Profile

Name: Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce

Type of organization: Regional or local development agency

Description:

Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit legal entity under private law, composed by merchants enrolled in the commercial register. The Chamber of Commerce was created by Decree No 1817 of 29 October 1915. The mission of Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce is to lead the creation and development of enterprises and their environment in the city and region. Its objectives are the followings: 1.Provide the means for business to thrive, 2. Assist in creating a civic, social and environmental sustainable environment for entrepreneurs, 3. Increase and maintain the largest number of users, 4. Ensure delivery of world-class services.

Under this framework, Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce has been promoting a competitive development strategy based on cluster development, which includes, besides companies various actors, which aim to strengthen the productive dynamism of the department and the region. The strategy is aligned with the National Policy on productivity and competitiveness, which in turn became the starting point for the design and implementation of regional policy. This voluntary scheme proposed by the Chamber of Commerce of Barranquilla, comprises a joint business strategy which consists of the following methodological phases:

Phase 1: Dimensioning, Identification and characterization of the Value Chain
- Identifying tractor companies
- Identifying business
- Competitive assessment of companies
- Integral competitive diagnosis

Phase 2: Establishing relationships and Diagnostic of cluster initiatives
- Cluster mapping
- Creating a framework of trust
- Evaluation of the competitiveness of clusters
- Identification IRC

Phase 3: Definition of Competitive Development Plan
- Plan to improve productivity and quality
- TH skills development plan
- Plan for technological development and innovation
- Identification of new markets

Phase 4: Implementation and Monitoring
- Project formulation
- Selection of experts
- Presentation of sponsors
- Initiate / Implementation / Monitoring

The strategic clusters that the Chamber of Commerce has been promoting have been selected on the basis of the challenging productive projects. In the first phase, the outstanding industries were the metal mechanic, logistics services, and fashion design and apparel. At a second phase, the Chamber of Commerce aims to support clusters of BPO-ICT and Health Tourism.

Information

Vía 40 No. 36-135

Barranquilla

Colombia

+57 5 3303864 – 3303854

http://www.camarabaq.org.co/

Main Contact
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Paul Pelaez

Regional or local development agency

Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce

Colombia
Other Contact
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Augusto Melendez

Regional or local development agency

Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce

Colombia
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Diana Reyes

Regional or local development agency

Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce

Colombia
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Janinne Pinedo

Regional or local development agency

Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce

Colombia
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Jose Fermín Lara

Regional or local development agency

Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce

Colombia
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Karina Quintero

Regional or local development agency

Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce

Colombia
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Liliana Sandoval

Regional or local development agency

Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce

Colombia
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Maria Jose Vengoechea

Regional or local development agency

Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce

Colombia
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Mireylle Julliard

Regional or local development agency

Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce

Colombia
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Sandra Sanchez

Regional or local development agency

Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce

Colombia