CYPGasTech 2014 exhibitor e-directory CYPGasTech 2014, Limassol, Cyprus - Page 11

Contact details: Limassol Chamber of Commerce & Industry 170 Franklin Rousvelt Christos Anastasiades 2nd floor Secretary / Director PO Box 55699, 3781 Limassol, Cyprus T: +357 25 877350 W: E: Federated with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry The Limassol Chamber of Commerce & Industry was established in its present form in 1962 and represented the first concerted effort of the Limassol business community to have one organisation to defend its interests and promote the economic development of the Limassol district. From its very inception the Limassol Chamber of Commerce & Industry has played a leading role in the economic life of Limassol, either by operating as a pressure group towards the realisation of vitally important economic projects or by developing concrete initiatives of its own in that direction. Starting as far back as the early 1960s, the Chamber has played an instrumental role in the pursuit of projects fundamentally important for the economic and social development of Limassol. Not least of these were the Limassol Industrial Estates, the Limassol port -- Cyprus's leading port past the Turkish invasion of 1974 -- and the Kourris dam, which is to this day the largest of its kind in Cyprus. It was also the Limassol Chamber that conceived and implemented, again in the early 1960s, the idea of the Wine Festival, which has come to be associated with the modern history of Limassol as an event of commercial, tourist and cultural interest. Over the years the Limassol Chamber has continued to be at the forefront of initiatives aiming to achieve optimum economic development for Limassol. In that context it has expressed keen and active interest, among others, in road projects, the University of Technology, the Techno Park as well as in a series of tourist infrastructure projects, as the marina, conference centre and others. Primary objectives The fundamental objectives of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry are the following: To defend and promote the interests of its members, in the next of the overall economic development of Limassol To promote economic activity in the context of contributing to the economic and social development of Limassol and facilitating the opening of new business opportunities for its members. To contribute towards the decision making process of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry which has a consultative say in the formulation of