German Industry and Commerce Ltd. With the mandate of the Federal Republic of Germany to represent German economic interests and promote bilateral trade and investment, German Industry and Commerce Ltd. (GIC), inaugurated in Hong Kong in 1987, is part of AHK Greater China and the over 130 German Chambers of Commerce Worldwide Network (AHK) offices in more than 90 countries. For More Details, Please click here
The German Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong (GCC) is one of the largest European Chambers in Hong Kong and was founded in 1983. GCC provides a wide range of services to its over 450 members, and serves as a forum for networking, business development, and opportunities in Hong Kong, Asia Pacific and Germany.
Any corporation, firm or business may apply for Membership as a Full Member, with all rights of membership including voting rights. A Full Member shall nominate one person to be its representative to the GCC (Corporate Representative).
This person shall be the GCC’s main contact and will receive all information about the GCC’s activities and events via email and/or post. The Corporate Representative will be listed in the GCC Membership Directory and the voting right has to be exercised by the Corporate Representative.
Additional Corporate Representative (optional): A Full Member may propose any of its employees other than the Corporate Representative as an Additional Corporate Representative, who may use the facilities of the GCC, attend its events and be listed in the GCC Membership Directory. An Additional Corporate Representative in such capacity shall not have any voting rights. An additional membership fee at $1,500 will be levied for each subscription.
Any newly established corporation, firm or business may apply for Full Membership of the GCC and be eligible for a special discount subject to production of proof of establishment as required by the GCC. “Newly established” is defined as 3 years or less from the date of incorporation or issue of the first Business Registration Certificate. An Additional Corporate Representative is also available for these members but there will be no discount on the fees. Membership validity up to a maximum of 3 years.
Any person may apply for Associate Membership of the GCC. Associate Members have no voting rights and are not permitted to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the GCC. Apart from the above, all other rights to receive publications and information, attend GCC events or avail themselves of the services provided by the GCC are granted to Associated Members.
An Individual is a personal membership with no company affiliation and not designed for business promotion activities.
Not for Profit Making Organisations may apply for Associate Membership of the GCC subject to the provision of such proof as required by the GCC of the organisation’s non profit-making status. Such organisations will be required to name a person to be its representative for the purposes of attending GCC activities and events and receiving publications and emails.