On March 27, a delegation of Lviv Regional State Administration and representatives of Lviv business community visited Tel Aviv.
The visit was held in the format of the B2B round table at which the most current issues related to the bilateral partnership between Israel and Ukraine, in particular the Lviv region, were raised.
The meeting opened with welcoming words and presentations of:
– Mr. Roy Roznek, Member of the Presidium and Member of the International Committee at Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce;
– Mr. Mykola Taranenko, Counselor of the Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel;
– Mr. Vlad Cherkassky, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine;
– Mr. Roman Filipov, Deputy Head of Lviv Regional State Administration.
After the end of the round table, the Ukrainian delegation was able to meet with many Israeli companies in the format of bilateral B2B meetings. On the Ukrainian side, the delegation included manufacturers of furniture and construction companies, as well as a representative of the textile industry in Lviv region.
The event was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine, the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce and the Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine thanks all participants of the B2B and the round table and hopes that this visit will contribute to the establishment of new business relations between Israel and Ukraine, as well as strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation between our two countries.
Ukrainian wood and wood chips. The company engaged in woodworking and chips offers products for export. The range of products includes wood staves for the production of wine barrels, oak chips for fermentation of wine and cognac, alder chips for products smoking in chambers of any types. Currently, this manufacturer already exports its products to France and Portugal.
Goods for repair and construction for export. The Ukrainian company is searchning potential partners. The company manufactures the following types of products: iron and steel sheet piling, cloth, grids, nets, hand tools (shovels, forks, rakes, scythes, sickles, saws, files, pliers, and more), wires, soldering machines, machines, devices for welding, etc. The goods of this manufacturer are already imported by Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, Kazakhstan.
On February 28, the first Israeli-Ukrainian municipal summit in history – the Israeli Ukrainian Muni Summit (IUMS 2019) – was held in Tel Aviv. The event was a part of a large-scale exhibition and conference MUNI WORLD, co-organized by the UN.
Within the framework of the summit, the Mayor of Kyiv and the Chairman of the Association of Ukrainian Cities Vitali Klitschko signed memorandums on cooperation with the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel, as well as with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine (the legal name – the Chamber of Industry and Innovation Israel-Ukraine).
Mayors and representatives of municipal authorities from ten Ukrainian cities headed by Vitali Klitschko formed the core of the Ukrainian delegation. The participating cities were Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, Rivne, Mariupol, Obukhiv, Vyshneve. This is the largest Ukrainian delegation of representatives of local authorities, that has ever visited Israel.
The Israeli Ukrainian Muni Summit was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine in partnership with the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel. The purpose of the IUMS 2019 was to establish bilateral cooperation at the local government level, as well as the exchange of experience in the field of security and innovative solutions for “smart cities”.
During their visit to Israel the Ukrainian mayors:
– took part in the B2B round table with Israeli companies, where they discussed the usage of advanced technologies in cities;
– visited Tel Aviv and Herzliya with excursions, where they could discover their smart city solutions;
– attended the events of the Muni World exhibition and conference.
On the 28th of February the summit was attended by mayors and deputy mayors of Ukrainian cities with delegations, mayors of Israeli twin cities, representatives of the Israeli government, leaders of Israeli companies, the diplomatic corps.
– Haim Bibas, Chairman of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel;
– Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv, Chairman of the Association of Ukrainian Cities;
– Evgeny Shulgin, Chairman of the board, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine;
– Hennadii Nadolenko, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador, Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel.
Also a discussion panel “Urban security and smart city in Ukraine: problems and solutions. Cooperation between Israel and Ukraine” was organized at the summit. The participants were Shlomo Dolberg (Director General of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel), Liora Shechter (CIO at Tel Aviv Muncipality), Oleksandr Slobozhan (Executive Director of the Association of Ukrainian Cities), Oleksij Litke (Head of Technical Support Department of the Kharkiv City Council), Sergiy Sukhomlyn (Mayor of Zhytomyr), Oleksandr Pavlov (Chairman of the board, Ukraine-Israel Business Council). The panel was moderated by Vlad Cherkassky, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine.
The first Israeli-Ukrainian municipal summit became a platform for the signing of very important documents between two countries – the Memorandum on Cooperation between the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel and the Association of Ukrainian Cities, as well as the Memorandum on Cooperation between the Association of Ukrainian Cities and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine.
The Israeli Ukrainian Muni Summit 2019 allowed Ukrainian mayors and municipal officials to explore Israel’s experience in local government, urban security and “smart city”, and to share their insights about these areas. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine as an organizer was pleased with the results of the summit, as well as with the interest it aroused among the public and the Israeli media, and plans to hold a number of similar events in the future both in Israel and in Ukraine.
All-Ukrainian Association of Local Governments “Association of Ukrainian Cities” is a voluntary non-profitable association of city councils created by them with the aim of exercising their authority more effectively, coordinating the actions of local government bodies at the city level to protect the rights and interests of the territorial communities of cities.
In February 2019, as a part of the MUNI WORLD exhibition and conference, the first ever Israeli-Ukrainian municipal summit The Israeli Ukrainian Muni Summit (IUMS 2019) with the participation of mayors and representatives of municipal authorities from ten cities of Ukraine headed by Vitali Klitschko (Mayor of Kyiv, Chairman of the Association of Ukrainian Cities) was held in Israel.
IUMS 2019 was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine (legal name – the Chamber of Industry and Innovation Israel-Ukraine) in partnership with the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel to establish bilateral cooperation and share experience at the local government level.
On February 25, within the framework of the summit, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a B2B round table at the Israel Export Institute in which the Ukrainian delegation took part, as well as representatives of Israeli business. At the meeting innovative solutions by Israeli companies in smart city, urban security and environment projects were presented. The companies Mer Group, Saferplace, Rad Green, Parkam, NetLine, City Shob, Tondo-Iot, SuTok showed their achievements in these areas.
B2B round table allowed all guests to take part in effective business networking, establish high-quality direct contacts among themselves and discuss further steps aimed at developing cooperation.