Representatives of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Germany Business Association (CGBA) met with the President of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) on 27 September 2016, in order to discuss future activities of the Association and to seek the Chamber’s strong support.
The Chamber was represented by its President Mr Phidias Pilides, its General Secretary Mr Marios Tsiakkis, while the Cyprus Germany Business Association was represented by its President Stefan Nolte, its Vice President Anthony Ashiotis and Board Member Demos Demosthenous. Also present were Mr Leonidas Paschalides, responsible for the Chamber’s international affairs and educational programmes, and Lia Riris of CCCI, Officer of CGBA.
The President of CGBA briefed the President of CCCI, Mr Pilides about the activities that CGBA is planning. On behalf of CCCI and in his own name, Mr Pilides confirmed all possible support where ever CCCI is able to support. This includes the financial support of all activities of the Cyprus Germany Business Association, which meet the goals of the Association.
With the support and involvement of Mr Pilides, the Board of CGBA will seek cooperation with the University of Cyprus in the areas of R&D and scientific cooperation between the Cyprus and Germany. GCBA, is aiming to further develop the already existing cooperation between the University of Cyprus and German universities, trying to extend such cooperation to the benefits of Cyprus companies.
The President of CGBA will discuss with Mr Paschalides at the end of August possibilities to arrange for activities of further professional education for Cyprus companies in form of workshops, perhaps with extended individual consultancy of German experts at the production facilities of Cyprus companies.
The meeting took place in a very friendly and supportive atmosphere; all participants were much satisfied and look forward to further develop the Association’s activities and to enhance its role in bilateral economic affairs between Cyprus and Germany.