Publicat pe 12/02/2020

Paris, February 12th, 2020: The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), Mr. Mihai Daraban, attends, on February 12th-13th, in Paris, the meeting of the General Council of the World Chamber Federation (WCF).

The first day of the General Council meeting was dedicated to the working sessions on the strategic actions of the World Federation of Chambers of Commerce. The items on the agenda include WCF Strategy, Chamber Connect Platform, Chamber Brand, Chamber Connect Congress, and the “Generation Next, Chambers 4.0”.

On this occasion, the president of CCIR, Mr. Mihai Daraban, met with Mr. Hamad Buamim, President of the World Chamber Federation and President of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In the margins of meetings of the General Council of the WCF, the president of CCIR is to have bilateral discussions with high-level representatives of the chambers of commerce around the world.

Mr. Mihai Daraban has repeatedly supported the vision of a united chamber of commerce, with an important role in the global economic development: “With my investment as a member in the General Council of the World Federation of Chambers of Commerce comes the responsibility to fight to promote a global economy, of free trade actions that attract the creation of new jobs and implicitly improve the standard of living”.

The next WCF General Council meeting will be held on October 5th-6th, 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Background:

The President of CCIR, Mr. Mihai Daraban was elected as a member of the General Council of the World Federation of Chambers of Commerce (WCF), within the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), following the vote of the representatives of over 100 states. Thus, Romania is represented, for the mandate 2020-2022, in the leading forum of the World Trade Organization.

“Generation Next Chamber 4.0” is a platform designed to support young entrepreneurs to develop and get informed through a series of exclusive monthly events, alternating between networking events and personal development sessions.

The role of the WCF General Council is to promote and protect the concept of a chamber of commerce, as essential intermediary entities between governments and the business environment and between the business environment and the general public. Also, one of the key concerns of the General Council is to encourage the most active cooperation among all the chambers of commerce that are part of the WCF’s global network. At the same time, WCF has the obligation to encourage its members and members of the chambers of commerce to engage and cooperate in the activities proposed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).