Paris Chamber of Commerce
The Paris Chamber of Commerce (Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris or CCIP) is a Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of commerce
A chamber of commerce is a form of business network, e.g., a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community...

 of the Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

 region. It defends the interests of 310,000 corporations of the Paris, Hauts-de-Seine
Hauts-de-Seine is designated number 92 of the 101 départements in France. It is part of the Île-de-France region, and covers the western inner suburbs of Paris...

, Seine-Saint-Denis
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, and Val-de-Marne
Val-de-Marne is a French department, named after the Marne River, located in the Île-de-France region. The department is situated to the southeast of the city of Paris.- Geography :...

 départements that create 20% of France
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's GDP.

The CCIP was created on February 25, 1803 by Napoléon Bonaparte and is the successor to the Guild
A guild is an association of craftsmen in a particular trade. The earliest types of guild were formed as confraternities of workers. They were organized in a manner something between a trade union, a cartel, and a secret society...

s of the Ancien Régime. It was initially located in the préfecture
A prefecture in France can refer to :*the Chef-lieu de département, the town in which the administration of a department is located;*the Chef-lieu de région, the town in which the administration of a region is located;...

, before transferring to the building now occupied by the Paris Bourse
Paris Bourse
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. It is now located in the Hôtel Potocki.

Universities managed by the CCIP

The Paris Chamber of Commerce owns many of the city's leading Grandes écoles
Grandes écoles
The grandes écoles of France are higher education establishments outside the main framework of the French university system. The grandes écoles select students for admission based chiefly on national ranking in competitive written and oral exams...

. The Chamber's full list includes many of France's most famous graduate business schools and engineering schools.

Some of the better known schools include:
  • École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Électronique et Électrotechnique
    École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Électronique et Électrotechnique
    ESIEE, , are two French Graduate Schools of Engineering located in Marne-la-Vallée and Amiens delivering the equivalent of a Master's Degree.-General information:It was founded in 1904 and was known until the 1960s as the Breguet school...

  • ESCP-EAP European School of Management
    ESCP-EAP European School of Management
    ESCP Europe is an international business school and one of the foremost Grandes Écoles in France. It is one of the oldest institution dedicated to business education in Europe, being established in 1819...

  • HEC School of Management
    HEC School of Management
    HEC Paris or École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris is one of the foremost business schools in France and in Europe. It was created in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the model of French Grandes Ecoles and has progressively become one of the most selective graduate...

  • ISTM Institut Supérieur de Technologie et de Management
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