The International Chamber of Commerce is the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 130 countries. Our mission is to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere. We work to promote international trade, responsible business conduct, and a global approach to regulation through a unique mix of advocacy and standard-setting activities—together with market-leading dispute resolution services. Our members include many of the world’s largest companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.
The World Chambers Federation is ICC’s unique global forum connecting, leading and inspiring the global network of chambers and their respective business communities. Our activities and projects involve local, regional, national, bilateral, and transnational chambers from all over the world—extending into 120+ countries. As a leading force within this diverse network, we strive to help chambers cope with the ever-changing business landscape, facilitating communication and collaboration between chamber leaders on matters of mutual interest, enhancing chamber capacity to foster private sector development, and connecting ICC to SMEs.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIG) was founded in 1865 by a group of farsighted and determined people who considered it was time to safeguard and promote trade and industry. It is fully independent from the Swiss state, and as an organisation that represents companies, it can claim to be the voice of businesses when working with government authorities. Located at the heart of Europe, in Geneva, the cradle of multilateralism, the CCIG is a keen believer in the virtues of international trade as a means to achieve peaceful cooperation among nations.