Become a member!

Founded in 1879, Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller e.V. (VBKI) is one of the oldest economic institutions in Germany. With its 2,300 members, the association is one of the most important networks in Berlin's business community.

Which membership is right for you?

Institutional membership

Institutional membership is possible as a small or large company membership.


Personal membership

The majority of our members are personal members. Find out more here.


Junior membership

Are you under 35 years old? Then junior membership is just right for you.


Your advantages

Maintain the exchange with business partners at exclusive cultural and social events.

Be part of one of the strongest networks in the capital and take part in high-level events.

Gain direct access to the movers and shakers and key decision-makers from politics and business.

Become part of a strong and influential community that is actively committed to the interests of free enterprise.

Take advantage of the opportunity to help shape the future of Berlin in a variety of areas of society.

Be part of one of the strongest networks in the capital and take part in high-level events.

Show your presence at the highlights of the VBKI festival calendar (Ball der Wirtschaft, summer party and golf tournaments).

Intensify your contacts with existing and future business partners.

Membership rights for up to 7 executives in one company membership.

Get to know our
new members


"Working together to drive forward and develop the economy in Berlin - in my view, the VBKI is the perfect platform for this."

Thomas E. Herrich, Managing Director Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA

"No other association has managed to bring like-minded people together in this special way."

Aytaç Aygün, President of the Executive Committee & Director of TITANIC Hotels Berlin

"I am now looking forward to the exchange with Berlin entrepreneurs"

Thomas Fischer, owner of Galerie Thomas Fischer

"I want to expand my network and exchange ideas on exciting topics."

Nina Müller, Managing Director expertcloud.de GmbH

FAQ - VBKI Membership

Contributions, guarantees, benefits: find out everything you need to know about VBKI membership here

Who can become a member of the VBKI?

Business executives or persons from other professional groups who are self-employed entrepreneurs, self-employed merchants within the meaning of the German Commercial Code (HGB) and legal representatives or authorized signatories of commercial companies can become members.

Can I become a member of the VBKI as a non-Berliner?

Yes, if you feel connected to the metropolis, are already actively involved here and want to make a difference for the region, then you've come to the right place.

How much is the membership fee?

Personal membership is € 500, junior membership is € 200, small company membership is € 1,800 and large company membership is € 3,000 per year.

Is a guarantee required?

Yes, for personal membership we require the guarantee of two members. We will of course support you in approaching suitable guarantors.

Who is a member of Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller?

The VBKI has over 2,300 members from almost all sectors, e.g. banks, insurance companies, industrial companies, consulting, the real estate industry, the skilled trades, IT companies and the healthcare sector.


Change to company membership

Our statutes

Direct debit authorization

Maria Arizti

Head of Business Development

Phone: 030 - 72 61 08 - 27


The three dimensions of the VBKI


We bring Berlin's decision-makers together



We support the debate on the future of the city


We are committed to the city and its people