CCI Wallonie: 5 Important Walloon Chambers of Commerce
October 22, 2020
The Walloon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI Wallonie) brings together the five Walloon Chambers of Commerce. It is their only representative.
CCI Wallonie organises the Walloon network of business services. It ensures the delivery of its members’ projects.
The five local chambers cover the whole Walloon Region:
- Wallonie Picarde
- Brabant Wallon
- Luxembourg Belge
The Chamber of Commecre represents 6,000 companies and has 68 employees.
The CCI Wallonie also includes the German-speaking chamber of commerce of Eupen Malmedy St-Vith as an associate member. It has the Walloon Union of Enterprises (UWE) as a partner.
Furthermore, the Chamber serves as vice-president of the CPCCAF (Conférence Permanente des Chambres Consulaires Africaines et Francophones).
Philippe Barras is currently the president of CCI Wallonie. He joined in June 2020.
He will be the new ambassador of CCI Wallonie in the network of Flemish, Brussels and international Chambers of Commerce.
Above all, Philippe will support the Chamber in its neutral third-party missions with companies, economic operators, and public institutions.
The CCI Wallonie brings together companies of all sizes and sectors. Its goal is to provide its members with support. It assists them in the development of their projects, their growth, and their success.
The chamber of Commerce operates on the Walloon, Belgian, European and international levels.
Most recently, the CCI Wallonie has organised information sessions about Brexit. It has organised commercial missions in Nigeria and Benin. It also hosted various networking events, such as CCI Liège-Verviers-Namur’s Meet’in Music.
CCI Wallonie offers a range of services:
- Business centre: The Chambers offer a space for entrepreneurs and companies to conduct business and meet in a professional setting.
- Communication: CCI Wallonie helps businesses be more visible through their various communication channels.
- International: It gives entrepreneurs advice regarding international exports and legislation.
- Events: It organises different networking, educational, and informational events to support companies in their growth.
- Development: CCI Wallonie accompanies businesses throughout their development, giving advice and help with all their business projects and needs.
How to become a member
In order to become a member, you can go to the website of the relevant regional CCI Wallonie Chamber of Commerce and fill in a form or contact them directly. You can also join CONNECTS via CCI Wallonie here.
Moderators are responsible for specific networks or Chambers of Commerce in the platform. Moderators work directly for the Chambers of Commerce.
They are there to help entrepreneurs. They can give advice about communications, information on companies or local markets. They can arrange introductions with other entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs can directly contact any moderator from another Chamber of Commerce. This means they have access to local market information and trustworthy contacts from Chambers of Commerce throughout the world.
Here are the moderators for the CCI Wallonie Chambers:
Wallonie Picarde – Mélanie Vandevoorde
Hainaut – Gaëtan Di Gravio
Brabant Wallon – Ben Deleers
Liège-Verviers-Namur – Anne Pirlet
Luxembourg Belge – Stephanie Wanlin
You can find the main CCI Wallonie offices at Avenue Robert Schuman 101, 1401 Nivelles, Belgium.
CCI Wallonie and CONNECTS
CCI Wallonie joined the platform in 2020.
CONNECTS was first formally presented by Bernadette Theni, Executive Director of CCILB. The platform was introduced and discussed among the 1350 members in February at the “rentree économique” organized by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Luxembourg.
The six public Chambers of Wallonia have collectively already invited almost 5000 of their members from various sectors to join and use the platform CONNECTS.
Interested in making your company grow and prosper? Want to have access to CCI Wallonie’s network? Join CONNECTS and discover a world of new business opportunities you can trust.
Enjoy our latest offer: free trial for 90 days. This offer includes:
- The opportunity to connect with all our members
- Validation by a moderator
- Access to the companies and member search tool
- View and create business opportunities
- Online training on how to use the platform
If you are doing business in Belgium, you might also be interested in reading our article about Voka (the Flemish Chamber of Commerce) and BECI (the Brussels Chamber of Commerce) or have a read of our article that gives an overview of the different chambers in Belgium.
Business is all about confidence in the future. At CONNECTS we believe we can only develop strong business relationships through trusted networks.
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