The Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIG) was founded by the banker Ernest Pictet in 1865, this makes it the third oldest Chamber of commerce in Switzerland. Designed to foster the development of Geneva’s trade and industry, the CCIG has successfully lived through almost a century and a half of prosperity and crises.
Today, the CCIG has more than 2000 members, across all activity sectors. Together, its members represent more than three quarters of private employment in the canton.
The CCIG focuses its activity on the four mainstays of Geneva’s economic advantages the so-called framework conditions: town planning, energy, tax and transportation.
Independent from government, the CCIG is the mouthpiece of businesses and voices their concerns, for instance during federal and cantonal consultations. It also submits proposals regarding one or other of the framework conditions, often during voting campaigns.