(L-R) Joe Huggard, ILCC Chairman; Ambassador Florence Ensch; Carlo Thelen, Director of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce; Credit: Geoff Thompson/Chronicle.lu

The Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC; founded in 2012) has received official accreditation to the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.

The formal announcement was made by Carlo Thelen, Director of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, at a reception on Tuesday 23 May 2023 following a mission briefing ahead of the official and trade mission to Dublin from 12 to 14 June 2023.

Accreditation entitles members/holders to the three types of subsidies (Partner, Project, Collaboration between CCBLs) offered by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce: the Accreditation Programme is for bilateral chambers of commerce and business clubs in Luxembourg and abroad.

The ILCC is the eighteenth such accredited organisation and the thirteenth international chamber operating within the Grand Duchy.

Joe Huggard, chairman of the ILCC, and Florence Ensch, Luxembourg's Ambassador to Dublin, both also spoke at the reception which followed the mission briefing led by Steven Koener, Special Adviser, International Affairs at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, during which he reviewed both the logistics (travel, accommodation, etc.) and programme of the mission which will address two sectors: maritime and logistics as well as the digital economy. Following separate sector-specific morning visits, the afternoon will have an Ireland-Luxembourg Business Forum which will be addressed by Luxembourg's Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel. Finance Minister Yuriko Backes is also participating in the official visit.