The Tamilnadu Chamber of Commerce & Industry (TN Chamber) was established in the year 1924 at Madurai started with just 24 members with the primary objective of serving the cause of Trade and Industry. Currently the membership strength of TN Chamber has exceeded 6500 members with more than 300 smaller chambers and trade associations affiliated to it. By far, it is now the largest Chamber in India in membership Strength. TN Chamber is currently headed by Shri . S. Rethinavelu as Senior President and Shri. N. Jegatheesan as President..
Shri S. Rethinavelu has conceived an idea to form the Tamilnadu Chamber Foundation (TCF) as a Non Profit Organization to provide non-trade & industry related services and skill development programs through its various forums.
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Young Entrepreneur School (YES) is the entrepreneur development forum of Tamil Nadu Chamber Foundation where a group of passionate young entrepreneurs meet to hone their business skills, enhance their business knowledge, develop a positive attitude and learn the latest in global business practices to achieve success professionally and personally.
WE is a forum exclusively to “Women Entrepreneurs" to aspire, enhance, strengthen and empower them with entrepreneurial skills. It provides information and knowledge that prunes women in leadership with dynamism, innovation, risk navigation, art of balancing, and various such business-life skills. With 250 members, WE has its chapter at Madurai, Dindigul and Coimbatore.
Export Promotion Centre is to encourage export development in South Tamilnadu and promote attention of small and large-scale exporters in this region through development of exporters. EPC imparts the most essential experience among exporters through knowledge-sharing on ways to start-up export companies. It helps exporters to choose specific products that can be exported to international markets. EPC was founded in 2010 and now has over 200 members who regularly attend the EPC meetings, seminars and international export trade delegations.
A distinctive forum precisely for the development of young college graduates imparting essential training in soft skills and life management skills. Since its inception about 25,000 students have so far been benefited from SHARP initiatives that holistically disseminate knowledge on importance of upholding family traditions or cultural heritage. It has thus ignited young minds on high values and virtues that are required to bridge generational gaps prevalent in families and society at large.
With the fast changing e-governance and e-commerce based economy, the common man has challenges to understand the knowledge of internet, software tools, cloud based applications and mobile apps to connect to the digital economy. DigitALL forum was founded to overcome these challenges by providing knowledge and awareness of digital technology to small and micro business community, elderly citizens, youth and home makers through its workshops, hands-on training sessions by digital experts.
Chamber Arbitration Tribunal (ChaAT) is an Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) forum to settle commercial disputes and thus avoid protracted litigation's in the courts by businessmen. ChaAT was inaugurated during 2007 by Honorable Justice Ajit Prakash Shah, the then Chief Justice of Madras High Court in the presence of Dr. Justice Ar. Lakshmanan
Save to be Saved (STBS) is yet another socially significant forum that was initiated to SAVE the four predominately and primary natural and scarce resources like, water, food, fuel & power and preserve them for future generations. STBS creates awareness in our society, especially among school students, about proper utilization and conservation of our fast perishing natural resources by conducting pertinent awareness programs on stopping wastage of these resources.