ICC was founded in 1919 under the leadership of its first president Etienne Clementel, a former French minister of commerce. Since that time the international secretariat of the organization has been located in Paris, France.
Close to 200 staff members, representing more than 30 nationalities, work at ICC Global Headquarters. The international secretariat develops and carries out the ICC work programme and remains in close contact with the extensive ICC network of members and regional offices in 130 countries. There are about 6.5 million companies in the ICC network.
ICC moved to new headquarters in 2013 and remains conveniently located and easily accessible for visitors from near or far. With improved conference facilities and a larger selection of meeting rooms, ICC Global Headquarters sets the organization apart as a venue of choice for a range of ICC trainings, conferences, and meetings. The seven floors provide office space, meeting rooms and other facilities.
ICC Global Headquarters houses the following departments and divisions:
ICC Global Headquarters is located at 33-43 avenue du President Wilson, 75116 Paris
ICC’s rules, guidelines and model contracts are vital resources for bankers, lawyers, arbitrators and anyone involved in cross border trade.