The 10th World Chamber Congress (WCC) Chamber was held in Sydney, Australia from 19-21 September 2017 at the International Convention Centre Sydney in Harbour City. The WCC is the only international forum for chamber leaders and professionals, representing more than 100 countries, to share best-practices, exchange insights, develop networks, address the latest business issues affecting their communities and learn about new areas of innovation from chambers around the world.
Ms. Parveen Mahmud (Managing Director, Grameen Telecom Trust) attended this program and was one of the speakers in the plenary session on “Leadership”. She spoke on “Leadership for Transformation: Bangladesh Perspective” and highlighted grassroots innovations in Bangladesh and the government’s focused investment in women to achieve women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and sustainable development. She shared Bangladesh’s success in achieving MDGs and Begum Sheikh Hasina (MP, Honorable Prime Minister of the Republic of Bangladesh) receiving UN award for reducing child mortality by 50%. Her presentation also emphasized on Digital Bangladesh to achieve the country’s vision 2021 and GO-NGO collaboration for sustainable development. Ms. Parveen Mahmud said that the challenge for leaders is to be both empathetic and to have a sustainable business model.
Along with Ms. Mahmud, Mr. Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland/Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Responsibility, Nokia and Mr. Umit Subasi, President Asia-Pacific Campbell Arnott’s were also among the other two speakers. Mr. Damien Cave, Australia Bureau Chief – The New York Times, was the moderator of the session. The plenary session concluded with an interactive question and answer session.