The CCI Caen Normandie and its string of projects for 2014

The 2014/01/27 at 13:00
The CCI Caen Normandie is becoming a model for its peers. Managing a port, an airport, a school for cont...

P. Lavialle, President of the CCI of Essonne: “Grand Paris should not complicate decisions”

The 2014/01/15 at 16:01
The Grand Paris metropolis project is a matter of concern for Philippe Lavialle, President of the CCI of...

63 memorable orientation evenings with the CCIs of France

The 2014/01/15 at 11:40
For five years now, French Chambers of Commerce and Industry have been offering everyone the possibility of spending a whole evening on gathering information on a range of professions. An experience to try o...

Exclusive interview with Richard Weber, the new President of Eurochambres

The 2013/12/12 at 14:44
Richard Weber will be replacing Alessandro Barberis from January 2014 onwards at the head of Eurochambre...

An Iran-US Chamber to be inaugurated before Christmas

The 2013/12/05 at 13:25
Following the historic agreement in Teheran in November, the idea of an Iran-US Chamber has emerged. The...

“Faites de l’international 2013”: the must-go event for Île-de-France CCIs

The 2013/11/27 at 09:38
The Trophées CCI Paris Ile-de-France de l’international will be placing the spotlight on three new exporter enterprises in the Île-de-France region. Awards are be distributed at the closing ceremony of the 6...

The Chamber of Commerce: yes, but which one?

The 2013/11/26 at 21:29
Chambers of Commerce and Industry, CCI Internationales, binational (joint French and foreign) Chambers… ...

the European SME Week is working

The 2013/11/21 at 08:50
This monday, in 37 European Union countries, the European Commission and the Lithuanian presidency will be launching the European SME Week. The European Union’s CCIs will be playing an active role in this ev...

Once upon a time… the CCI

The 2013/11/11 at 12:05
The world’s oldest CCI was established in Marseille, in 1599, to oversee the protection of French trade ...

Crowdfunding in Caen: a new business financing tool?

The 2013/11/10 at 09:02
The CCI of Caen will be introducing, at the start of 2014, a crowdfunding system enabling businesses to ...

Eurochambres launches an arsenal of new ideas for rescuing SMEs

The 2013/10/30 at 12:52
The 5th anniversary of the Small Business Act was an opportunity for Eurochambres to turn its mind to new policies for supporting some 20 million European SMEs. The lowdown on this brainstorming.

Jean-François Gendron, new President of the CCI Internationale: “Don’t forget Africa…”

The 2013/10/07 at 10:07
Appointed, on 26 September, as President of the association CCI Internationale by his predecessor who was leaving this role in the middle of his mandate, , the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Indust...

French CCIs deprived of 270 million euros in 2014: how will they manage?

The 2013/10/04 at 12:31
The 2014 French Finance Bill presented to the Ministerial Council on 25 September backs 15 billion euros in savings and 3 billion euros in new tax takings. The cutting of public expenses will hit CCIs full i...

MMA: Promoting tailor-made professional guarantees

The 2013/09/09 at 12:39
Offering proximity to clients as one of its major competitive advantages, the MMA group provides answers to many questions that professionals ask about insurance.

The CCI of Champagne-Ardenne gets moving until tonight

The 2013/09/07 at 06:15
On the occasion of the second largest agricultural machine expo in Chalons-en-Champagne, currently underway until 9 September, the CCI of Champagne-Ardennes is making itself known through video. Home to 17% ...

Franchise SUBWAY®: the diversity of implantations improve many opportunities

The 2013/09/05 at 15:46
With over 39,000 restaurants in no less than 102 countries and almost 50 years of experience, Subway is ...

The onset of a more favourable economic contex

The 2013/09/04 at 07:58
The morale of French company heads is on the rise. Pulled up by the recovery of the Eurozone, this business climate indicator has progressed for the third consecutive month.

Can the French “Sustainable Palm Oil” Alliance convince industrial players?

The 2013/09/03 at 15:29
In Paris, on Monday 2 September, six French companies and three trade organisations met to set up a “French Alliance”. The group commits to using, from 2015 onwards, oil produced with certain social and en...

Video Article - Nespresso Business Solutions: serving professionals for almost two decades

The 2013/08/09 at 08:40
Since 1996, Nespresso Business Solutions has offered, in France, solutions for professionals wishing to ...

Video Article - EDF Entreprises: turning energy into a lever of competitiveness

The 2013/08/07 at 08:19
Now gathered under the one banner, innovative EDF offers targeting enterprises propose to meet their gas...

The CCI Nord Pas de Calais: an engine in the energy transition

The 2013/08/05 at 08:02
Jeremy Rifkin, the well-known American economist and futurologist, will be in Lille in May to oversee a ...

CCI of Nice Côte d’Azur - Towards smart energy grids

The 2013/08/02 at 07:49
The CCI of Nice Côte d’Azur is laying down the foundations of a global project in favour of more dynamic smart energy grids in its territory.

CCFI - French enterprises in Israel: room for improvement

The 2013/07/31 at 08:26
A mediocre annual balance sheet for the France-Israel Chamber of Commerce (CCFI). Despite the trend towa...

CCI of Toulouse: defining tomorrow’s levers of growth

The 2013/07/29 at 08:24
Following a vast field study, the CCI of Toulouse has described the axes of development requiring extra ...

AXA Assistance: an answer for every emergency

The 2013/07/25 at 07:56
In a context where expatriation is a growing phenomenon and new economic powers are emerging, AXA Assist...

Paris Seine Normandie: when regional CCIs get together

The 2013/07/24 at 08:27
The CCIs of Haute-Normandie, Basse-Normandie amd Paris Île-de-France have spawned an original joint stru...

Kupoya: when social life means business

The 2013/07/22 at 14:32
Few weeks ago, Commerce International acquired the intellectual property of the Tel Aviv-based Israeli s...

DIHK - Class action: European enterprises fear an Americanisation of economic relations

The 2013/07/16 at 08:59
On 3 July, the French National Assembly voted in a draft bill on consumption whose key measure is the authorisation of class action. An initiative that follows in the footsteps of the European Commission a...

The CCI of Grenoble supports smart mobility

The 2013/07/09 at 09:12
Grenoble is intent on becoming a “smart city of the future” as quickly as possible. Innovative solutions...

Savoye: progressive logistics for greater flexibility

The 2013/07/03 at 08:45
What with its innovative mechanisation, automation and storage solutions as well as IT offers adapted to...

Video Article - B&B Hôtels: a professional offer at a modest price

The 2013/06/13 at 08:40
With a blossoming network in France as well as overseas as well as special services for its loyal custom...

Video Article - Groupama takes care of employee savings

The 2013/06/05 at 08:17
Employer savings are an increasingly appreciated way to supplement the incomes of company heads (1) and ...

BCC - British exporters identify buoyant new markets

The 2013/05/31 at 08:12
The United Arab Emirates, Poland and China emerge as markets with strong growth potential, according to ...

DIHK - Growth means a decline in company creation

The 2013/05/29 at 08:55
Company creation is an attractive solution for job seekers during crisis times. But as statistics from t...

DIHK - Company financing: Basel III casts a shadow over SMEs

The 2013/05/22 at 08:13
Elaborated in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to prevent the collapse of banks, new regulatory sta...

Spain: The arbitration court, a useful tool for enterprises

The 2013/05/13 at 08:20
The first Investment Arbitration Court Conference was organised in Madrid

BCC - British enterprises wish to remain in the EU under certain conditions

The 2013/05/10 at 08:20
According to a survey published by the BCC, a large majority of British enterprises are in favour of ren...

France’s Confidence Pact: French CCIs expectant

The 2013/05/06 at 07:55
French CCIs expect a great deal from the Confidence Pact that President François Hollande wishes to sign...

BCC - Boost in morale for British enterprises

The 2013/05/03 at 08:39
The body in charge of British Chambers of Commerce believes that a UK relapse into recession will be avoided this year.

Video Article - GDF SUEZ, a choice partnership for SMEs-SMIs

The 2013/04/29 at 08:33
With 1,000 employees, GDF Suez Energies France Entreprises et Collectivités supplies gas and electricity...

CCI Paris - France-Israel, promoting bilateral hi-tech cooperation

The 2013/04/24 at 08:20
Hi tech was on the agenda at the 12th France-Israel Economic and Technological Forum. The objective of t...

CCI France: French industry on track

The 2013/04/23 at 07:56
From 19 March to 18 April, the “Industrie & Innovation” train covered 6,500 kilometres on French territo...

DIHK - Tax increase: 1% more equals 200,000 fewer jobs

The 2013/04/18 at 08:34
Taxation and high incomes are at the heart of the German electoral debate. The DIHK, the federation of German CCIs, estimates that if the opposition parties are victorious, there is a risk that the country’s...

CCI Lyon - Growth capital spreads in French territories

The 2013/04/16 at 08:01
SMEs are increasingly numerous to take recourse to growth capital solutions in order to finance their ex...

Come and invest in the south of France: The Languedoc-Roussillon, a business growth accelerator

The 2013/04/12 at 08:35
30,000 new inhabitants every year, 300 days of sunlight per year, France’s number four spot for research...

CCI Bretagne : Warehouses and offices - the perks of pooling property

The 2013/04/11 at 08:36
Long under study, property pooling solutions have finally spread to businesses, now reaping considerable...

German enterprises wish to tighten their ties with universities

The 2013/04/09 at 08:01
Providing higher education with 2 billion euros in support every year, German enterprises wish to intens...

Spanish Chamber of Commerce: Business incubators for support in getting started

The 2013/04/08 at 08:10
Spain’s 3rd Meeting for Business Incubators was an opportunity to take stock of this support network.

DIHK - Cyprus: German enterprises keen to save the euro

The 2013/04/04 at 08:50
While the tax on bank deposits in Cyprus has rekindled anti-German feeling in the south of Europe, the German CCIs are supporting their government’s action and are focusing on preserving the euro – a conditi...

Video Article - La Banque Postale: comprehensive answers for all territorial players

The 2013/04/01 at 07:51
By widening its offer to enterprises, local authorities and social-economy players, La Banque Postale ha...

Video Article - 24 IP Law Group: Intellectual property, crucial precautions

The 2013/03/08 at 08:12
On the Franco-German market, the protection of trademarks, patents, designs and models is subject to com...

Britain’s tumble from the triple A opens a new era

The 2013/03/07 at 08:04
According to the BCC, the loss of Britain’s triple A status should encourage the country to take more ra...

Peter Mihok, Chairman of the World Chambers Federation: “We are very happy to organize our Congress in Doha this year”

The 2013/02/21 at 08:16
Qatar will host the 8th Congress of the ICC World Chambers of Commerce co-organized by the ICC World Cha...

Spain set on cutting administrative obstacles for enterprises

The 2013/02/18 at 08:59
The government has approved a bill on market unity. A single licence is to be introduced for goods circu...

British SMEs lack financing

The 2013/02/13 at 08:05
According to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the creation of a public investment bank would help...

Britain beefs up its banking reform

The 2013/02/12 at 08:06
The body representing British Chambers of Commerce warns against the negative consequences for SMEs.

British retailing in crisis

The 2013/02/06 at 08:12
Retail sales volumes declined by 0.1 % in December 2012, boding for a particularly difficult 2013.

Bosses confident about their businesses, yet worried about France

The 2013/01/31 at 08:15
Three times per year, the ViaVoice institute carries out a survey amongst French employers in partnershi...

R&D: German businesses still at the cutting edge

The 2013/01/29 at 08:37
Almost one-half of German businesses will be increasing their R&D budgets this year. This strategy translates their intentions to maintain their technological advance during these times of crisis. Indeed, no...

CCIs of Hérault looking out for SMEs

The 2013/01/28 at 08:01
The Chambers of Commerce of the French department of Hérault, along with several parliamentarians, have ...

Europe & Eurochambers behind attractive and accessible entrepreneurship

The 2013/01/23 at 07:58
Singling out entrepreneurship as an engine of growth and employment, the European Union has recently iss...

Men continue to dominate German CCIs

The 2013/01/22 at 08:39
In the context of debate on female representation in company management, the President of the German Cha...

Mass retailing boosted by emerging markets

The 2013/01/21 at 09:10
Against the backdrop of the crisis, retailing is faring relatively well, according to a yearly survey co...

150,000 new jobs in German SMEs

The 2013/01/17 at 08:50
In terms of employment, could it be that the ageing of the population is more decisive factor than the financial crisis and the economic recession? Decisive enough, in any case, to push German SMEs to create...

Spain: Slight rise in optimism for 2013

The 2013/01/16 at 08:52
Spanish businesses expect good results on the export front but remain pessimistic about employment and i...

Gust of optimism blows through the British business community

The 2013/01/11 at 08:11
In a context of weak growth, the BCC is calling on the British government to continue its efforts to support the country’s businesses.

Europe to have its patent

The 2013/01/07 at 08:33
The European Parliament recently gave the go-ahead to the creation of a European patent. It will be possible, from 2014 onwards, for businesses and individuals to file a single patent for the protection of t...

Spain takes on the work-study system

The 2013/01/02 at 08:23
A Spanish bill adopted at the start of November has defined a work-study contract to be developed by the...

Youth employment in Europe: Austrian, German and Luxembourg CCIs hold the keys

The 2012/12/28 at 07:58
Inspiring Europe in the fight against youth unemployment: this is the task to which Austria, German and ...

Spanish Chambers of Commerce await a new bill

The 2012/12/27 at 08:09
Spanish CCIs find themselves at a turning point in their history. For now, they have committed, during t...

Toulouse CCI, “Terre d’Entrepreneurs”

The 2012/12/21 at 07:44
The French department of Haute-Garonne and the Chamber of Commerce of Toulouse are the big winners of th...

German CCIs prepare for renewal

The 2012/12/17 at 08:26
German Chambers will be electing their President in March next year. The candidate put forward by the current President is already promising a break with the former style of governance in the federation. As ...

German CCIs lift their veils

The 2012/12/11 at 08:49
Justification of their budgets and structures, demonstrating to businesses that their fee contributions ...

France hankers after Libya’s agro-food sector

The 2012/12/07 at 08:08
In a context of reconstruction, cooperation projects are currently being set up between France and Libya...

The BCC expects the crisis to linger

The 2012/12/05 at 07:04
The body representing British Chambers of Commerce has scaled down its growth figures for 2013 and 2014.

Trade fairs head overseas

The 2012/12/03 at 08:02
Like their German counterparts, successful French trade fairs are being cloned in countries synonymous with development opportunities. This is a means for exporter companies to explore promising markets more...

BCC & London out to lift obstacles to growth and employment

The 2012/11/27 at 09:59
The BCC ("British Chamber of Commerce") is in favour of the simplification of procedures and greater wor...

Germany CCIs play the transparency card

The 2012/11/19 at 09:58
Under the aegis of their federation, the DIHK, the 80 German Chambers of Commerce and Industry have comm...

Chamber of Corse-du-Sud struck by terror

The 2012/11/16 at 09:49
Grief hangs over Ajaccio following the assassination of Jacques Nacer, President of the Chamber of Comme...

A wager on water’s energy potential

The 2012/11/08 at 09:20
Founded in the 1980s, the French engineering company CFG Services has gradually become a global reference in terms of geothermal solutions. Its offer is chiefly supported by research carried out by the Burea...

A business centre for foreign enterprises in Istanbul

The 2012/10/18 at 11:00
In a context where bilateral exchanges are on the rise, the Franco-Turkish Chamber of Commerce is opening a multi-service business centre aimed at enterprises that are new arrivals in Istanbul.

The Paris CCI launched the "Plato network" for SMEs

The 2012/10/11 at 08:00
The CCIP recently launched, in Paris, the Plato network, already in existence in other European territor...

French foreign trade: absorbing the deficit in 5 years via new measures

The 2012/09/24 at 13:29
Following the French State's announcement that it will be relying on the country's regional authorities to restructure export support provided to businesses, the Chambers of Commerce are hailing the governm...

The British Chamber of Commerce calls for a new model economy

The 2012/09/06 at 08:21
On the occasion of the publication of its new economic forecast, the British Chambers of Commerce has called on extra support measures for businesses.

The ACFCI and French Chambers are changing their identity to make way for the "CCI France" and the "CCI de France"

The 2012/09/04 at 08:06
On 30 August, the network of French Chambers of Commerce unveiled its new single logo. A symbol emphasis...

16th French CCI Summer School: 19-29 years, the challenges of a generation

The 2012/09/03 at 08:00
Today marks the start, in Versailles, of the 16th Université d’Été (Summer School) of the French CCIs on the theme “19-29 years, the challenges of a generation”. From school benches to the working world, the...

16th French CCI Summer School: 19-29 years, the challenges of a generation

The 2012/08/29 at 08:52
Today marks the start, in Versailles, of the 16th Université d’Été (Summer School) of the French CCIs on the theme “19-29 years, the challenges of a generation”. From school benches to the working world, the...

CCI International Nord de France: A positive assessment for Futurallia 2012

The 2012/08/24 at 08:08
The 17th edition of the international business convention taking place in Lille from 27 to 29 June met i...

What is “Made in Germany” worth?

The 2012/08/20 at 08:45
A prestigious brand, a symbol of quality, often seen as a guarantor of German exports, the “Made in Germ...

Aid for young Spanish SME heads

The 2012/07/16 at 09:00
For a number of years, Spanish Chambers of Commerce have been joining forces with an association to capitalise on advice of senior citizens.

The Chamber of Commerce of Cyprus ready for the EU presidency

The 2012/07/11 at 10:00
At a time when Cyprus recently took over presidency of the European Union, Commerce International met with Panayiotis Loizides, Secretary General of the country’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1975....

United Kingdom still short on growth

The 2012/07/05 at 08:00
According to the latest barometer published by the BCC, British businesses are faring better despite an absence in economic recovery.

Rio+20: International Chamber of Commerce lays down conditions for a green economy

The 2012/06/21 at 07:00
ICC has developed programmes and tools to help businesses implement sustainable-development strategies. Jean-Guy Carrier, its Secretary General, reviews corporate social and environmental responsibilities.

Interview with the President of the European Union CCI in Korea

The 2012/06/18 at 07:00
Jean-Luc Valério is President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea (EUCCK). He retraces certain local difficulties and explains why confidence should dominate in future exchanges between local...

Davide Cucino: “Removing protectionism in China”

The 2012/05/18 at 05:30
China still represents an Eldorado for certain European businesses. But the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China considers that protectionist obstacles are slowing down their progress. Interview with ...

German Chambers looking out for their community

The 2012/05/16 at 11:30
Business creation, training, seminars… no piece of information escapes the notice of social networks, a ...

Spanish CCIs: Social networks to draw businesses

The 2012/05/15 at 07:45
Given that businesses are no longer required to pay Chambers membership fees, Spanish CCIs have been for...

British Isles CCIs join in the web 2.0 game

The 2012/05/14 at 14:30
Present on a majority of social networks, Irish and British Chambers of Commerce are using these communication tools to reach out to a wider public and to keep up to date.

French CCIs: Social networks a source of inspiration

The 2012/05/11 at 08:30
The Chambers of Commerce of Paris, Loiret and Montpellier are amongst the structures that are using soci...

Great Britain: slight improvement in exports

The 2012/04/11 at 05:40
On the occasion of the publication of its quarterly barometer, the British Chambers network observed an ...

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