Emirates news agency – high profile speakers announced for 12th World Chambers Congress in Dubai


DUBAI, October 26, 2021 (WAM) – More than 80 speakers representing governments, leading companies and chambers of commerce from around the world will meet soon for the 12th World Chambers Congress (12WCC) in Dubai, where they will share their views and perspectives on ‘Chambers 4.0’, a new take on how chambers of commerce should serve their members and social ecosystems in the post-COVID digital age.

Co-organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), its World Federation of Chambers and the Dubai Chamber, 12WCC takes place November 23-25, 2021 at Madinat Jumeirah.

Confirmed high-level speakers for the congress include Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Teleworking Applications and Chairman of the Dubai Digital Economy Chamber; Hamad Buamim, president of the World Federation of ICC Chambers and President and CEO of the Dubai Chamber; John WH Denton AO, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce; Anabel Gonzalez, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization; Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director of the International Trade Center; Adam J. Bock, executive education instructor and coach, Wisconsin School of Business; Interim Chief Financial Officer, Endsulin; and Ted Souder, Industry Manager – Retail, Google; Vice-president, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Several chamber leaders will address delegates during the congress and share their experiences and best practices, including Richard Burge, Managing Director of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Ben Butters, CEO, Eurochambres; Artem Dalevich, Vice-President, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Adolfo Diaz-Ambrona, Secretary General, Spanish Chamber; Toki Mabogunje, President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Frédéric Ronal, Vice-President, CCI Marseille Provence; Nicolas Uribe Rueda, President, Bogota Chamber of Commerce; Vincent Subilia, Managing Director, Geneva Chamber of Commerce; and Nola Watson, vice-president of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, among others.

The experts will join a roster of speakers who will participate over the three days of the congress, who will take part in more than 44 sessions and discuss key issues, such as challenges and opportunities for chambers of commerce and businesses around the world. the evolving role of public-private partnerships, health and safety standards, business resilience and preparedness for future crises, logistical support to the sector in a new business paradigm and the tools needed to facilitate investments in the post-COVID-19 era.

Buamim highlighted the importance of 12WCC in Dubai, which comes at a time when the emirate is welcoming the world for Expo 2020 Dubai, providing congress delegates with an ideal platform to network, share knowledge, foster cooperation. cross-border and strengthen their global profile.

“The World Chambers Congress will see chamber leaders reset the global conversation about the challenges and opportunities created by COVID-19, share best practices and offer a glimpse of what chambers of the future will look like. At the same time, visiting delegates get the opportunity to learn all about how Dubai and the Dubai Chamber are harnessing cutting-edge technologies to turn COVID-related challenges into opportunities and create added value for businesses ” , said Buamim.


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