ACCE's New Video Series: Chambers 2025

The chamber world's most talked about report is now available in bite-sized videos.

ACCE's Horizon Initiative: Chambers 2025 Video Series explains eight influences that will shape chambers of all sizes over the next decade. Delivered in four-minute segments, they are perfect for board meetings and staff retreats.

    Eight Influences Shaping the Next Decade
    for Chambers of Commerce

  • Chambers 2025 Video 1:
    The Nature of Belonging and Gathering


  • Chambers 2025 Video 2:
    Communications and Technology

  • Chambers 2025 Video 3:
    Scarcity and Abundance


  • Chambers 2025 Video 4:
    Global Impacts

  • Chambers 2025 Video 5:
    Population Shift

  • Chambers 2025 Video 6:
    Political and Social Fragmentation

  • Chambers 2025 Video 7:
    Resource Alignment

  • Chambers 2025 Video 8:
    Catalytic Leadership

  • Conclusion

How will chambers adapt and evolve over the next decade, and how will they ensure that their best days are yet to come?

In 2014, ACCE launched the Horizon Initiative Task Force to tap into collective chamber wisdom and other resources to predict how your organization might evolve over the coming decade. Our goal was not to tell you what chambers would do or be in 2025; we sought instead to identify influences and how they might shape chambers and their regions.

Horizon Initiative: Chambers 2025, the result of a year's work, was published in the Spring 2015 issue of Chamber Executive magazine. Members of the Horizon Task Force, the ACCE Board of Directors and a score of others helped interpret information, share their own realities, articulate ideas and write this document. ACCE staff relied on trend data provided by members and experts, but contributors made bold assumptions, many of which our readers will challenge. And that’s the idea.

The value of this report lies in its potential to get you to develop your own ideas about the role of your organization in the future. So, after you've read the report, we'd like your feedback. We’ve established a special Horizon Initiative: Chambers 2025 survey at Please use the survey to tell us your thoughts and reactions.

ACCE President Mick Fleming speaks on the Chambers 2025 Eight Influences during the closing keynote at the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives’ Annual Conference in Frisco, Texas, June 23, 2015.

FULL REPORT: Download a pdf of the Horizon Initiative report.

WORKBOOK: Download the Horizon Initiative workbook, released June 2015.

Click here to view a version of the complete Spring 2015 issue of Chamber Executive magazine, almost all of which is devoted to the Horizon Initiative: Chambers 2025 report. (To view the flip book full-screen, click the box with four arrows at the bottom left.)

Horizon Perspectives
From the Fall 2015 issue of Chamber Executive magazine, two chamber execs answer questions arising from the Horizon Report.