Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS slov. GZS) is a non-profit, non-governmental, independent business organization representing the interest of its members (www.gzs.si).
With more than 160 years of tradition, it is the most influential business organization in Slovenia. The more than 10.000 member companies of CCIS come from all sectors and all regions in Slovenia. CCIS has the status of a representative Chamber of Commerce and is thus partner for the government in preparing legislation and policy strategies. CCIS is member in numerous government bodies, boards and committees, supporting them with knowhow and expertise in various areas of education and learning. CCIS has the status of a social partner organization and is member of the Economic and Social Council of Slovenia, together with its branch organizations it is negotiating collective agreements in the private sector. CCIS unites 26 branch associations, representing all important industry sectors of Slovenia, under its roof. CCIS has 13 regional offices in Slovenia.
The ca. 110 employees of CCIS can provide knowhow, expertise and knowledge in a broad spectrum of areas and topics. It’s headquarter has 9 departments. Besides the already mentioned tasks and objectives, CCIS is meeting point for making business connections and relations. Important to mention is also the key role that CCIS plays in the field of providing training and education and organizing events – during the last year more than 300 events took place at CCIS.
The key advantage of CCIS is the immediate contact to its member companies at all levels (management, human resources, legal, development departments, technical-operational level, production, etc). The strategic orientation of CCIS is the cooperation and involvement in all processes for forming the economic and business environment as well as economic policies including all efforts to improve the economic, societal and environmental development of Slovenia.
Chamber of Construction and Building Materials Industry of Slovenia (CCBMIS, slov. ZGIGM) is a professional industry branch association (private non-profit organization employers organization) organized within the framework of CCIS.
Its main mission, in the best interest of the Association’s members, is to take positions and propose policies relating to the social partners, legislative and government institutions as well as towards their domestic and international associations. The Association assists its members by disseminating different sectoral information and data, providing various consultations, legislation questions, developing sectoral VET, enabling and fostering business opportunities, organizing sectoral trainings and events, as well as by representing and communicating members proposals.
CCBMIS tasks are performed within the system of statutory authorisations vested in the Chamber in accordance with the relevant legislation. CCBMIS collects different statistical sectoral data, prepares different sectoral expert publications, sectoral templates of balanced contracts, issues regular newsletter and sectoral position papers. CCBMIS offers constant expert company support for different national and foreign issues. CCBMIS is via projects actively involved in many types of EU programmes and their different calls, addressing VET and adult training, with focus on IT and digitalization, sectoral innovations, single market policy (posting workers), developing sectoral social paritarian funds and other topics etc.