COVID-19 has an impact on our everyday activities but doesn’t change our attention to build the competitiveness of our partners – chambers of commerce and industry. In April, we held a webinar dedicated to the sustainability development of regional business organizations in a changing world.
On April 3, regional chambers of commerce and industry (RCCI) had the opportunity to communicate with leading Canadian expert Steve H. Van Houten. The main goal is to help RCCI to be more productive and sustainable, so they can support members to grow.
The webinar covered such issues as management, marketing, working with members of the chambers (organizations), optimization of finances and improvement of interaction with public authorities, etc. Minimum theory and maximum practice.
Steve van Houten, President of Accord International Management Services Inc, Canada, has many years of legal practice. He has worked in a range of business and professional associations. In particular, Steve was Industry Executive in General Motors and held the position of CEO of 4 associations (Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Association, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Toronto Real Estate Board and Purchasing Management Association) where he has strengthened customer service, developed marketing strategies and improved communications with media.
The main areas of his consulting include strategic and operational planning, management, marketing, promotion and trade expansion, organization change, financial analysis, and supporting small and medium-sized businesses.
The collaboration between the Canadian expert and the chambers is not over. Further individual consultations with RCCIs’ representatives are planned aiming to improve the sustainable development of regional business organizations.