Dear IBC members,
On behalf of the IBC President Dr A. B. Miller, we wish to inform you of the latest developments in the organisational structure of the International Business Congress.

The President has recommended that the IBC Board be restructured to ensure even better overall performance for the benefit of our organisation. The new position of Chairman of the Board will be introduced into the IBC’s articles of association.

The IBC Board of Executive Directors has therefore authorised our legal experts to make all the necessary amendments to the IBC articles of association.

This being subject to approval by the German legal authorities, we would like to present to you the draft of the updated charter.

Under German law, the amendments in question will need to be agreed by a 75 % majority of all IBC members at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting to be held in Bonn, Germany, on 30 May 2019.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the IBC Secretariat or members of the IBC Board of Executive Directors.

We would appreciate your support.

Yours sincerely,

IBC Board of Executive Directors

22nd Annual General Meeting

Welcome to the 22nd IBC Annual General Meeting!

The 22nd Annual General Meeting of the International Business Congress e.V. will be held on 30-31 May 2019 in Bonn, Germany.

The conference venue will be the World Conference Center Bonn, Main Building. For accommodation we recommend hotel Marriott. The event will kindly be hosted jointly by Linde, Uniper and Wintershall. On Thursday, 30 May 2019 the formal part (Plenary Session, Afternoon Conference) will take place. The second day of the conference (Friday 31 May 2019) is dedicated to the meetings of the IBC Working Committees.

Representatives of the IBC member companies are welcome to get registered online or per filling in the respective registration form. Accommodation can be booked using the booking form.

Here you can find the draft agenda.

Welcome to the 22nd IBC Annual General Meeting!

39th Presiding Committee Meeting

On December 07, 2018 the 39th IBC Presiding Committee Meeting (PCM) took place in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. A. Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and President of the IBC chaired the meeting.

In the course of the 39th IBC PCM the participants summarized the IBC activities in 2018, proposed changes in the list of the IBC Presiding Committee members, approved the IBC budget and defined the priorities for the Congress development in 2019.

The IBC Working Committees presented their progress reports, the IBC working projects in ecology, technological development, attraction of young talented specialists into the energy sector implemented in 2018.

The participants approved the central theme of the 22nd IBC Annual General Meeting: ”Natural Gas – Paving the Way to Ecological Economy”. O. Aksyutin, member of the Gazprom Management Committee, made the presentation on the theme.

At the invitation of Wintershall Holding GmbH, Uniper SE and Linde AG the 22nd IBC Annual General Meeting will be held on May 30-31, 2019 in Bonn, Germany.

Focal Topic 22nd IBC Annual General Meeting:

„Natural Gas – Paving the Way to Ecological Economy”
Dr. Oleg Aksyutin, Member of the Gazprom Management Committee


The IBC International Business Congress e.V. (former EBC European Business Congress e. V.) is an international, non-governmental and non-profit Organisation (NGO) founded in December 1997 in Bonn, Germany. As of July 2018, the IBC has 121 members from 25 countries worldwide. Statutory bodies of the IBC are the General Assembly, the Presiding Committee and the Board of Directors.

The President of the IBC is Dr. Alexey Miller, PJSC Gazprom. Vice-president is Klaus Schäfer, Uniper SE.

The IBC objectives are:

  • Supporting the development of intergovernmental and international economic cooperation
  • Promoting economic development
  • Promoting a sustainable dialogue between politics and private business

These objectives will be achieved and especially implemented by

  • open and trustful discussion of actual challenges and problems of common interest in the various Working Committees and subsequent formulation of practical solutions
  • passing such results as recommendations on to governments and responsible authorities as well as to other NGOs
  • promoting an efficient exchange of information between IBC and international organisations and fostering contacts inside the IBC and externally
  • promoting co-operation between companies and international organisations
  • organising and supporting conferences and seminars on actual entrepreneurial topics

The core activity of the IBC, which creates its high attractiveness for the members and which distinguishes the IBC as something unique, is to offer a platform for open discussion in the various Working Committees and Sub-Working Groups which convene approx. four times a year. To date eight Working Committees have been formed.

International Business Congress (IBC) e. V.

The 18th Annual General Meeting held in Belgrade on 28 May, 2015, marked the beginning of a new era in the work of our organization – a new turn of the spiral – a truly historic moment.

The majority of the General Assembly voted in favour of decisions for expanding this organization’s geographic reach.
As a result, required adjustments and modifications in the charter have been approved. In addition to it, our members took decisions on the new name and the new logo for our association.

We have a pleasure to confirm that we have received the official legal approval from the authorities at local court of Berlin-Charlottenburg. With effect from 28th August 2015 our association is officially registered under the name:

International Business Congress (IBC) e. V.

With the same date our new charter entered into force.

The secretariat is available per E-Mail under: info@ibc-secretariat.org
The telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.