The Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá is an institution that has left its mark in  the development of the city and the region and its history, closely linked to the economic, political, social, and cultural events of this capital; it dates back to the year 1878, when a group of visionaries comprised of José Manuel Restrepo, Ramón del Corral, José Camacho Roldán and Jorge Holguín, set out to foster the creation of companies, defend the interests of the city's business owners and entrepreneurs, and to become an advisory body and government consultant.