Successful CACCI Business and Investment Summit held June 4 2021

The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), in cooperation with the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA), Taiwan, the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce, Taiwan (CNAIC), and the Importers & Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT), jointly conducted the first virtual CACCI Business and Investment Summit on June 4, 2021 which was attended by some 130 delegates from 24 countries.

With the COVID-19 pandemic triggering economic and social shocks globally, sparing no nation from its devastating multi-dimensional impacts, CACCI held the Summit aiming to explore business and investment opportunities in the region, which is also part of a series of activities in 2021 in celebration of CACCI’s 55th Anniversary since its founding in May 1966.

CACCI member chambers in Bangladesh, Taiwan and Vietnam were requested to invite: (a) relevant government agencies to make presentations on the business outlook and investment opportunities in their respective countries, and (b) foreign investors in their respective countries to make testimonials on their experience and operations in the country.

 

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The two-hour virtual Summit was kicked off by the Welcome Remarks by CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi.  In his Remarks, Mr. Modi expressed his appreciation to participants who joined the first virtual Business Summit organized by CACCI, stressing the importance of CACCI as an apex regional business organization and platform where businesses can network and explore possible areas of cooperation, and in so doing, increasing business interaction and promoting regional economic growth.

Mr. Modi also indicated that this Summit is only one of several activities CACCI has planned for 2021 to celebrate the milestone of its 55th founding Anniversary. And depending on the outcome of the event, more Business and Investment Summits may be organized in the future to showcase other CACCI member countries.

Moderated by Ms. Kristy Hsu, Director, Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taiwan, the virtual Summit featured the following speakers from the three countries, respectively: Bangladesh – Mr. Mohammad Hasan Arif, (Joint Secretary), General Manager (Administration & Finance), Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA); Mr. Shekar N. Rajashekaran, Managing Director and Sub-Cluster Head, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Citibank; Taiwan – Mr. William Tang, Director, InvesTaiwan; Mr. Brett D. Aaron, CEO, BABI International Corp.; Vietnam – Ms. Hoang Thanh Tam, Head of the Investment, Promotion Division, Foreign Investment Agency, Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam; Mr. Brian Chen, Partner of KPMG/Director of The Council of Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

Invited speakers were requested to share their insights on the latest economic trends and investment policies in Bangladesh, Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as the business potentials and advantages that each country has to offer for foreign investors.  Their presentations all indicate that, despite being impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, their respective economies show positive outlook as they begin to regain their footing and show signs of recovery.

This encouraging prospect is attested to by recent economic forecasts released by the Asian development Bank, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). “Given such an optimistic outlook, now is the time to invest in the region,” CACCI President Mr. Modi concluded in his Welcome Remarks.

The recording of the webinar is available at the CACCI Youtube channel HERE.

The 4 presentations can be downloaded HERE.

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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 President Modi meets FBCCI Officers in Dhaka

CACCI President Modi Meets with FBCCI Officers on November Conference Preparations– CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi on September 6, 2019 met with key officers of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) led by Acting President and Director Md. Muntakim Ashraf in Dhaka to discuss preparations for the 33rd CACCI Conference to […]

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 […]

President Modi attends WCF General Council Meeting in Moscow

CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi attended the meeting of the Meeting of the World Chambers Federation General Council, of which CACCI is a Permanent Member, hosted by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCIIF), a CACCI Primary Member, on September 10-11, 2019 in Moscow. The meeting in Moscow was a great […]

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 President Samir Modi to attend the WCF General Council Meeting in Moscow

The President of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) Mr. Samir Modi has confirmed his participation in the second meeting this year of the General Council of the ICC World Chambers Federation. The meeting will be held on September 10-11, 2019 at the World Trade Center in Moscow, Russia. To be […]

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 […]

CACCI delegates enjoy Tokyo’s attractions

Musashi at the Asakusa View Hotel   In the afternoon of July 23rd, the CACCI delegation traveled to Asakusa View Hotel for buffet lunch hosted by JCCI at the 26th floor restaurant. One specialty of the restaurant is “Musashi”, a type of grill cooking using a Musashi oven made of Mt. Fuji lava stone.   […]

CACCI President Samir Modi calls on Indian Ambassador to Japan

During the CACCI Presidential Visit to Japan, CACCI delegates took the opportunity to visit the Indian Embassy in Japan on July 23rd to meet with the Indian Ambassador to Japan H. E. Sanjay Kumar Verma along with his colleague First Secretary (Economic) Mr. Bhagirathi Behera.   The discussion between the two sides focused on the […]

CACCI delegates meet Japanese Ministry of Economy and Trade officials

On July 23, the CACCI Presidential delegation – accompanied by JCCI officers led by Kazuo Nishitani – visited the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) where they were welcomed by key METI officials that included Mr. Haruhisa Somaya, Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy; Mr. Yasujiro Miyake, Director (South Asia), Trade Policy Bureau; and Mr. […]

Japan CCI invites CACCI delegates to dinner

On the 1st day of the CACCI Presidential Visit to Japan, Mr. Teruo Asada at Tokyo Kaikan hosted the delegates for a dinner where he issued some brief remarks. Mr. Asada noted that the CACCI delegation visited the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama where they saw Japanese food processing technology, and also visited the Mitsubishi […]

CACCI delegates visit Mitsubishi Industrial Museum

On July 22nd 2019, the CACCI Presidential delegation led by President Samir Modi visited The Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum. During their tour of the Museum, the delegates learned that the Museum was established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. in June 1994 to give visitors – especially youngsters – the opportunity to expand their dreams as […]

CACCI visits Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum

In the afternoon of July 22nd, the CACCI delegation visited the Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum. During the visit, the CACCI delegation learned that The Museum is designed to provide the visitors the opportunity to gather the knowledge that inspires invention and discovery and find the creativity within themselves by seeing, touching, playing, eating, and having […]

CACCI Presidential Delegation meets Japan CCI Chairman Akio Mimura

CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi led a 21-member delegation to Japan for a two-day Presidential visit from July 22 to July 23, 2019. The delegation was composed of chamber representatives from five CACCI member chambers – four from Bangladesh, two from Hong Kong, three from India, one from Japan, five from Pakistan, three from Taiwan […]

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 […]

SME Development Council’s newsletter available

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 […]

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. […]

President Samir Modi conducts successful visit to New Zealand

CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi and his nine-member delegation composed of businessmen and chamber officers from five Asian countries were warmly received by the officers and members of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce during their visit to Wellington, New Zealand on May 7-8, 2019.     The CACCI delegation led by Mr. Samir Modi with […]

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 […]

CACCI President delivers keynote address in Darwin

CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi delivered a Keynote Address at the recently concluded Regional Australia-Asia Chambers Forum that took place on May 2-3, 2019 in Darwin, Australia. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory, which is an Affiliate Member of CACCI, the Forum was held at the SkyCity Hotel Casino. The two-day event gathered […]

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CACCI President Samir Modi chairs CACCI Meeting in Colombo

Colombo – CACCI President Samir Modi chaired the meeting of the CACCI Planning Committee on March 25, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hosted by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) at the Shangri-la Hotel Colombo, the meeting was attended by CCC officers led by Chairman Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah and CACCI Primary Members’ representatives from Bangladesh, […]

CACCI President congratulates Ceylon CCI

Colombo – CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi presents a memento to The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah during the ceremonies held at the CCC headquarters in Colombo to commemorate the 180th Anniversary of the Chamber on March 25 2019.   This second photo shows CACCI President Samir Modi joining other officers and […]

Samir Modi visits Colombo Stock Exchange

Colombo – CACCI President Samir Modi joins the officers and board members of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce led by Chairman Mr. Rajendra Thegarajah during the ringing of the bell at the Colombo Stock Exchange on March 25 to mark the official start of trading. The bell ringing was one of the activities undertaken by […]

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 President Modi to deliver keynote speech in Darwin Forum on May 2 – CACCI members invited to join

Darwin – CACCI is pleased to convey to members the invitation from The Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory, an Affiliate Member of CACCI, to attend the Regional Australia-Asia Chambers Forum scheduled to take place on May 2-3 , 2019 in Darwin, Australia. To be held at the SKYCITY Hotel Casino, the two-day event is expected […]

CACCI Presidential visit to New Zealand on May 7-9, 2019 – Register now

Wellington – As part of his activities for 2019, CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi will make a Presidential visit to New Zealand on May 7-9, and is inviting CACCI members to join the delegation. To be hosted by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce (WCC), the New Zealand visit will be Mr. Modi’s first Presidential visit […]

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 […]

President Modi invited by Nepalese Government

Kathmandu – The Government of Nepal is organizing Nepal Investment Summit (NIS) on 29-30 March 2019 at Soaltee Crowne Plaza in Kathmandu and had the courtesy to invite CACCI President Samir Modi. The invitation is also extended to all CACCI members interested in exploring investment opportunities in Nepal. Here is the complete content of the […]

President Modi visits Elite Secret Biotechnology Corp.

Taipei – CACCI President Samir Modi met with Dr. Tsai Chih-Hong (2nd from right), President of Elite Secret Biotechnology Corporation, during his recent visit to Taipei on January 14-17 to explore possible business opportunities with the Taiwan-based company. Mr. Modi was accompanied by Ms. Aneesha Duggal, Senior Manager, Godfrey Phillips (India) Ltd. ((leftmost), and CACCI […]

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.  

CACCI President Modi visits Kavalan Distillery

  Yilan – CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi was accompanied by CACCI Secretariat executives to visit the Kavalan Distillery, a Taiwanese whiskey distillery owned by the King Car Group. The distillery is located at Yuanshan Township, Yilan County, some one-and-a-half hour by car from Taipei. During the visit, Mr. Modi watched a video presentation on […]

CACCI President Modi meets with CNAIC Officers

  Taipei –  CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi on January 15 met with key officers of the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce (CNAIC) led by Chairman Lin Por Fong. During the meeting, Mr. Modi was given an introduction on the history and activities of CNAIC and the important role it plays in promoting […]

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 […]

President Modi calls on Foreign Affairs Vice Minister of the ROC

  Taipei – CACCI President Calls on Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the ROC – CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi (4th from left, left photo) on January 14 made a courtesy call on key officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of China (Taiwan) led by Vice Minister Miguel Li-Jey Tsao (center) and […]

President Modi visits TIEA Officers

  Taipei – President Modi Meets with Officers of New Affiliate Member – (top photo) CACCI President Mr. Samir Modi (2nd from left) exchanges views with the officers of Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT) Vice Chairman Mr. James W. P. Lin (center) and Secretary-General Mr. Peter Huang (2nd from right) on areas where […]

CACCI President Samir Modi visits Secretariat

  Taipei –  Mr. Samir Modi, the new CACCI President, took time to meet with the staff of the CACCI Secretariat during his recent visit to Taipei on January 14-16, 2019. He was briefed by the Secretariat on his tentative schedule of activities for 2019, including the proposed Presidential visits to member chambers as well […]

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. […]

Message from CACCI President Samir Modi

My dear CACCI friends, I wish to convey my sincerest gratitude to you and your Chamber for your support of my nomination as CACCI President for 2018-2020. I am indeed honored with the trust you have bestowed upon me and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). It is a privilege to […]

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 […]

New Year’s Message from the President

My dear CACCI friends, It is a great pleasure for me, as the newly-elected President of CACCI, to convey my New Year’s greetings to all members of CACCI. I sincerely hope that the coming year continues to bring prosperity to you personally, your businesses, and your families. As we enter the year 2019, I hope […]

Message from Immediate Past President Jemal Inaishvili

My dear CACCI friends, I wish to express my sincerest appreciation to all CACCI officers and members for having helped me in performing my duties and responsibilities as CACCI President for 2014-2018. Thank you very much for your kind support of the projects and programs that our Confederation has undertaken during my four-year tenure as […]

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 […]

Turkish economy is of great importance and its market is vast – CACCI’s Jemal Inaishvili

Istanbul – The Turkish economy is of great importance and its market is vast, were few of the key economic points expressed by the the immediate past CACCI President Jemal Inaishvili during the Opening Ceremony of the 32nd CACCI Conference on November 24, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. In the presence of the Republic of Turkey’s Vice […]

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. […]

Samir Modi – New CACCI President

Istanbul – During the 90th CACCI Council Meeting at the 32nd CACCI Conference held in the Ciragan Palace Kempinsky on November 23-24, 2018, Samir Modi, was elected as the 23rd President of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) for the 2018-2020 period. Mr. Modi has been engaged for many years in […]

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 […]

CACCI believes in Women Entrepreneurship

Jemal Inaishvili: CACCI Believes in Necessity to Develop Women Entrepreneurship for the Achievement of Economic Development The following interview was published by the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) in their quarterly magazine, InvestPro Mongolia. First of all, we thank you Mr. Inaishvili for giving an interview to our magazine, on behalf of colleagues of […]

CACCI President receives Silk Road CIC’s Outstanding Leadership Award

Hunan – CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili and Vice President Mrs. Oyunchimeg Magvan received Outstanding Leadership Award from the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC). The award was presented at the 2018 Silk Road Business Summit held on October 15 in Hunan Province, China. Mr. Inaishvili currently serves as Honorary Chairman of the SRCIC. […]

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 […]

Courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar – On September 7, 2018, CACCI President Jemal Inaishvili, Vice President Samir Modi and the CACCI Delegation rendered a courtesy call to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia where they were warmly welcomed by Foreign Affairs Minister H. E. Mr. Tsogtbaatar Damdin. During the discussions, the Foreign Minister stressed that Mongolia has adopted […]

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 […]

CACCI goes to Taiwan Family Mart Co. Ltd.

Taipei – During the 2-day busy schedule in Taipei, CACCI officers visited the headquarters of the Taiwan Family Mart Co. Ltd., where they were received by top officers of the company and served with various kinds of tea drinks produced and sold by the company in its various stores around Taiwan. The visitors watched a […]

CACCI Officers meet with Importers & Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT)

Taipei – During the September 3-4, 2018 visit to Taiwan, leading CACCI officers Jemal Inaishvili, Samir Modi, Ernest Lin and Amador Honrado met with the Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT), where they were received by key executives of the Association led by its Secretary General Mr. Peter Huang. A video presentation on the […]

CACCI leaders visits TAITRA to promote trade & investment

Taipei – A CACCI delegation led by Jemal Inaishvili and CACCI Vice President Samir Modi visited Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), where they were welcomed by its Chairman Mr. James C. F. Huang on September 3, 2018. The delegates learned about TAITRA and its activities through a video presentation at the start of the […]

MNCCI holds successful “Discover Business Opportunities through CACCI” International Conference

Ulaanbaatar – Within frameworks of a visit of Jemal Inaishvili, President of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), to Mongolia, the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) successfully organized the “Discover Business Opportunities through CACCI” international conference on September 7 in “Tuushin” hotel.   The conference brought together some […]

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 […]

CACCI President meets with President of Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar – An international forum themed Broadening Business Cooperation through the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) is taking place in Ulaanbaatar. Today, President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga received and discussed regional economic affairs with Jemal Inaishvili, CACCI President, other top officials of the Confederation, and representatives of the Silk Road Chamber […]

CACCI Presidential Delegation in Mongolia – Itinerary

Ulaanbaatar – Presently, CACCI President Jemal Inaishvili and Vice President Samir Modi are leading a delegation of businessman in Mongolia, where they are holding meetings with key government officials and important local business people. This is their itinerary: 5 September, 2018 (Wednesday) Arrival of CACCI delegates to Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar Venue: Chinggis Khaan International Airport   […]

Asia-Pacific trade reps exchange business ideas with Taiwan food giant I-Mei

A delegation from the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry visit Taiwan to meet with representatives of private enterprises and govt. officials  By Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Reporter – 2018/09/03 16:03 I-Mei Foods Co. Chairman Henry Kao (right-third) and CEO Luis Ko (left-third) welcome CACCI President Jemal Inaishvili (left-fourth) and Vice President Samir […]

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 […]

CACCI President Meets with Key Officers of Primorsky Region CCI

Union Primorsky – Mr. Jemal Inaishvili, President of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), met with Mr. Boris V. Stupnitsky, President of the Union Primorsky Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Mr. Michael Veselov, Vice President of the Chamber, following the successful CACCI Presidential visit to Vladivostok. Mr. Inaishvili thanked Mr. […]

President Inaishvili invites members to join him at the Istanbul Conference

Istanbul – Following the success of CACCI’s annual gathering in Sydney, Australia in September last year, CACCI Pres