The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS) provides essential services for enterprises operating in Slovenia, and it is the ideal local partner for foreign investors. The CCIS was founded more than 160 years ago and now has around 9,000 member companies of all sizes and from all regions. It is a non-profit, non-governmental, independent business organization representing the interest of its members and is Slovenia’s most influential business association. CCIS unites under its roof 25 branch associations representing all sectors of Slovenian Economy. CCIS operates a network of 13 regional chambers. CCIS has the status of a representative Chamber of Commerce and is thus partner for the government in preparing legislation and policy strategies. CCIS is member in numerous government bodies, boards and committees, supporting them with knowhow and expertise. CCIS is a social partner organization and signatory party of more then 20 branch collective agreements, agreements on minimum pay and the Social agreements.