The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) is a regional grouping of apex national chambers of commerce and industry, business associations and business enterprises in Asia and the Western Pacific.
It is a non-governmental organization serving as a forum for promoting the vital role of businessmen in the region, increasing regional business interaction, and enhancing regional economic growth. Since its establishment in 1966, CACCI has grown into a network of national chambers of commerce with a total now of 28 Primary Members from 26 countries or independent economies. It cuts across national boundaries to link businessmen and promote economic growth throughout the Asia-Pacific region. CACCI is a non-governmental organization (NGO) granted consultative status, Roster category, under the United Nations. It is a member of the Conference on NGOs (CoNGO), an association of NGOs with UN consultative status.
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The IATSS Forum is an international training institute established in 1985 that aims to bring out the best qualities in individuals who will one day become future leaders in the ASEAN region. The IATSS Forum was established with private funds from Soichiro Honda, founder of Honda Motor Co., Ltd and his business partner, Takeo Fujisawa. In September 1985, the First IATSS Forum program was held with participants from Malaysia.
The IATSS Forum provides a place where young professionals can gather. Inviting young and outstanding individuals from respective ASEAN countries, the Forum provides opportunities for participants to understand each others' countries through seminars, field studies, group study, and cultural exchanges, as well as to make efforts to solve current issues in the ASEAN region and Japan, under the motto "Thinking and Learning Together."
The Forum Program is prepared by the IATSS Forum Program Committee, which is comprised of intellectuals from various circles. The issues to be taken up change each time, depending on the demands of the times. Inviting top-class lecturers from academic societies and business circles, participants will be able to improve their leadership capacity while learning liberal arts, rather than conducting deep research in specific fields.
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Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), composed of national commercial associations of the Silk Road countries, is the first non-profit and non-government international business confederation named after the Silk Road. Currently SRCIC has 75 state-level members from different countries and millions of enterprises associated, forming up a community of shared interests, shared responsibilities and a shared future.
By integration of its rich worldwide resources, SRCIC has constructed its project pool and capital pool to serve and connect business communities of different countries as a platform, providing opportunities for information communication, project matching, cultural exchange, and innovative development. SRCIC has become an important strength in the promotion of the Belt and Road construction and in advancing global trade and investment, cultural exchange, and sustainable development.
SRCIC has so far set up seven professional committees of trade, finance, culture, transportation, energy, information, and industrial parks, and seven sub-organizations including www.eSilkRoad.com, Silk Road International Development Fund, Silk Road Think Tank Association, Silk Road Trade Expo Park, Silk Road International Commodity Exchanges, Silk Road International Association of Museums, and International Artwork Trading Center as platforms for pragmatic and win-win cooperation among its members.
SRCIC has its headquarters based in Hong Kong, its Secretariat in Xi'an, the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, and its representative offices in both Beijing and Shanghai. With the constant increase of its country members, SRCIC is stepping up with its global partners for the resilience of the world economy and a sustainable development under the Belt and Road Initiative.
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The ASEAN Legal Alliance (ALA) was formed to bring together law firms from each of the 10 member states to provide a truly ASEAN wide legal network. The ASEAN Economic Community(AEC) will make ASEAN a common market for business, trade and commerce. However, the legal market will remain separate and distinct, differentiated by different legal systems, languages, cultures and business practices.
The ALA brings together law firms in each of the member countries working in close cooperation to provide legal services across the whole of ASEAN. Each firm has the requisite experience to handle foreign investments and has the business knowledge to assist clients navigate through the different business cultures that prevail in each ASEAN country.
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