Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1859, The Chamber is Canterbury’s home and voice for business.

We provide a wide variety of services and are continually evolving to meet member and market needs. We connect you to peers, industry leaders and government to create opportunities and influence change. Through our expert advice, we are able to provide business support and solutions to help your business become more productive, profitable and competitive.

To find out how The Chamber can help your business grow, please contact our membership team on 0800 50 50 96 or visit our website:

For CBC members who wish to become a member of the CECC, they are offering a 13 month membership for the price of 12 months. For the special CBC application form please email

Committee for Canterbury

The Committee for Canterbury is an independent and apolitical trust, dedicated to the future prosperity of the Canterbury region. With a membership base spread equally across community and business, the Committee is focused on supporting long-term projects, driven by research and evidence, which enhance outcomes for Canterbury. 

We are committed to supporting both projects that result in better social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes for Canterbury and to providing our members with opportunities to make a positive contribution to the wellbeing and prosperity of all Cantabrians. We are also passionate about the next generation of leadership: which has driven the establishment and creation of the Future Canterbury Leadership Program. 


ChristchurchNZ was established in July 2017 to bring together Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism (CCT) the city’s Convention Bureau, Canterbury Economic Development Corporation (CDC), International Education and the Christchurch City Council’s Major Events team.

ChristchurchNZ supports prosperity, opportunity and a great quality of life in Christchurch and Canterbury.

The new entity will be fully owned by the Christchurch City Council and will support the Council’s vision for the city:

Christchurch is a city of opportunity, a place that is open to new ideas, new people and ways of doing things – a place where anything is possible.

ChristchurchNZ will work to optimise the economic and social opportunities that tourism, major events, city promotion and economic development can bring to Christchurch and Canterbury.

This will be achieved by:

  • Providing leadership
  • Developing a strong positive city profile
  • Promoting the city to residents, national and international audiences
  • Attracting visitors, migrants, students, new business and investment through integrated marketing, major events and conferences
  • Ensuring the business environment supports successful and sustainable enterprise and encourages creativity and innovation.

They are willing to give Christchurch Business Club members any assistance and support required in areas that fit their criteria. They have many resources available for businesses. Please visit their website to see how they can help you: