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World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention

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The end of the 19th century saw a widespread emigration of ethnic Chinese to all parts of the world. In the beginning, many developed small enterprises in their country of adoption. Gradually, some expanded or diversified into conglomerates, while others succeeded in building empires with multinational interests.

Although Chinese entrepreneurs are well-known for being hard-working and energetic, there had never been an attempt to bring them together under one platform. The World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention (WCEC) was first conceptualised and organised by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry to provide a forum for overseas Chinese entrepreneurs to enhance economic cooperation and promote better understanding among overseas Chinese entrepreneurs and business communities worldwide. Being apolitical in nature, its mission is to focus on economic and cultural issues pertaining to Chinese entrepreneurship.

The potential generated by such convention is boundless. It is an important channel to build up economic relations and amass the strength of Chinese entrepreneurs globally with the ultimate goal of establishing a business cooperation network.

The WCEC is an important biennial event for Chinese entrepreneurs around the globe, aimed at establishing an economic network linking Chinese entrepreneurs worldwide. The three Founder Members of the Convention are, namely, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (HK) and Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce. They will handle all matters related to the Convention when it is not in session.

There have been 16 WCECs held so far. Each made its mark with distinguishing features and left participants with unforgettable memories.

World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention

Previous Organisers of WCEC

1st WCEC10 – 12 Aug 1991 Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry
2nd WCEC22 – 24 Nov 1993 The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong
3rd WCEC03 – 05 Dec 1995 Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce
4th WCEC25 – 28 Aug 1997 Chinese Entrepreneurs Society of Canada
5th WCEC06 – 09 Oct 1999 Chinese Chamber of Commerce Australia
6th WCEC16 – 19 Sep 2001 All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce
7th WCEC27 – 30 Jul 2003 The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia
8th WCEC09 – 12 Oct 2005 Korea Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry
9th WCEC15 – 17 Sep 2007 Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Japan
10th WCEC19 – 22 Nov 2009 Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc.
11th WCEC05 – 07 Oct 2011 Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry
12th WCEC24 – 26 Sep 2013 The China Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs Association
13th WCEC25 – 27 Sep 2015 Indonesian Chinese Entrepreneur Association
14th WCEC15 – 17 Sep 2017 Myanmar Chinese Chamber of Commerce
15th WCEC21 – 23 Oct 2019 UK Chinese Business Association
16th WCEC24 – 26 Jun 2023 Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce