About ECC

Initiated in 1997, the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (ECC) is a non-governmental business interest group. The ECC is a ‘Chamber of Chambers’ with its membership comprising 15 European Chambers based in Hong Kong and 1 in Macau. The appointed representatives of these chambers make up the ECC board of directors.

The ECC’s key objectives are to:

  • Provide a channel of communication within European chambers in Hong Kong and economical circles.
  • Promote commercial, industrial, financial, scientific and other economic exchanges of all types between Hong Kong and the European Union.
  • Identify the problems that European companies may encounter in their development within Hong Kong and their extended Mainland Chinese market.
  • Host functions that allow members to discuss and network with Hong Kong and European officials.

The day-to-day operations of the EU Business Information Programme (EUBIP) are run by the ECC office.

The Board of the European Chamber is responsible for the strategic development of Chamber activities. The current Board comprises:

Horst Geicke

Horst Geicke

2017 Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce

German Chamber of Commerce


Seán Pattwell

2017 Vice Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce

Irish Chamber of Commerce

  • Wilhelm Brauner, Austrian Chamber of Commerce
  • Bernard van Hees, Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
  • Andrew Seaton, British Chamber of Commerce
  • Jens-Erik Olsen, Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Daniël de Blocq van Scheltinga, Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Treasurer)
  • Ville Sarja, Finnish Chamber of Commerce
  • Richard Burton, French Chamber of Commerce
  • Wolfgang Niedermark, German Industry & Commerce
  • Fabio De Rosa, Italian Chamber of Commerce
  • Andrius Bartuskevicius, Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce
  • Maggie Tumenbatur, Romanian Chamber of Commerce
  • Marisa Flores, Spanish Chamber of Commerce
  • Karine Hirn, Swedish Chamber of Commerce
  • Filipe Santos, Portuguese-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (Macao)
  • Christopher Hammerbeck, European Chamber of Commerce (Special Advisor)

*The Chairmanship of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong rotates alphabetically through the member EU Chambers. The Vice-Chairman is the following year’s Chairman. Both positions are held for one year.


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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
"The EU has to show unity." Our Chairman Horst Geicke gave an interview to CNBC regarding triggering the Article 50. Read more...
Monday, 20 March 2017
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Announces the Publishing of European Union Business Information Programme Position Papers for 2017Read more...
Monday, 6 February 2017
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Automotive Council calls for Hong Kong tax breaks for hybrid cars.Read more...
Monday, 9 January 2017
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is turning 20 this year! To celebrate this grand occasion our gala dinner will be held on 22nd September 2017 at the luxurious Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with a large number of high profile individuals and representative from the international business community in Hong Kong. Read more...
Sunday, 1 January 2017
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Horst Geicke as the new Chairman of its Board.Read more...
Thursday, 22 December 2016
Following the recent calls for submissions from the international business community, the European Chamber of Commerce has submitted our suggestions regarding the Public Consultation for the 2017 Policy Address and 2017-18 Budget of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.Read more...
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
The European Automotive Council of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong organized a seminar on 14th of December to discuss the general global trends in the automotive industry with a focus on Asia and Europe. Read more...
Friday, 2 December 2016
We were proud to be a supporting organization in the South China Morning Post China ConferenceRead more...
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
On 23 November 2016, the Board of ECC met with Ms. Carmen CANO, new Head of EU Office to Hong Kong. The Board warmly welcomed Ms. Cano and gave an introduction on their own Chamber. The two sides exchanged views on current developments in the EU and Hong Kong and possible HK-EU cooperation.Read more...
Sunday, 13 November 2016
EuroCham was present at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday where a large number had gathered. A wreath with the inscription "Respect and Reflection" from the Chamber was laid down.Read more...

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