Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (GZS)
The Chamber of Commerce's governing body is the Assembly, at which members are elected directly by member companies every four years. Member companies can express their specific interests through regional chambers and professional associations. Over 1,500 representatives from the business community participate in numerous committees and professional groups of the chamber's system. Its departments articulate the interests of the business community, provide various consulting and other business services and execute important public authorisations. Members can voice their interests directly in the 13 regional chambers (covering Celje, Gorenjska, Koper, Koroška, Ljubljana, Maribor, Northern Primorska, Novo mesto, Pomurje, Posavje, Postojna, Savinjsko-Šaleška and Zasavje), as well as in the 22 branch associations that are organised along specialised branch categories. Since 1969 GZS has bestowed the Award of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia for exemplary business and entrepreneurial achievements.
Within the framework of the GZS there are several branches which unify a range of associations. Their members represent and reflect the specific interests of their industries, moreover through cooperation with allied foreign organisations and active participation in the promotional activities of the chamber (through business conferences, exhibitions, catalogues, etc.) they contribute significantly to the international recognition of their industries. On Culture.si you can find more on the Chamber of Publishing and Bookselling and the Chamber of Media Providers.
The GZS is a member of the European Association of Chambers of Commerce, Eurochambres, and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Many international business meetings are organised within the framework of the CCIS. The website and services of GZS offer information on business environments, opportunities, contacts, news and events. Direct contacts with the best potential business partners in Slovenia can be arranged online. CCIS issues the online publication Slovenia Business Week in English.