The Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry [GCCI] works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry and trade in Gujarat, partnering both of them through advisory processes.
Founded in 1949, by pioneers of industrial Gujarat Sheth Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai and Sheth Shri Amrutlal Hargovandas, the Chamber has an illustrious list of doyens of trade and industry passing the torch of enlightened leadership to the next in a smooth seamless passage.
With 4000 direct members which include over 200 Trade and Industry Associations and leading Chambers of Commerce of the State, GCCI is growing to serve and serving to grow. It is affiliated with apex bodies like Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry [FICCI], Indian National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce [ICC], All India Organization of Employers [AIOE], and the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry [ASSOCHAM].
In its efforts to promote economic growth of the Country and the State, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry has, over the years, initiated several focused and meaningful dialogues covering various micro and macroeconomic aspects of development.
GCCI aims at giving the whole policy making process a more holistic hue through intra and inter-industry discussions, industry-community parleys and industry government meetings. Thus, the Chamber constantly endeavors to render effective services to its members.
GCCI has expert committees which devote their attention and co-ordinate activities in their areas of expertise. These committees also plan and implement exclusive events in their select spheres.
GCCI also extends its expertise, experience and feedback at numerous platforms, committees, councils, commissions and other bodies to facilitate business processes.
GCCI has been actively promoting the object of furthering international business relations by hosting business meeting with visiting foreign delegations and sponsoring business delegations to all the corners of the globe. Apart from the above, GCCI receives various delegations from abroad which encourage bilateral trade and economic co-operation with each of the countries. GCCI maintains active links with over 30 leading Chambers of Commerce across the globe.
The NIRMA GCCI Business Information Centre at GCCI offers access to information relating to export-import, trade & commerce, industry and related topics. It is endowed with vast resources of books, periodicals and documents on subjects related to the business community.
GCCI is not oblivious of its social obligations. It has undertaken and implemented massive relief work projects for masses affected by natural calamities. Working closely with the Sankat Nivaran Societies and the Narmada Foundation Trust, GCCI has always aimed to provide support to the affected parties.
A forward-looking and expanding organization, the chamber proposes to innovate its activities further so as to meet the ever changing demands of the business environment.
GCCI is now registered as a Society under the Society Registration Act, 1860. GCCI has adopted with effect from 12th June 2011 a new Constitution & Regulations, which also is the Memorandum of the Association of the Society.