CROATIA

Croatia is situated on the cross-roads between Central Europe and the Mediterranean, along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea and its hinterland. It streches from the hilly sides of the Alps on the North-West to the Panonnian plain on the East.

The Croatian Adriatic coast is one of the most indented in the world: it has 1185 islands and islets with a total coastline of 4,058 km, the total length of the mainland coast being 1777 km. The climate is Mediterranean along the Adriatic coast, meaning warm dry summers and mild winters, with 2,600 hours of sunlight on average yearly - one of the sunniest coastlines in Europe.

Croatian economy is one of the most developed in Southeast Europe. Republic of Croatia was granted a Candidate country status by the European Council for entering the EU which furthermore ensures future stability and economic growth. Croatia has very stable currency, continuously growing GDP and low inflation.Croatia is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, NATO, the World Trade Organization and CEFTA. Croatia is classified as an emerging and developing economy by the International Monetary Fund and a high income economy by the World Bank.

According to the experiences of numerous foreign companies operating in Croatia, workforce in Croatia is efficient, innovative and multilingual. According to the World's Bank poll (2005), more than 92% of companies operating in Croatia are satisfied with the skills and the competence of the employees.The award for numerous efforts made in the Croatian educational system is the recent survey of the famous Newsweek which rated Croatia 22nd in education ahead of 12 countries from the G20 group.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear members and friends,

It is my great pleasure to announce the establishment of the Croatian-Israeli Business Club (CIBC). The CIBC, being an independent, non-profit organization relies on the financial support of the membership fees, institutions and administrations recognizing the values of the CIBC.
We are dedicated to enhance and promote business relations between Croatian and Israeli companies and individuals.

One of the greatest sources of strength for CIBC is its ability to work with a huge number of other partner organizations. In particular excellent working relations with The Israeli-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AmCham Israel), the Government of Croatia, the Government of Israel, the Embassy of Israel in Croatia, as well as the Embassy of Croatia in Israel, CIBC also coordinates its efforts with a number of business councils, associations and other professional organizations.

Our membership spans the whole spectrum of international business leadership, from the largest public companies to the smallest private firms. As a member of CIBC, we will help you as you progress with your business by making the information you need available, advising on issues that affect your professional activities and by providing guidance during your efforts.

With positive anticipation to meeting the challenges that await us, we are committed to make 2016 a rewarding year.

Sincerely,

Prof. Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D.
President

ISRAEL

Israel is situated in Middle East. At 22145 sq km, Israel is the world’s 151st largest country. Israel shares its border with Egypt, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and West Bank . Israel is located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest.

Despite its small size, Israel is home to a variety of geographic features, from the Negev desert in the south to the mountain ranges of the Galilee, Carmel and toward the Golan in the north. The Israeli Coastal Plain on the shores of the Mediterranean is home to seventy percent of the nation's population.

East of the central highlands lies the Jordan Rift Valley, which forms a small part of the 6,500-kilometer (4,039 mi) Great Rift Valley. Israel is considered one of the most advanced countries in Southwest Asia in economic and industrial development. In 2010, Israel was invited to join the OECD.

The country is ranked 3rd in the region on the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index as well as in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report. It has the second-largest number of startup companies in the world (after the United States) and the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies outside North America. Science and technology in Israel is one of the country's most developed sectors. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the U.S. (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech). Israel is home to major players in the high-tech industry and has one of the world's most technologically-literate populations.

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Two hundred dignitaries from around the World at the holiday reception of the Israeli embassy and the Croatian-Israeli Business Club -

Zagreb, 14 December 2015 – The Croatian-Israeli Business Club (CIBC) and the Embassy of Israel in the Republic of Croatia organized a traditional pre-holiday gathering and a reception in the banqueting hall of AS Hotel in Zagreb. With US Ambassador H.E. Julieta Valls Noyes, and the ambassadors of Azerbaijan, Korea, China, Ukraine and others, the […]

- December 17, 2015
Traditional Season’s Gathering hosted by the Embassy of the State of Israel and the Croatian-Israeli Business Club -

Zagreb, 10 December 2014 – Croatian-Israeli Business Club – CIBC (www.cibc.hr) and the Embassy of Israel in the Republic of Croatia organized a traditional pre-holiday gathering and a reception in the banqueting hall of AS Hotel in Zagreb. Ambassadors of Japan, Greece, Kosovo, Albania, Azerbaijan, Korea, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and representatives of the US Embassy in […]

- January 4, 2015
Traditional Season’s Gathering gathered 220 guests from the public and political life of Israel and Croatia -

Ambassador Amrani: “Croatia, thank you for your friendship “ The Croatian-Israeli Business Club and the Embassy of the State of Israel in Croatia have organized the Season’s Gathering and Farewell Reception in honor of H.E. Mr. Yossi Amrani, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Croatia. This reception which is traditionally organized […]

- December 26, 2013
Prof. Dragan Primorac and Yitzhak Tshuva met with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy of the United States of America Mr. Amos Hochstein -

Zagreb-Dubrovnik, October 3, 2013 – During the European Energy Security Forum in Dubrovnik the U.S.-Israeli delegation headed by Mr. Yitzhak Tshuva (U.S.-Israeli billionaire and majority owner of Delek Group) and Prof. Dragan Primorac, President of the Croatian-Israeli Business Club (CIBC) met with a number of prominent people from the energy sector and energy policymakers from several […]

- October 7, 2013
U.S. Senator Bob Casey meets prof. Dragan Primorac in New Jersey -

                One of the most influential U.S. senators, a member of the National Security Working Group and a co-chair of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Caucus of the U.S. Senate, met in New Jersey with Prof. Dragan Primorac. Bob Casey is the U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania, […]

- September 3, 2013
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