History

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Founded in 1903, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization of businessmen, merchants, professionals and entrepreneurs. CCCI is the largest and most prominent local business service organization in the Philippines. 

1903

With over 900 member companies coming from various sectors such as Trade, Industry, Service, ICT and Sectoral business associations, CCCI envisions itself as “The Engine of Cebu’s Business Growth towards Global Competitiveness”.

In pursuit of this vision, the Chamber conceives plans and implements programs and services in line with its Mission “to strengthen the capabilities of the members through advocacy, linkages and synergy for the competitiveness of Cebu and its people in the global economy”.

Timeline

2018
January 1

PCCI Special Citation 2018

  • Conferred Special Citation 2018 from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Manila Hotel for its pioneering efforts for education and training development and workforce capacity building by institutionalizing the Assessment, Certification, and Accreditation System Unit within the Chamber.
  • Received Most Outstanding Chamber in Visayas Award (Province-based Chamber Level 1) during the 44th Philippine Business Conference and Expo Infrastructure and Digital Economy The Game Changers given on October 18, 2018 at the Manila Hotel, Manila
  • Benchmarking Mission to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Bangkok Thailand in October 2018 to visit TECHVOC education and training system and approaches by Industry.
  • Successfully passed recertification audit under ISO 9001 carried out by TUV Rheinland. CCCI meets all quality system management requirements of ISO 9001:2015 which primarily focuses on risk-based thinking in order for organizations and companies to examine the possible risk within their processes and services.
  • The Cebu Chamber Centre which houses the offices of the CCCI underwent its first renovation in 23-years under the stewardship of President Consul Antonio Chiu to make it an office with an impact where we connect opportunities, grow business and create value. Including a full solar-powered roof; Generate 1Million donation from Ambassador Francisco Benedicto for the retrofitting of the multifunctional rooms for (Trainings, Seminars and Cliniquing)
  • Establishment of CCCI Cordova Chapter on October 26, 2018.
  • Joined the Province of Cebu delegation to Xiamen, China in Shanghai on September 7-11, 2018.
  • CCCI participated in the China International Import Import Expo (CIIE) on November 2018. The CCCI delegation was composed of 44 people representing 28 companies, led by IPP Melanie Ng, and was part of the biggest ever Philippine Delegation being jointly organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). The trade mission showed China’s firm support to trade liberation and actively open the Chinese market to the world.
  • Mobilized 55 CEOs as volunteer mentors for the Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) program 2018 batch.
  • Obtained technical assistance from Bread for the World Germany Bfdw through the secondment of Mr. Mirko Klein, a Sustainable Agriculture and Marketing Specialist for the food supply chain, covering the period of June 2018 to May 2021.
  • Conduct ICT Skills Training for Solo Mothers in partnership with the New Zealand Embassy thru Ambassador David Stratchan to enable (23) solo mothers from different barangays in Cebu City to be e-ready.
  • CCCI was selected as the lead convenor for the Asia-Pacific Alliance for disaster management APAD Central Visayas Regional platform during its launching on October 12, 2018.
  • Celebrated one of the grandest Cebu Business Month 2018 with the theme “Innovate Cebu”
2017
January 1

Livelihood Centre for CCCI Bantayan

  • Inducted CCCI Board of Trustees by Philippine President Rodrigo E. Duterte on March 3, 2017
  • Conducted 21st Cebu Business Month with the theme “STEP UP Cebu”
  • Hosted the Chamber Management Workshop and 26th Visayas Area Business Conference with the theme “Connecting Ideas. Connecting Economies” on September 28-29, 2017 respectively.
  • Conferred the PCCI National Excellence Award during the 43rd Philippine Business Conference on October 19, 2017 at the Manila Hotel.
  • Graduated over 90 Senior High School students under K to 12 Plus Project with Dualized training system for Constructions, Food Manufacturing and Tourism Industry in partnership with the AFOS Stiftung Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development
  • Graduated 57 micro and small entrepreneurs under the Kapatid Mentor Me Program
  • Organized and launched the Cebu Innovation Council for the ICT stakeholders
  • Constructed the Livelihood Centre and invested training support for the Women’s Association of Basawon, Bantayan with the CCCI Bantayan Island Chapter with funding support from the justiceF Stiftung Foundation.
  • Partnered with the Department of Science and Technology for the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (R.I.C.E.) and Technology Transfer UCAREs, OURFood
2016
January 1

Kapatid Mentor Me Program

  • Digitized communication within the Chamber using e-hardware and various softwares
  • Set-up the Unified Communications Alert and Response System (UCARES). A digitized early warning and danger response technology in partnership with government and private entities.
  • Elected official private sector representative to the Regional Development Council of Region 7, Co-Chair of RDC7, and Chair of the Economic Development Committee
  • Involvement to the Metro Cebu Development Coordinating Board (MCDCB) and its Research, Program and Organizational Development (RPOD) and Executive Committee (EXECOM)
  • Construction of the P2M roof extension cum Clearance Certificate Waiting Area of the National Bureau of Investigation – Central Visayas Regional Office (NBI-CEVRO) under the Adopt-a-Station Project of the Chamber.
  • Partnered with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for passport application and renewal of 66 Chamber members
  • Conceptualization and implementation of the Kapatid Mentor Me Program for Micro and Small Enterprise in partnership with Dept. of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Conducted business for a and seminars to local, national and international business delegates from Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, People’s of Republic of China, Laos, and Taiwan
  • Business visit to Hiroshima, Japan upon the invitation of the Hiroshima-Philippines Friendship Society (HPFS)
  • Organized the Danao City Chamber of Commerce Chapter
  • Received an “Outstanding Institution Award” for the Trade and Investment Category on February 24, 2016 during the 79th Charter Day Anniversary of Cebu City
  • Received a “Silver Award” for exemplary contribution and promotion of the National Voluntary Blood Service Program of the Department of Health Region VII
  • Sister Chamber agreement signed between CCCi and Ormoc City Chamber of Commerce & Industry on September 15, 2016 at Ormoc City during the VABC
  • CCCI President Melanie Ng joined the 400 Philippine Business delegation in the visit of the Philippine President Rodrigo E. Duterte to China on October 19-20, 2016
2015
January 1

Sister Chamber Agreement

  • Sister Chamber Agreement signed between CCCI and Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of South Africa.
  • Memorandum of Undestanding signed between CCCI and Confederatrion of Businessmen and Industrists of Turkiye (Tuscon) on October 16, 2015 at Istanbul, Turkey
  • The new Cebu Brand: “Cebu, Where the Heart Sings!” was launched on November 13, 2015 at the Ayala Center in Cebu City
  • CCCI and Sectoral Business Associations in Cebu (thru a Memorandum of Solidarity on December 18, 2015) signed a MOA with the Cebu City Government to institutionalize cooperation protocols between the City, the business and professional organizations for more efficient and effective delivery of services.
  • Php5Million CCCI building Facelifting and Retrofitting to expand the leasable area at the mezzanine and provide a more welcoming ambiance at the ground floor.
  • CCCI Naga Chapter was established and officers were inducted in November 2015
2014
January 1

Creation of CCCI Bantayan Chapter

  • CCCI created the CCCI Bantayan Chapter covering the 3 Municipalities of Sta.Fe, Madridejos and Bantayan, in the island of Bantayan
  • CCCI spearheaded the agreement building with Chambers in Region VII and Government on the Coordinating Roads and Infrastructure Investment for Development (CR+ID) Project with the Asia Foundation under the Coalitions for change Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Embassy in Manila.
  • CCCI became a member of Cebu Provincial Investment Board, Infrastructure Committee and Cebu Provincial Development Council and an ex-Development Council
  • CCCI forged Sister Chamber Agreement with Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Sabah Branch, Malaysia on September 18, 2014.
  • CCCI launched the Cebu Found Counsultancy Group under the OURFood Program Optimizing & Upscaling Roles in the Food Supply Chain
  • CCCI entered into a joint project supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with BKU/AFOS, DEG, DIHK/German, GIZ, Sparkassentiftung, sequa, RDH and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry regarding Dualized Vocational Education and Training in the context of the K to 12 Reform in the Philippines for which CCCI organized TVET clusters in food manufacturing, construction and tourism industries.
2013
January 1

Most Outstanding Chamber – Hall of Fame

  • Most Outstanding Chamber in the Visayas
  • Most Outstanding in the Philippines
  • Most Outstanding Chamber “Hall of Fame”
2012
January 1

2012 Most Outstanding Chamber in the Visayas

  • Most Outstanding Chamber in the Visayas
  • Most Outstanding in the Philippines
2011
January 1

Host – 26th CACCI Conference in 2013

  • CCCI won the hosting rights for the 26th Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) Conference in 2013.
  • Most Outstanding Chamber in the Visayas
  • Most Outstanding in the Philippines
2010
January 1

ISO 9001:2008 Certification on Quality Management System

  • CCCI was declared as the Over-all Winner – Developing Nations Category in the Associations Make a Better World Award given by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Center for Association Leadership.
  • CCCI received the ISO 9001:2008 Certification on Quality Management System.
2009
January 1

Commerce and Industry Streets

  • CCCI partnered with Germany’s Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation (AFOS) and SEQUA, the implementing partner of the Federation of Catholic Entrepreneurs (BKU) in Germany aims to improve the business environment of the chambers in the Visayas and Mindanao for SME development.
  • CCCI passed the surveillance audit under its ISO 9001:2000 Certification and the assessment of its Quality Management System for the sixth time in three years.
  • Cebu City Council passed City Ordinance no. 2170 in January 7, 2009 renaming to Commerce and Industry Streets from 11th and 13th Streets where the CCCI Center was built in 1996.
  • CCCI unveiled the new street names “Commerce St. and Industry St.”, the said streets were in front of the CCCI Center Building. CCCI was conferred by the Philippines Foundation, Inc. as the “Perlas Award on the Valuable Institution” for promoting entrepreneurship in tourism and technology, upholding professional values and ethics in the business community and establishing worthwhile international partnerships.

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