Structure of ASCAME

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Mohamed Choucair President of ASCAME

In ASCAME we believe in doing useful work and we are, in a way, walking a historical path. The presence of 20 presidents of Chambers of Commerce on the Committee allows us to feel the pulse of the economy at the spot while others must wait for a long time to obtain statistical results. Through the network of national chambers, we can take action and make public-private partnership a reality. ASCAME President, Mr. Mohamed Choucair 

The Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) was founded on October 1st, 1982. The Constitutive General Assembly was held in Barcelona, hosted by the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation.

ASCAME's operating structure consists of 6 different bodies: the General Assembly, the Executive Committee, the Bureau, the General Secretariat, the Treasurer and the Commissions (which are working groups focused on key Mediterranean sectors).

 

                                                                                                                                                                     

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The General Assembly is composed of all members. Its main task is to define the general policy and major lines of the activity of the Association.

The General Assembly may convene as an Ordinary General Meeting (O.G.M.) or as an Extraordinary General Meeting (E.G.M.). Nowadays, ASCAME has more than 300 members (including full members and associated members).

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

The Executive Committee is the permanent management and administrative body of ASCAME. The Executive Committee consists of full members of Chambers bordering the Mediterranean, in the number of one per country. 

Presidency  

LEBANON | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon

General Secretariat

SPAIN | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Barcelona

Treasury

FRANCE | Chamber of Commerce  and  industry of Marseille-Provence

 

ALBANIA | PSR Albania Chamber of Commerce

 

ALGERIA | Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACI)

 

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA | Chamber of Economy of Sarajevo Canton

 

CROATIA | Croatian Chamber of Economy

 

CYPRUS | Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

EGYPT | Egyptian Chamber of Commerce of Alexandira

 

GREECE | Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

ITALY | Chamber of Commerce and I.A.A of Cagliari

 

JORDAN | Jordan Chamber of Industrie

 

LIBYA | Chamber of Commerceand Industry of Tripoli

 

MALTA | Malta Chamber of Commerce and Entreprise

 

MONTENEGRO | Chamber of  Economy of Montenegro

 

MOROCCO | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Tangier - Wilaya

 

SERBIA | Serbian Chamber of Commerce

 

SYRIA | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lattakia

 

TUNISIA | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tunis

 

TURKEY | Chamber of Commerce of Istanbul

 

BUREAU

The Bureau consists of the following eight Chambers of Commerce and Industry chosen from the Executive Committee. The structure of the Bureau is made up as follows:

  • 1 President
  • 6 Deputy Presidents
  • 1 Treasurer

The Bureau acts on behalf of the Executive Committee as regards ordinary and ongoing matters. 

Presidency  

LEBANON | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon

General Secretariat

SPAIN | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Barcelona

Treasury

FRANCE | Chamber of Commerce  and  industry of Marseille-Provence

 

ALGERIA | Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACI)
 

EGYPT | Egyptian Chamber of Commerce of Alexandria

 

ITALY | Chamber of Commerce and I.A.A of Cagliari

 

MOROCCO | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Tangier - Wilaya

 

TURKEY | Chamber of Commerce of Istanbul

 

COMMISSIONS

Nowadays, ASCAME has 17 Commissions. The Commissions are the heart of the Association, and the ideas lab for proposals and programmes. This allows ASCAME to focus on the main objectives of the strategic plan. 

Urban development

ALGERIA | Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACI)

Innovation and ITC

CROATIA | Croatian Chamber of Economy

Culture and Intelectual Property

EGYPT | Egyptian Chamber of Commerce of Alexandria

Environment and Climate Change 

EGYPT | Egyptian Chamber of Commerce of Alexandria

Business Cooperation

FRANCE | Chamber of Commerce  and  industry of Marseille-Provence

Industry

GREECE | Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Trade

ITALY | Chamber of Commerce  of Pescara

Arbitration

LEBANON | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon

Renewable Energy

MOROCCO | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Tangier - Wilaya

Investment  

SIRYA | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lattakia

International Relations 

SPAIN | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Barcelona

Tourism

SPAIN | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaga

Training and Education

TUNISIA | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tunis

Women Entrepreneurs

TUNISIA | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cap Bon

Conventionnal Energy

TURKEY | Chamber of Commerce of Istanbul

Logistics and Transport

TURKEY | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mersin

Young Entrepreneur

TURKEY | Aegean Region Chamber of Industry

 

GENERAL SECRETARIAT

The General Secretariat is located in Barcelona, at the premises of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation. It is the head of operations of ASCAME.