SME Development Council’s newsletter available

2019 0528 SME newsletter

CACCI is pleased to present you herewith the Ninth Volume of the SME Development Council’s newsletter.

We hope that this publication will provide you with adequate information about the latest advances in the small and medium enterprise (SME) market in the Asia Pacific region.

Members are encouraged to contribute articles for our future issues. Kindly forward your materials (preferably with accompanying photos) to mig.moreno@cacci.biz.

 

CACCI Joint Workshop on “Incoterms 2020 & Documentary Credits and Bank Guarantees”

CACCI plans to organize, in cooperation with interested Primary Members, two-day workshops on Incoterms 2020 & Documentary Credits and Bank Guarantees in the first quarter of 2020.  The workshops will be conducted on a road-show format covering two or three countries.  In this regard, we would like to know whether member Chambers are interested to […]

CACCI Profile – January issue available

Taipei – The January issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

Online Nomination for the 2020 CACCI Awards

We are pleased to announce the launching of the Online Nomination for the CACCI Awards to be presented during the 34th CACCI Conference to be held later this year. The awards aim to recognize and honor individuals, companies, and chambers not only for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields but also for providing services […]

CACCI Food & Agriculture newsletter available

Taipei – We are pleased to inform you that the Thirteenth Volume of CACCI Food & Agriculture Newsletter, the publication of the Asian Council on Food and Agriculture, has been formally issued. You can download the newsletter HERE. We hope that this publication will serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information among the […]

CACCI Profile – December issue available

Taipei – The December issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

CACCI 2019 Year-End Review available

CACCI is pleased to make available to its members a copy of the CACCI 2019 Year-End Review which summarizes our Confederation’s activities over the past year. CACCI would like to take this opportunity to thank its members for the cooperation and assistance they have extended in undertaking CACCI’s projects and programs in 2019. Without members’ […]

Why is there a backlash to Smart Cities?

An interview with Eugénie L. Birch Co-Director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research   Eugenie Birch is the co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research and the Lawrence C. Nussdorf chair of Urban Research and Education. BRINK asked her whether she saw any common thread to these protests.   Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via […]

B2B Meetings during CACCI Conference in Dhaka

CACCI invites CACCI members to join the B2B Meetings on the sidelines of the 33rd CACCI Conference.  Especially organized by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), this year’s host chamber, the B2B Meetings will be scheduled at 03:45 p.m. – 05:15 p.m. on November 27, 2019 at Padma Room, 1st Floor, […]

CIPE Sessions at the 33rd CACCI Conference on November 26-27, 2019 in Dhaka

Delegates to the 33rd CACCI Conference to be held on November 26-27, 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh can look forward to another interesting and highly informative gathering, as this year’s program will feature special sessions to be organized by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).   The two sessions to be organized by CIPE are […]

CACCI Profile – November issue available

Taipei – The November issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

“Discover Business Opportunities Through CACCI” Session During the 33rd CACCI Conference on November 26-27, 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh

CACCI wishes to invite all CACCI officers and members to participate in the “Discover Business Opportunities Through CACCI” Session to be held in conjunction with the 33rd CACCI Conference on November 26-27, 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, This special session will feature country presentations by selected member chambers or key partner organizations of CACCI on current […]

CACCI Profile – October issue available

Taipei – The October issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

Young Entrepreneur Groups from Taiwan and Thailand hold Networking Lunch in Taipei

Officers and members of the Third Wednesday Club Young Entrepreneurs Group (TWC YEG) joined with their visiting counterparts from the Young Entrepreneur Chamber of Commerce of Thailand and the Young Entrepreneur Council Bangkok during a Networking Luncheon held on October 4, 2019 in Grand Mayfull Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.     Above photos show the […]

Are intangibles now the most important asset class in the global economy?

Over the past half century, intangible assets have skyrocketed in terms of their saliency and criticality with respect to modern businesses. Often more difficult to value than physical assets, it is easy to miscalculate a business’s reliance on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and similar intellectual property (IP) of the like. From a large technology […]

Register online for 33rd CACCI Conference in Dhaka now!

  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 […]

CACCI Profile – September edition available

Taipei – The September issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

NZ Trade Minister thanks CACCI’s on Rules of Origin

Hon. Damien O’Connor, Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth of New Zealand, acknowledged with thanks the submission of CACCI of its Statement on Rules of Origin in Preferential Trade Agreements. CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi in early August this year submitted to the Ministers responsible for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement […]

ICDF officers visit CACCI Secretariat

Officers of the International Cooperation and Development Fund of Taiwan (TaiwanICDF) led by Ms. Regine Liu; Ms. Yun-Ching Tseng; and Mr. Tim Tseng, on August 22 visited the CACCI Secretariat to meet Mr. Ernest Lin, Secretary-General; Mr. Amador Honrado, Deputy Secretary General and Ms. Wendy Yang, Sr. Officer. Both sides discussed possible areas of cooperation […]

CACCI joins ASEAN-BAC Meetings in Bangkok

Mr. George Abraham, Chairman of the SME Development Council, represented CACCI in the 14th Joint Consultation Meeting with ASEAN + 1 Business Councils and Associations and other related meetings held by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) on September 5-6, 2019 in Bangkok. It was the first ASEAN-BAC meeting attended by CACCI in its capacity as […]

CACCI Foundation offers funding 

CACCI would like to invite Chambers to submit formal proposals on projects that you wish to be financed by the CACCI Foundation. The CACCI Foundation was established in 2006 to help Primary and Affiliate Members implement projects aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The ultimate objective is to […]

CACCI Tourism newsletter available

CACCI is pleased to inform all members that the 20th Volume of CACCI Tourism Newsletter under the Chairmanship of Mr. Anura Lokuhetty from Sri Lanka is available for download. We hope that this publication will serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information among the tourism sector in the CACCI region.  Members are, therefore, […]

Young Entrepreneur newsletter available

CACCI is pleased to make available the 20th edition of Entrepreneur Asia-Pacific, the newsletter of the Young Entrepreneur Group of Asia-Pacific (YEGAP) under the chairmanship of Ms. Anna Marie Periquet from the Philippines. We hope that this edition– and the future ones– will continue to serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information […]

33rd CACCI Conference in Dhaka on November 26-27 – Brochure available

CACCI is pleased to provide its members and friends with brochure of the 33rd CACCI Conference which will take place on November 26-27, 2019 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel Dhaka. The brochure contains relevant information about this year’s gathering that we hope will further raise your interest to join us at our annual gathering this […]

CACCI Presidential Visit to the Philippines on October 13-15, 2019

Following his highly successful visits earlier this year to Wellington, New Zealand on May 7-8 and to Tokyo, Japan on July 22-23, 2019CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi is inviting all CACCI officers and members to join him in another Presidential visit, this time to Manila, Philippines, which includes participation in the 45th Philippine Business Conference […]

The 33rd CACCI Conference will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on November 26-27, 2019

CACCI wish to inform all CACCI officers and members that the 33rd CACCI Conference will now be held on November 26-27, 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) as the host chamber. The change in venue was made following the advice from Kitakyushu CCI, which originally offered […]

CACCI webinar on “Trade-based Money Laundering & Sanctions Risks” – September 18 – Free registration

The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and Fintelekt Advisory Services (Fintelekt) are pleased to invite all CACCI members to participate in the FREE webinar on “Trade-based Money Laundering & Sanctions Risks” to be held on September 18, 2019 at 11:00am Kolkata, India time. (1) Background Corporates operating in the current complex […]

CACCI invited to “Singapore International Energy Week 2019”

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore is inviting CACCI members to attend the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2019 to be held on October 29 – November 1. CACCI is among the supporting organizations. Organized by The EMA, the four-day event is a platform in Asia for energy stakeholders to discuss energy issues that […]

CACCI invited to Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2019

CACCI would like to convey to you an invitation from the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) to attend the “Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2019” which will be held on September 16-17, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Focusing on bringing potential investors including business partners to Sri Lanka, the two-day event serves as a […]

Asian ICT Council’s newsletter available

CACCI is pleased to present you herewith the Asian ICT Council’s newsletter, edition #7. We hope that this publication will provide you with adequate information about the latest advances in the information, communication and technology  (ICT) market in the Asia Pacific region. Members are encouraged to contribute articles for our future issues. Kindly forward your materials (preferably […]

CACCI joins CoNGO in Bangkok

Bangkok – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) attended the Regional Committee in Asia-Pacific (RCAP) of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) held on May 29-30, 2019 at the premises of Siam University in Bangkok, Thailand. The agenda for the meeting was “The UN Sustainable […]

CACCI to join CoNGO Meeting in Bangkok

The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) will attend the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) – of which CACCI is a member and join the CoNGO Regional Committee in Asia-Pacific (RCAP) on May 29-30, 2019 in Bangkok. The agenda for the meeting is “The UN Sustainable […]

CACCI Profile newsletter, May edition available

Taipei – The May issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

33rd CACCI Conference to be held in Kitakyushu, Japan

CACCI wishes to inform all its members and friends that, following the violent attacks that took place in and around Colombo on Easter Sunday last month, it has been decided to move its 33rd CACCI Conference – which was originally scheduled to take place on September 18-19, 2019 in Shangri-la Hotel Colombo with the Ceylon […]

Asian Council on Trade Facilitation’s newsletter available

CACCI is pleased to present you herewith the Eight Volume of the Asian Council on Trade Facilitation’s newsletter. We hope that this publication will provide you with adequate information about the latest advances in trade facilitation among countries in the Asia Pacific region. Members are encouraged to contribute articles for our future issues. Kindly forward […]

Asian Textiles & Garments Council’s newsletter available

Taipei – CACCI is pleased to make available the Sixth Volume of the Asian Textiles & Garments Council’s newsletter. We hope that this publication will provide you with adequate information about the latest developments in the textile and garments markets in the Asia Pacific region. Members are encouraged to contribute articles for our future issues. […]

CACCI joins ASEAN-BAC Business Council

The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) has been formally accepted as Associate Member of the Joint Business Council under the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC). Its application was formally approved by the ASEAN BAC during its May 3 meeting in Manila, Philippines. The ASEAN-BAC was BAC established by the ASEAN Heads […]

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CACCI Profile newsletter – March issue available

Taipei – The March issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

CACCI Tourism newsletter is available

Taipei – We are pleased to make available the 19th Volume of CACCI Tourism Newsletter under the Chairmanship of Mr. Anura Lokuhetty from Sri Lanka. We hope that this publication will serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information among the tourism sector in the CACCI region. Members are, therefore, encouraged to contribute […]

Successful “International Trade Contracts” workshop held in Tehran

Tehran – Iran Chamber of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) in partnership with CACCI and ICC Czech Republic, conducted a workshop on “The Latest Rules and Regulations of International Trade Contracts” on March 5-6, 2019 in Iran. Mr. Andrle Pavel from ICC CR led the workshop which was attended by more than 80 participants from […]

CACCI member Mr. Salauddin Yousuf shares photo with India PM Narendra Modi

Gujarat – CACCI Lifetime Member and Director of Lub-rref Bangladesh Limited, Mr. Salauddin Yousuf, shares his photo With India PM Narendra Modi taken at the Vibrant Guzrat Summit held on January 18-20, 2019 in Gujarat, India. Attended this year by over 35,000 participants, the Vibrant Gujarat Summit was conceptualized in 2003 by Prime Minister of India […]

XVIII CACCI Women Entrepreneurs newsletter is available

Taipei – We are pleased to make available the Eighteenth Volume of Grow, the publication of CACCI Women Entrepreneurs Council. We hope that this publication will serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information among women entrepreneurs in the CACCI region. Members are, therefore, encouraged to contribute articles for our future issues. Kindly forward […]

CACCI President Inaishvili’s Reflection 2014-2018

We are pleased to make available to all members a copy of the President’s Reflection (2014-2018) summarizing the activities undertaken by Immediate President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili during his four-year term from 2014 to 2018. On behalf of Mr. Inaishvili, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the cooperation and assistance you […]

CACCI Profile newsletter – February issue available

Taipei – The February issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE. It is our ardent hope that this monthly publication is useful to you and your work, and enables you to know more about the CACCI, our members, and their activities. If you wish other members […]

XI CACCI Food & Agriculture newsletter available

Taipei – We are pleased to inform you that the Eleventh Volume of CACCI Food & Agriculture Newsletter, the publication of the Asian Council on Food and Agriculture, has been formally issued. You can download the newsletter HERE. We hope that this publication will serve as an effective platform for an exchange of information among the […]

CACCI members invited to Cambodia International ICT & Mobile Expo 2019

Phnom Penh – We wish to inform members that the Cambodia International ICT & Mobile Expo (CIIME 2019) will be held on July 11-13, 2019 at the Diamond Island Exhibition & Convention Centre in Phnom Penh. All CACCI members are invited to this event. Organized by Twin Goat Exhibition and Trading Co., Ltd, one of […]

KCC Officers visit CACCI Secretariat

Taipei – Officers of the Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC) visited the CACCI Secretariat Headquarters during their February 25 business trip to Taipei. KCC Permanent Chairman Mr. Conrad Lee (former CACCI Honorary Treasurer), KCC Vice Chairman Mr. Ernest Yuen (concurrently CACCI Honorary Treasurer), and KCC Vice Chairman Mr. Wyler Wong (concurrently CACCI Vice President) discussed […]

CACCI Secretariat hosts lunch to visiting KCC Officers

Taipei – CACCI Secretariat Hosts Lunch for Visiting KCC Officers – CACCI Director-General Mr. Ernest Lin (2nd from right) hosted lunch on January 25, 2019 in Taipei for visiting officers of Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC) Mr. Wyler Wong (2nd from left), Mr. Conrad Lee (3rd from left) and Mr. Ernest Yuen (3rd from right). […]

CACCI invited to ASEAN Chambers of Commerce & Industry Business Meeting – February 25-27, 2019 in Bengaluru

Bengaluru – CACCI members are invited to take part in the ASEAN Chambers of Commerce & Industry Meet on February 25-27, 2019 in Bengaluru, India. The Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) is organizing this business meet for the first time in South India, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affiars, […]

CACCI Profile Newsletter – January issue available

Taipei – The latest issue of the monthly CACCI Profile newsletter is available now. You are invited to download the version in PDF format HERE.  

Suggestions on themes and topics for the 2019 33rd CACCI Conference

Taipei – As you are aware, the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) will hold the 33rd CACCI Conference in September 2019, with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce as host. In preparation for the 2019 Conference, members of the CACCI Planning Committee will meet on March 25, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka […]

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 […]

CACCI Planning Committee Meeting on March 25, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka – Register now!

Colombo – CACCI would like to invite its members to attend the meeting of the CACCI Planning Committee scheduled on March 25th, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting will primarily:   Discuss preparations for the 33rd CACCI Conference to be hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (e.g., Conference venue, theme, topics, speakers, format, […]

2018 Year-End Review

As the year 2018 came to a close and the year 2019 begins, it is an opportune time for CACCI to take stock of our accomplishments over the past year, with the view to build on them in order to make our Confederation even more relevant to our members in this new year. Here under […]

CACCI members invited to 5th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok

Vladivostok – CACCI is pleased to share with its members an invitation to the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) to be held on September 4-6, 2019 in Vladivostok, Russia. Organized by the Rosscongress Foundation, the EEF aims to: (a) strengthen ties between the international investment community, Russian business, and federal, regional, and local government bodies; (b) conduct […]

Winners of 4 CACCI competitions

Ankara – During the 32nd CACCI Conference in Istanbul on November 23-24, 2018, CACCI awarded the winners of four different competitions: Local Chamber,  Asia-Pacific Young Entrepreneur, Asia-Pacific Woman Entrepreneur and 3rd Hydropower and Clean Energy. The winners were:   8th Local Chamber Awards     There were two winners for the 8th  Local Chamber Awards. […]

CACCI members invited to St. Petersburg SPIEF’19

Moscow – CACCI is pleased to convey an invitation to all CACCI officers and members to attend the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF’19) to be held on June 6-8, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Organized by the Rosscongress Foundation, the SPIEF is an international platform for discussion of the key issues on the […]

CACCI members invited to ICC & WCC Competition

Paris – The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in conjunction with the 11th World Chambers Congress are inviting CACCI members to submit nominations to join the 2019 World Chambers Competition. The competition is scheduled to take place on June 12-14, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If CACCI Chambers are interested to participate, please click […]

CACCI joins 3rd ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival

Singapore – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) – represented by Deputy Director-General Mr. Amador Honrado Jr. – participated in the 3rd ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival upon the invitation of the Singapore Business Federation and the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council. Held on 13-14 November 2018 at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore, the Carnival […]

New CACCI President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer & Budget Commissioners elected

Istanbul – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) is pleased to officially announce the election of Mr. Samir Modi as the new President  of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) for the next two years (2018-2020). Mr. Modi was elected during the 89th CACCI Council Meeting held […]

Asia Pacific region is strategic for Turkish economy – Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan

Istanbul – Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan expressed pleasure at attending the 32nd CACCI Conference held on November 23-24, 2018. Sponsored by the Turkey Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), and under the patronage of the Turkish Presidency and in cooperation with the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), the CACCI Conference was […]

“The Pacific is the ocean of the future” – TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu

Istanbul – TOBB President and CACCI Vice President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, in his speech at the 32nd CACCI Conference themed “Asia: Expanding Boundaries” held on November 23-24, 2018 and in the presence of the Minister of Trade, Ruhsar Pekcan, said that “the Mediterranean was the ocean of the old world. The Atlantic is today’s ocean. […]

Successful 32nd CACCI Conference concludes in Istanbul

Istanbul – The Asia-Pacific Economic Summit, hosted by TOBB President and CACCI Vice President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, ended after several parallel sessions, bilateral business meetings, Product and Council meetings, particular meeting and cooperation talks. The last section of the 32nd CACCI (Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Asia Pacific) Conference held the 90th […]

Five new CACCI Lifetime Special Members: Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Mongolia

Taipei – Since the 88th CACCI Council Meeting held on September 18, 2017 in Sydney Australia, the CACCI Council has received five applications for Lifetime Special Membership. The newest Lifetime Special Members include one from Saudi Arabia, two from Bangladesh and two from Mongolia, as following: (1) Mr. Yassin Saeed Al Suroor – Mr. Yassin […]

WTO’s Deputy Director-General Yi Xiaozhun – Keynote speaker at CACCI Conference

Photo from WTO website Istanbul – World Trade Organization’s Deputy Director-General Yi Xiaozhun will be delivering the keynote speech at the 32nd CACCI Conference in Istanbul on November 24, 2018. Mr. Yi Xiaozhun has been a Deputy Director-General at the World Trade Organization since October 2013. Yi Xiaozhun has extensive experience in world trade and economics, […]

Wellington, Lao, Primorsky, Darwin & Turkey present business opportunities

Istanbul – As part of the program for the upcoming 32nd CACCI Conference on November 23-24, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, we are once again organizing a special session entitled “Discover Business Opportunities Through CACCI”. Scheduled on the afternoon of November 23, this session will feature special country presentations by representatives from selected CACCI member-countries. The […]

CACCI Officers visit “Ulaanbaatar Partnership 2018” International Trade Fair

Ulaanbaatar – A CACCI Presidential delegation of more than 30 members from Bangladesh, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines and Taiwan participated in the formal Opening Ceremony of the “Ulaanbaatar Partnership 2018”. CACCI President Jemal Inaishvili used the opportunity to thank MNCCI leadership for the invitation to Mongolia, as well as to visit many […]

CACCI visits Gobi Cashmere Factory

Ulaanbaatar – As part of its mandate to promote trade and business growth, a CACCI delegation led by President Jemal Inaishvili, Vice President Samir Modi, and other international delegates visited Gobi Corp., which is one of the five largest vertically integrated producers of cashmere in the world.     Established in 1981, the company holds […]

MNCCI hosts Gala dinner for CACCI Officers

Ulaanbaatar – On September 7, 2018, MNCCI organized and hosted a Gala Dinner for the CACCI delegates and Mongolian women entrepreneurs who participated in the Ulaanbaatar Partnership 2018 and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.     The Dinner also served as an occasion for MNCCI to cite the previous years’ recipients of the CACCI Golden Award […]

CIECA Chairman Henry Kao hosts CACCI leaders

Lunch hosted by CIECA at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Taipei – On September 3, 2018, Henry Kao, Chairman of CIECA (Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association) arranged a lunch at the Sheraton Grand Hotel for the CACCI leaders visiting Taipei. Among the participants, there were two representatives from a Taiwanese logistics company who discussed possible business […]

Taiwan will do everything possible to participate in 2nd round of CPTPP negotiation: President Tsai

President Tsai also said Taiwan will continue to uphold regional economic integration By Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer, 2018/09/04 15:48 Taipei (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday that Taiwan will continue efforts to promote regional economic integration and to participate in the trans-pacific agreement that was inked earlier this year by 11 countries. The […]

Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory Deputy CEO visits CACCI Secretariat

Taipei – Mr. Brian O’Gallagher, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory, met with CACCI Director-General Mr. Ernest Lin and Deputy Director-General Mr. Amador Honrado on August 30, 2018 at the CACCI Secretariat office in Taipei. Mr. O’Gallagher briefed Mr. Lin and Mr. Honrado on the upcoming Regional Australia Asia Chambers […]

Key CACCI Officers call on ROC President

Taipei – CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili and CACCI Senior Vice President Mr. Samir Modi made courtesy calls on Her Excellency President Tsai Ing-Wen of the Republic of China (ROC) September 4, 2018. CACCI President Jemal Inaishvili shakes hand with ROC President Tsai. During their meeting, Mr. Inaishvili and Mr. Modi, re-introduced CACCI and its […]

Members’ Suggestions Requested for CACCI 2018-2020 Work Program

Istanbul – CACCI members are requested to submit their suggestions on activities that CACCI should undertake in the next two years (2018-2020). These activities should benefit all members, further promote the growth and development of the Confederation, and help CACCI attain its primary objectives. All suggestions received from members will be integrated into the draft Work […]

Study on Metro Rail System in Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu – The Investment Board of Nepal (BNI) is calling for Expressions of Interest (EoIs) for a “Detailed Feasibility Study of Metro Rail System in Kathmandu Valley (Dhulikhel-Nagdhunga)”.The details can be found in following link: https://ibn.gov.np/kathmandu-valley-metro-project-bank The IBN is a high-level government body chaired by the Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal and functions as a […]

ICC Invites CACCI Members to IP Week @ SG

Singapore – Members of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) are being invited by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to the 7th edition of IP Week @ SG that will take place on 4-5 September in Singapore in partnership with the ICC. Themed “Ideas to Assets – Connecting markets through […]

Investment Board Nepal calls for EoI for Feasibility Studies on three projects

Kathmandu – The Invesment Board Nepal (IBN) is Calling for Expression of Interest for Feasibility Studies of the following three projects: (a) Glass Industry; (b) Shey-Phoksundo Luxury Resort; and (c) Ski Resort in Manang. More details of these projects and other opportunities visit: http://ibn.gov.np. The IBN is a high-level government body chaired by the Rt. […]

CACCI soliciting project proposals for CACCI Foundation support

Taipei – The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) is inviting its Primary Members and Affiliate Members to submit formal proposals on projects that they wish to be financed by the CACCI Foundation. The CACCI Foundation was established in 2006 to help Primary and Affiliate Members implement projects aimed at promoting entrepreneurship […]

TOBB issues 32nd CACCI Conference Brochure

Istanbul – The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) has issued the brochure of the 32nd CACCI Conference scheduled to take place on November 23-24, 2018 at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey. It contains relevant information about this year’s gathering aimed at further raising CACCI members’ interest to join the […]

CACCI Lifetime Special Member Visits Singapore Business Federation

Singapore – Mr. Salauddin Yousuf, Director of Lub-rref Bangladesh Limited and Lifetime Special Member of CACCI (right), visited the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) on June 13, 2018 and met with SBF officers Mr. Alan Tan, Director, South Asia and Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Global Business Division, and Mr. Mark Yeo, Assistant Manager, Middle […]

Latest FICCI Financial Insights Focuses on MSME Lending

New Dehli – The Financial Sector team of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has issued the latest edition of its quarterly ounlication – Financial Insights. The issue focuses on “The Evolving Contours of MSME Lending in India”, which presents insightful write-ups contributed by industry leaders and experts in this domain. […]

CACCI Vice President Rifat Hisarciklioglu Re-Elected TOBB President

Ankara – Mr. Rifat Hisarciklioglu was recently re-elected President of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB). Mr. Hisarciklioglu, who is concurrently Vice President of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), became TOBB President for the next four years, after having been re-elected unanimously during the 74th General […]

Russian Chamber invites CACCI member to “International Business Days” in Khabrovsk, Russia

Khabrovsk – The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCIRF) is inviting CACCI members to attend the “International Business Days” to be held on June 10 – 12, 2018 in Khabarovsk City, Russia. Launched for the first time, the three-day event will feature the International Expo and the Trade Fair “Choose Region […]

CIS-BCCI signs E-Commerce Trade Agreement with 50 Countries

Dhaka – The Commonwealth of Independent States-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CIS-BCCI) has signed e-commerce trade agreement with 50 countries, a press release of the business body said. The release said CIS-BCCI and the global business platform ‘Qoovee’ had a meeting on the prospect of establishing business relations of Bangladeshi businessmen in CIS countries […]

Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce holds Canada Showcase 2018

Dhaka – The Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce recently organized the Canada Showcase 2018 at the International Conference Center in Dhaka. It was attended by many Canadian companies which are operating in Bangladesh and also by some Bangladesh companies doing business with Canada. The chief guest of the event was the Commerce Minister of Bangladesh […]

CACCI Lifetime Special Member joins Bangladesh Delegation to the Commonwealth Summit 2018

London – Mr. Salauddin Yousuf (leftmost), Director of Lub-rref (Bangladesh) Limited – a Lifetime Special Member of CACCI – was part of the delegation from Bangladesh that attended  this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings and Commonwealth Summit held on April 16-20, 2018 in London and Windsor, United Kingdom. Mr. Yousuf joined his country’s delegation […]

CACCI delegation meets with Laotian businessmen in Vientiane

Vientiane – Members of the CACCI delegation that joined the CACCI Presidential visit to Laos on April 25 had the opportunity to meet with local entrepreneurs at the headquarters of the Lao National Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Vientiane. During the meeting, CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili and his delegation introduced CACCI and its […]

CACCI delegation meets Lao LNCCI President

Vientiane – A delegation composed of officers of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) led by President Jemal Inaishvili, was received by Mr. Oudet Souvannavong, President of Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), during the former’s visit to Laos on April 25, 2018. The meeting took place at the […]

CACCI delegation visits Vientiane Saysettha Development Zone

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 […]

CIECA Organizes the 2018 ICC-CIECA Business Forum in Taipei

Taipei – The Chinese International Economic Association (CIECA), CACCI Primary Member in Taiwan, organized the ICC-CIECA Business Forum on April 16, 2018 in Taipei, that featured Mr. Philip Kucharski, Chief Operating Officer of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as Keynote Speaker. Mr. Kucharski made a presentation on the ICC – its mission and its activities […]

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 members invited to Ulaanbaatar Trade Fair

Ulaanbaatar – Ulaanbaatar Partnertship, Annual International Trade Fair is the largest trade fair in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with the great variety of exhibits and the most onsite deals. An annual 5-day session from Sep 7 to 10 Ulaanbaatar, Trade Fair of UBP is co-organized in collaboration with the Mayor Administration of Ulaanbaatar city and MNCCI. The […]

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 […]

FICCI issues latest edition of Financial Foresights

New Delhi – The Financial Sector team of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry has released the latest edition of FICCI’s quarterly publication – Financial Foresights. The issue focuses on ‘The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code’ and presents insightful write-ups contributed by industry leaders and experts in this domain. The passage of the […]

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 […]

IFFA to hold International forum of grains, oilseeds and related products

Tehran – The Iranian Federation of Food Associations (IFFA), with the support of Iran Agricultural Ministry and Iran/Tehran Chamber of Commerce, will hold “International forum of grains, oilseeds and related products” on May 7-8, 2018 in Tehran IRIB International Conference Center. The two-day forum focuses on the market developments. It offers an excellent environment for discussions […]

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 […]

Alegria Sibal-Limjoco Takes the Reins of PCCI

Manila – Mrs. Alegria Sibal-Limjoco has been elected President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) effective January 1, 2018. Mrs. Sibal-Limjoco is only the second woman to hold the position. Coming from a life of helping small retail stores branch into franchises, Mrs. Sibal-Limjoco said she would focus her two-year term as PCCI […]

Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council holds 14th Annual General Meeting

Colombo – The 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council (SLRBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held recently, electing Priyantha Hapuarachchi as President for 2017/2018 who is the Chief Financial Officer at South Asia Textile Industries Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Buddhapriya Ramanayake, Director, Mos Lanka Investments (Pvt) Ltd […]

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 […]

Ceylon Chamber & ITC holds joint workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) in collaboration with International Trade Center (ITC) recently conducted a workshop through a train-the-trainer methodology to create awareness among the private sector on the latest WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. The two-day work shop conducted in Colombo early October was aimed at helping businesses, especially the local SME sector, to […]

Sri Lanka- Singapore Business Council of Ceylon Chamber successfully concludes a business mission to Singapore

Singapore – The Sri Lanka-Singapore Business Council of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce successfully concluded a 26-member business mission to Singapore held on November 8-10, 2017. The three-day mission was organized in collaboration with the International Enterprise Singapore; the Government Agency driving Singapore’s external economy and promoting the overseas growth of Singapore-based enterprises and international trade, supported […]

ICC Asia Conducts Seminar on ATA Carnet System Implementation in Vietnam

Hanoi – Mrs Lee Ju Song, Executive Director, ICC Asia, successfully conducted meetings and seminar on Steps to be taken for the Implementation of the ATA Carnet System in Vietnam. Held on October 31 – November 4, 2017 on Hanoi, the five-day sessions were attended by about 40 Senior Vietnam Customs and VCCI Certification Staff […]

FICCI Invites CACCI Members to its Annual Banking Conference in Mumbai

Bombay – The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Indian Banks Association (IBA) are jointly organising FIBAC – an annual banking conference – on 6th and 7th November, 2017 at Hotel Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai, India with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as its Knowledge Partner. The theme of the […]

CACCI Members invited to Match4Industry Event in Kocaeli

Kocaeli – The Kocaeli Chamber of Industry is inviting CACCI members to participate in its Match4Industry event that will take place on 2-3 November 2017 in Kocaeli, Turkey. Match4Industry is part of “Doing Business Onsite”, a unique concept in matchmaking events that offer meetings held in company premises as well as the main event site. […]

“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 […]

Ceylon Chamber Receives Lahore CCI Delegation to Discuss How to Strengthen Sri Lanka-Pakistan Trade and Investment

Colombo – The Sri Lanka-Pakistan Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce hosted recently a delegation from the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). LCCI is the oldest and largest trade body in Pakistan with strong credentials having a large membership base standing around 20 thousand members. Led by Senior Vice President Mr […]

New Lifetime Special Member from Bangladesh Visits CACCI Secretariat

Taipei – Mr. Md. Gias Uddin Bhuiyan, Managing Director of Shan Sabil (BD) Ltd. from Bangladesh, met with executives of the CACCI Secretariat during his recent visit to Taipei on September 26. Mr. Bhuiyan, who frequently travels to Taipei because of his various businesses, discussed with the CACCI executives his desire to take a more […]

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 […]

Tajikistan pavilion won first place in Astana Expo 2017

Astana – The Pavilion of the Republic of Tajikistan won first place in the International Specialized exhibition “Astana EXPO-2017” in category “The best disclosure of the theme and content” among joint pavilions on September 9, 2017 in the ENERGY lobby of the EXPO-2017. The international jury from 9 experts in the field of exhibitions, architecture […]

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 […]

Pakistan International Trade Fair (PITF) in Karachi from 26-29 October 2017

Karachi – The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) is organizing the Pakistan International Trade Fair (PITF) from 26 to 29 October 2017. To be held at the Expo Centre in Karachi, it will be the first ever trade exhibition of its kind in Pakistan. Organized by the FPCCI, the four-day event […]

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 […]

23rd Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka – Malaysia Business Council

Colombo – The Sri Lanka – Malaysia Business Council was inaugurated on February 23, 1994 under the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka. The main objective of this Council is to promote joint ventures in trade, tourism […]

2017 World Chambers Competition finalists announced

Paris – Eighteen chambers of commerce from 13 countries move into the final round of the 2017 World Chambers Competition, to be held in Sydney on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 September. The winners will be announced during the Congress Gala dinner on the 21 September. The World Chambers Competition, organised by the ICC World […]

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, […]

ACCI urges Australians to ‘think small’ on day to honour SMEs

Sydney – The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) encouraged Australians to “think small” by supporting their local enterprises in order to celebrate the inaugural international day in honour of small businesses. June 27 has been declared Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day by the United Nations to raise public awareness of their contribution […]

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Names Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah as Chairman

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce appointed Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah as its new Chairman during its 178th AGM held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo on the 29th June, 2017. Mr. Theagarajah, a veteran banker, succeeds the outgoing Chairman Mr. Samantha Ranatunga, who led the Chamber during the past two years. He functioned as […]

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 […]

Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017 to Discuss ‘Walking the Talk’ for Greener Growth

Colombo – The Importance of Sri Lankan businesses aligning its growth plans with greener practices to help develop a ‘sustainable era,’ will be discussed intensely at the upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017. The topic will be discussed at a thematic session titled, ‘Realizing a Greener Growth Path – Walking the Talk’, with the participation […]

Sri Lankan & Italian business leaders held 18th Annual General Meeting in Colombo

Colombo – She Sri Lanka – Italy Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held its 18th Annual General Meeting at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce on 22nd June, 2017. His Excellency Paolo Andrea Bartorelli, Italian Ambassador to Sri Lanka was the Chief Guest at this occasion. Mr. D. R. P Abeyasinghe, Chief Executive Officer, Hydromec International (Pvt) Ltd […]

Turkey most active country in promoting investments

Ankara – According to the World Investment Report 2017, prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Turkey has noticeably increased foreign direct investments (FDI) over the last 15 years, attracting USD 12.3 billion in 2016 alone. The FDI inflows reflect the country’s diversified industrial structure, with manufacturing accounting for around half […]

PCCI Joins Hands with DA and DTI to Improve Market Access of Small Farmers

Manila – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), The Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have agreed to promote the increase in livelihood income, lower costs, and create more employment opportunities for small farmers and fishermen by further improving the access of their products and services with […]

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 […]

TOBB President Celebrates Cabotage Day

Ankara – TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarciklioglu has issued a celebratory message for the July 1st Maritime and Cabotage Day. Hisarciklioglu emphasized that the right to cabotage is one of the most important parts of Turkey’s independence. “Our country, surrounded by seas, has big goals in the maritime area. We need to take the steps in […]

Saudi Fund for Development looking to provide credit facilities for Lankan importers

Colombo – The Saudi Fund for Development is looking to provide credit facilities for Sri Lankan firms to import raw materials from Saudi Arabia. Accordingly, Lankan Importers importing fertilizer, plastic raw materials, cables and electrical wires from Saudi Arabia will be eligible to obtain credit, which would be given under the ‘Foreign Buyer Credit Assistance’ by […]

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 […]

PCCI & Indonesian chamber to facilitate more investments & trade

Manila – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the country’s largest business organization and “Voice of Philippine Business”, and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (Kadin), the sole business organization of Indonesia, have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation and partnership for a dynamic development of trade and investments between the Philippines […]

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 […]

Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017 to discuss ways of building its manufacturing competitiveness

Colombo – The upcoming “Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017” organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will conduct a dedicated thematic session to discuss, how important it is for the Lankan manufacturing sector to become competitive to attract global markets. The session titled, ‘Realizing New Competitiveness in Sri Lankan Manufacturing’, will line up some of […]

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 […]

Citi and Ceylon CCI empower more rural entrepreneurs

Colombo – The ‘Rural Economic Empowerment Programme initiated by the Citibank in collaboration with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and Hatton National Bank in June 2015 assisted over 400 rural entrepreneurs in four rural villages namely; Beralapanathara in Matara District, Dadayamkanda in Ratnapura District, Weheragala in Anuradhapura District and Udappuwa in Puttalam District. The project […]

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 […]

FICCI publishes Digital Banking report on India

Taipei – CACCI is pleased to share with all CACCI members the April 2017 issue of “Financial Foresights” – a publication of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – which focuses on the topic “Digital Banking: New Horizons in a Cash-Light India”. This FICCI reports presents insightful write-ups contributed by industry leaders from the digital […]

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 […]

Sri Lanka launches Private-Public Partnership Unit for investment

Colombo – Sri Lanka will launch its ‘Private – Public Partnership ( PPP) Unit’, set up through a Cabinet decision at the upcoming ‘Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017’, which will take place on the 30th May to 01st June 2017, in Colombo. The unit is mandated to source investment from both national and […]

ASEAN-BAC Calls for Nominations for the ASEAN Business Awards 2017

  Jakarta – The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) is seeking nominations for the ASEAN Business Awards 2017. The ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) aims to recognize the outstanding ASEAN enterprises in the region. It disseminates information related to the ASEAN Economic Community and to bring the spotlight to the SMEs that have the potential to become […]

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 […]

Ratepayers winners from fresh bus tender, says Wellington Chamber

Wellington 05/05/2017 – Wellington Chamber of Commerce congratulates Tranzit Group and Uzabus for being the successful bidders for a large part of the bus services across the region. “Ratepayers, as well as taxpayers, are set to benefit from this tender, which will save millions of dollars and deliver a fleet of new and more environmentally […]

“Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2017” Aims to attract Foreign Direct Investors

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will organize the “Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2017” from 30th May to 1st June 2017 in Colombo to attract much-needed foreign direct investors, trading partners, and tourists to Sri Lanka in a bid to help propel the nation’s economic growth to greater heights. The Conclave 2017, which will be […]

PCCI to Hold Pakistan International Trade Fair

Karachi – The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) is organizing the Pakistan International Trade Fair (PITF) from 26 to 29 October 2017. To be held at the Expo Centre in Karachi, it will be the first ever trade exhibition of its kind in Pakistan. The PITF will provide great opportunities to […]

Nepalese FNCCI Elects New Executive Committee Members

Kathmandu – The recently held election of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has named new members of the Executive Committee under the leadership of Mrs. Bhawani Rana for the next three years (2017-2020). The new team includes Mr. Shekhar Golchha as the Senior Vice President, Mr. Pramod Shrestha, Mr. Umesh […]

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 […]

Inaugural Export Awards for Wellington exporters

Wellington – The success of Wellington exporters will be celebrated at the region’s inaugural ExportNZ ASB Wellington Export Awards in June. Entrants must have a minimum of $100,000 in export revenue and be based in the Wellington region, which includes Horowhenua, Manawatu,Tararua, and Wairarapa down to Wellington. Details were announced by Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive […]

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 […]

World Chambers Competition Deadline Extended

Paris – Very good news for the chamber community! The deadline for submitting your projects to the World Chambers Competition has been extended until 04 May. Under the umbrella of the World Chambers Congress, the Competition gives an opportunity for chambers to improve and enhance their services as well as strengthening local SME’s. After a […]

Lankan Business Delegation Visits Moscow, led by Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council

Colombo – A 25 member Sri Lankan business delegation led by Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce together with the Sri Lankan Embassy in the Russian Federation visited Moscow last week. The business delegation, which was led by President of the Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council, Mr. Isuru […]

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 […]

Spackman appointment a coup for city, says Wellington Chamber

Wellington – Wellington’s reputation as the creative capital of New Zealand will be greatly enhanced by the appointment of Victoria Spackman as the first director of Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity, says Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. “It’s a real coup for Te Auaha and for Wellington to have Victoria […]

Wellington business confidence climbs back up, Chamber survey shows

Wellington – Business confidence in the Wellington region’s economy has made a sharp reversal to the drop suffered at the end of 2016, according to the latest Wellington Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey, sponsored by Getsmart. A net 52 per cent of business respondents now expect the local economy to improve over the next […]

Wellington Chamber applauds rates rise restraint

Wellington – Wellington Council has done well to keep the 2016/17 rates increase to 3.3 per cent, in light of the many pressures put on spending, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. Mayor Justin Lester made the announcement at his State of the City speech to a Chamber of Commerce event today. “This […]

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 […]

The Ceylon Chamber marks 178 years of service to its nation

  Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka’s premier Business Chamber will complete 178 years of service to the nation on the 25th March, 2017, marking yet another achievement for an organization, which has played one of the most decisive roles in transforming the commercial landscape of Sri Lanka, since its inception in […]

Ceylon Chamber releases note on how government can help SL businesses adjust to trade liberalisation

Colombo – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) on February 17 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 […]

Japan JCCI President Toru Ishida

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]