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Interview on the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain respectively – (Cyprus Mail – September 2020)

The Head of the Cyprus Trade Center in Tel Aviv, Sofronis Papageorgiou was interviewed by the Cyprus Mail on the commercial opportunities for Cyprus stemming from the recent normalization agreements between Israel and the UAE & Bahrain respectively. Opportunities in the areas of maritime transport, energy transition and commercialization prospects for tech research. Check out …

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Mission: Innovation – Key Getaways & Thoughts from the Bootcamp

Between 14th to 17th September 2020, just a day before yet another lockdown, I had the pleasure of joining ‘Mission: Innovation’, a bootcamp tailored to the needs of Trade & Innovation Counsellors serving in EU Diplomatic Missions in Israel. The bootcamp programme was jointly designed and delivered by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology …

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Interview on Cyprus-Israel economic & commercial relations – (Calcalist – CTech, September 2020)

The Head of the Cyprus Trade Center in Tel Aviv, Sofronis Papageorgiou was interviewed by Calcalist on the ever growing partnership between the two countries, focusing on relations in the areas of trade, investments, research & innovation and energy. Check out the interview here: https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3847748,00.html

Article on Cyprus’ exports to Israel – (Financial Mirror, May 2020)

On 2 May 2020, the Financial Mirror published an article on Cyprus’ product exports to Israel, including views expressed by our Commercial Counsellor. Key message: ‘The Cyprus Trade Center (CTC) in Tel Aviv encourages Cypriot businesses, especially those active in food & beverage to look into exporting goods to Israel’. Check out the article here: …

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US Investment Prospects in the East Med region – The Case of Cyprus (Energy, Port Infrastructure, Maritime Transportation & Logistics)

US Investment Prospects in the Eastern Mediterranean Region The Case of Cyprus – Energy, Port Infrastructure, Maritime Transportation & Logistics A US investment fund is currently assessing the prospect of strengthening its investment portfolio in the areas of energy (primarily oil & gas operations but also renewables), port infrastructure and shipping logistics in the Eastern …

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Global Competitiveness Report 2019 – How the Cyprus-Israel partnership may support economic growth and improve the competitiveness of the innovation ecosystem

The World Economic Forum has published the latest version of the annual Global Competitiveness Report, featuring the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 4.0 rankings. Cyprus has ranked 44th out of 141 economies, whilst Israel ranked 20th. The GCI allows for assessing progress against an array of factors determining productivity. These are organized into 12 pillars: Institutions; Infrastructure; ICT adoption; Macroeconomic …

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Business Dinner – hosted by CTC Tel Aviv in Ramallah (24 December 2019)

On 22 November 2019, the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Palestinian Federation of Business Associations signed the establishment of a Joint Business Council, in the presence of the Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs and his Palestinian counterpart. Having brokered the agreement between the two Associations, the Head of CTC Tel Aviv, Sofronis …

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Palestinian Federation of Business Associations (PFBA) Delegation Visit to Cyprus (10 & 11 October 2019)

By invitation of CTC Tel Aviv, the Chairman of the Palestinian Federation of Business Associations (PFBA) and President of the Palestinian Businessmen Association (PBA), Mr. Osama Amro, accompanied by a Delegation of leading Palestinian businesspeople, members of the Association, were hosted in Cyprus between 10-11 October 2019. On 10 October, the delegates met with the Deputy …

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Working visit to Haifa – Strengthening economic ties between Cyprus and northern Israel (24 September 2019)

One of the CTC Tel Aviv objectives for 2019 is to reach out to stakeholders and lay the foundation for facilitating commercial opportunities in northern Israel. Considering the exports of Cypriot products, the northern region presents itself as a distinct market, full of opportunities which are worth exploring. Haifa’s ever-growing infrastructure in terms of port …

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Cyprus Delegation – DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival (16-19 September 2019)

For the 3rd year in a row, CTC Tel Aviv is proud to be working alongside the Bank of Cyprus in leading a team of stakeholders from the Cypriot research and innovation ecosystem to their successful participation to DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival, whilst contributing to the enrichment of the experience of the delegates with …

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Bilateral Trade between Cyprus and Israel 2018 – Increases recorded in all areas of interest

According to trade data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics of Israel; in 2018, the largest increases in exports of goods (excluding diamonds) were to Zambia, Cyprus, Uzbekistan, Nigeria, Ireland, China, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Turkey, Slovakia, Egypt and Japan.   The largest increase recorded for a commodity category, was the doubling of exports in the ‘Miscellaneous …

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Business Dinner – hosted by CTC Tel Aviv on the occasion of the visit of the President of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry to Israel (18 December 2018)

The Head of CTC Tel Aviv, Sofronis Papageorgiou, has hosted a business dinner on the occasion of the visit of the President of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry to Israel. Attendees included representatives from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, the Israel Export and International Cooperation …

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Cypriot Wine Hits the Israeli Market in 2018 – Press Coverage (November 2018)

CTC Tel Aviv had the pleasure of supporting and co-sponsoring Adam Montefiore’s visit to Cyprus. Adam is the wine writer for The Jerusalem Post and has been writing his Wine Talk column since 2010. A great thank you goes out to Evoinos for organizing and leading the visit, but also for its excellent work in …

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