As Vizag grows rapidly, there is need to strengthen the Physical, Social and Economic infrastructure as well as infuse new dynamism so that the city adapts to the changing face of India. To achieve this, VCCI will embrace all aspects of city growth where excellence, innovation, integrity, passion and teamwork will be the guiding principle.
The Chamber will form alliances with business leaders, trade associations, sister chambers, government agencies, civic officials & foreign dignitaries to accomplish its goals of business & community service to Vizag.
VCCI will become the information gateway to the community, promote networking, seminars, international trade fairs, and workshops that enhance the knowledge of its members.
The Vizagapatam Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1931 by forward looking businessmen of Visakhapatnam (‘Vizagapatam’ or its shortened form ‘Vizag’ as it was then known) drawn from important circles of business. At that time the registered office was at Viziya building, Cathedral Street, in the old town area.
There were nine committee members and the first set of office bearers were: Rao Saheb C. Sanjiva Rao Naidu -President, Sri Kancharla Ramabrahmam – Vice- President, Sri V.J.Gupta – Secretary.
Since then India and Visakhapatnam in particular have gone through several changes politically and economically. World War II, Independence and the formation of the State of Andhra State gave a new dimension to the Chamber of Commerce.