Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is here to bring good news about Commonwealth business. At the same time, the Commonwealth, together with the rest of the world, is still grappling with the aftermath of the unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic and recent international turmoil. At this important juncture in modern history, now more than ever is the moment for Commonwealth business to realise the benefits of being part of the global network of the Commonwealth family.

The Commonwealth Chamber empowers Commonwealth business people to view the business landscape and the opportunities on offer through the eyes of Commonwealth business. From the ground up representing Commonwealth business people, the Commonwealth Chamber is a platform and network to facilitate the conversation, reflecting growing Commonwealth business and trade. Providing a forum to shift the debate about how Covid has disproportionately affected the most disadvantaged among us and how Commonwealth business can build and rethink how things are done.

The Commonwealth Chamber is about finding the commonalities to build powerful businesses creating and sustaining wealth, providing jobs, careers and fulfilment whilst improving lives. The Commonwealth Chamber invites members to take a fresh look at the changes we are all going through and how we are going to improve things going forward. In amongst this, we are a platform to share and showcase stories of business in the Commonwealth, talking about what matters to business in the Commonwealth.

Recent examples of the Commonwealth Chamber’s online events can be seen here - and include:

  • Commonwealth Chamber Tech Startup Panel Event Series: Pakistan 13th December 2021
  • Fireside Chat with Jersey Finance’s Faizal Bhana on Islamic Wealth Management 20th January
  • Commonwealth Chamber Tech Startup Panel Event Series: India 25th March 2022
  • Commonwealth Offshore Funding Vehicles- Pitfalls and Advantages 17 May 2022
  • South Africa’s Startup Ecosystem: Elevating Business Development with Low Code 22 June 2022

  • The Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be collaborating with the Commonwealth Music Academy and its community work at grass roots level across The Commonwealth.

    On 6 September the Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce hosted a webinar featuring and interview with
    Commonwealth Music Academy Composer-in-Residence, Simon Haw MBE:

    Connecting and Inspiring People and Business through the Power of Music

    “During this spectacular event in celebration of The Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce was joined by the immensely talented Composer in Residence of the Commonwealth Music Academy, Simon Haw MBE. Simon shared with us 11 inspirational and beautiful pieces he has composed, or arranged, for the Commonwealth Music Academy, excerpts of which were played during the online event.

    Between the musical segments, Simon shared his winning of first prize in the Commonwealth Music Competition for his composition called “A Song for the Commonwealth” which marked the beginning of his long term association with the Commonwealth Music Academy.

    He also discussed in detail with us his thought process behind each composition and arrangement as well as his general methodology and creative sources from which he draws inspiration for his works. The event also included an interactive Q&A session with the audience that lead to some surprising discoveries, including a potential career for Simon in video game music composition!

    Watch all the highlights and more through our free recording with instant playback, available on YouTube via the link below.
    Julia Charlton; Chairman, Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce”