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Germany

Chambers of Commerce and Industry — Deutscher Industrie ...

We are business. We represent the interests of millions of businesses. The commercial companies in Germany are members of their Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), and all of the 80 German CCIs are members of the DIHK (Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry). We therefore speak on behalf of companies of all sizes and from all sectors – from the kiosk owner on the corner to the international automotive group. For 150 years we have been committed to ensuring framework conditions which promote growth and prosperity: to freedom and competition, to open markets, to a stable currency, to good education and good infrastructure.

We are local. From Flensburg to Konstanz, from Essen to Dresden – Germany's CCIs are represented throughout Germany. The CCIs organise in-company training, provide information on taxes, marketing, innovation and business law, advice on starting a business and energy efficiency and arrange contacts with banks and savings banks. Ergo: the CCIs know where companies are feeling the pinch. And through our close cooperation with the CCIs, we at the DIHK know what companies are concerned about.

We are present all over the world. We coordinate the 130 locations worldwide of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (GCCA), delegations and representative offices of German business in 90 countries around the world. This is where companies can find answers to many questions concerning their involvement in foreign markets. Through the GCCA we know what businesses need for their involvement abroad.

Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e. V.
Breite Straße 29
10178 Berlin
Telephone +49 (0)30 20308-0
Fax +49 (0)30 20308-1000

Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce

The Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce is a public corporation. It works on the basis of the ICC Act of 1956, which, in the version of 25 July 2013, valid today. The Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of all traders in their district.

The spectrum of the Chamber of Commerce of activity extends far: from consulting the public administration and legislative bodies to report for the courts of the jurisdiction for the commercial and industrial vocational training and continuing education to individual companies care.

The Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce currently has approximately 99,000 member companies.

Chamber of Commerce
Frankfurt
Stock Exchange 4
60313 Frankfurt
Phone: 069 2197-0
Fax: 069 2197-1424

Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e. V.

We are business.
We represent the interests of millions of businesses. The commercial companies in Germany are members of their Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), and all of the 80 German CCIs are members of the DIHK (Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry). We therefore speak on behalf of companies of all sizes and from all sectors – from the kiosk owner on the corner to the international automotive group. For 150 years we have been committed to ensuring framework conditions which promote growth and prosperity: to freedom and competition, to open markets, to a stable currency, to good education and good infrastructure.

We are local.
From Flensburg to Konstanz, from Essen to Dresden – Germany's CCIs are represented throughout Germany. The CCIs organise in-company training, provide information on taxes, marketing, innovation and business law, advice on starting a business and energy efficiency and arrange contacts with banks and savings banks. Ergo: the CCIs know where companies are feeling the pinch. And through our close cooperation with the CCIs, we at the DIHK know what companies are concerned about.

We are present all over the world.
We coordinate the 130 locations worldwide of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (GCCA), delegations and representative offices of German business in 90 countries around the world. This is where companies can find answers to many questions concerning their involvement in foreign markets. Through the GCCA we know what businesses need for their involvement abroad.

We are partners of politicians.
Our roots in the regions, our worldwide presence and our overview of the entire breadth of the economy – these three features make us the competent partner of politicians. We are consulted by politicians on laws that are relevant to the economy – whether at official hearings, in the daily contacts between DIHK experts and the specialists at the ministries, summit talks with secretaries of state, ministers or the German Chancellor's office. We support politicians in one of their important tasks: the deliberative balancing of interests between sectors of industry and company sizes.

We are capable of action.
Three examples: we advocate business-friendly conditions for in-company training – and ensure in conjunction with the federal government's training initiative that every year tens of thousands of young people also have the opportunity to receive training within companies. We make proposals to cut red tape for new businesses – and through the Chambers of Commerce and Industry support more than 300,000 people starting new companies with information and advice on their business concept. We submit suggestions for a better balance between work and family life and – through the Entrepreneurship Network "Success Factor Family" launched together with the federal government – offer practical help and a fertile exchange of entrepreneurial experience to thousands of businesses. We not only demand a good deal, we also display a high level of commitment. We are therefore not only partners for discussions, but also partners in action.

Breite Straße 29
10178 Berlin
Telephone +49 (0)30 20308-0
Fax +49 (0)30 20308-1000

German – African Business Association (AV)

The “German – African Business Association (AV)” is improving German- African Business relations since 80 years. It is the key German foreign trade association for businesses and institutions with an interest in Africa.

The currently 600 members can draw from a wide array of experience and knowledge. Through its quality network of contacts in Africa the Association senses the pulse of African markets and provides insights about current developments on the continent.
The AV further creates networking opportunities and represents members` interest both domestically and abroad, in order to best satisfy its members` needs and expectations.

Information is compiled in a biweekly published newsletter, and bimonthly in the „afrika wirtschaft“, a German language magazine that keeps track of German – African business relations and informs about events such as business forums, delegation visits or regional round table meetings.

Moreover, the AV offers business trips to African countries, organizes business days as well as regional, country and branch specific events about current hot topics. These include country forums like the German-Angolan Business Forum, the German-Kenyan Business Forum, the German-Nigerian Business Forum and the German-South African-Business Forum. The AV additionally offers an annual industry forum for topics like energy, finance or infrastructure. The regional round tables are platforms for successful network building among interested businesses within Germany.

Members` interests are represented in the leading policy bodies and institutions in African states, as well as in Brussels and Germany. Here, the AV can rely on its wide network within the German political Africa scene. Moreover, the Association will take over the presidency of the European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean (EBCAM) in 2014, which will raise its clout on the European level. AV is also part of the two biggest regional initiatives of the German economies for North Africa and the Middle-East (NMI) and for Southern Africa (SAFRI).

Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg
By phone, fax or e-mail:
Tel.: + 49 (040) 41 91 33 0
Fax: + 49 (040) 35 47 04

German Asia-Pacific Business Association

Since its foundation in 1900, the OAV has been working as a strong network of German companies with activities in the Asia-Pacific Region. The OAV is a privately held non-profit organization financed by its corporate members. They include the most renowned companies from major industries and the banking sector, trading companies and a great number of small and medium-sized enterprises from all industries located all over Germany. High-ranking representatives of German business are active in the OAV board. The OAV Chairman is Hans-Georg Frey, Chairman of the Board of Management, Jungheinrich AG.

OAV - German Asia-Pacific Business Association
Bleichenbrücke 9
20354 Hamburg
By phone, fax or e-mail:
T: 040-35 75 59-0
F: 040-35 75 59-25