Hong Kong is Asia's financial hub, which means that it's also home and host to nearly all Chambers of Commerce from across the world as Asia's world city. We've collected a list of Chambers of commerce you might be interested in checking out based here in Hong Kong. (In no particular order)
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The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce has been helping members do business for the past 157 years. Their members enjoy the advantage of being a part of the longest established and at the same time the most dynamic business organization in Hong Kong. The Chamber's goal is to make sure the Government and general public understand businesses' views and to also ensure that Hong Kong remains one of the best and most competitive business and financial hubs in the world.
The Australian Chamber is a platform for supporting member business development and for connection or networking opportunities. Apart from this general support they develop new business services, offer business matching and event management services, as well as the hire of a meeting or training room in the heart of Hong Kong.
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1991, is an independent international business association, representing Dutch or Dutch-related companies of all sizes and individuals that have a stake in developing trade in, with, or through Hong Kong. It is a member-driven, non-profit, non-governmental organization of business people, and sustains itself through membership subscriptions, advertisements, and events. The Chamber has over 350 individuals and 200 companies as member ranging from global market leading multinationals, SMEs and startups.
Founded in 1977, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is a proactive, non-government body that provides an extensive networking platform for members with business interests in Canada, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the broader Asia-Pacific region. Being one of the leading and most active international chambers in Hong Kong and an influential business group in Asia-Pacific, the Chamber's mission is to connect members with one another and with other members of the business network in Hong Kong in order to expand their opportunities so that their businesses and careers thrive.
The British Chamber of Commerce is one of Hong Kong's biggest and most active international business organizations representing a broad span of British, Hong Kong and international companies doing business in, with, or through Hong Kong. The Chamber’s aim is to help their members grow their business, and promote and represent their business interests, by providing representation and advocacy; networking and brand exposure; as well as information and insight. While a number of their member companies do business with Britain or have British operations, companies do not have to be British to join the Chamber. They have a large number of Hong Kong, Chinese and international companies within their membership.
Initiated in 1997, the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (EuroCham) is a non-governmental business interest group. The EuroCham is a ‘Chamber of Chambers’ with its membership comprising of 15 European Chambers based in Hong Kong and 1 in Macau. The appointed representatives of these chambers make up the EuroCham’s board of directors.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is one of the largest American Chambers outside the US, the largest international chamber in Hong Kong and one of the most dynamic and influential international business organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. Their members are united in the belief that an economic system based upon free trade, open markets and private enterprise creates employment, prosperity and stability.
Established in 1986, the French Chamber is a private association with over one-third of members being non-French nationals. The French Chamber is divided into two main departments. The Members Services department helps members to develop their visibility and network through events, committees, and publications. The Business Services department includes company set up & domiciliation services, office rental, recruitment, visa application, translation, business missions, and market studies, helping French companies to establish and expand in Hong Kong.
The Irish Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong is a networking group for Irish business people living in Hong Kong and those with an interest in Irish business. The ICC provides its members with the chance to further Irish business interests in Hong Kong and an opportunity to meet Irish Government and business leaders that visit the region. They also work closely with the European Chamber of Commerce and the Irish Chamber of Commerce of Macau.
Often referred to as MayCham or MCCHKM, The Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong & Macau) participates in theInternational Business Committee, chaired by the Chief Secretary of HKSAR. This committee provides a forum for discussion between the Government and international business representatives on matters affecting the business environment and perceptions of Hong Kong. In addition, MayCham is also an active member of InterCham, the informal association of international chambers in Hong Kong.
One of the main focus areas of FinnCham Hong Kong is to enforce its position as a reliable platform through which companies can better explore opportunities in the South China market. FinnCham Hong Kong enables companies to gain access to relevant and up to date information and connections. FinnCham Hong Kong provides its members value adding assistance when setting up their operations in Hong Kong and in China.
Established as of March 1997, The Italian Chamber of Commerce's roots are in the Italian Business Association, established in 1993 with the aim of promoting business exchanges involving Hong Kong, Macao, and Italy and at the same time establishing a common platform for the Italian business community-based in Hong Kong and its local members. As of 1999, the Chamber received official recognition from the Italian Government. Since then, the ICC has grown into a substantial organization which, in partnership with the Italian Consulate General and the Italian Trade Commission, provides support to its Members, both Italian and local.
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AustroCham, The Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong serves as a networking platform for the Austrian community and its interests in Hong Kong and, in particular, to create, advance and promote relations between Austria and Hong Kong. AustroCham is a member of the European Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong, InterCham, and the International Business Committee of the Hong Kong SAR Government to express concerns and contribute ideas of their membership to authorities and policymakers.
Established in 1984, The Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (NCC) is a forum for representatives of Norwegian companies in Hong Kong, representatives of local companies which have links to Norway or take an interest in Norway, as well as individuals. The Chamber aims to arrange for the exchange of information and experience between members of the Chamber, make suitable representations on behalf of the Norwegian business community in Hong Kong to the competent authorities and institutions in Hong Kong and Norway, promote commercial exchange, contribute to the enhancement of the image of Norway in Hong Kong and promote knowledge of Hong Kong within Norwegian business.
The main aim of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is to promote and increase bilateral relationships between Spain and Hong Kong, offering a wide range of services to support companies in both markets. The Chamber's mission is to promote relationships between Hong Kong and Spain, increase the Spanish presence in the area, both economically and socially, and develop commercial opportunities for their members.
Established in 1969, The Hong Kong Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry is derived from Hong Kong Japanese Club Economics Committee, starting with members of 99 companies. The Chamber aims not only for information provision, but also a place to promote business networks. In HKJCCI there are 13 committees such as Financial, SME and Electric Components.
The International Chamber of Commerce - Hong Kong (ICC-HK) was inaugurated in December 1998 as the Hong Kong representative body of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). It seeks to project Hong Kong's business interests in the international community and to mobilize Hong Kong's business experience to contribute to the key activities of ICC. The Chamber further aims to share Hong Kong's experience with businesses elsewhere particularly in areas of policy issues, international standards, and business practices. It participates in ICC's endeavors in setting business standards and in promoting interflow of business around the world.
The Danish Chamber of Commerce (DCC) provides a forum for all business which relates to Denmark, or Danish related companies. Thus the focus is on the relations with Denmark and is not specific to the nationalities of individuals. DCC’s objective is to identify, examine and discuss matters of common interest affecting economic, industrial and commercial issues and objectives as well as health and educational matters. The scope of activities embraces interest in the Greater Pearl River Delta in line with the policies of Hong Kong SAR and the desires of the PRC for Hong Kong to play a leading role in commercial activities in this vast and intensive concentration of industrial production and development.
Created in 2008, the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (MexCham) is an organization which provides a platform to bring together businesses and individuals with interests in Mexico, Hong Kong, and China. As a private, autonomous, independent and Non-profit organization, duly accredited by the legal institutions in Mexico and Hong Kong, MEXCHAM aims to strengthen the economic relationship of Mexico with Hong Kong and Mainland China, to build a World-class Mexican and Hong Kong business sector.
Founded in 1983, the German Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong today with over 450 members is one of the largest membership associations among the European national chambers. It serves as a catalyst, promoter, and facilitator of members’ interests in Hong Kong, China, Germany and the region. As such, the Chamber is also involved in trade and investment promotion between Hong Kong and Germany along with German Industry and Commerce (GIC), a member of the officially mandated German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK), the German Consulate, and the office of Germany Trade and Invest.
The Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (SCCHK) represents the Swiss business community to both the Swiss and HKSAR governments. Through regular meetings and luncheons, members can meet and discuss their common interests in HKSAR. SwissCham HK also informs members of new government initiatives that might have relevance for them and acts as a lobbying vehicle to promote their interests to the Government.
Founded in 1900, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) is one of the oldest and largest chambers in Hong Kong. CGCC aims to serve the community and, advancing with time, to maintain Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, reaching out to the world with its roots in Hong Kong and backing from the Motherland.
Initiated by a group of Singaporean businessmen in Hong Kong, the Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong) was incorporated in Hong Kong in September 1995 with the support of the Singapore Consulate-General, the then Singapore Trade Development Board, the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Singapore Tourism Board.
The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (NZCCHK) was founded in 1992 to promote the New Zealand economic presence in Hong Kong. Since then the continued increases in capital and trade flows between New Zealand, Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China have been factors in the Chamber's activities. NZCCHK is a not-for-profit organisation established in Hong Kong under the Societies Ordinance Cap 151.
The Korean Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, founded in 1976, aims in providing business information, providing business networking opportunity, and promoting commercial trades through various activities to help members to build up their business networks. Since the founding of KCCHK, the Chamber is committed to strengthening the network and bond between HK and Korea to promote business cooperation and protect its member’s benefits. The non-profit and non-political organization adheres to the principle of free trade, open markets, capitalism, and ethical business practices.
InachamHK is an official Chamber of Commerce for Indonesia in Hong Kong. The mission is to facilitate, promote, and connect businesses between Hong Kong and Indonesia with its extensive network and platform. Their members consist of like-minded entrepreneurs, professionals, and government officials. They welcome all people that are interested or have conducted business in Indonesia.
China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter Limited (CRECCHKI) was established on August 21,2002 to be a non-profit making Hong Kong-registered Chapter of the China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce (CRECC).They are a real estate industry association, comprising of real estate investors, fund managers, developers, professionals, academics, and public agencies and associations based in Hong Kong, with overseas members throughout the world.Their vision is to be an influential real estate association representing all sectors within the real estate industry in Hong Kong SAR and the Mainland, PRC.
The aim of Chile Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce is to fairly identify common interests and proper grounds of understanding, so as to provide an efficient way to enhance Chile – Hong Kong relationships and contribute to strengthening commercial and friendship ties. In doing so, they can fulfill their own expectations and that of the members and community, keeping an open road map for long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship.
Established in March 2007, The Nepal Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong is an independent nonprofit member-driven organization that enables members to share knowledge and to develop business relation between Nepal, Hong Kong, mainland China and the Asia Pacific Region. The Chamber plays a vital role in organizing events and activities that enable members to develop relations with the various institutions and organizations. Through the years the Chamber’s events have substantially increased and have become the main platform for members in exchanging ideas and expanding their network.
The Poland Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce was established during October 2009 with the aim of uniting the cultures and supporting individuals as well as businesses while promoting Polish trade, services, investments, arts and culture in Hong Kong. Polish origins or interest in Poland are the unifying forces but they set no limitations and everyone is welcome to join the Chamber.
Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry Hong Kong (BCCIHK) was set up as a business support group on 16th May 2014, aiming to continue to build and reinforce new and existing value-added relationships between Bangladesh and Hong Kong, Macau and China by establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with business enterprises, governments, other business chambers and stakeholder agencies. BCCIHK is a not for profit membership organization which utilizes membership fees and other income to provide support and resources to businesses and institutions across Hong Kong and China that wish to trade with Bangladesh.
To answer the growing interest in business between Hong Kong, Macau, and Iran, the Iranian Chamber of Commerce and Investment in Hong Kong & Macau (ICCIHKM) was established. ICCIHKM is a private, non-profit organization that accommodates the needs and interests of its members. The members constitute ICCIHKM as a whole and form the actions of the chamber. The chamber arranges numerous events where members can expand their visibility and network. Members exclusively benefit from various committees and publications that offer invaluable insights to both Iran and Hong Kong Market. ICCIHKM also offers a wide range of business services including company set up, visa application and provision of assistance to Iranian companies to establish and expand in Hong Kong.
Inaugurated in November 2008, the Hong Kong - Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (HKVCC) is a non-government, non-profit limited organization that engages to promote the common interests of the Hong Kong and Vietnamese business communities. Their main tasks include developing networks, relationships, and partnerships among members, providing a forum for exchanges of views and the identification of new opportunities for trade and investment, etc.
The Kowloon Chamber of Commerce was first established in 1938 at No.504 Shanghai Street under the name of Mongkok Chamber of Commerce. The aims of the Chamber are to unite and promote the benefit of the community and coordinate communication between local and foreign commercial sector. The Chamber enjoys good relationships with business organizations and commercial concerns both in China and overseas, and to strengthen such ties, the Chamber frequently sent delegations to such organizations. The Chamber was incorporated under the Companies Ordinance in 1954 as a limited company and is a non-profitable organization.
The Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (BLCC) in Hong Kong officially launched on 11 December 1998, succeeding the Belgian Business Association which was founded in 1992. The BLCC is a non-profit organization of business people with an active interest in developing two-way trade. The BLCC membership totals more than 200 individuals representing over 120 companies up-to-date. Their mission is to create a platform to develop and foster economic, commercial and financial relations between Belgium, Luxembourg and Hong Kong. By organizing networking receptions, workshops and seminars on a regular basis, the BLCC facilitates Belgian and Luxembourg companies to expand their network in Hong Kong.
Seeded in 2013, the Hong Kong Myanmar Chamber of Commerce (HKMCC) is one of the newest business chambers in Hong Kong. Its visionary mission is to connect Hong Kong and Myanmar through a variety of integrated services and solutions in creating values and opportunities. Its objectives include organizing and supporting trade fairs, seminars, workshops, forums and business conferences, establishing business matching exercises, etc.
The Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong currently serves as an information and knowledge exchange point for Lithuanian investors and businesses interested in Hong Kong and Southern China markets as well as for Hong Kong and overseas companies interested in trading and investing in Lithuania. Their founding members have a solid track record in assisting Lithuanian business delegations during their visits to Hong Kong, by setting up meetings with potential partners and providing support in obtaining information from local institutions.
Established in 2014, the HongKong Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Inc. aims at facilitating mutual benefits within the Philippines and Hong Kong, enhancing the cooperation between the Philippines and Mainland China as well as Hong Kong. The Chamber has accumulated 300 members to over 600.
The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ARABCCI) was established in Hong Kong 2006 as a leading organization at promoting commercial ties between Hong Kong and Greater China and the Arab World. From a base of 8 founding member companies, ARABCCI has now evolved to include an ever-growing number of members. The Chamber is run by business experts for business professionals, dedicated to opening enormous trade opportunities by providing extensive information and professional services to their members.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong was established in 1986 and has since then focused on promoting Swedish business interests in Hong Kong. SwedCham is continuing to strive for development and expansion. Apart from Hong Kong, they have also started to widen their geographical business area into the Greater Bay Area, to be able to reach members who are active in both Hong Kong and the surrounding areas.
Initiated by the local Romanian community in 2011, RoCham Hong Kong sets out to represent the Romanian business community in the region and promote Romania and its diverse assets. The Romanian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is a dynamic force that serves as a networking platform for the Romanian community and its interests in Hong Kong and, in particular, to create, advance and promote relations between Romania and Hong Kong. The Chamber represents a broad spectrum of Romanian, Hong Kong, international and Chinese companies, most of whom share significant commercial interests there.
The Indian Chamber of Commerce has earned itself a valuable place among the Hong Kong Indian business community through its dedicated service to Hong Kong. The Chamber works closely with the Hong Kong SAR Government, the Consulate General of India and other consulates in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, InvestHK, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and international chambers in Hong Kong. The Indian Chamber is also an active member of the International Business Community.
Established in 2010, the Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce is supported by organizations including the National CPPCC, the United Front Work Department of China, the Hong Kong Liaison Office, Hong Kong, and Macao Affairs Office Of The State Council, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce.
Junior Chamber International Hong Kong (JCIHK) (formerly named as “Hong Kong Junior Chamber”), inaugurated in 1950, is affiliated with the worldwide leadership development organization – The Junior Chamber International (JCI). JCI has a worldwide membership of over 200,000 and more than 100 countries around the world. In Hong Kong, they have about 2,000 members representing a network of highly motivated and forward looking young men and women who are mostly entrepreneurs or executives from a wide range of trades and businesses. The active members are between the ages of 18-40 from 21 local chapters, who make full use of their leisure hours to work for the betterment of the community and themselves. The purpose of Junior Chamber is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.
The Hong Kong-Thailand Business Council is an independent, non-government body representing companies of all sizes and individuals with an interest in the development of business and commercial ties between Hong Kong and Thailand. The Council’s aims are to promote the common interests of the Hong Kong and Thai business communities in Hong Kong, to provide the Hong Kong and Thai business communities both in Hong Kong and Thailand with opportunities for networking and the development of partnerships, and a forum for exchanges of views and the identification of new opportunities for trade and investment, etc.
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Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce was established in 1921. It is the oldest and the most reputable Chiu Chow business organization in Hong Kong. Their members are Chiu Chow clan elites from various sectors of development, social service, educational advancement and salvation aid. The Chamber has 140 directors with 15 divisions. For the past nine decades, they have been exerting their best efforts to develop professionally, youthfully and internationally.