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NEWSLETTER  |  JULY 2017 
In the Spotlight

WCF Leadership on the road

Whilst speaking on a panel on Boosting Economic Cooperation in BRICS countries at the recent St Petersburg International Economic Forum, WCF Chair Peter Mihok urged BRICS stakeholders to ensure the active engagement of chambers of commerce and their business communities in key BRICS dialogue and projects. Read the story here.

On the other side of the world, WCF Honorary Chair Rona Yircali opened the 4th Beijing International Conference of Friendly Chambers of Commerce. Read the story here.

 

Share your SDG stories

ICC is looking for examples from chambers and its business communities on their local actions to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How is your organisation incorporating the SDGs into its corporate strategy?

What are the SDGs? Click here

JCI released its 2016 Impact Report which shows how young active citizens are advancing the SDGs. Read it here.

ICC World Chambers Federation delegation received support from World Customs Organization eATA Working Group on moving to the next phase of its centralised eATA Carnet project.
In the News

Look what’s on at the 10th World Chambers Congress

Download our latest Congress programme update brochure here. Check out our website regularly for news updates and subscribe to our Congress newsletter for the latest!  

Your Favourite Chamber News @WorldChambers

@KipronoKittony President @KenyaChamber of Commerce talks supply chains@iccwbo World Trade Agenda Day Nairobi #WTA pic.twitter.com/PMTTolArHL

Indian industry has big potential for 'blue economy' linkages with Indian Ocean Rim (IORA) says @ficci_india study auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/…

Peter Van Biesbroeck, CEO @VOKA_VLBrabant welcomes @iccwbo @WorldChambers ATA Carnet Administrative Committee to Leuven @BelgianChambers pic.twitter.com/zyZhCW1vDu

Chamber of Commerce of Basel (HKBB) is launching "Are you #digital?"initiative basellandschaftlichezeitung.ch/basel/baselbie…

Mauritius #Chamber of Commerce launches Creative Mauritius Project, an Online Platform to Promote Local Handicraft allafrica.com/stories/201705…

@WorldChambers General Councillor @jaybyers on how American leadership abroad provides vital benefits for Iowans dmreg.co/2rwOqiM

Zululand #Chamber of Commerce #ZCCI hosts business help desk to support budding entrepreneurs and SMMEs @zcci1 zululandobserver.co.za/145177/zcci-ho…

Oman #Chamber of Commerce and Industry explores #GCC States in Post-Oil economy: Horizons and Solutions timesofoman.com/article/109779…

@USChamber of Commerce documents benefits of global trade featuring laborers, farmers & biz owners #tradematters americansecuritynews.com/stories/511126…

Which Youth Empowerment project merit funding?

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Global Youth Empowerment Fund empowers young people
by investing in grassroot community projects. This year’s cycle of applications saw more than 250 dossiers received, JCI has selected the TOP TEN for public vote on who should receive funding. This is your chance to make a difference and vote for the top three projects.

Voting will be open from 27June-7July 2017 at https://goo.gl/wBLuhy

11 Key Ingredients of Organizational Growth

Download now tips on how to sharpen your strategy to led to growth. 

Read BoardSource’s insight from Billy Shore, founder and chief executive officer of Share Our Strength on the key ingredients of success that can help all non-profit leaders.   

Chambers & Intellectual Property

Emmanouil Vlachogiannis, WCF General Councillor and First Vice President at the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce, is a regular participant in the ICC Intellectual Property Commission, providing the views of chambers and SMEs in this important domain. Chambers need to be aware of IP in regards to economic growth and performance, he summed up. All chambers should reference the ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap on how to raise awareness this issue with their members (download document).

To learn more on ICC’s IP Policy Commission, click here.

ICC Academy unveils new e-course on digital trade finance and fintechs

Taken independently or as an elective of the Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP) certification, the Digital Trade Finance and Fintechs e-course provides an overview of the digital trade finance and commerce landscapes, the legal and regulatory challenges involved, as well as the broad ranged trends and solutions that are available to support global trade.

To learn more about the ICC Academy and its e-course catalogue, please visit icc.academy.

Two new ICC Publications now available!

ICC Model Contract International Consulting Services: Expanding into a new market: companies looking to expand their operations to a new, foreign market often need guidance on a range of issues related to the new market, including brand promotion, market research or local incentive schemes. ICC has drafted this model contract to provide such companies and their advisors with an internationally-applicable, fair, and balanced template.

Dispute Resolution and Climate Change: The Paris Agreement and Beyond: this publication brings together articles from 18 international dispute resolution lawyers who explore ways in which climate changes issues may be factored into existing processes and systems of international dispute resolution, in particular international arbitration.

To order any of these publications please contact WCF at wcf@iccwbo.org

Our Latest Publications
To order any of these publications please contact WCF at wcf@iccwbo.org
Upcoming Events

American Chamber of Commerce Executives 2017 Annual Convention

16-19 July 2017
Nashville, USA

 

SDG Business Forum

18 July 2017
New York, USA

 

Junior Chamber International Leadership Summit 

1-4 August 2017
New York, USA
 

10th World Chambers Congress

19-21 September 2017
Sydney, Australia