Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is my honour to present the Annual Report of the Syrian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Syria), for 2020. That year was, as the previous years, full of challenges, and activities aimed at raising awareness of the work of the ICC within the Syrian business community; while at the same time conveying to the international business community the many challenges and issues that confront our members.
We all know how the Syrian business community has been vibrant, despite the difficulties. We are all conscious how the professionals, the businesswomen and businessmen that are our members, are striving to preserve our business legacies and social role despite, and who have endured the difficult economic circumstances in 2020, especially the spread of the Corona virus that affected both the local and global economies.
In these circumstances, the Syrian National Committee of the ICC, continued to engage with the national stakeholders, as well as at the level of the International Chamber of Commerce, through participation in international conferences, and in various commissions of the ICC to bring the voice of the Syrian professionals and the Syrian business community, to the various global business issues dealt by the ICC, such as diversity, global governance and responsible business; and in calling for the support of the Syrian private sector, which is an important vector for the reconstruction of our beloved country.
We ICC Syria, have also organized a variety of activities and conferences, including in the field of training over INCOTERMS@2020 and effective administrative and communication skills, always with the objective of disseminating and raising awareness, among our members, and especially the youth, of the ICC advocacy work for responsible and ethical business conduct.
It has been my great privilege to join my honourable colleagues of ICC Syria Board, in supervising or participating in the activities that we describe in our Annual Report for 2020; and do look forward to continuing to work together in the upcoming years.
President - ICC Syria