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Palexpo is the international exhibition and congress center in Geneva. Their single block space of 106,000m² is located nearby Geneva airport and train station. The 7 halls facilitate larger scale events and make the 13WCC possible. Ideally located at the heart of Europe, Palexpo is at the crossroad of European highways heading to France, Italy, Germany and the rest of Switzerland.

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Venue address: 

Route François-Peyrot 30, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex 

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13WCC will take place in Hall 1 of Palexpo.


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The world’s largest economic forum for chambers and businesses

Hamad Buamim

Chair of the World Chambers Competition

Honorary Chair, ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF), United Arab Emirates.

Hamad Buamim was President and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce from April 2006 until September 2022 . He serves as the Chair of Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC). Educated in the United States, Mr Buamim graduated with Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He holds an MBA with Honors in Finance from the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC).

Mr Buamim is also Chair of National General Insurance (PJSC), member of the board of directors of Dubai World, and Dubai Islamic Bank (PJSC).

He has served on the boards of various organisations including the UAE Central Bank, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), EmiratesNBD Bank (PJSC), Emirates Financial Services, ENBD Capital, Kerzner International, Atlantis the Palm Hotel, City Center Las Vegas (Aria Resort), Union Properties (PJSC) and Network International.