The reasons your chamber should join

We provide a platform for sharing and developing good practice, trade and investment support, and commercial services.We work with key stakeholders, including governments and other business associations, to increase our footprint and influence.

Through a dedicated Academy and our Quality Standard accreditation process for chambers, we help and encourage our members to become major organisations that are well-respected, influential and in tune with the needs of their members. Member chambers are required to undergo and comply with quality benchmarks and participate in a programme of continuous improvement. Via delivery of formal training programmes specifically tailored for the chamber sector, we facilitate growth, development and exchange of best practice in the profession.

Membership brings your chamber...

Professional recognition

• COBCOE Quality Standard – raising the bar
• Practical training via COBCOE Academy
• Exchange of best practice
• Chamber services development support
• Chamber of the Year awards scheme

Support and practical assistance

• Events, activities and projects specifically tailored to the needs of chambers, including support for your delegations, introductions, help with developing concepts and programmes around international trade initiatives
• Access to official bodies and organisations, links to government officials and bodies/ agencies, partnerships and links with industry organisations
• Access to a growing network of global business organisations, chambers of commerce, trade associations and many partner organisations and their members through the COBCOE Affiliate partner programme
• Raising awareness of the chamber movement and the various services and benefits of association with chambers in order to help chambers grow their membership and offering

Marketing support

• Window Into Europe e-news profile
• Regular Quick News
• Make Europe Work!® magazine profile
• Web, digital and social media communication platform
• Events profiled across platforms and special projects marketing support


• High profile speakers
• Representation
• Make Europe Work! Trade and investment
• Thought leadership

Representation of the chamber movement to governments and other bodies, influencing policy and facilitating links and introductions to officials as well as to other official bodies and trade associations

You members benefit from access to...

Opportunities for a wide network of international contacts to do business with, dialogue, signposting of services, market opportunities and enabling direct access to COBCOE’s network and the opportunity for personal introductions:

• COBCOE Connects B2B matchmaking digital platform, offering real business opportunities for companies to connect and do business together
• Inter-market links and pool of regional expertise
• A dynamic business network across Europe and wider network of global affiliates
• Promotion and marketing of goods and services
• A chance to participate in the Make Europe Work! trade and investment programme
• Varied networking, education and social events, including the prestigious Annual Gala Dinner in London
• Opportunity to be nominated for a Make Europe Work! business award every year
• Multilateral representation to governments of issues and views affecting members
• A potential 12,000 + businesses across the network with wider scope across the globe via the COBCOE Affiliate network

Special projects of interest

• Make Europe Work!® programme providing trade and investment promotion support for world’s largest trading region
• Thought leadership projects to research, debate and consider key issues facing Europe in the fight to improve the competitiveness of its business and industry in the global economy
• COBCOE Connects, the new digital matchmaking platform that provides high quality, trusted and relevant business contacts in international markets
• COBCOE’s Brexit Ambition, developed to ensure that the political negotiations do not ignore the business and economic issues, and that negotiations are based upon reality and are able to deliver a successful outcome, bringing European voices to the table
• COBCOE’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) primarily an online business networking platform that aims to help young professionals to enhance their career prospects, develop their leadership skills and build their professional network in accordance with COBCOE’s organisational vision and values
• The flagship Annual Conference, Gala Dinner and Business Awards ceremony – the highlight in the COBCOE calendar of events, attracting delegates and guests from across the network. COBCOE’s prestigious annual event showcases and celebrates the prolific talent and achievement within the British chamber network across Europe and recognises trade achievement of members of chambers in the network through the Make Europe Work!® Trade Awards. 

Join here today! (Click to download Word application form)

To discuss in full, please contact COBCOE's Chief Executive, Anne-Marie Martin.

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