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Institutional Meeting in Abu Dhabi with Director General of IRENA.

It was held Thursday 29th February in Abu Dhabi an important meeting of the President of Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Giuseppe Marino with Director General of IRENA Francesco La Camera.

The meeting was also the occasion for President Marino to present the iniative of Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce to promote a Permanent Observatory on Renewable Energy Sources in the Mediterranean with the involvement of the major stakeholders in the sector.

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Official Visit to Cyprus of the President Mattarella.

The Official Visit to Cyprus of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella will take place on 26 and 27 February, which follows by a few months the visit of the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides to Rome which took place in November 2023.

This is an event of particular importance for relations between Cyprus and Italy considering the fact that it is the first time that an Italian Head of State pays an official visit to the island.

The occasion offers the Chamber the opportunity to proudly reaffirm its commitment to promoting the development of trade relations between the two countries which began in 2016.

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Memorandum of Understanding Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and Sicily Region.

It has been signed on 19 February 2024 the Memorandum of understanding between the Department of Productive Activities of the Sicily Region and the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce.

This is a path, announced on the occasion of the V Cypriot-Italian Business Forum held in Palermo in December 2022, which will lead in the coming months to the organization of outgoing and incoming activities in collaboration with the Cyprus-Italy Business Association and the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry which also represents a model that will also be developed in other Italian regions in consideration of their specific competences in supporting the internationalization processes of enterprises.

“The interaction with the Mediterranean represents a strategic opportunity to be seized. For many years the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce has been working to encourage and support the internationalization processes of Italian companies towards Cyprus through specific technical and operational support intended for both large and medium-sized and small and micro companies. In this regard, it can organize visits by delegations of local companies, representing the main production sectors of Sicily, with the aim of encouraging an opening towards new commercial channels and activating collaborative relationships between institutions and trade associations” stated the Regional Minister Tamajo.

In line with what was stated by Regional Minister Tamajo, President Marino reiterated the great opportunities for cooperation and commercial development for Italian companies in Cyprus, where the Chamber operates in close synergy with the Cyprus-Italy Business Association headed by the local Chamber of Commerce (Kebe) and with the other local institutions, also underlined in this regard the strategic nature of the country as a commercial hub for the entire eastern Mediterranean area.

The protocol signed by Regional Minister Tamajo and the President of the Italian-Cypriot Chamber, Giuseppe Marino, will be implemented through an action program, drawn up by a Technical Committee composed of the Regional Minister for Productive Activities, or his delegate, by the Sprint Sicily Manager Tommaso Di Matteo, by the President of the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and by two members for each of the entities indicated by them.

The action program of the protocol will identify the interventions and actions between the two bodies, with definition of the implementation times, monitoring indicators and evaluation and control criteria.

During the signing of the protocol, in addition to Regional Minister Tamajo and President Marino, the president of the Sprint desk of the Department of Productive Activities Tommaso Di Matteo and the Vice President of the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Federico Franchina were present.

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Annual General Forum Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA).

The Annual General Forum of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) was held on Thursday 15 February in Nicosia in the presence of the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides.

The investment fund industry, as highlighted during his speech by President Nikos Christodoulides, represents a sector of growing importance for the country’s economy not only in terms of direct contribution and the creation of new jobs, but also due to the fact that a significant part of the assets under management equal to approximately 2.3 billion has been invested locally in strategic sectors such as shipping, renewable energy, education and technology.

The President of the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Giuseppe Marino together with the Vice President and President of the Cyprus-Italy Business Association Costas Katsaros were present at the Forum confirming the commitment in terms of promotion of the cluster represented by CIFA whose President Andreas Yiasemides was also among the speakers of the 6th Cypriot-Italian Business Forum held in Rome last June.

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Operational meeting with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

An important operational meeting was held on Wednesday 14 February between the President of the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Giuseppe Marino accompanied by the Vice President and President of the Cyprus-Italy Business Association Costas Katsaros, and the President of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry Stravros Stavrou accompanied by the Secretary General of the Chamber Marios Tsakkis.

During the meeting, upcoming joint activities aimed at strengthening and further strengthening commercial relations between Italy and Cyprus were discussed with a view to ever-increasing collaboration and interaction between the Cyprus-Italy Business Association and the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce in support of Italian-Cypriot business community.

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Operational meeting with the Cyprus Jewelery Association.

An operational meeting was held on Wednesday 14 February between the President of the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Giuseppe Marino and the President of the Cyprus Jewelleries Association Phytos Neophytou.

During the meeting, upcoming joint activities aimed at strengthening and further strengthening commercial relations between Italy and Cyprus were discussed with a view to ever-increasing collaboration and interaction between the Cyprus-Italy Business Association and the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce in support of Italian-Cypriot business community.

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Important Italian Presence at the Eastern Mediterranean Conference in Limassol.

The second edition of the Eastern Mediterranean Energy Conference & Exhibition (EMC) was held from 28 to 30 November in Limassol at the Conference & Exhibition Venue City of Dreams, which saw an important Italian presence both among the exhibitors and among the speakers of the numerous panels expected.

The event took place under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry of Cyprus, in collaboration with the Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company (CHC) and with the support, among others, of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce whose President Giuseppe Marino was also an Advisory Board Member of the organization.

The Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce was present with a stand located near the ICE stand which allowed it to welcome and provide information and assistance in an integrated manner to the various companies that visited it.

The presence of the Chamber at EMC was also characterized by a participatory speech entitled “East Med Energy: Challenges and Cooperation” which represented a further and interesting opportunity to underline the importance of the Chamber system in supporting Italian companies abroad and also to announce some specific activities and initiatives in the energy sector scheduled for 2024.

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Dubai Business Forum organized by Dubai Chambers.

The Dubai Business Forum organized by the Dubai Chambers of Commerce was held on 1 and 2 November in Dubai at the Madinat Jumeirah which saw the participation of over 2,000 delegates from all over the world.

The two days of conferences represented a unique opportunity to hear from the main protagonists of the economic life of the United Arab Emirates the state of the art of the many projects launched as well as the development prospects for the coming years.

The President of the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Giuseppe Marino, present among the Italian delegates, took part in the work, also taking the opportunity of his presence in Dubai to organize some specific meetings with Italian and Cypriot companies and partners present in the area.

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Important presence of Italy and Cyprus at GITEX 2023 in Dubai.

President of the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Giuseppe Marino participated in GITEX 2023 held in Dubai from 16 to 20 October which also this year saw an extraordinary participation of companies from all over the world.

The presence of Italy was particularly important with several interesting companies present in the stand of the Italian Trade Agency and also of Cyprus with a stand of the Dubai Trade Center of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry.

During the visit, President Marino focused in particular on the stands of companies from the two countries, discussing possible commercial cooperation initiatives to be developed in the coming months.

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6th CY-IT Business Forum: Strengthen the Business Cooperation between Italy and Cyprus.

The 6th edition of the Cypriot-Italian Business Forum, titled “Economic Development and Opportunities in the Mediterranean. Strengthening the Business Relations between Italy and Cyprus” co-organised by the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry took place in the Unioncamere premises on Wednesday 21th June and was, as every edition, a really important opportunity to share experiences and prospects on the Cypriot-Italian Axis.

After the opening remarks of the President of the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, Giuseppe Marino who took the occasion to give an overview on the activity of the Chamber from the foundation and to give some reference to the upcoming projects and the institutional greetings sent through a video message by Christodoulos Angastagnotis, President of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry who remarked the strong cooperation in place with the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce it was the Ambassador of Cyprus in Italy H.E. Yiorgos Christofides to offer the institutional greeting recalling the historical relations between Italy and Cyprus and mentioning the current numbers in terms of commercial exchange between the two countries as well the positive prospects to further enhance the already excellent relations.

Particularly noteworthy was the panels of speakers moderated by the Vice President of the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Federico Franchina who gave the word first to Vincenzo Ercole Salazar Sarfield, Global Head of Italian Infrastracture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Head of Internationalization of the Italian National Constructor Association (ANCE) followed by Marco Ragusa representing the Engineering, Architecture and Technical Economic Association (OICE) and from the Cypriot side by Stephanos Pierides, Secretary General of the Federation of Building Contractor’s Association (OSEOK) with at the end the presence of Marco Piredda, Senior Vice President of ENI who gave an important overview on the status of the activities of ENI in the area.

Particularly important was the announcement by the representative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ANCE of a Memorandum of Understanding with OSEOK aimed to further improve and develop the business cooperation in the construction and infrastructure field.

The second panel was opened by Ivo Blandina, President of Uniontrasporti the Italian chamber system company in the field of Transport and Logistic followed by Andreas Yiasemides, President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association who remarked the competitive advantages of the Cypriot jurisdiction in the field and Christos Akkelides, Director of Argus Asset Management, one of the most important Cypriot company in the field who also recently performed an important deal in Italy.

The panel was closed by the two representatives of the Shipping Clusters Xhantos Kyriacou, Managing Director of Columbia Ship Management and Paul Kyprianou, External Relations Manager of Grimaldi Group who presented the respective groups underlyined from different perspectives the importance to work on the improvement of the existing business relations mentioning also some of the areas with more potential.

The closing remarks were given by Constantinos Katsaros, Vice President Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, after thanking the authoritative speakers and numerous present guests, emphasised the central role of the Chamber in the consolidation and further development of cooperation between Italian and Cypriot companies, as well as the important cooperation with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, co-organiser also this year for the Forum, and with the institutions of both countries.

The event was followed by a networking cocktail with numerous B2B meetings.

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