About us

The Association of American European Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations (AAECCBA) represents 13 bilateral European-American business organizations located in San Francisco in direct proximity to Silicon Valley and acts as a link between European and American companies and organizations.

Together, the organization represents over 2.500 paying members and is organizing over 300 events per year with access to over 50.000 contacts in the Bay Area alone.

Based in San Francisco, the AAECCBA offers an unrivaled business network for European and US companies seeking to grow their business in the transatlantic market-place – which continues to provide more than half of global GDP, trade and capital flows. Through their membership with one or more of the individual bilateral organizations, these companies have the opportunity to participate in high-level business and social events throughout the year, designed to help them network and develop business and receive new economic insight from and within our network.

AAECCBA goal is to:

  • Promote and facilitate working relationships among members of our organizations
  • Contribute to the economic, commercial and financial relations between California and European businesses

As technology evolves and gives us more tools to work with, the amount of information that is available has increased as well. It is our purpose to help businesses get onto the most direct route to answer their needs for growth, development and network with the right local and global partners. In the Bay Area our events focus on the wide variety of industries that we serve from Hi-Tech, Biotech, Sustainability to Wine and Food – with topics of interest such as economic recovery, global trade or visa issues. These events can be conducted in networking, conference formats or roundtables with a topic that is directly impactful to our members. We also host trade missions and our American European organization will offer a broader platform for new requests going forward.

To take advantage of all the business opportunities that we offer we would like to encourage you and your company to join one or more of our member chambers. We would also like to invite you to join us at one of our upcoming programs.

Board of Directors

Patrick Patterson

Honorary Board Member
French American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco

Gunther Hofmann

Financial Committee Chair
German American Business Association of California

Managing Director Corporate Finance
Armanino LLP

Laurence Van den Keybus
Vice President

Co-Managing Director

Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce

Catrin Anckarman

Executive Director
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce

Bjoern A. Jeker

Vice Chairman
Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

Board of Members

Serena Perfetto

Business Association Italy America
Executive Director of the Business Association Italy America