation from Asia Pacific Business Association, Germany was headed by Mr. Thomas Kriwat, CEO of Mercmarine Group of Companies. Mr. Mark Francis, President of the Sri Lanka – Germany […]

Youth Business Sri Lanka partners with GS1 Lanka, to help young entrepreneurs

Youth Business Sri Lanka entered into a partnership with the GS1 Lanka to provide its young entrepreneurs with a range of services such as obtaining barcodes and providing them with access to the practices adopted in the global supply chain systems. The agreement was signed between the two parties recently at the Ceylon Chamber of […]

The Ceylon Chamber & SLRA sings MOU

Colombo – The Sri Lanka Retailer’s Association (SLRA) entered into a MOU with Ceylon Chamber Of Commerce (CCC) on the 29th of September 2016, which will result in the Chamber providing the Association with secretarial and other required support towards achieving the Association’s objectives and goals. The MOU was signed by Ms. Dhara Wijayatilake, CEO […]

Interview with Pradeep Kumar Shrestha, CACCI VP

We have excerpts of the interview with Mr. Pradeep Kumar Shrestha, Managing Director – Panchakanya Group & CACCI Executive Committee Member. Can you name one person who has had a tremendous impact on you as a leader? How has this person impact your life? How has he impacted your leadership style? There is a proverb […]

Australian Chamber has a new identity

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is dynamic, innovative and focused on the future, just like the hundreds of thousands of Australian businesses it represents. This is the message that the ACCI’s new corporate identity seeks to convey. The Australian Chamber’s new corporate identity will define the organization as it undertakes an exciting […]

Interview with Fedor L. Degtiarev, South Urals CCI President

Find out more about SUCCI’s inspirational success. We have excerpts of the interview with the President of the South Urals Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Can you name another chamber that serves as your inspiration? How and Why? I do not think I can name one certain chamber that inspires me most, for it would […]

Envoys of Philippines and Vietnam visits Ceylan CCI’s member companies

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce recently, facilitated a meeting between Sri Lanka’s designated envoys to Vietnam and Philippines, respectively Mrs. Hasanthi Dissanayake and Mrs. Aruni Ranaraja and some local companies, who are doing business with the respective countries to discuss matters relating to trade and commerce between Sri Lankan and those two countries. During the […]

Interview with Samir Modi, CACCI Sr. VP

Samir Modi is the Senior Vice President of the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI). Truly a captain of the industry, he espouses his philosophy in his professional and personal life. When we wanted to showcase the inaugural “In Conversation” in the CACCI website, we could not have found a better candidate than Samir […]

Interview with Sergey Katyrin, The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation President

Can you name another chamber that serves as your inspiration? How and Why? My Russia is vast enough for me; the source of my inspiration, as you have put it, is the national system of chambers of commerce and industry. This is a unique structure. In “a vertical way,” it represents the interests of all […]