Dear Members and Partners of the BCCH,
I am happy to welcome you reading the first edition of our new newsletter. The objective of this media is to provide you with up-to-date Chamber information, exciting and useful business content in a format consciously designed to our members’ reading habits. In the framework of renewing BCCH communication to members, partners and the outside world, we follow the principles of providing you with tailor-made, regular, valuable and paper-free content. I wish to thank everyone participating in this initiative for their excellent contribution.
Let me also thank those participating at the Annual General Meeting of the BCCH, electing the new Council for the next two years and honouring me with their continued support in the Chairman’s capacity. The AGM has changed the former one-year Council period to two years so that the continuity and a framework providing more space for driving strategic initiatives can result in enhanced member benefits in the future.
At the AGM, the Chamber’s management could report the results of one of the most successful years of the BCCH in its history, the work in which I wish to thank all of our members, the new Executive Director, Csilla Csurgai, the team supporting her, and the Council. I am very proud of the outstanding achievements and also committed to building further member benefits on the back of these results.
I congratulate the members of the newly elected Council and wish them all well in their responsible and challenging roles.
The world and the economic environment have significantly changed during the months behind us and among a long series of items still being debated, one thing is for sure: most of the companies face challenges and some face serious ones in these times. Among these changes, the BCCH’s strategy remains unchanged, in fact is being confirmed: help members do, sustain and do more business.
Therefore the threefold strategy of last year, i.e. enhancing chamber visibility, growing member benefits and achieving operational efficiency will not change, with the enhancement of members’ benefits becoming the overarching objective for all actions and initiatives taken.
Not only is business, but both EU and local political environments are changing. Voicing businesses’ needs regarding competitiveness, predictability and transparency therefore will also be high on the agenda for the coming times.
But overall, there will unavoidably be a rebound, a point from where a new development will follow. I believe the more prepared a business for the rebound, the more favourable position it will have in a reshaping world. It almost surely will be a business environment with a series of different agendas, with different priorities and different opportunities. Carbon footprint, sustainability, and efficiency will probably play a greater role in the future’s business thinking. That is why, besides helping its member run their businesses successfully in the present times, the BCCH is committed to helping them prepare for the rebound. All our services, events, forums, seminars and conferences will be tailored around these principles.
I hope your business and you personally will experience the benefits the BCCH provides its members with and I encourage you to give us feedback to help us make sure you get the service you expect.
I wish you a useful and pleasant time reading the newsletter and on behalf of the Council and the management of the BCCH, I am looking forward to working with you in the coming times.