What we do

Objectives

The GCP is an informal Chamber platform to foster global Chamber-to-Chamber relations at global level. It was created in October 2002 when the Global Chamber Declaration was signed by 8 founding members. At the moment, the GCP comprises 16 mainly transnational Chamber federations. The Global Chamber Platform is also Partner of the B20 – the official economic voice vis-à-vis the G20 – and therefore provides recommendations for policy decisions on a global level.

The key objective of the GCP is to facilitate trade and market access internationally and to develop a coherent answer to the challenges of globalisation, by using fully the potential of Chambers around the world. Apart from economic questions the Global Chamber Platform also addresses aspects of political and social stability, of an international financial system based on the real economy and questions related to climate change (Paris Agreement).

Working method

The GCP is a forum where Chambers meet once a year and exchange their views on the
global economic situation and prospects for economic developments. [In 2015, GCP members discussed the impacts of the economic and financial crisis and the solutions to restore economic stability and sustainable growth globally.]

The GCP wants to bring the perspective of the real economy and the views of enterprises particularly small and medium-sized ones – to the global political level.

The GCP members engage in a constructive debate, the development of common positions, the exchange of opinions and positions among the GCP members and the representation of our enterprises’ views.

Activities

  • Conduction of an annual Global Economic Survey on expectations on key variables for the global economy
  • Organisation of annual meetings to exchange and discuss current global challenges and how to address them from a business perspective
  • Publication of position papers on current global issues
  • Cooperation with the B20 (the so called Business20 group) to help coordinating the business’ input for G20.