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Kolkata bids for 2017 World Chambers Congress

The Indian Chamber of Commerce has bid for hosting the next World Chambers Congress in the city. The 2015 Congress is scheduled to be held in June next year in Italy and India would debut in case it is selected as a host for the next meet due to be held in 2017.

 

The WCC is an international forum for chamber leaders and professionals to exchange insights and address business issues. It attracts about 2000 business leaders from over 100 countries and can play a major role in placing Kolkata on the global investment map, a ICC statement said.

 

The ICC delegation is just back from making the bid presentation to the World Chamber Federation Governing Council in mid October in Tokyo. ICC is competing with the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of China, the Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Sydney Business Chamber for the bid, whose results are expected in November end, the ICC said.

 

The event is organised by the International Chamber of Commerce. The ICC delegation also utilised the opportunity to invite Japanese investors to the Biswa Banga Sammelan a global investors meet which is being planned by the Mamata Banerjee in January 2015.

 

West Bengal science and technology secretary Hridyesh Mohan who also travelled with the ICC delegation, invited Japanese business houses and industry captains to attend the West Bengal meet for which preparations are under way. 

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