The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS) provides essential services for enterprises operating in Slovenia, and it is the ideal local partner for foreign investors. The CCIS was founded more than 160 years ago and now has 7,000 member companies of all sizes and from all regions. It is a non-profit, non-governmental, independent business organization representing the interest of its members and is Slovenia's most influential business association. CCIS unites under its roof 24 branch associations representing all sectors of Slovenian Economy. CCIS operates a network of 13 regional chambers.
CCIS has the status of a representative Chamber of Commerce and is thus partner for the government in preparing legislation and policy strategies. CCIS is member in numerous government bodies, boards and committees, supporting them with knowhow and expertise.
CCIS is a social partner organization and signatory party of more then 20 branch collective agreements, agreements on minimum pay and the Social agreements. CCIS is member of the Economic and Social Council in Slovenia.
The CCIS can provide its members with the support of more than 100 experts and specialists in a broad range of sectors in Slovenia, from commerce and industry to tourism and services.
As a member of Eurochambres (the European Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as well as other international associations and organisations, the CCIS is part of an extensive international network with innumerable contacts.
CCIS is involved in numerous national and international projects related to research and development, business and entrepreneurship, internationalization, social issues (equal opportunities, social dialogue, …) as well as training and education.
For foreign investors in Slovenia, the CCIS can offer business information, consulting services, event management, and access to Slovenia's innovative groups, potential projects and technology transfer opportunities. The CCIS has compiled an extensive data base on Slovenia’s business sector and maintains up to date analyses on economic trends as well as on funding opportunities through EU and other funding programmes; all this information is available to members.
The CCIS also assists companies with mediation and licences, permits and other essential documents, and it regularly organises workshops, networking events, meetings with government officials, and seminars on particular issues of interest to the business sector.
One special service the CCIS provides is access to its own state of the art conference facilities which can accommodate up to 600 participants, and the CCIS events team can organise any type of event.The CCIS also has fully equipped offices available for rental.
The CCIS is working hard to enhance Slovenia's business sector and to create more opportunities which will attract foreign direct investment, particularly in high value added activities. It will continue to serve as the partner of choice for Slovenia based companies.