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Ascame first Meeting


The Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) is a non-profit international organization that represents the private sector of the Mediterranean, regrouping the Chambers of Commerce and Industry and similar entities of both shores of the region.

ASCAME gathers more than 300 Chambers of Commerce and Industry and defends the interests of the millions of businesses across the Mediterranean region.

ASCAME is today considered the most important representative of the Mediterranean private sector.




ASCAME’s main objective is to promote the economic integration of the Mediterranean and the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, through the key role of the private sector.

ASCAME serves as a unique instrument for the socioeconomic development of the region through:



As an initiative of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce together with its counterparts from different Mediterranean countries, ASCAME was created on October 1, 1982 with the pioneering initiative to encourage economic cooperation in the Mediterranean. Nowadays, 30 years since its inception, this strategic vision has been strongly reinforced. Through ASCAME, the private sector is positioned in the regional political agenda to catalyst solutions that can answer accordingly to the changing socioeconomic scenarios in the region.

ASCAME is a key actor in the Mediterranean region with an innovative vision on regional economic integration that offers solutions to regional problems from the private sector.