The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) presented two business awards honouring free enterprise at the annual JCI World Congress

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) presented two business awards honouring free enterprise at the annual JCI World Congress

November 10, 2010 8:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Interesting news from ICC. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) presented two business awards honouring free enterprise at the annual Junior Chamber International (JCI) World Congress, which took place in Osaka, Japan from 31 October to 7 November.

Two medals for best business development programme by a local and by a national JCI chapter were awarded by Yamada Kiyoshi, Secretary General of ICC Japan during the JCI Gala Awards evening on 6 November.

JCI Monaco (Jeune Chambre Economique de Monaco) was awarded the 2010 national chapter medal for their study on how to stabilize enterprises in the wake of the economic crisis. The frank study identified the needs and challenges of young entrepreneurs in the current economic landscape and was recognized for its potential to boost the entire economy of Monaco.

The local organization medal went to JCI Bamako-Espoir of Mali for their ‘Jumbo Gwatigi’ project which aims to raise standards in the catering industry regarding hygiene, marketing measures and hospitality.

The ICC business medal has been awarded for the past 20 years for projects relating to an array of subject areas, such as international business cooperation and investment, business and trade development, partnerships (public and private sector, including business associations and chambers), executive training and development.

JCI has a longstanding working partnership with ICC at the global level. JCI is a permanent member of the ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF) General Council, and a member of its Transnational Chamber Board. WCF fosters partnerships and joint projects between chambers of commerce and the ICC national committee network, with JCI chapters. JCI is also active in World Chambers Network Business Opportunity Service. ICC and WCF leaders also served as judges in the 2010 JCI ten outstanding young persons of the year award.

JCI is a worldwide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs whose mission is to contribute to the advancement of the global community by providing the opportunity for young people to develop the entrepreneurial and leadership skills needed to generate positive changes in their communities, their countries and the world. Its network comprises approximately 6,000 communities in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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