At the end of January 2021, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine and the Ministry of Economy and Industry, Israel organized the zoom conference “Free Trade Agreement between Israel and Ukraine”.
At the conference, as speakers presented their speeches:
Evgeny Shulgin, Chairman of the board of the CCI Israel-Ukraine
Joel Lion, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to Ukraine
Yevgen Korniychuk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the State of Israel
Dr. Ron Tomer, President of the Manufacturers Association of Israel
Adiv Baruch, Chairman of the Israel Export Institute
Ofir Yosefi, Director of Bilateral Trade Agreements, Foreign Trade Administration – Ministry of Economy and Industry, Israel
Lena Zeiger, Director of Bilateral Trade Agreements, Foreign Trade Administration – Ministry of Economy and Industry, Israel
Bareket Knafo, Head of the Israeli Economic Mission to Romania and Ukraine
Matteo Patrone, Managing Director, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus (EEC) at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Vlad Cherkassky, CEO of the CCI Israel-Ukraine
As part of the event, the speakers revealed the details of the Free Trade Agreement Israel-Ukraine, discussed the benefits of the FTA for mutual exports and imports, and considered financial and insurance solutions for business. Also, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine presented the project of the showroom of Israeli technologies in Lviv “House of Science and Innovations”, which is at the stage of its implementation.
The conference was attended by over 200 participants, including representatives of Israeli ministries and departments, government agencies, local authorities, major business organizations of Israel, as well as executives and representatives of more than 150 companies. The main areas of activity of the companies that took part in the zoom conference: telecommunications, cybersecurity, agriculture and agrotech, smart cities, consulting companies, law offices, fintech, defense industry, textiles, logistics companies and international carriers, winemaking, medical equipment and healthcare, cosmetics, companies from innovative sectors of the economy.
The full video version of the conference is available on YouTube.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Israel-Ukraine is convinced that the Free Trade Agreement between Israel and Ukraine is an extremely important step towards strengthening bilateral relations between our countries.