The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thessaloniki is established in 1918. Its operation begins in 1919. The TCCI is the second Chamber in Greece in terms of size and its contribution in the development of the country until now is very important.
Today, the TCCI has approximately 25 thousand active members (registered) which with their dynamic business presence have ensured the 50% of Greek exports for Thessaloniki and the greater region.
The TCCI, in collaboration with other organizations from Greece and abroad, such as research institutes, regional authorities, local development enterprises, Chambers of Commerce etc, designs and implements EU co-financed projects aiming at the development of the Thessaloniki area, the enhancement of its member-enterprises’ competitiveness and the improvement of its services. The projects in question are financed by EU funds and in most cases national funds as well, in the framework of various European Programmes such as the European Territorial Cooperation Programmes, the Horizon 2020 Programme, Lifelong Learning Programme and the programmes of the National Strategic Reference Framework.
Since 2015, particular emphasis has been put on supporting the SMEs of Thessaloniki and more generally Central Macedonia in their effort to develop innovation, valorising flexible financial tools like Innovation Vouchers and focusing on regional Smart Specialization priorities.