Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC)

Established in 1956 and registered under Section 25 of the Companies’ Act 1956, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) is a non-profit organisation. It is the largest German Bi-National Chamber (AHK) abroad as well as the largest Chamber of Commerce in India with over 6500 member companies across diverse sectors. It is a part of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) located in Berlin, Germany and the worldwide network of 120 Chamber offices in 80 countries.

Headquartered in Mumbai, the IGCC has 6 other offices in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune and Düsseldorf, Germany, and 17 honorary representatives in smaller towns and cities, in order to facilitate better business contacts among Indian and German companies. It has India Desks in the Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKs) in 18 metros in Germany, and in the German Chambers of Commerce (AHKs) in 8 countries.

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce serves as a significant catalyst for the promotion of trade and industrial relations between India and Germany. For 60 years, it offers numerous services such as Business Partner Searches, Company Formations, Legal Advice, HR Recruitment, Marketing and Branding, Trade Fairs, Information and Knowledge-Exchange through various Publications, Delegations and Events, and Training.

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Director General's Message

Bernhard Steinruecke


Director General,Indo-German Chamber of Commerce

“German companies have been industrial leaders, admired globally for their technical expertise, precision and perfection in planning and execution. One of the undisputed factors credited for the success of the German industry has been the world-renowned German Dual Education System, wherein theoretical classes are organized by the Chambers of Commerce, and the practical training is imparted by the corporates themselves.The certification of the programme is done by the German Chambers of Commerce.

In India, there has been a dire need for practical training and skill development, and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and the German companies are only too happy to support India in this enormous task. Hence, we established the Indo-German Training Centre (IGTC) in Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore to introduce our unparalleled German Dual Education System to India, specifically in the field of business and commercial training. We effectively adapted and applied it to Indian academic and corporate reality to create a strong industry-focussed special business administration programme. It is designed to be a win-win platform for both the industry and the students, and in turn, to provide a boost to India’s vast growth potential.

This initiative may only be a small step compared to the long way to go, but without this first step, everything is in vain. We can only encourage more German and Indian companies to participate in this model and increase their training efforts to support this crucial endeavour for a better Indo-German future.”