More than 70 bilateral business meetings took place at EMC International Event 2023

The International Matchmaking Event (B2B meetings) organized by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCC) from 28th to 30th of November 2023 in Limassol had a notable success. This carefully organized event was supported by the Enterprise Europe Network, the preeminent European network dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and innovation.

The event was implemented within the framework of the International Event EMC 2023 – Eastern Mediterranean Conference & Exhibition, which is the leading event held the last years in our country for energy companies, policy makers, technology providers and other stakeholders active in the Energy Market.

The participation of Cypriot and foreign companies exceeded all expectations as more than 24 Cypriot and 36 foreign businesses from 15 countries held more than 70 bilateral meetings in an effort to identify common ground for commercial, technological and research collaborations.

Participating companies had the opportunity to present innovative technologies, systems, services, and products required in the refining process and transportation of oil and natural gas, in the installation of renewable energy sources, in energy storage, in the intelligent management of energy, and in personnel training.

For any further information, interested parties can contact the EEN Cyprus at the following telephone numbers: 22889752, 22889769, or via email: eency@ccci.org.cy

 

Electronic Newsletter “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities” – December 2023

We would like to inform you that the electronic newsletter “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities” with selected partnering proposals from abroad has been published. To see the Edition of December 2023, please click HERE

Electronic Newsletter “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities” – November 2023

We would like to inform you that the electronic newsletter “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities” with selected partnering proposals from abroad has been published. To see the Edition of November 2023, please click HERE

ONLINE EVENT: China for First-Time Exporters: How to Approach the Chinese Market

We would like to inform you that on 24 November, the EU SME Centre and Voka – Flanders’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry are organising a webinar to give European SMEs an informative overview of the Chinese market. The event aims to give new exporters the knowledge necessary to conduct business in China, with a focus on partner identification and contract signing.

European SMEs face a significant opportunity as well as a formidable challenge when they consider entering the Chinese market. Lack of substantial resources and experience can make navigating the intricate regulatory and cultural landscape of China a daunting task. Notably, customs regulations, certification prerequisites, and licensing procedures pose frequent hurdles. Building relationships with Chinese partners and attracting customers’ interest can also prove difficult.

The webinar will feature practical cases highlighting the primary challenges faced by EU SMEs and essential precautions to mitigate potential issues.

For registration and to view the Agenda of the seminar, please click HERE.

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Cyprus The role and services to local SMEs

You’re cordially invited to join us at a special awareness event hosted by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as Coordinator of EEN Cyprus, in collaboration with the European Commission Representation in Cyprus.

The event aims to inform the Turkish Cypriot business community about the pivotal role and services provided by Enterprise Europe Network Cyprus to local SMEs.

Additionally, the event will shed light on the network’s collaboration with the EU One Stop Shop, which provides support for Green Line Trade and businesses.

Your presence would greatly contribute to the success of this informative occasion.

Date: 21/11/2023

Time: 15:00

Location: Home of Cooperation

The event will be help in English with parallel translation in Turkish.

Please find the Agenda below.

Registration for the event is required. To register please click HERE.

For any further information or enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following telephone numbers: 22889752, 22889769, or via email: eency@ccci.org.cy

 

AGENDA

Awareness Event: Enterprise Europe Network Cyprus The role and services to local SMEs

21st of November 2023

Venue: Home of Cooperation, 28 Markou Drakou, 1102, Nicosia

 

15:00–15:15 Arrival – Registration
15:15–15:20 Welcome Speeches

▪ European Commission Representation in Cyprus

▪ Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry

15:20–15:40 Presentation of Enterprise Europe Network Cyprus

Ms. Stalo Demosthenous, Coordinator of EEN Cyprus, Senior Officer, CCCI, Dpt. Of European Affairs and Programs

15:40–16:00 Presentation of Success Stories

▪ Mr. Hasan Siber, Colive Ltd.

▪ Mr. Berk Gokhan, Innoinspira

16:00–16:20 Presentation of EU One Stop Shop Supporting Green Line Trade & Business (EU OSS)

Mr. Kemal BAYKALLI

EU One Stop Shop Green Line Trade Expert

16:20-16:30 Q & A
16:30-17:30 Networking Cocktail

 

The event is organised by Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, as Coordinator of EEN Cyprus, under the auspices of the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and the assistance of the EUROPE DIRECT Ledra Information Centre.

Guide to EU Funding – 2023 edition

The Guide has been produced by the European Parliament Research Service (EPRS) for the members and staff of the European Parliament, as reference material to assist them in their parliamentary work.

It includes a number of EU Funds for the period 2021-2027, grouped by area of action, with short descriptions, hyperlinks and a list of the main potential beneficiaries in order to facilitate the reader.

It is a good source of information for businesses, regional and local authorities, NGOs, professionals and citizens on how to access project funding from European Funds.

The Guide is available in all EU official languages. Please click HERE

Electronic Newsletter “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities” – October 2023

We would like to inform you that the electronic newsletter “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities” with selected partnering proposals from abroad has been published. To see the Edition of October 2023, please click HERE

Awareness Campaign of Traders for the control of explosives precursors

Many chemicals are used on a daily basis in a wide range of industrial processes, in professional activities as well as in the consumer sector. However, some chemicals can be misused for the illegal manufacture of improvised and non-improvised explosive devices.

As part of the Awareness Campaign of Traders for the control of explosives precursors, which is carried out by the Ministry of Energy, Trade & Industry, an information note is attached that refers to the restrictions on the supply, purchase, and use of certain chemical substances according to Regulation (EU) 2019/1148, in order to avoid their illegal use.

Regulation (EU) 2019/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council  

 

 

Business Matchmaking Event (B2B) Energy Conference and Exhibition in the Eastern Mediterranean

We would like to inform you that from November 28th to 30th, 2023, the leading International Event EMC 2023 – Eastern Mediterranean Conference & Exhibition will take place in our country.

This is the largest event organized in the Eastern Mediterranean region focusing on Energy topics. It is under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, and Industry of Cyprus and with the support of the Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company (EUC).

The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is participating in this event as an Official Partner, organizing a hybrid Business Matchmaking Event with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network Cyprus.

B2B MEETINGS

The aim of the business meetings event is to provide participants (exhibitors, conference attendees, and visitors) the opportunity to engage in pre-arranged one-on-one meetings, establish new business contacts, showcase their work, discuss the development of business, technological, and/or research collaborations, and gain information and advice on new technologies and solutions.

Who can participate?

The event is open to businesses, startups, research institutions, universities, local authorities, and other organizations actively engaged in the following sectors:

  • Expanding Natural Gas & LNG Markets
  • Oil and Gas operators / E&P
  • Supply of Valves / Actuators / Pump / Piping
  • Renewables / Solar / Wind Hybrid / Hydrogen
  • Health / Safety / Environment
  • (HSE) Marine Equipment
  • Drilling and Completion
  • Automation
  • Power supply
  • Transportation / Logistics

The meetings, each lasting 20 minutes, will be conducted both in person at a dedicated area of EMC 2023 and remotely (online).

How does it work?

  1. Interested parties should register through the website HERE and create their business profiles by November 17, 2023.
  2. Subsequently, the profiles are evaluated by Enterprise Europe Network Cyprus to verify their information.
  3. The profiles are published in an electronic catalog and serve as the basis for searching potential partners for scheduling meetings.
  4. Prior to the event, each participant receives their personal meeting schedule

Participation in the business matchmaking event is free of charge, as well as entry to the exhibition area of the EMC 2023 Event. However, pre-registration is necessary. Click HERE to register.

PARTICIPATION AS CONFERENCE DELEGATES AND/OR EXHIBITORS WITH A BOOTH

For attending the conference sessions and participating with a private booth, there is a registration fee. Click HERE.

Please note that CCCI, as an Official Partner of the Event, has secured the following arrangement.

 

Through CCCI Not through CCCI
Conference (Only) Participation fee €600 €1100
Exhibitor (Only) with Booth Participation fee 15% of the total amount €460 per square meter
Exhibitor (Only) with Conference Desk/ POD*

Participation fee

€2000 N/A

*Conference Desk/POD: This package includes an information desk with your logo, stool, and a marketing set

If you wish to benefit from the above arrangement, you should fill out the form located HERE.

For any further information or enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following telephone numbers: 22889752, 22889769, or via email: stalo@ccci.org.cy, s.christou@ccci.org.cy

Legal Framework for Lifting Equipment Inspection

On the occasion of yesterday’s fatal work accident, and with the aim of eliminating the possibility of similar incidents occurring in the future, we would like to remind you of the importance of implementing the legislation regarding the control of lifting machines.

The legislation “The Safety and Health at Work (Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection of Lifting Equipment) Regulations of 2021″, came into force on 1st of September 2022 and refers to the obligations of owners and authorized persons who are involved in the maintenance and audit of lifting equipment, the frequency of lifting equipment and lifting gear’s audit, the main points for audit of lifting equipment, and the criteria for approval of any persons as authorized auditors of lifting equipment.

In particular, each owner of Lifting Equipment must:

  • ensure that the lifting equipment is audited in the presence of the maintenance person and with a trained operator
  • attach “LIFT AUDIT: SUCCESSFUL”
  • keep Audit Report
  • ensure that repairs are made
  • assign maintenance to Lifting Equipment Maintenance Persons
  • keep a Special Maintenance Book
  • not operate very high-risk lifting equipment that does not have an Audit Report in force.
  • maintain a Register of Lifting Gear
  • have a manual for the use of the lifting equipment
  • make sure there are protection and warning systems for the operator and a proper rapid connection system.

The inspections of the Lifting Equipment will now be carried out by private Authorized Inspectors from the Department of Labor Inspection.

Lifts are divided into four categories based on their risk:

A. Very High-Risk Lifting Equipment:

  • cranes near the sea
  • cranes in premises with dangerous substances with a lifting capacity of more than 2,000 kg,
  • gantry cranes with a lifting capacity of more than 5,000 kg tower cranes,
  • mobile cranes,
  • wall-mounted cranes of more than 2,000 kg,
  • lifting equipment for handling containers and/or vessels.

B. High-Risk Lifting Equipment:

  • lifts for lifting persons,
  • lifting equipment for projects,
  • cranes on premises with dangerous substances with a lifting capacity of less than 2,000 kg,
  • gantry cranes of less than 5,000 kg,
  • wall-mounted cranes or mast-mounted cranes of less than 2,000 kg, mobile cranes (parrots) over 5,000 kg.

C. Medium-Risk Lifting Equipment:

  • mobile cranes (parrots) of less than 5,000 kg,
  • lifts (for materials, for people with disabilities, etc.),
  • concrete pumps,
  • forklifts,
  • vehicle lifting platforms, specialized lifts.

D. Low-Risk Lifting Equipment:

  • vehicle towing cranes,
  • manual machines with a lifting capacity of 100 kg,
  • self-propelled elevators and hydraulic mechanisms with scissor platforms with a lifting capacity of more than 200 kg.

You can find the Authorized Lift Equipment Inspectors in the Registry maintained by the Department of Labor Inspection at the following webpage:

https://www.mlsi.gov.cy/mlsi/dli/dliup.nsf/All/F3B1ECD10FD081F9C225889C003C850C?OpenDo cument