CONOSCERE EURASIA ASSOCIATION
“Conoscere Eurasia” is a nonprofit organization which was founded in the year 2007.
The aim of the Association is to develop and intensify relations between Italy, the Russian Federation and the Eurasian Economic Community, realizing economic, educational, cultural and scientific projects.
Association headquarter is situated on the territory of the Russian House in Verona (Italy), which contains also Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Verona, Linguist Centre “The Russian World” and Visa Centre.
Government structures, private persons private and public companies, which are registered in Italy and Russia are all members of the Association.
In 2012 the Association founded Eurasian Forum “Innovation and internationalization” (Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona), the two days event, focused on development of many-sides cooperation on international and regional levels, and relations between private companies and financial institutes in the fields of energy, environment, agriculture, infrastructure, innovative business, start-up, economics and finance.
The V Eurasian Forum in Verona will be held in October 20–21, 2016.
COMMITTEE ON EASTERN EUROPEAN ECONOMIC RELATIONS
The Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations is a joint organisation of the leading associations representing Germany business. It is an intermediary between business and policy-makers in Germany and Central and Eastern Europe. Membership of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations is open to companies with interests in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe, the Caucasian Republics and Central Asia.
The Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations represents and pools the interests of German business in Germany and in the above countries. It promotes German companies’ involvement in trade, industry, investment and the services sector in the target countries. The Committee supports and strengthens the growing economic ties with these countries and regions.
The Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations provides the following services:
- A network of contacts to the governments and business representations both in Germany and in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
- Coordination of the institutionalized dialogue between the governments
- Current information on economic developments in the target countries
- Business delegations, conferences and seminars with high-ranking government representatives and entrepreneurs.
Working groups of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations are Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Republics of Central Asia, Caucasian Republics, Romania, Bulgaria, South-East Europe, Agriculture, issues relating to financing, consulting and contracts, information technology and telecommunications.
IHS CAMBRIDGE ENERGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES®, INC. (IHS CERA®)
IHS Markit was created following the merger of IHS and Markit in 2016.
IHS Markit is a leading global source of critical information, insight and analytics in the pivotal areas of today’s business landscape:
- Financial Markets
- Aerospace, Defense and Security
- Product Design
- Technology, Media and Telecom
- Maritime and Trade
Businesses and governments in more than 140 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert analysis and delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence.
For energy sector IHS Markit offers:
- Comprehensive coverage for markets and fuel types: news analysis, research results, technical information, forecasts, model-based solutions and three most common scenarios for the global economy for oil, gas, coal, electricity and nuclear energy and renewables
- Information on oil and gas wells: more than 5.5 million wells around the world presented in databases since 1860
- Risk assessment, software products for asset valuation
- Solutions for production costs estimation, geological data interpretation, engineering solutions
Customers served by IHS Markit: the majority of largest oil companies and corporations of the world, 10 largest automobile companies in the world, more than 85% of the Fortune Global 500, all largest global custodians, all G20 governments, all global investment banks and largest hedge funds.
THE CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRY (CII)
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, founded over 116 years ago. It is India’s premier business association, with a direct membership of over 8100 organisations, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 400 national and regional sectoral associations.
CII catalyses change by working closely with government on policy issues, enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and expanding business opportunities for industry through a range of specialised services and global linkages. It also provides a platform for sectoral consensus building and networking. Major emphasis is laid on projecting a positive image of business, assisting industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with over 120 NGOs across the country carry forward our initiatives in integrated and inclusive development, which include health, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development and environment, to name a few. CII has taken up the agenda of “Business for Livelihood” for the year 2010-12.
With 64 offices and 7 Centres of Excellence in India, and 7 overseas in Australia, China, France, Singapore, South Africa, UK, and USA, and institutional partnerships with 223 counterpart organisations in 90 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.
THE U.S.-RUSSIA BUSINESS COUNCIL (USRBC)
The U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC),a premier trade association based in Washington, DC with an office in Moscow, represents the trade and investment interests of its U.S. and Russian member companies. The USRBC seeks to expand and enhance the U.S.-Russian commercial relationship by engaging in advocacy efforts with both the U.S. and Russian governments on behalf of its members; assisting member companies with troubleshooting and new business development; providing information and analyses to support business decisions; and facilitating access and networking opportunities, including briefings with government officials and private-sector leaders.
THE FRANCO-RUSSIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (CCI FRANCE RUSSIE)
The Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is present in Moscow since 1997 as the ‘Club France’ Association. This business network naturally evolved towards a Chamber of Commerce and Industry status by joining in 2006 the CCI France International group, which is the first private network of French companies in the world, present in 85 countries and gathering more than 34,000 companies.
The CCI France Russie is led by a team of permanent professionals under the authority of 18 volunteer administrators. As a non-profit association, it is mainly financed by the contributions of its 450 members. The Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry does not receive any public subsidy and is not working under any administrative supervision. It is therefore a legitimate, objective and independent voice of the Franco-Russian business community.
Its work is focused on three key areas:
- Building the business community: organization and staging of sectoral committees, business presentations and B2B meetings, cultural events, and regional delegations
- Lobbying: consultations and dialogues with French and Russian private and public policy makers
- Support for companies: support for establishing and developing French businesses in Russia, and Russian investment in France
THE BELGIAN–LUXEMBOURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Belgian–Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia promotes economic and trade relations between the Russian Federation and the Belgium–Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU).
The purview of the Belgian–Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia is very wide in scope, and encompasses trade-missions, international networking, conferences, roundtables, and other events highlighting business opportunities.
THE GERMAN–RUSSIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The German–Russian Chamber of Commerce (COC) represents the interests of German businesses in Russia, and those of the Russian economy in Germany. The COC currently has approximately 800 members, largely medium-sized enterprises. Being a member of the COC means being a member of a strong community.
What you can expect
- The COC represents, advises, and supports German and Russian companies all the way from market entry to establishment of their day-to-day business.
- The COC is in close contact with Russian and German trade associations and ministries, representing the interests of the German economy to Russian and German economic and political bodies.
- The COC attends over 200 conferences and social events annually.
- The COC stays informed about all the latest developments and possible courses of action through committees and working groups made up of industry experts.
- The COC website provides information about the latest developments and breaking news in politics, economics, and public life in Russia: www.russland.ahk.de. Via our web portals focusing on Russian regions and professional education you can find specific information about doing business in Russia.
THE HELLENIC−RUSSIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Hellenic−Russian Chamber of Commerce (HRCC), founded in Athens in 1995 by Hellenic and Russian business leaders, has been functioning as an independent, non–profit organization for more than 20 years, promoting mutual economic and trade relations between the two countries.
HRCC services focus on offering practical tools to enhance members’ export activities and competitiveness:
- Promoting members’ interests to government authorities in both countries
- Organizing business missions, trade fairs, and seminars, and supporting the participation of Hellenic and Russian companies in such events
- Organizing bespoke business missions with a targeted programme of meetings
- Providing information about the credibility of companies in Greece and Russia
- Translation and interpreting
- Forwarding promotional materials to partner organizations in Greece and Russia
- Making lists of potential partners in both Greece and Russia
To conduct its activities successfully, the HRCC established strategic and business councils in Russia. It regularly cooperates with all state institutions and public services in both countries and has developed a powerful network with reliable chambers and business associations in Greece and Russia, thereby earning international recognition.
The American Chamber of Commerce
The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (AmCham) is the leading international business organization in Russia. Founded in 1994, AmCham advocates the trade and investment interests of its member companies. The reach and scope of AmCham’s advocacy continues to expand to reflect the increasing diversity of its membership. AmCham’s mission is to enhance commercial relations between the Russian Federation and the international business community by promoting an investment-friendly environment. It seeks to achieve this goal by serving as an indispensable forum for discussion and problem solving between the business community and policymakers, while maintaining a constant dialogue with the US and Russian governments. AmCham is headquartered in Moscow, has a regional office in St. Petersburg, and makes regular visits to regional cities in Russia.
TradeMalta is a public−private partnership formed between the Government of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise, and Industry. The organization is an executive agency dedicated to supporting Malta-based businesses to reach international markets with their products and services.
Incorporated in 2014, TradeMalta has been tasked with marketing and coordinating both incoming and outgoing trade missions, promoting participation in international trade fairs, facilitating bilateral trade meetings, and researching new market opportunities.
TradeMalta also provides specialized training programmes in international business development and marketing. The organization administers a number of incentive schemes and internationalization programmes aimed at novice and experienced exporters.
Promotion of franchising, joint ventures, and other forms of international business opportunities between Malta-based businesses and foreign companies is also actively supported.
Founded in February 2009 with the aim of becoming a Japanese version of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, G1 became a general incorporated association in April 2013. The G1 Institute provides a platform for learning, discussion, and action by leaders from various industries. With the goal to re-vitalize Japan, it holds seven large events each year (the G1 Summit, G1 Global Conference, G1 Executive Conference, G1 New Leaders’ Summit, G1 Regional Meetings, G1 Venture, and G1 College). Ten members have become ministers in the Japanese Cabinet. Its recent activities include forums, committees, and initiatives to put new ideas into action, including its own think tanks focused on culture and technology. G1 also published this year’s English translation of the 100 Actions project, a “quiet revolution” to re-energize Japan.
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
JETRO is a state institution established on the basis of a specific law to expand trade and investment between Japan and other countries. Since it was established more than 20 years ago – in February 1993 – the JETRO representative office in Moscow has been actively working to develop foreign economic ties and investment cooperation between Japan and Russia, in close cooperation with Russia’s federal and regional authorities as well as public organizations.
JETRO is a non-profit organization. Its goal is the harmonious development of Japan’s external trade and capital investments.
The main functions of JETRO are to provide information services, consulting services, and business development programmes (seminars, exhibitions, training programmes, etc.).
JETRO is the largest and most effective business information centre in Japan for foreign businesses wishing to develop ties with Japan.
The official JETRO website features the Trade Tie-up Promotion Program (TTPP), which was developed by JETRO and enables organizations to present proposals online and find business partners in Japan. The TTPP system is free, open to all, and contains an extensive databank on cooperation in the following areas: import/export, technology transfer, mutual investment, trade relations, office services (including translation and legal services), and market research.
Mangold Consulting GmbH
Mangold Consulting is a German management consultancy that offers a complete range of strategic consulting services for Russia, Eastern Europe and the CIS. Furthermore, Mangold Consulting offers its clients a vast experience of doing business and cooperating with Russia, Eastern Europe and the CIS, provides a comprehensive overview of the existing industry and local business landscape, analyzes potential markets and locations, offering its clients a customized entry strategy on target markets.
One of the main points that differentiates Mangold Consulting from other consultancy companies is its high-level networking and existing cooperation with governments and administrative bodies. Hence, it identifies the best potential business partners for its clients as well as potential distributors and customers.
Mangold Consulting also supports its clients in the clarification of logistics and customs issues, develops customized, creative strategies with its clients and helps them to construct successful business processes, guides them through the planning, implementation and realization of economic activities and projects, and provides business and personnel planning, using its experience and expertise to meet client’s needs and helps them to meet their goals.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia is an independent, non-governmental, business-expert interest association of legal entities and individuals who work in registered economic activity. Enterprises involved in different activities and belonging to all economic branches represent all business entities. As a business interest association, the Chamber’s main goal is to represent the common interests of the enterprises and other commercial entities before the state authorities and organizations, entrusted with establishing the economic system, economic policies and the business environment. As a place for meetings and negotiations, the Chamber authorities are working to harmonize the interests and activities of companies, definition of joint presentation, exchange of experience, initiation of mutual business contacts, etc. This professional business institution also provides information to its members and offers expert assistance and consulting services about the market, companies, production, exports and imports and other business information, such as on the business environment, issues concerning the economic legislation and elaboration of ideas related to investment opportunities.
Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels. Business Sweden was founded on January 1, 2013, by a merger of the Swedish Trade Council (Exportrådet) and Invest Sweden.
Business Sweden’s purpose is to help Swedish companies reach their full international potential and foreign companies to invest and expand in Sweden. It offers the customers strategic advice and hands-on support.
Business Sweden has representative offices in 57 countries and it has two offices in Russia – in Moscow and in St. Petersburg.
East Office of Finnish Industries
East Office of Finnish Industries was founded by leading Finnish corporations to expand business opportunities in Russia. The 25 shareholder companies have invested more than EUR 10 billion in the country, which is over 80% of Finland’s total foreign direct investment in Russia. East Office gathers and analyses relevant information concerning Russia, with a particular focus on the country’s economic and political development. For this purpose, East Office actively develops and maintains contacts with Russian business and political leaders, thus enabling its member companies to identify, expand, and realize business opportunities.
TIF-Helexpo is the national exhibition agency of Greece, responsible for organizing Thessaloniki International Fair, every September, which is the flagship of its exhibitions. Moreover, it organises over 15 sector exhibitions each year, regional exhibitions throughout Greece, national pavilions at major international exhibitions, as well as conferences and cultural events. It manages and exploits its property and the Agency 104.9 radio station and advises the state on exhibition policy. Its objectives include the support of Greek production and the promotion of Greek enterprises, in order to contribute to the growth of Greek economy. TIF-Helexpo is also concentrating on the development and extroversion of local economies in terms of exercising its regional policy. Its goal is to promote local production, utilize the competitive advantages of regions that often lack the necessary promotion and to achieve development of local entrepreneurship. The current strategy of TIF-Helexpo is condensed in the following policies and packages of actions: internationalization, partnerships at the international and domestic level, events of high added value for exhibitors and visitors.
The International Exhibition and Congress Centre of TIF-Helexpo in Thessaloniki is deployed over an area of 180,000 m2, of which 62,000 m2 constitute indoor exhibition premises. The exhibition complex includes three congress centres, ‘Nikolaos Germanos’, ‘Ioannis Vellidis’ and ‘Emilios Riadis’, with a total capacity of 4,000 seats. The three congress centres are equipped with state-of-the-art electronic and audiovisual systems. Apart from its exhibition facilities in Thessaloniki, TIF-Helexpo also owns Helexpo Maroussi on Kifissias Avenue in Maroussi, Athens. This is a multi-use building that mainly hosts exhibitions over an area of 30,000 m2 and includes a congress hall with a capacity of 600 seats.
The national exhibition agency has a long tradition, as it was founded over nine decades ago.
Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
The Economic Chamber represents the interests of Austrian enterprises. The Chamber members include more than 480,000 companies. As a strong mouthpiece for its members, the Chamber focuses on pursuing a forward-looking and business-friendly policy, for example, easing the tax burden, reducing bureaucratic barriers, and various business support measures. As a modern service provider, the Chamber provides quick and competent advice on a wide range of issues, from legal to customs issues. Thanks to its own training centres and centres of excellence, the Chamber of Economics helps to increase the competitiveness of the domestic economy.
Akvaplan-niva is a research and consulting company with headquarters and a laboratory in Tromsø (Norway). Its staff includes 120 scientists. The company is the founder of the Arctic Frontiers Conference and the organizer of its secretariat. Since its foundation in 2007, Arctic Frontiers has become the largest annual conference on the Arctic.
The event is dedicated to the sustainable development of the Arctic region and is held in January in Tromsø. The main topics at the forum are “the policy of Arctic territories”, “the science of Arctic territories”, and “the business of Arctic territories”. The “Youth of Arctic regions” section is a platform used to envolve young participants who are concerned about the Arctic. A number of parallel events take place within the framework of the Arena of Arctic Territories: seminars, panel discussions, round tables, as well as cultural and social events. The conference is attended by more than 2,000 representatives from 34 Arctic and non-Arctic countries. Cooperation with Russia has always been a priority of Akvaplan-niva and Arctic Frontiers. In 2014, Akvaplan-niva and the Russian Geographical Society, the founder of the ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ forum, signed a cooperation agreement.
Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry:
- is a non-governmental non-profit organization operating according to the Law of the Republic of Belarus on the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- is the leading business association in the Republic of Belarus with 65-year history
- incorporates more than 2000 members representing the whole range of Belarusian entrepreneurship ranging from the representatives of small businesses to large enterprises and holdings, ministries and state committees
- is an organization integrated into the World Chamber System
Services provided by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry:
- foreign economic activities
- exhibition activities
- ATA Carnet execution, verification and issue
- business education and consulting
- patent and licensing
- information and publishing
- BelCCI International Arbitration Court
Invest India is the official Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of the Government of India, mandated to facilitate investments into India. It is envisaged to be the first point of reference for potential investors.
Invest India team of domain and functional experts provide sector- and state-specific inputs, and hand-holding support to investors through the entire investment cycle, from pre-investment decision-making to after-care. Agency assists with location identification; expediting regulatory approvals; facilitating meetings with relevant government and corporate officials; and also provides aftercare services that include initiating remedial action on problems faced by investors.
All facilitation and hand-holding support to investors under the ‘Make in India’ programme is being provided by Invest India. Invest India is promoted by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
PCCI is the voice of Philippine business recognized by government and international institutions. As a proactive catalyst of development, PCCI promotes and supports the drive for globally competitive Philippine enterprises in partnership with government, local chambers, and other business organizations.
The main responsibility of PCCI is to provide focused advocacy for business growth and sustainable development by providing business services for the advancement of grassroots entrepreneurship, chamber development, international trade relations, business innovation and excellence, and operating efficiency. These will be achieved through a professional organization working in close cooperation with various stakeholders in public and private sectors.
To operationalize its MISSION and VISION, PCCI adopts the following strategic thrusts:
- steadfast support for the promotion and growth of micro, small and medium enterprises nationwide;
- pioneer policy reform initiatives to improve the business climate and sustain socioeconomic development;
- spearhead national and international networking through business matching, trade missions, and information sharing;
- support capability building for local chambers and industry associations.
Uruguay XXI, the Investment and Export Promotion Institute, works to help internationalize the Uruguayan economy. A country such as Uruguay has great opportunities to grow outside its borders by attracting investment and promoting exports to countries around the world. As can be seen in our mission statement, Uruguay XXI seeks to help both companies and the country as a whole better face the challenges posed by today’s world. In addition, our organization seeks to strengthen the country’s image abroad by promoting the attributes that make Uruguay a strategic location to do business in the Southern Cone of Latin America.
PRO ECUADOR is the Institute for the Promotion of Exports and Investments of Ecuador, attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. PRO ECUADOR is responsible for implementing the policies and rules to promote exports and investments of the country, in order to promote the supply of traditional and non-traditional products, and their strategic insertion into the international markets.
PRO ECUADOR has a wide network of offices: 7 regional offices responsible for seeing the needs of the territory and maintain constant contact with producers and exporters, and with 31 trade offices abroad, focusing on research, trading and market-opening for Ecuadorian products.
PRO ECUADOR is a commercial party concerned in the business development of exporters and foreign Investors.
The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)
The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) was founded in 2004 with a mandate to enhance and support trade, investment and good relations between the countries of Canada, Eurasia and Russia. CERBA is a unique not- for-profit organization having a network of over 140 corporations. To meet the dynamic needs of its growing membership CERBA has established seven chapters located in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, Almaty, and Moscow. CERBA provides an extensive network of contacts in the private and public sectors with frequent informative events on pertinent topics in the Eurasian markets, a regular printed newsletter, committees of the Canada–Russia Business Council (CRBC) and Kazakhstan–Canada Business Council (KCBC), and annual trade missions. Additionally CERBA provides market intelligence, advocates with the Canadian and Eurasian governments on key issues, and manages active sector-based committees to promote partnership between CERBA members and their counterparts in Eurasia.
The Association of Vietnamese Businessmen
The Association of Vietnamese Businessmen is a non-profit organization that was founded on the principles of voluntary participation and equality between Association members.
The Association’s goal is to coordinate business activities as well as to represent and protect the common property interests of its members.
The Association’s activities include:
- providing advice and assistance to Association members on technical, economic, and legal issues related to the performance of their activities as well as resolving disputes arising among Association members;
- providing assistance to Vietnamese businessmen who are interested in developing business ties with Russia and business activities on its territory;
- providing assistance in strengthening ties between Vietnamese and Russian entrepreneurs based on the principles of business partnership, mutual understanding, and mutual respect;
- providing comprehensive support for the business activities of Vietnamese entrepreneurs on the Russian market with the aim of developing the Russian market, the economies of Russia and Vietnam, and encouraging highly effective business activities based on the law;
- engaging Russian and foreign entrepreneurs in joint activities with Vietnamese entrepreneurs on the Russian market;
- representing the interests of Association members on their behalf and based on their instructions with the legislative, executive, and judicial authorities of the Russian Federation;
- organizing symposiums, meetings, conferences and similar events as well as participation in similar events;
- providing assistance in enhancing the qualifications and professional level of specialists who are employed by member organizations of the Association;
- providing assistance in the expansion of business ties as well as the exchange of experience and information among Association members;
- informing interested Russian entrepreneurs about the specifics and opportunities of the markets of Vietnam and other countries of Southeast Asia.
The Brazilian–Russian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
The Brazilian–Russian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism is a non-profit bilateral organization based on membership. It was founded 35 years ago with the active support of the governments of Russia and Brazil to strengthen and develop economic, trade, investment and cultural ties between Russia and Brazil.
The President of the Chamber Brazil–Russia is also the General Secretary of the Russia–Brazil Business Council and takes an active part in the preparation of bilateral intergovernmental commissions on trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Brazil.
The diversified structure of the Brazilian–Russian Chamber is built in accordance with the norms of international law and aims to represent and protect the interests of business in Russia and Brazil. At this moment the organization includes various profile committees (agriculture, energy, infrastructure, etc.) and departments that provide professional services for business.
Australia Russia Dialogue (ARD)
Established in spring 2013, NGO ARD is an association of industry, the professions, and academia with primary aim to promote multifaceted engagement between Australia and Russia. Specifically its objectives are:
- To promote business, educational, technological, tourist, and cultural links between Australia and Russia.
- To provide a forum for its members to discuss public policy issues of relevance to both countries and to advance these policies in a spirit of mutual understanding.
- To organize and promote various events for members, friends and colleagues to foster wider public awareness of the Australia-Russia relationships.
Membership in ARD is open on both corporate and individual levels.
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is a national organization that brings together and represents the business community, employers and business associations of all economic sectors in Vietnam. The purpose of the VCCI is to protect and assist business enterprises, to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country and to promote economic, commercial and technological co-operation between Vietnam and the rest of the world on the basis of equality and mutual benefit. VCCI is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization enjoying the status of a legal entity and operating with financial autonomy.
The functions of the VCCI are as follows:
- To represent the Vietnamese business community in order to promote and protect the lawful, legitimate interests of the business community and employers in Vietnam in domestic and international relations.
- To promote development of business enterprises, entrepreneurs, and cooperation between business entities and to offer assistance in trade and investment, economic and technological co-operation and other business activities of enterprises in Vietnam and abroad.
Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC)
Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) was founded in 2015. It is composed of national chambers and commercial associations of the Silk Road countries and is the first non-profit, non-governmental international business confederation named after the Silk Road. Currently SRCIC has 63 state-level members from more than 45 countries and thousands of enterprises, forming up a community of shared interests, shared responsibilities and a shared future.
By integration of its rich worldwide resources, SRCIC has constructed its project and capital pool to serve and connect business communities of different countries as a platform, providing opportunities for information communication, project matching, cultural exchange, and innovative development. SRCIC has become an important strength in the promotion of the Belt and Road construction and in advancing global trade and investment, cultural exchange, and sustainable development.
SRCIC Founding Chairman, Lu Jianzhong, is also the vice Chairman of China Chamber of International Commerce and head of the Tang West Market International Group. The SRCIC Executive Board includes representatives from more than 20 countries involved in the Silk Belt project, including Iran, Pakistan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkey, Greece and Italy among others. Russia is represented by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs President Alexander Shokhin, Summa Group owner Ziyavudin Magomedov, Russian Association of International Cooperation Chairman Sergey Kalashnikov who are vice Chairmen of SRCIC, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Alexandra Ochirova who is also the SRCIC Silk Road Ambassador.
Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE)
Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE) is a government organization of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam responsible for state regulation of trade and promotion of investment for development of industry and trade.
VIETRADE provides a wide spectrum of services to assist Vietnamese and foreign enterprises in their business development and expansion.
- proposing to the government policies and measures for the developing business support activities, national branding programmes, and investment for development of industry and trade;
- providing business information to trade support institutions and enterprises;
- conducting market research and analysis for the purpose of formulating national trade promotion policies;
- assisting Vietnamese and foreign enterprises in identifying business opportunities, customers, suppliers and partners by dispatching trade missions abroad, hosting foreign business missions to Vietnam and organizing business meetings, seminars and conferences for Vietnamese and foreign enterprises;
- regulating, in coordination with the relevant authorities, all commercial advertising activities, sales promotion activities and trade fairs in Vietnam;
- administering the national branding programme; assisting Vietnamese enterprises in building, promoting and protecting product brands;
- administering, in coordination with the relevant authorities, the national trade promotion programme;
- assisting and guiding local industry and trade departments, trade support institutions in Vietnam, and overseas trade representative offices in trade and investment promotion for industry development;
- training Vietnamese enterprises and trade support institutions in trade and investment promotion for industry development;
- producing trade and industry television programmes;
- cooperating with international and foreign organizations in trade and investment promotion for industry development.
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Founded in 1952, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) is a national foreign trade and investment promotion agency.
The major responsibilities of the CCPIT include: implement relevant major national development strategies, and promote foreign trade, bilateral investment and economic & technological cooperation; carry forward cooperation with overseas trade promotion counterparts; receive overseas high-end trade and economic delegations; organize Chinese trade and economy delegations to visit foreign countries; manage overseas trade exhibitions organized by Chinese agencies, participate in affairs of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and World Expo on behalf of the Chinese government; hold or organize Chinese companies to attend trade and economic exhibitions, forums, fairs and other international conferences; represent domestic industry and commerce in the field of foreign trade, and involve into the formulation of trade and economic policies and rules, foreign trade negotiation and making of international commercial rules; carry out legal consulting, commercial conciliation , trade and maritime arbitration; sign and issue certificates of origin for export products and other certificates and documents related to foreign trade, provide intellectual property services such as patent application, trade mark registration, litigation and rights safeguarding; organize industries and enterprises to cope with trade disputes; provide trade and economic information, training services etc.
The CCPIT will establish wide connections with relevant international organizations, trade & investment promotion agencies, commercial associations and business circle to organize various forms of communication and cooperation. It is committed to enhancing services for companies and making positive contributions to the development of bilateral and multilateral trade relationships, promotion of world economic prosperity and improvement of the well-being of all mankind.
The Australian Davos Connection Ltd
The ADC Forum is an independent non-profit Australian organization that brings together leading members of the business community, the public sector, academics and journalists, and offers a dialogue platform for the key issues that affect Australia.
The ADC was founded in 1996 to advance Australia’s interests at the World Economic Forum and to promote the Australian audience’s networking with members of the Davos Forum. Since then, the range of goals the ADC Forum pursues has expanded to include promoting business efficiency by encouraging political debate on global issues; improving leadership; bolstering Australia’s regional and global positions; promoting dialogue with international experts, entrepreneurs and political leaders.
To realize its mission, the ADC Forum has developed an integrated model for annual events, sectoral initiatives and briefings for information exchange. The ADC Forum’s key event is the by-invitation-only Australian Leadership Retreat held annually on Hayman Island.
China Overseas Development Association (CODA)
China Overseas Development Association (CODA, also known as China Industrial Overseas Development & Planning Association) is a national non-profit social organization with corporate capacity duly approved by and registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. CODA was established on 10 December 2004. CODA’s Honorary Chairman is Zeng Peiyan, former Vice-Premier of the State Council, and its President is Zhang Guobao, former Vice-Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and former Director (at ministerial level) of the National Energy Administration.
The competent department in charge of CODA’s administration is the NDRC. Under NDRC’s guidance, CODA provides services for Chinese enterprises’ overseas investments and development. CODA has been actively implementing the ‘Going Global’ strategy, serving as a bridge and link between the government and enterprises, to provide comprehensive services for the overseas development of Chinese enterprises.
The Philippine-Russian Business Assembly
The Philippine-Russian Business Assembly is the principal organization that drives business relations between the Philippines and the Russian Federation; it brings together the governments, business associations and entrepreneurs of the two countries. The purpose of the Business Assembly is to promote tourism and trade, growth of mutual investments, the search for partners and lobbying of businesses’ interests in order to improve the business environment.