On 27 October, EUROCHAMBRES‘ General Assembly, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, elected Christophe Leitl to become its new president for the 2018-2019 period.
Christophe Leitl is the president of the Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Austria’s national Chamber of Commerce.
In his investiture speech, he called for a more competitive Europe as a response to president Trump’s message “to make America great again” and to the fast-increasing economic position of China. A competitive Europe means more free trade, more entrepreneurship and more opportunities for youth. Chambers of Commerce have an important role to play on all these matters.