A Message to our members

To Regions

Our members are the heart and soul of the IOE, and it is our distinct privilege to serve your interests in every possible way.

A unique global community
Our members are part of a unique, global community of over 150 employers’ organisations: the largest network of the private sector in the world. This network represents one of the most powerful attributes of the IOE.

First, our membership is global in character. We do not represent one nation or one region. Every member’s voice is important; we listen to each one accordingly and bring them together as a powerful and balanced voice.

Second, it encompasses a comprehensive representation of business.  Our member organisations do not represent just one type or size of business, or one sector of the economy, and so we speak for all businesses regardless of size, industry, location or legal structure. 

This unique global community gives us the legitimacy to be recognised as the body fighting and advocating for the interests of employers and business in international social and employment policy debates.

Members testimonials

Carlos Larrazábal

“The IOE has always been a strong defender of the right of FEDECAMARAS to assemble as an independent representative of the Venezuelan private sector.  For many years, the IOE has been our champion, protecting, supporting and guiding us in the ILO in lodging complaints of harassment by our government, raising awareness, and calling the urgent attention of the international media to the serious threats with which we are confronted and the need for the government to be held to account at the highest level.”

President, FEDECAMARAS (Venezuela)


Geoffroy Roux du Bézieux

“MEDEF believes that the French business community contributes significantly to France’s standing as a leading player on the world stage. IOE membership allows French business representatives to be part of the global employer team in the ILO, at the G20, and in other important forums, and ensures that the priorities of those we serve - French companies and professional organisations alike – are taken into account in the international policymaking scene.”

President, MEDEF (France)

 


Jacqueline Mugo

“As a member of the IOE, we regularly benefit from a range of programmes that allow us to enhance our performance as effective advocates on behalf of Kenyan businesses.  This includes participation in the IOE-organised Global Young Employers’ Organisations Professionals Academy which allows our more junior collaborators to acquire best-in-class competencies that will ensure our high-quality service offer well into the future.”

Executive Director, Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE)


Sukamdani Hariyadi

“Membership of the IOE ensures the contribution of the APINDO to global initiatives in the ILO, including for skills development, as well as the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals. Participation in the IOE’s future of work discussions also helps us to prepare Indonesia’s employers to meet the challenges of the future.”

Chairman, APINDO (Indonesia)

 


Services to our members

Our commitment: advocating, convening and capacity building

We offer three types of services to members that aim to advance the global business agenda:advocating, convening and capacity building.

1. Advocating: driving and shaping policy in international forums

  • On our members’ behalf, we are a powerful and balanced voice for business worldwide.
  • Our primary job is to be agents of change and representatives at institutional debates on the most pressing issues for business.
  • This means we advocate for your interests and those of your affiliates by influencing international policies for the best outcomes for business. 
  • We coordinate employers’ views, provide advice and guidance to the Employers’ Group in all ILO activities and strive to promote awareness and implementation of the UN Global Compact, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, among others.
  • We also develop policy recommendations to be used at national level and collaborate with partners to build strength and expertise, and to achieve maximum impact in a growing number of international forums.

2. Convening: facilitating networking among our members and partners

  • On your behalf, we facilitate and coordinate meetings and organise conferences, workshops, seminars and training on national, regional and international levels. 
  • In this way, we can best determine your most pressing issues and needs, identify key trends affecting you and respond in a timely and relevant manner. 
  • By providing venues and platforms for networking and collaboration, we empower you to exchange your questions, your experiences and your ideas with each other.

3. Capacity building: strengthening the voice of employers’ organisations

As for our services to individual members, we provide opportunities for direct access to the ILO Supervisory Mechanism and speaking at ILO meetings and other international organisations, and to co-host and organise meetings and training sessions with the IOE on topics of most relevance to your affiliates. 

  • We provide a platform for business interaction with the ILO. 
  • We supply direct technical assistance on social and employment issues that specifically affect your organisation and affiliates.
  • We communicate with you, to inform, advise, influence and provide guidance on all relevant policy areas. 
  • Our knowledge-sharing and capacity-building webinars, presentations, publications and training are designed to synthesise global trends and provide analysis with helpful and actionable insights. 
  • You garner international recognition and consolidate your reputation as the go-to business organisation for the range of national influencers and thought leaders.
Algérie
Confédération Générale des Entreprises Algériennes (CGEA)
www.cgea-dz.org/
Angola
Cámara de Comércio e Indústria de Angola (CCIA)
www.ccia.ebonet.net/
Bénin
Conseil national du Patronat du Bénin (CNP-Bénin)
www.cnpbenin.org
Botswana
Business Botswana
www.bb.org.bw/
Burkina Faso
Conseil national du Patronat Burkinabé (CNPB)
patronat.bf/
Cameroun
Groupement Inter-Patronal du Cameroun (GICAM)
www.legicam.org/
Chad
Conseil National du Patronat Tchadien (CNPT)
cnpttchad.org/
Congo
Union Patronale et Interprofessionnelle du Congo (UNICONGO)
www.unicongo.org/
Côte d'Ivoire
Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Côte d'Ivoire (CGECI)
www.cegi.org
Djibouti
Confédération Nationale des Employeurs de Djibouti (CNED)
Egypt
Federation of Egyptian Industries
www.fei.org.eg
Ethiopia
Ethiopian Employers Federation (EEF)
www.eef-ethiopia.org
Gabon
Confédération Patronale Gabonaise (CPG)
www.confederation-patronale-gabonaise.org/
Ghana
Ghana Employers' Association (GEA)
www.ghanaemployers.com
Guinée
Conseil National du Patronat Guinéen - CNPG
Kenya
Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE)
www.fke-kenya.org
Lesotho
Association of Lesotho Employers and Business (ALEB)
www.aleb.org.ls/home/default.php
Madagascar
Groupement des Entreprises de Madagascar (GEM)
www.gem-madagascar.com
Malawi
Employers' Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM)
www.ecammw.com
Mali
Conseil National du Patronat du Mali (CNPM)
www.cnpmali.org
Maroc
Confédération générale des Entreprises du Maroc (CGEM)
www.cgem.ma
Maroc
Morocco - Fédération des Chambres Marocaines de Commerce, de l'Industrie et de Services (FCMCIS)
www.fcmcis.ma/
Mauritanie
Union Nationale du Patronat de Mauritanie
www.unpm.mr
Mauritius
Business Mauritius (Mauritius Employers' Federation MEF)
www.businessmauritius.org/
Mozambique
Confederação das Associaçoes Economicas de Moçambique (CTA)
www.cta.org.mz
Namibia
Namibian Employers' Federation (NEF)
Niger
Conseil National du Patronat Nigerien (CNPN)
Nigeria
Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association (NECA)
www.neca.org.ng
République démocratique du Con
Fédération des Entreprises du Congo (FEC)
www.fec-rdc.com/
Rwanda
The Rwanda Private Sector Federation (RPSF)
Sénégal
Conseil National du Patronat du Sénégal (CNP)
www.cnp.sn
South Africa
South Africa - Business Unity South Africa
www.busa.org.za
Sudan
Sudanese Businessmen & Employers Federation (SBEF)
www.sudabiz.org
Swaziland
Federation of Swaziland Employers and Chamber of Commerce (FSE & CC)
www.business-swaziland.com/
Tanzania
Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE)
Togo
Conseil National du Patronat du Togo (CNP)
www.cnp-togo.tg
Tunisie
Union Tunisienne de l'Industrie, du Commerce et de l'Artisanat (UTICA)
www.utica.org.tn
Uganda
Uganda - Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE)
www.employers.co.ug
Zambia
Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE)
www.zfe.co.zm
Zimbabwe
Employers' Confederation of Zimbabwe (EMCOZ)
www.emcoz.co.zw
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda Employers' Federation
www.abef-anu.org
Argentina
Unión Industrial Argentina (UIA)
www.uia.org.ar
Aruba
Aruba Trade and Industry Association (ATIA)
www.atiaruba.org
Bahamas
The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Confederation
www.bahamasemployers.org
Barbados
Barbados Employers Confederation (BEC)
barbadosemployers.com
Bermuda
Bermuda Employers' Council (BEC)
www.bec.bm
Bolivia
Confederación de Empresarios Privados de Bolivia (CEPB)
www.cepb.org.bo/
Brazil
Confederação Nacional da Industria (CNI)
www.cni.org.br
Brazil
Confederação Nacional Do Transporte (CNT)
www.itl.org.br
Canada
Canadian Employers' Council
www.cec-cce.ca
Chile
Confederación de la Producción y del Comercio (CPC)
www.cpc.cl
Colombia
Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia (ANDI)
www.andi.com.co
Costa Rica
Unión Costarricense de Cámaras y Asociaciones de la Empresa Privada (UCCAEP)
www.uccaep.or.cr
Dominica
Dominica Employers' Federation (DEF)
www.dominicaemployers.com/
Dominican Republic
Confederación Patronal de la República Dominicana (COPARDOM)
www.copardom.org
Ecuador
Cámara de Industrias de Guayaquil
www.cig.org.ec
Ecuador
Federación Nacional de Cámaras de Industrias y Producción del Ecuador
www.camindustriales.org.ec
El Salvador
Asociación Nacional de la Empresa Privada (ANEP)
www.anep.org.sv
Guatemala
Comité Coordinador de Asociaciones Agrícolas, Comerciales, Industriales y Financieras (CACIF)
www.cacif.org.gt
Haïti
Association des Industries d'Haïti (ADIH)
www.adih.ht/
Honduras
Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada (COHEP)
www.cohep.com
Jamaica
Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF)
www.jamaicaemployers.com
Mexico
Confederación de Cámaras Industriales de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (CONCAMIN)
concamin.mx/
Mexico
Confederación Patronal de la República Mexicana (COPARMEX)
coparmex.org.mx/
Nicaragua
Consejo Superior de la Empresa Privada (COSEP)
www.cosep.org.ni
Panamá
Consejo Nacional de la Empresa Privada (CoNEP)
www.conep.org.pa
Paraguay
Federación de la Producción, la Industria y el Comercio (FEPRINCO)
Perú
Confederación Nacional de Instituciones Empresariales Privadas (CONFIEP)
www.confiep.org.pe
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia Employers' Federation
www.slef-slu.org
Suriname
Suriname Trade and Industry Association (STIA)
www.vsbstia.org
Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago - Employers' Consultative Association of Trinidad & Tobago (ECATT)
www.ecatt.org
United States of America
United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
www.uscib.org
Uruguay
Cámara Nacional de Comercio y Servicios de Uruguay (CNCS)
www.camaradecomercio.com.uy
Uruguay
Cámara de Industrias del Uruguay (CIU)
www.ciu.com.uy
Venezuela
Federación de Cámaras y Asociaciones de Comercio y Producción de Venezuela (FEDECAMARAS)
Australia
Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI)
www.acci.asn.au
Bahrain
Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI)
www.bahrainchamber.org.bh
Bangladesh
Bangladesh Employers' Federation (BEF)
Cambodia
Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (Camfeba)
China
China Enterprise Confederation (CEC)
www.cec-ceda.org.cn/english_version/index.html
Fiji Islands
Fiji Commerce & Employers' Federation (FCEF)
www.fcef.com.fj
India
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE)
scopeonline.in/index.php
India
Employers' Federation of India (EFI)
www.efionline.in/
India
All India Organisation of Employers (AIOE)
www.aioe.in/
India
Council of Indian Employers (CIE)
Indonesia
The Employers' Association of Indonesia (APINDO)
www.apindo.or.id/
Iran
Iranian Confederation of Employers' Associations (ICEA)
www.icea.ir
Japan
Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN)
www.keidanren.or.jp
Jordan
Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI)
www.jci.org.jo
Korea
Korea Employers' Federation (KEF)
www.kefplaza.com/
Kuwait
Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI)
www.kcci.org.kw / www.kuwaitchamber.org.kw
Lebanon
Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI)
www.ali.org.lb
Malaysia
Malaysian Employers' Federation (MEF)
www.mef.org.my
Mongolia
Mongolian Employers' Federation
www.owc.org.mn/monef
Nepal
Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FNCCI)
www.fncci.org
New Zealand
Business New Zealand
www.businessnz.org.nz
Oman
Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI)
www.chamberoman.com
Pakistan
Employers' Federation of Pakistan (EFP)
www.efp.org.pk
Papua New Guinea
Employers' Federation of Papua New Guinea
www.efpng.org.pg/
Philippines
Employers' Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP)
www.ecop.org.ph/
Qatar
Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
www.qatarchamber.com
Saudi Arabia
Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC)
www.csc.org.sa/english/Pages/default.aspx
Singapore
Singapore National Employers' Federation (SNEF)
www.sgemployers.com
Sri Lanka
Employers' Federation of Ceylon (EFC)
www.empfed.lk
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Chinese Taipei Federation of Industries
www.cnfi.org.tw
Thailand
Employers' Confederation of Thailand (ECOT)
www.ecot.or.th
United Arab Emirates
Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FCCI)
www.fcciuae.ae
Vietnam
Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)
vibforum.vcci.com.vn
Albania
Union of Albanian Business (UAB) - Biznes Albania
www.biznesalbania.org.al
Austria
Federation of Austrian Industry (IV)
www.iv-net.at
Azerbaijan
National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic (ASK)
Belgium
Fédération des Entreprises de Belgique (FEB)
www.vbo-feb.be
Bulgaria
Bulgarian Industrial Association - (BIA)
www.bia-bg.com
Bulgaria
Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA)
www.bica-bg.org
Bulgaria
Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI)
www.bcci.bg/bulgarian_employers/
Croatia
Croatian Employers' Association (CEA)
www.hup.hr
Cyprus
Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB)
www.oeb.org.cy
Denmark
Confederation of Danish Employers (DA)
www.da.dk
Estonia
Estonian Employers' Confederation (ETTK)
www.tooandjad.ee/en/
Finland
Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK)
www.ek.fi
France
Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF)
www.medef.fr
Georgia
Georgian Employers' Association (GEA)
www.employer.ge
Germany
Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA)
www.arbeitgeber.de
Greece
SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises
www.sev.org.gr/online/index.aspx?lang=en
Hungary
Confederation of Hungarian Employers and Industrialists (BUSINESSHUNGARY)
www.mgyosz.hu
Hungary
National Association of Employers and Entrepreneurs (VOSZ)
www.vosz.hu
Iceland
SA-Confederation of Icelandic Employers
www.sa.is
Ireland
Irish Business and Employers Confederation (Ibec)
www.ibec.ie
Israel
Manufacturers' Association of Israel (MAI)
www.industry.org.il
Italy
Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana (CONFINDUSTRIA)
Latvia
Employers' Confederation of Latvia (LDDK)
www.lddk.lv
Luxembourg
FEDIL - Business Federation Luxembourg
www.fedil.lu
Macedonia
Business Confederation of Macedonia (BCM)
www.bcm.mk
Malta
Malta Employers' Association (MEA)
www.maltaemployers.com/
Moldova
National Confederation of Moldovan Employers (CNPM)
Montenegro
Montenegrin Employers' Federation (MEF)
www.poslodavci.org/index.php/en/
Netherlands
Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW)
www.vno-ncw.nl
Norway
Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)
www.nho.no
Poland
Employers of Poland
pracodawcyrp.pl
Portugal
Confederação Empresarial de Portugal (CIP)
www.cip.org.pt/
Romania
Employers' Confederation of Romania (CONCORDIA)
www.confederatia-concordia.ro/en/
Russia
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
www.rspp.ru
San Marino
Associazione Nazionale dell'Industria Sammarinese (ANIS)
www.anis.sm
Serbia
Serbian Association of Employers
www.poslodavci.rs
Slovakia
National Union of Employers (RUZ) - Slovakia
www.ruzsr.sk
Slovakia
Federation of Employers' Associations of the Slovak Republic (AZZZ SR)
www.azzz.sk
Slovenia
Association of Employers of Slovenia (ZDS)
www.zds.si/en
Spain
Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE)
www.ceoe.es
Sweden
Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
www.svensktnaringsliv.se
Switzerland
Switzerland - Union Patronale Suisse (UPS)
www.employeur.ch
Turkey
Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TISK)
www.tisk.org.tr
Ukraine
Federation of Employers of Ukraine
www.fru.org.ua
Uzbekistan
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan
www.chamber.uz/

Regions

Regional perspectives on global issues

We are a global organisation committed to responding to individual members’ needs. While these needs may span the globe and are highly diverse, trends and issues often align regionally. It is through a regional lens that we are also able to deliver greater focus on specific needs and a more informed understanding of the nuances of employment issues globally.