Power to shape the future

Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry Federation (AP Chambers), a State-level industry body, represents the trade and industry of Andhra Pradesh with a membership of around 1000 Corporate members and 58 affiliated associations totalling a membership of approximately 25000. It is the largest industry body in the State of AP. The Federation is at the forefront to eagerly support and collaborate with the State government for the development of the State.

AP Chambers, established in 2000 as a chamber of commerce, presently represents the whole state of Andhra Pradesh. It is strategically located at Vijayawada, the hub of the State’s economic and political spectrum. AP Chambers has a three-tier membership, representing industry, trade and service. AP Chambers has relentlessly pursued the agenda of identifying business opportunities and challenges, addressing critical issues with the single-minded focus of sustainable growth in the State. AP Chambers has been instrumental in influencing policy frameworks and changes. It plays an advocacy role on a wide range of matters and acts as an impetus to growth and development. AP Chambers frequently organises interactive meetings with ministers, senior bureaucrats to express and drive home its views. AP Chambers provides a platform for interaction to address issues affecting the growth of businesses in the State. Various State-level and district-level associations/bodies/chambers are affiliated to AP Chambers.

Some of the main activities of the Chamber:

1. Representing to State and Central governments on issues affecting the commerce and industry.

2. Educating/bringing awareness to members on various State and Central laws and amendments.

3. Organising seminars, workshops and meetings for members with Government officials and industry experts on vital problems.

4. Acting as a trade facilitation centre

Administration of the Chambers is handled by the Board of Directors backed by a professional team headed by Director General / Executive Director. The Board of Directors is also assisted by a string of sub-committees on different subjects. All the members are encouraged to actively participate in the sub-committees of their interest to enable them master the subjects and at the same time ensure that the Chambers always has able end experienced leaders to take care of the interests of the members. Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry Federation will always truly be of the members, by the members and for the members.