The recognition further reinforces Orlando’s reputation as a global leader in economic development and highlights how our mission of advancing Broad-based Prosperity® helps empower businesses to be leading players in tackling our most pressing issues.
Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) President and CEO Tim Giuliani has been elected to the World Chambers Federation (WCF) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) General Council. Representing more than 1,400 chambers from around the world, this year’s Council is comprised of one of the most diverse cadres of chamber leaders in its history, reflecting WCF’s commitment to advancing regional and gender diversity.
“This is much more than simply a professional honor,” said Giuliani.
“This recognition further reinforces Orlando’s reputation as a global leader in economic development and highlights how our mission of advancing Broad-based Prosperity® aligns with WCF’s objective to elevate and empower businesses to be leading players in tackling our most pressing issues.”Tim Giuliani, Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO
“I look forward to sharing our region’s best practices and vision for inclusive growth with my fellow members to show how we all can drive an impactful future for communities everywhere,” said Giuliani.
ICC is the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries with a mission to enable business to secure peace, prosperity, and opportunity for all and ensure business work for everyone, every day, everywhere. Through a unique mix of advocacy, solutions and standard setting, the organization promotes international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services. Its members include many of the world’s leading companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.
The Partnership has a long history of supporting the Orlando region’s business community. Through its business development efforts, the Partnership works to market the Orlando region as an ideal location for successful and innovative businesses to scale and success while also growing the diversity of the regional economy by providing complimentary services to expanding businesses to achieve a soft and welcoming landing in the business community. The Partnership’s programs and initiatives support our region’s existing businesses by driving regional investment, catalyzing regional leadership and helping to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
In collaboration with ICC, the WCF provides all the tools to support Chambers and MSMEs, connecting chambers worldwide to develop and reinforce our chamber community. Chamber leaders from local, regional, national and transnational chambers were eligible to run for the General Council, each member serving a three-year term with the opportunity to run twice. The final composition of the Council sees representation from all parts of membership worldwide. It includes nine representatives from the Americas, thirteen from the Africa and Middle East region, nine from Asia-Pacific and twelve from Europe.
“We are proud of the level of enthusiasm and support of our members who showed interest in serving on the ICC WCF General Council,” said WCF Chairman Nicolás Uribe.
“We have successfully brought together one of the most diverse and inclusive Councils in our long history, and I look forward to working with all members to strengthen the WCF and the wider chamber community.”Nicolás Uribe, WCF Chairman
The new members of the WCF Executive Council are as follows:
|Mr. Tim Giuliani, President and CEO, Orlando Economic Partnership (USA)|
|Mr. Marcelo Elizondo, Director – prosecretary, Argentina Chamber of Commerce and Services (Argentina)|
|Mr. Andrew McKellar, CEO, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Australia)|
|Mr. Olivier Willocx, Chief Executive Officer, Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry (Belgium)|
|Mrs. Maria Teresa Bustamante, President, FIESC Foreign Chamber of Commerce (Brazil)|
|Mrs. Min Yu, General Director, ICC China Secretariat, China Chamber of International Commerce (China)|
|Mrs. Rim Siam, President of Economic Business Women Council, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce (Egypt)|
|Mr. Giorgi Pertaia, President, The Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Georgia)|
|Mr. Volker Treier, Chief Executive of Foreign Trade and Member of the Executive Board, Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (Germany)|
|Mr. Mohammed Khazaee Torshizi, Senior Advisor to President, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines & Agriculture (Iran)|
|Mr. Kazuo Nishitani, Executive Director, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Japan)|
|Mr. Seong Woo Lee, Vice President, Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Korea)|
|Mr. Trajan Angeloski, President, Macedonian Chambers of Commerce (Macedonia)|
|Mrs. Tamader Al Thani, Director of International Relations and Chamber Affairs, Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Qatar)|
|Mr. Mihai Daraban, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (Romania)|
|Mr. José Luis Bonet, President, Spain Chamber of Commerce (Spain)|
|Mr. Vincent Subilia, Director General, Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (Switzerland)|
|Mr. Izzet Volkan, Chairman of the Board, Corlu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)|
|Mr. Gennadiy Chyzhykov, President, The Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ukraine)|
|Mrs. Shevaun Haviland, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce (United Kingdom)|
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Orlando Economic Partnership Director of Marketing and Branding Justin Braun at 407.902.0211.