Ibero-American Business Council CEIB

The Ibero-American Business Council (CEIB) was created at the XXVI Meeting of Presidents of Ibero-American Business Organizations as an initiative backed by the International Employers Organization, entity to which the most representative business organization in Latin America, Spain and Portugal belong.

The business organizations that are members of the Ibero-American Business Council are the following:  Argentina - UIA ; Bolivia - CEPB ; Brazil - CNI ; Chile - CPC ; Colombia - ANDI ; Costa Rica - UCC ; Ecuador - CIG ; El Salvador - ANEP ; Paraguay - FEPRINCO ; Peru - CONFIEP ; Mexico - CONCAMIN - COPARMEX ; Nicaragua - COSEP ; Panama - CONEP ; Honduras - COHEP ; Uruguay - CIU - CNCS ; Guatemala - CACIF ; Dominican Republic - COPARDOM ; Venezuela - FEDECAMARAS ; Spain - CEOE and Portugal - CIP .

The pro-tempore presidency of CEIB will rotate between the presidents of the member organizations, and it corresponds to the leaders of country that hosts the Ibero-American Summit. Since January 1, 2016, this presidency is held by the Colombian business leaders, the National Association of Colombian Employers (ANDI), presided by Mr Bruce Mac Master. Meanwhile, the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations – CEOE – holds CEIB’s Permanent Technical Secretariat. The goal of the Ibero-American Employers Council is to give value to the common competitiveness factors among Ibero-American employers and improve their contribution towards the economic and social development of countries in the Region. The following are among the main roles of CEIB:

  • To represent its members before the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government and permanently before the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB).
  • To coordinate positions within the scope of EU/Latin American relations.
  • To track projects, within the scope of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or other bodies of interest, to which the countries represented by the member employer organizations may belong as full members or observers.
  • To support a regulatory environment that encourages business creation and business development.