In 1939, the first Chamber of Commerce in the Arabian Gulf was established in Bahrain under the name of the “General Traders’ Association” and continued under that name until 1945 when the name was changed to “Bahrain Chamber of Commerce”. In 1967 it acquired the present name “Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry”.
The BCCI is considered one of the leading Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the region. It has kept pace with economic development in Bahrain since its inception. The Chamber has played an effective role in enhancing the importance of the role played by the private commercial and industrial sector in the country’s development. Since its launch, the Chamber has also contributed to the welfare and prosperity of society through the development and support of its commercial and economic events, as well as providing various services to such events and broadening their scope to keep up with the aims of economic development in Bahrain.
To represent and support the private sector and to enable it to be the engine of economic growth.
To provide outstanding services to enhance the private sector’s role in stimulating economic development.