Sydney hosts high powered business leaders for World Chambers Congress

19 September 2017

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Leading business, chamber and government figures from around the world are in Sydney this week to discuss the future of business at the 10th World Chambers Congress at the International Convention Centre (ICC) from 19-21 September.

Congress delegates comprised chamber representatives from 110 countries and included more than 1,000 global leaders gathering to discuss ways to transform the future of business.

The Congress, which is supported by the NSW Government, is an opportunity to develop business networks and promote trade and investment opportunities in NSW.

The Department of Industry is at the congress to promote the state’s strengths and offerings as a business, trade and investment location.

The NSW economy is a powerhouse of the Asia Pacific and one of the most stable regulatory environments in the world. Sydney is a regional and global hub renowned for having one of the highest living standards in the world.

NSW has the fastest rate of economic growth in the nation, the strongest business confidence and the highest rate of new business creation with 20,816 new small businesses created in 2016, which was a 3% increase in just a year.

The World Chambers Congress program includes a focus on promoting international trade and includes seminars run by the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and the Middle East North Africa Region (MENA).

The CACCI delegates will host a session about the economic and business conditions in their respective countries as well as the trade and investment opportunities on offer.

The MENA delegates will also run a session on advancing trade and investment opportunities between Australia and the Middle East.