About Us

Incorporated in 1956, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce or AHK Indien is the primary contact for Indian and German Companies who want to do business with each other. We are a membership-based organization that offers advice and services to members, collaborates on Indo-German cooperation initiatives and functions as the voice of the Indo-German business community at an institutional and governmental level.

We play a crucial role in strengthening economic and cultural cooperation between India and Germany by offering varied services across domains such as company formation, vocational training, management training, HR recruitment, events, delegations, sustainability services and much more to our members.

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We are part of the worldwide network of German Chambers of Commerce abroad (AHK), which has 140 offices located in 92 countries. With close to 4,000 members, we are the largest chamber within the AHK-Network as well as the largest bi-lateral Chamber of Commerce in India. Headquartered in Mumbai, with six branch offices (Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune, and Düsseldorf), we are the greatest catalyst for the promotion of trade and industrial relations between India and Germany. We provide networking platforms, reliable contacts as well as valuable services for German and Indian companies.

Overview of IGCC and its Partners

Background of AHKs and IHKs

At 140 locations in 92 countries around the world, the members of German Chamber Network (AHKs) offer their experience, connections and services to German and foreign companies. AHKs are located in all countries that are of special interest to German companies. AHKs are closely connected to the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany. Together, they support German companies with building up and extending their business relations to foreign countries. The umbrella organization of the IHKs is the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), which also coordinates and supports the AHKs. Furthermore, the cooperation with various German trade associations strengthens the link from AHKs to business and markets. The AHKs are supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.

Responsibilities and Tasks of the AHKs

 AHKs fulfill three main tasks in their respective countries.

1. Official Representation of German Companies 

AHKs are the key players of German foreign business development on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. They represent German business interests in their countries and share information to promote Germany as a business location.

2. Member Organizations

AHKs are member organizations for companies actively involved in the bilateral business relations. These members give AHKS the authority needed when interacting with politics, business and administration, in terms of promoting bilateral business relations.

3. Service Providers to Companies

Under the brand ‘DEinternational’, AHKs provide services to companies from Germany and their host countries, in order to support their foreign business activities.

Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK Indien)

AHK Indien or the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) was incorporated in 1956. With close to 4000 members, today we are the largest AHK and the largest Chamber of Commerce in India. We have built up a strong local presence with our Head Office in Mumbai, branch offices in Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai and Pune and a liaison office in Düsseldorf (Germany). Through our activities and services, we enhance the bilateral economic relations between India and Germany.

As a highly regarded and respected institution in India and Germany, with a qualified team and a number of key contacts and connections, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce has played a major role in advancing corporate as well as cultural understanding between India and Germany, for over 60 years.

Key Highlights of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC)

  • Close to 4000 Indian and German members
  • 100 professionals in India and Germany facilitating Indo-German business
  • Over 60 years of experience in promoting Indo-German economic cooperation
  • Largest AHK among 140 German Chamber offices in 92 countries
  • 7 offices: Mumbai (Head Office), New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune and Düsseldorf (liaison office in Germany)
  • 17 honorary representatives in smaller towns and cities in order to facilitate better business contact
  • 18 India Desks in Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Germany
  • 8 India Desks in bilateral Chambers of Commerce abroad
  • 1 representative in Brussels 

Members of the Board & Advisory Council

IGCC Region Councils

The Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern regions of India have their own Regional Councils, consisting of regional council members and headed by a Chairman.

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Northern Regional Council List

Eastern Regional Council List

Southern Regional Council List

India Desks

To be able to support and strengthen the constant efforts of our members, to seek business contacts not only in Germany but also in other countries, we have established a cooperation with other AHKs abroad by the setting up of India Desks there. In addition, we have also set up India Desks at various Chambers of Commerce and Industry within Germany (IHKs).

  • India Desks in Germany: Berlin, Bremen, Duesseldorf, Dresden, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Halle/Saale, Hamburg, Hannover, Mannheim, Munich, Nuernberg, Osnabrueck, Saarbruecken, Stuttgart and Wuerzburg

Details of India Desks in Germany

  • India-Desks abroad: Bangkok, Colombo, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Riyadh, Singapore, and Sydney

Details of India Desks abroad

Honorary Representatives

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce has appointed 17 Honorary Representatives in order to facilitate better business contacts in smaller towns and cities.

  • Honorary Representatives in India:

          Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhubaneswar, Cochin, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore,        

          Jalandhar, Mysore, Nashik, Srinagar, Trivandrum and Vadodara

Details of Honorary Representatives in India

  • Apart from Honorary Representatives in India, we also have a Representative in Brussels (Belgium). 

Details of Representative in Brussels

IGCC's Cooperation Partners