This year, members of Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry or CACCI, are looking beyond 2020 with the region as the engine for sustainable growth. Along this theme, the international gathering of representatives from 20 nations met in Kuala Lumpur for their annual conference, hosted by the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce.
CACCI mentioned the president, Ambassador Benedicto Yujuico, will be approaching its 50th anniversary in 2016, and with some 26 nations as members, can with some justication claim to be one of the strongest private sector voices in Asia and the Pacific; speaking for the wider business community in a way that governments find difficult. This year, marked the confederation's 28th annual conference which is jointly hosted by the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia.
Topics covered during the three days among others include discovering business opportunities through CACCI, supporting the growth of SME and entrepreneurship, investment opportunites in hydropower and green energy, SME development and women entreprenuership, ensuring food security and the sustainable use of natural resources, the digital economy and empowering of youth in entreprenuership and innovation.