Melbourne has secured the rights to host one of the world’s biggest business events, the 14th World Chambers Congress (WCC) 2025.
More than 1,000 of the world’s leading business chamber leaders, trade delegations and local business leaders are expected to convene at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in September 2025 to discuss solutions for global issues impacting business, create new business opportunities and exchange and develop community best practice.
Melbourne’s 2025 WCC programme will also have an Environmental, Social and Governance theme (ESG) that will empower, inspire and educate international and domestic chambers to lead business into the future.
The bid led by the Melbourne Convention Bureau in partnership with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and with support from the Victorian Government and Tourism Australia’s Business Events Funds Program, will fill more than 2,250 hotel room nights and inject an estimated A$3.9 million (US$2.7 million) into the economy.
In November, Melbourne’s bid was presented to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, and edged out China for the rights to host the 2025 WCC.