Bulletin of the Israel – Brazil Chamber of Commerce and Industry
P.O. Box 20425 Tel-Aviv 61203 ISRAEL
Tel: (+) 972-3-6296048
# 54 – MAY 2011
Dear Colleagues and Friends
We have been very busy the last months in upgrading our services and promoting membership. Here are the latest news:
* We have moved into our new head office, located at the 4th floor, Industry House, 29, Hamered St. , Tel Aviv.
In this same building are the Israeli Institute for Export and International Cooperation, the Manufacturers Association, several Departments of the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, including the Office of the Chief Scientist, MATIMOP and others.
The site is also nearby the Brazilian Embassy.
The proximity to these places allows intensifying our cooperation with these institutions.
Our officers will maintain a permanence during standard business hours, for providing of our services to best attend our associates and people looking for the promotion of their business interests with Brazil.
Opening ceremony:starting from left: Prof. Yehuda Kahane, Monica Blanga, Thomas Teichman, Adv. Eli Chenchinski, Henrique Kuchnir, Noam Schneider, Dr. Shmuel Yerushalmi
* On March 21, we conducted a Seminar on “The way to success in business in Brazil – legal, regulatory and practical aspects”, in cooperation with the Association of Chambers of Commerce, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Israeli Institute for Export and International Cooperation an the Brazilian Embassy in Israel.
The Seminar was attended by over 75 participants, way above of expected, and started with opening remarks by Mr. Rubin Schlussel, Member of the Presidium and Chairman of Food Sector at the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, and by Mr. Rafael Harpaz, Director of Economy 1 Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Her Excellency, Maria Elisa Berenguer, Brazilian Ambassador, honored the event with her presence, and greeted the participants by stressing the ongoing and growing bi-lateral trade, and cooperation between the two countries.
Mr. Izzy Sheratski, Chairman of Ituran, described the company’s successful experience in Brazil.
Prof. Yehuda Kahane, Head of the Akirov Institute of Business and Environment, Tel Aviv University, and co-founder of Ituran, lectured on “Environmental Threats as an Instrument for Economic Growth” .
Dr. Shmuel Yerushalmi, Chairman of the Israel-Brazil Chamber of Commerce and Industry lectured on “Brazil as an Attractive Target for Bi-lateral Businesses”.
Keynote Speaker was Adv. Benny Spiewak, from Brazilian firm Koury Lopes Advocates , who lectured on “Succeeding in the Thriving Brazilian Market – a Legal, Regulatory Perspective”.
The Seminar raised a growing level of interest in our Chamber activities, resulting in several requests for Memberships.
From right: Mr. Izzy Sheratski, Ambassador Berenguer, Dr. Yerushalmi
Participants of the Seminar
* Among our new associates is the company ISDS.
ISDS Ltd., International Security and Defence Systems Ltd., an established Security and Defence firm in Israel, has currently announced the opening of ISDS Israel HOUSE in RIO de Janeiro, Brazil.
ISDS Israel inaugurated the ISRAEL ISDS HOUSE , home to the firm’s Brazilian headquarters. The ISDS RIO House is located in one of the most beautiful areas in Rio de Janeiro, the beautiful Leblon area. ISDS Israel Rio House doors are already opened to all our brothers, friends, and colleagues, in order to provide our partners access to the most advanced and up-to-date technologies in the areas of HLS, defence and security. We are looking forward to share our 30-years’ experience with our Brazilian brothers.
ISDS was founded in 1982 by Mr. Leo Gleser, in Israel. The firm was quickly recognized as one of the best security solutions providers in the world. Presently, ISDS security operations cover 5 continents. In its more than three decades of activity, ISDS participated in all areas of security projects: ISDS secured the largest Mega Sport Events, like the Olympic Games and the World Cup, International Expos, and large Music Events. Additionally, ISDS provides integrated solutions to secure critical infrastructures in areas of oil, gas, mining, transportation, airports-TSA, seaports – IMO, communication, water supply and electric energy, among others. Our unique solutions include National and International Law Enforcement activities such as the UN Forces in the Middle East. ISDS is a security consultant and intelligence provider to some of the most famous Counter-Terror Units, Intelligence Agencies, Defense and Police Forces, as well as private organizations.
ISDS Israel-Rio house is NEW, but ISDS has long been in Brazil and has notable success stories in security projects in this great country. Our Brazilians clients include Energy Plants like ITAIPU, (Substations, HEIGHT LINES of 400 KWG), PETROBRAS Brazil, satellite companies, and the ANP (Agencia Nacional de Petroleo); ISDS has been involved in training the Elite units of Federal and State Forces, participated in the Pan-American games in Rio de Janeiro 2007, and was involved in the UAV program of the federal police. These are just a fraction of our professional activities performed side by side with Brazilians professionals.
ISDS believes that Brazil is and will continue to be a strong nation, in the road to becoming a global Superpower. We, the Israelis, are very proud to serve, work together, and be a part of a brotherhood between Israel and Brazil. Together, we will continue to create a long and significant relationship.
ISDS Founder and President, Mr. Leo Gleser at LADA Exhibition, Rio de Janeiro
ISRAEL BRAZIL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Honorary President : Tzvi Chazan
Honorary Fellows: Prof. Yehuda Kahane
Adv. Eli Chenchinski
Past President : Tulio Epel z”l
Chairman: Dr. Shmuel Yerushalmi
Deputy Chairman: Henrique Kuchnir
Directors: Herman Richter, Ahim Kandler, Thomas Teichman, Adv. Amos Harif
Treasurer: Ms. Monica Blanga, CPA
Editorial Committee: Idan Harpaz , Ahim Kandler, Saul Slomovic, Dr. Shmuel
Yerushalmi, Markin Tuder, Monica Blanga, Henrique Kuchnir,
Thomas Teichman, Tomer Koren
Technology Committee: Ahim Kandler, Dr. Shmuel Yerushalmi
Business Development: Noam Schneider
Auditing Committee: Baruch Harpaz, Idan Harpaz
Legal Advisor: Adv. Eli Chenchinski
Financial Auditor: Michael Peleg, CPA
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