Background and History
In 1997, the World Chambers Network (WCN) was established
as the global online chamber hub. The founding institutions
were the Paris
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (now the Paris Île-de-France
Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, one of the largest
individual chamber of commerce in the world) and
the World Chambers Federation, a division of the International
Chamber of Commerce.
In 2002, ChamberTrust Management International (CTMI) was incorporated
in Vancouver to administer a subset of technologies
and specific online WCN trust programs, such as ChamberTrust and related
By 2013, WCN's founding institutions and partners prepared to incorporate
and develop it as a full commercial venture. Meanwhile, CTMI had expanded to
applications as well (i.e. health services) with programs such as
Chamber-eVault family, and other cloud computing-type services.
By the summer of 2016,
CTMI became the parent of the WCN global chamber hub
(which is still located at www.worldchambers.com) and its digital chamber
Now CTMI adds a much
expanded portfolio that services all businesses and
organizations, whether chamber of commerce or not. This reflects
digital age of connected commerce around the globe, and with
need for trusted trade facilitation and intellectual property
protection across all borders
and facets of business, commerce and organizations.
While CTMI has private-sector ownership, a significant share block is reserved for chambers of commerce worldwide.