Structure of ASCAME

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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  

EGYPT | Chamber of Commerce of AlexandrIa

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

 

GREECE | Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

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

 

JORDAN | Jordan Chamber of Industry

 

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

 

LIBYA | Chamber of Commerce and 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-Tetouan-Al Hoceima

 

SERBIA | Serbia 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  

EGYPT |  Chamber of Commerce of Alexandria

General Secretariat

SPAIN | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Barcelona

Treasury

FRANCE | Chamber of Commerce  and Industry of Marseille-Provence

  Acting President

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

 

ALGERIA | Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACI)

 

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

 

MOROCCO | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima

 

TURKEY | Chamber of Commerce of Istanbul

 

COMMISSIONS

Nowadays, ASCAME has 20 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. 

 Inter-Chambers Cooperation and Partnerships

FRANCE | Chamber of Commerce and Industry Marseille-Provence

Innovation and ITC

TURKEY | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mersin

Industry and Intellectual Property

EGYPT |  Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FEDCOC)

Environment, Climate Change and Water

EGYPT | Egyptian Chamber of Commerce of Alexandria

Business Cooperation and Investment

FRANCE | Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Industrial Cooperation and Outsourcing

ALGERIA | Algerian-Spanish Chamber of Commerce and  Industry

Trade, Retail and Franchise

GREECE | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Piraeus

Arbitration and Mediation

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

Renewable Energies

MOROCCO | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Tangier - Tetouan - Al Hoceima

Urban development

ALGERIA | Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACI)

International Relations 

SPAIN | Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Barcelona

Tourism

SPAIN | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaga

Training and Education

ITALY | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cagliari

Women Entrepreneurs

TUNISIA | Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cap Bon

Conventionnal Energy

TURKEY | Chamber of Commerce of Istanbul

Logistics and Transport

CROATIA | Croatian Chamber of Economy

Young Entrepreneurs

GREECE | Illa Chamber of Commerce

 

Agrifood

 

MOROCCO | Fes-Meknes Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

Integrity Values and Business Ethics

 

LEBANON | Federation of Lebanese Chambers of Commerce 

 

Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions

 

TURKEY | Chamber of Commerce of Istanbul

 

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.