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News  
 
  New Year’s Message from the President  
  It is a great pleasure for me, as the newly-elected President of CACCI, to convey my New Year’s greetings to all members of CACCI and readers of the CACCI Profile. I sincerely hope that the coming year continues to bring prosperity to you personally, your businesses, and your families.  
 
 
  Register for the CACCI Planning Committee Meeting on Feb. 4 in HK  
  CACCI is cordially inviting all member chambers to attend the meeting of the CACCI Planning Committee scheduled on February 4, 2015 in Hong Kong. To be hosted by the Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC), the meeting will discuss preparations for the 29th CACCI Conference to be held tentatively in early November 2015 in Hong Kong.  
 
 
 
  FBCCI to host CACCI Presidential Visit  
  The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) will be hosting the first CACCI Presidential Visit for the year 2015.  
 
 
  Australia wins bid for the ICC WCF 10th World Chambers Congress  
  Following a competitive bidding and selection process, Sydney Business Chamber and New South Wales Business Chamber will host the 10th World Chambers Congress, which will be returning to the Asia-Pacific region in 2017.  
 
 
 
  Women entrepreneurs from CACCI member countries honored at IWEC 2014  
  Women entrepreneurs from CACCI member countries- Australia, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Turkey- were honored at the International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Awards 2014 held on November 16-19 in Stockholm, Sweden.  
 
 
  TOBB holds inaugural meeting of B20 Turkey  
  The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) convened the inaugural meeting of B20 Turkey on December 15, 2014.  
 
 
 
  In favour of ‘look-east’ policy  
  Asia’s economic integration is going strong, thanks to free trade and other special regional trading arrangements. But these developments are bypassing Bangladesh.  
 
 
  EUROCHAMBRES releases Global Economic Report 2015  
  The Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES) in cooperation with the Global Chamber Platform (GCP) recently released the Global Economic Report 2015.  
 
 
 
  WCF Certificate of Origin Online Training now available  
  The ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF) Certificate of Origin (CO) online training program, delivered in collaboration with the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), is now available to assist chamber staff to improve competency and professionalism of certificate of origin issuance procedures.  
 
 
  CACCI Planning Committee Meeting set on Feb. 4 in HK  
  CACCI is cordially inviting all member chambers to attend the meeting of the CACCI Planning Committee scheduled on February 4, 2015 in Hong Kong. To be hosted by the Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC), the meeting will discuss preparations for the 29th CACCI Conference to be held tentatively in early November 2015 in Hong Kong.  
 
 
 
  Members invited to CACCI Presidential Visit to Bangladesh  
  CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili is inviting all CACCI members to join him in his Presidential visit to Bangladesh on February 2-3, 2015. It will be Mr. Inaishvili’s first such visit since he assumed office in September this year in Kuala Lumpur.  
 
 
  Amb. Yujuico co-chairs CTT Supervisory Board  
  CACCI immediate past president Amb. Benedicto Yujuico has accepted the invitation of Mr. Sergey Katyrin, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCIRF), to co-chair the newly-established Center for Technology Transfer (CTT) Supervisory Board.  
 
 
 
  Nominations now open for 2015 Oslo Business for Peace Award  
  CACCI members are invited by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to submit nominations for the “2015 Oslo Business for Peace Award” to be presented in May 2015 in Oslo, Norway.  
 
 
  ICC welcomes G20 commitments, urges leaders to maintain momentum on growth and jobs  
  The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed the 2014 G20 Summit declaration, outlining commitments to implement an action plan geared to maintaining the group’s focus on raising global growth and delivering better living standards and quality jobs worldwide.  
 
 
 
  Xi to APEC Leaders: Inject new vitality into Asia-Pacific development  
  China’s President Xi Jinping opened the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on November 11 at Yanqi Lake where the region’s Leaders are gathered to advance next generation measures for enhancing cooperation between member economies and manifest a new vision for sustainable, inclusive development across the Asia-Pacific.  
 
 
  CACCI approves 2015-2016 work program  
  The CACCI Council during its 83rd Council Meeting approved the 2015-2016 work program outlining activities over the next two years in the area of policy advocacy, professional development program, membership expansion, relationship with other regional and international organizations, and development of the CACCI Product and Service Councils, among others.  
 
 
 
  Newly-elected CACCI President appoints Executive Committee  
  Mr. Jemal Inaishvili, newly-elected CACCI president, has appointed new members of the Executive Committee to serve during his term from 2014-2016. Members of the Executive Committee will assist the CACCI president in developing and implementing programs, projects and activities to help CACCI achieve its primary objective of regional cooperation among its members.  
 
 
 
  Pictorial Highlights  
  Amb Yujuico receives Distinguished Service Award / CACCI Medallions presented to four members ...  
 
 
 
 
  Announcements  
 
  CACCI members are invited by the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) to attend the “4th Nepal International Trade Fair (NITF) 2015” which will be held on March 12-16, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.  
  Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal  
  Date: March 12-16, 2015  
   
 
 
  CACCI members are invited by China Chamber of International Commerce to participate in the “4th China Import Expo (CIE 2015)” to be held on May 20 – 23, 2015 in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China.  
  Venue: Kunshan, China  
  Date: May 20-23, 2015  
   
 
 
  CACCI members are invited by Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to participate in the meeting of the Presidents/ Vice Presidents of all Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Member States’ Chambers of Commerce and Industry to be held on 3 March 2015 in Tehran, Iran.  
  Venue: Tehran, Iran  
  Date: 3 March 2015  
   
 
 
  CACCI President Mr. Jemal Inaishvili is inviting CACCI members and their members to join him in his Presidential visit to Bangladesh on February 2-3, 2015. It will be Mr. Inaishvili's his first such visit since he assumed office in September this year in Kuala Lumpur.  
  Venue: Bangladesh  
  Date: February 2-3, 2015  
   
 
 
  The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) is scheduled to hold the 29th CACCI Conference tentatively scheduled on the first week of November 2015 in Hong Kong, with the Kowloon Chamber of Commerce as host chamber. In preparation for the 2015 Conference, members of the CACCI Planning Committee will meet on 4 February 2015 in Hong Kong primarily to discuss the Conference Program, including the theme and topics for the Conference.  
   
 
 
  CACCI members are cordially invited to attend the meeting of the CACCI Planning Committee scheduled on the afternoon of 4 February 2015 in Hong Kong. To be hosted by the Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC), the meeting will be held at the KCC headquarters.  
  Venue: Hong Kong  
  Date: 4 February 2015  
   
 
 
  We are pleased to announce the election of Mr. Jemal Inaishvili as CACCI President for 2014-2016, replacing Ambassador Benedicto V. Yujuico, who now joins the Advisory Board.  
   
 
 
  We are pleased to inform you that the 28th CACCI Conference was successfully held on September 17-19, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We attach herewith a Summary Report on the Proceedings of the Conference.  
   
 
 
  We are pleased to provide you the links to the photos taken by the CACCI Secretariat during the recently concluded 28th CACCI Conference held on September 17-18, 2014, as well as to the speakers' presentations during the various plenary and breakout sessions.  
   
 
 
  We are pleased to announce that the CACCI Policy Paper on “Trade Liberalization and Facilitation” that was approved during the 83rd CACCI Council Meeting held on September 17, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. The paper was formulated with the assistance of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).  
   
 
 
  CACCI members are invited by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to submit nominations for the “2015 Oslo Business for Peace Award” which will be presented during the Awards Ceremony to be held in May 2015 in Oslo, Norway.  
  Venue: Oslo, Norway  
  Date: May 2015  
   
 
 
  Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines & Agriculture (ICCIMA) is sharing information of several upcoming international events in 2015 which may be of interest to CACCI members.  
   
 
 
  CACCI members are invited to attend the “20th Dhaka International Trade Fair - 2015” which will be held on January 1-31, 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  
  Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh  
  Date: January 1-31, 2015  
   
 
 
  We would like to inform CACCI members that Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has launched the Flash Drive Edition of its Directory of Members 2014.  
   
 
 
  We wish to know whether your Chamber is interested to host and organize, jointly with CACCI and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), a “Trade Fraud Seminar.” To be conducted on a cost-sharing basis, the one-day Seminar will look at the changing pattern of fraud in today’s environment, including the increased use of the internet to give the fraudulent transaction credibility. We herewith attach the proposed program for your reference.  
   
 
 
  CACCI members are invited to attend the Myanmar Business Conference to be held on December 8-10, 2014 at Sule Shangri-La Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar. The Conference is being organized by Exedra Events, in partnership with CACCI.  
  Venue: Yangon, Myanmar  
  Date: December 8-10, 2014  
   
 
 
  CACCI members are invited by the Embassy of Pakistan in Manila to submit Expression of Interest for the Coal Terminal Project in Port Qasim in Pakistan.  
   
 
 
  We wish to inform members that the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) has launched Chinese versions of “UCP: International Standard Banking Practice” and “Incoterms: ICC rules for the use of domestic and international trade terms,” and would like to introduce them to the Chinese-speaking business community.  
   
 
 
  CACCI would like to inform its members that the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has just launched a new Australian Tradelinks web portal: http://www.australiantradelinks.com.au/ . The ACCI is inviting all chambers and businesses from around the world who want to do business with Australian companies to become their partners in this site.  
   
 
 
  CACCI members are invited to submit articles for the next issues of the following Newsletters: (1) Food & Agriculture; (2) Health & Education; (3) Women Entrepreneurs; and (4) Tourism. Suggested topics include the current state of the four different sectors in Asian countries, sharing of your experiences in these fields, and the development of related businesses, among others. Please send your articles and accompanying photos to Ms. Wendy Yang, CACCI Senior Officer, through wendy.yang@cacci.org  
   
 
 
  CACCI members are invited to nominate representatives who may be able to make a significant contribution to the work of the Asian Council on Trade Facilitation (ACTF).