It was my pleasure to host you at the first Chamber of Commerce conference of the year, on February 27, 2017.
Below is an update and brief summary for those members who were not able to attend the conference this time, and some photographs from the event:
Over half the members of the Chamber of Commerce attended the conference, as well as the Angolan ambassador in Israel – whose enthusiastic speech emphasized the importance of collaboration between businesses from the two countries, and their enormous willingness, as an embassy, to ease the processes of investing and establishing business collaborations with Angola.
Mr. Silvan Shalom welcomed and explained the importance of participating in the powerful delegation of business people and members of the Chamber of Commerce, a delegation he has been chosen to lead in June this year.
Chamber of Commerce chair Haim Taib detailed the great efforts that we invest, as members of the Board, in making information and contacts available, and creating optimal conditions for success for those interested in business collaborations and participation in B2B and B2C projects in Angola.
As executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, I presented the work plan, goals and objectives, including the operating budget of 2017 (click to download the presentation).
In addition, two members of the Chamber of Commerce gave a brief presentation of their business activities, in order to expose them to other members.
This will become a tradition, and at each meeting a number of members will be chosen to make presentations.
Our colleagues from the Israel South Africa Chamber of Commerce, and the chair of the umbrella organization of chambers of commerce, Mr. Marian Cohen, also added their congratulations.
The next stage, as announced at the conference, is to send a delegation of business people and members of the Chamber of Commerce for three days of working meetings and tours in Angola, during the week of June 11 – 15 this year.
The delegation, led by the Chamber of Commerce chair and headed by Mr. Silvan Shalom, will attend a series of meetings with senior members of the government and the business community in Angola.
Personal meetings will be held with companies and business people, one-on-one, and each participant should set out, in English, the areas of interest, businesses, and companies in which he is particularly interested. When preparing the trip, we will ensure that participants are invited to meet with potential entities during the visit.
We will also hold field trips to projects in different areas of interest that have been established and are operated by parallel Israeli entities, in order to demonstrate in practice the feasibility of such collaborations.