On the 25th November, the General Assembly of the Network of Official Chambers of Commerce in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania, FEDECOM, held an extraordinary meeting, attended by representatives of 23 Chambers, spread over the 4 continents.
The Assembly, chaired by Eduardo Barrachina (President of the Chamber in the United Kingdom), included the interventions of Cristina Olazabal, Deputy Director General of the Secretary of State for Commerce and Jaime Montalvo, International Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain. The Spanish Chamber was represented by the president, Juan Rodríguez-Villa.
The COVID-19 crisis affects the network’s cameras with varying intensity and synergies are being pursued between the cameras and the Spanish Chamber, which allow to overcome the current situation.
The structuring of FEDECOM into three Vice-Presidencies (Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia and Oceania) improves the service to the entire network.
Direct financial assistance is not yet considered in the PGE, this is currently under discussion.
The budget project includes an item of approximately € 800,000, intended for the digitization of official cameras abroad, integrated into CAMACOES (FEDECOM + FECECA)
Information on actions aimed at strengthening public-private collaboration: agreement between the Secretary of State for Chambers of Commerce of Spain-CEOE and possible opening of advisory agreements, which may allow effective interaction between the Administration and the business world. In the implementation of these actions, cameras abroad must also be of key relevance. Social communication networks are a privileged vehicle to use in communication. The exchange of information between chambers will give greater visibility to FEDECOM