EUROCHAMBRES Economic Forum 2017

"Chambers in the Digital Era"

Barcelona, Spain


The collective leadership of European national and local Chambers of Commerce and Industry  come together to  to share ideas and best practices  and discuss  innovative services for Chambers and their members.

The 3rd edition of the EUROCHAMBRES Economic Forum (EEF 2017) is hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Spain, with the support of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, Spain.

The overall objective of EEF 2017 is to allow European Chambers’ leaders to debate with like minded peers on how to enhance Chambers of Commerce current and future performance and services in these changing times, in order to better respond to globalisation challenges as well as on how to react to new digital trends.

The EEF will provide the opportunity to share ideas and best practices so as to better respond to the common challenges that the network is facing, by addressing 21st century socio-economic trends emerging from the Digitalized Age for 21st century Chambers.

This is the reason why the 3rd edition of EEF 2017 will focus on enhancing and adding new digital competences to the services provided by Chambers of Commerce and Industry  to businesses and reaffirm Chambers’ leadership capabilities.


Why Participate

  • Expand your professional network
  • Establish cross-border contacts for long-term partnerships
  • Present, discuss & develop projects at local, regional and  international level
  • Access new and innovative Chamber services & products developed by peers and transfer experience from other countries
  • Hear the latest news about Chambers and EU policy trends and programs of interest for the Chambers  


During the EEF 2017, three parallel sessions during the morning and the afternoon  will cover a broad range of topics  covering Digital Chamber management: the impact of digital technologies on Chamber strategy, management and organisation

Digital Chamber outreach: capitalizing on digitalisation for Chamber advocacy, promotion and external communication and Digital Chamber services: how technological developments create new opportunities for Chambers and new expectations from member companies.


Chambers +

Chamber +  is a series of round table discussions, which will be an exciting opportunity for national and local Chambers of Commerce & Industry representatives to discuss the possibilities, the planning and participation in current and future projects on a European and global level on both regional and thematic project opportunities. 

There will be presentations of ongoing open projects and discussions on drafting suggestions for new EU funded projects with the aim to create communities that will continue working together to engage in future project activities.  


Chambers’ Corner/ Information Stands

Chambers’ Corner will be  an ongoing opportunity for Chambers to present and exchange best practices on various aspects of the challenges and benefits of the digitalization process of their organizations with information stands spread throughout the main networking and welcome area of the venue in Barcelona.

Bearing in mind the theme of this year’s Forum, invitations will be extended to EU Institution representatives and relevant stakeholders and  participants will have the opportunity to be informed by representatives of the European Commission on latest developments of EU Policies related with the daily work of the Chambers of Commerce & Industry.

The Chambers’ Corner will be on display throughout all three days of  the EEF 2017 to give the chance to all participants and exhibitors to exchange knowledge and opinions.


Building a successful organization or business takes a lot of time and drive, so it’s good to have a network of friends and associates to draw energy from and keep you going. By surrounding ourselves with people who share a similar ambition, we are more likely to move forward as a group, so take the C2C opportunity to meet, discuss and exchange ideas with your peers throughout EEF 2017. 

 Participants will have the occasion to discuss with representatives of the EU Institutions and other prominent speakers from the business world on the impact of European policies that affect the future of companies and Chambers, as well as to benchmark through a dedicated Chamber-to-Chamber (C2C) matchmaking system. It is our goal to create an environment where all our participants have the opportunity to exchange everyday challenges and share best practices with their peers and colleagues.



The EEF 2017 will be attaching special attention to digital services pertaining to Internationalisation and Trade related issues, such as the implementation of Free Trade Agreements, access to external markets, customs challenges, foreign trade missions and European Chambers inter connectivity in foreign markets as key topics. 


Register for this event
open until 25 Oct 2017.
Registration 20 Jul – 25 Oct
Meeting Selection 25 Sep – 27 Oct
Event 25 Oct – 27 Oct
Language English
Venue Casa Llotja de Mar, Bacelona, Spain
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 42
Meetings 0
Austria 8
Belgium 31
Bulgaria 2
Congo 4
Croatia 4
Cyprus 3
Czech Republic 3
Estonia 1
Finland 1
France 9
Georgia 1
Germany 1
Greece 16
Hungary 3
Ireland 1
Italy 7
Kosovo 1
Malta 3
Netherlands 2
Norway 3
Poland 1
Portugal 1
Serbia 2
Slovenia 1
Spain 6
Sweden 2
Ukraine 2
United Kingdom 6
Total 125
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