Sponsors of Athens Investment Summit
International Chamber of Commerce - Greek National Committee
The Greek National Committee of ICC (ICC Hellas) was founded in 1926. Members of its General Assembly are the 59 Greek Chambers of Commerce & Industry, entrepreneurs who wish to contribute to the international representation of Greek economy and to the formation of entrepreneurial business conduct rules the world and lawyers and counselors interested in commercial arbitration and mediation.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the world business organisation, a representative body that speaks with authority on behalf of enterprises from all sectors in every part of the world.
The fundamental mission of ICC is to promote trade and investment across frontiers and help business corporations meet the challenges and opportunities of globalization. Its conviction that trade is a powerful force for peace and prosperity dates from the organisation’s origins early in the last century. The small group of far-sighted business leaders who founded ICC called themselves “the merchants of peace”.
ICC has three main activities: rules-setting, dispute resolution and policy. Because its member companies and associations are themselves engaged in international business, ICC has unrivalled authority in making rules that govern the conduct of business across borders. Although these rules are voluntary, they are observed in countless thousands of transactions every day and have become part of the fabric of international trade. . (e.g. Incoterms - CIF, FOB, EXW etc.)
ICC also provides essential services, foremost among them the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the world’s leading arbitral institution. Another service is the World Chambers Federation, ICC's worldwide network of chambers of commerce, fostering interaction and exchange of chamber best practice.
Business leaders and experts drawn from the ICC membership establish the business stance on broad issues of trade and investment policy as well as on vital technical and sectoral subjects. These include financial services, information technologies, telecommunications, marketing ethics, the environment, transportation, competition law and intellectual property, among others.
ICC enjoys a close working relationship with the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations, including the World Trade Organization, the OECD, the G8 and G20, as the unique voice of the global business community.
ICC was founded in 1919. Today it groups hundreds of thousands of member companies and associations from over 130 countries. National committees work with their members to address the concerns of business in their countries and convey to their governments the business views formulated by ICC.
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