Chambers of Commerce


April 21, 2020

New Chamber on CONNECTS platform: CCFB – Chambre de commerce Franco-Belge de Lille!

This is great news for CCFB and their members, they are given an extra instrument that will help them to preserves business continuity. Given the extremely difficult circumstances due to the COVID-19 crisis, many entrepreneurs suffer financially and can’t hold on much longer. According to the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the coronavirus pandemic will turn global economic growth “sharply negative” this year. This could potentially be the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Businesses are warned and should more than ever prepare themselves.

For this reason, the Chambre de commerce Franco-Belge de Lille decided to join CONNECTS and become a member of the Belgian Chambers community!

the Belgian Chamber of Commerce was created in Lille in May 1902, on the initiative of the Honorary Consul of Belgium. Its first President is Pierre Melchior, a Belgian industrialist of French origin. At the time, the Chamber focused mainly on international trade. Today, the Franco-Belgian Chamber of Commerce in the North of France is part of the Federation of Belgian Chambers
and is one of the Belgian-Luxembourg chambers of commerce accredited abroad.

Their members have now fully access to CONNECTS and can:

– connect with all our 22k+ members from 39 participating chambers of commerce in 28 countries

– access to 100 million business leads in 80+ different countries

– view and create business opportunities

– count on support from an assigned moderator

– online courses on-demand on how to use the platform

– business opportunities available in 4 different languages (EN/ FR/ DE/ ES)

This also means that Chambers will provide three main services which are trustworthy business opportunities, (local) support and personal business introductions.

The small businesses within our communities provide jobs and economic growth to local economies. This is where most are feeling the impact of the pandemic — our coffee shops, restaurants, gyms, and pet stores are all closed; our friends and family members are losing jobs. The COVID-19 reality requires impactful governmental measures to take back control over this important human threat. These measures are necessary but there is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic is having a significant operational and economical impact on businesses. Companies are only as strong as the communities of which they are a part of. They need to figure out how to support response efforts—such as by providing money, equipment, or expertise. By joining CONNECTS, you become part of a family that can help entrepreneurs and their business to preserve and grow.

Not a member yet? Join CONNECTS for free for 3 months and explore instantly worldwide business opportunities you can trust!

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