Established in 1977, the Spanish Confederation of Employers' Organizations (CEOE) brings together, on a voluntary basis, two million companies and self-employed entrepreneurs from all activity sectors, which are linked to CEOE through more than 4,000 base associations.

The Confederation directly brings together 200 territorial and sectoral organizations. Enterprises are therefore represented two-fold, through the industry to which they belong and by the region in which they operate.

Small and medium-sized enterprises are represented by CEPYME, the Spanish Confederation of Small & Medium- Sized Enterprises, which is also affiliated to CEOE, as is the Spanish Federation of Self-employed Entrepreneurs (CEAT).