155 Years Young


Despite being the oldest business organization in Hong Kong, HKGCC remains the most dynamic with its sights fixed firmly on the horizon. The Chamber has witness profound changes in its 155-year history. Just 20 years after Hong Kong was formed, 62 business people got together in the Hong Kong Club on 29 May 1861 and established the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. As Hong Kong’s first business organization, we blazed a trail for others to follow. It would be easy to sit back and rest on our laurels. The Chamber’s contribution to Hong Kong, and global commerce for that matter, is almost as long as Hong Kong’s history itself. Yet despite our age, we remain the most progressive business organization, constantly searching for new opportunities and ways to help our members.




Chamber Chairmen

Over the course of its 155-year history, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce has elected 87 chairmen to steer the organisation, complemented by a remarkably stable secretariat which, for the past 100 years, has changed hands only seven times.