The Ministry of Economy has re-established bilateral business councils, some eight months after they were dissolved, but only with a handful of countries allied to the Syrian regime.
The Aleppo and Damascus chambers of industry have new boards of directors as new members replace absentees.
The Syrian government has dissolved the bilateral business councils established between Syrian and foreign businessmen.
Fares Shehabi, the head of the Aleppo Chamber of Industry, was elected last week President of the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Industry, in replacement of Imad Ghreiwati.
The Syrian Enterprise and Business Centre has announced the signing of two agreements to provide capacity building and other advisory services to the Port of Lattakia and the government's Museum Directorate.
Arabian Group and Al-Salam, the organisers of some of the country’s main trade fairs and conferences, have announced a postponement of their events, including Buildex, a building materials trade fair.
The Syrian Enterprise and Business Centre has signed a cooperation agreement with the Syrian Exporters Federation to help promote Syrian exports.
On May 9 in Damascus, the trade section of the Italian Embassy is organising a one-day presentation of the Made Expo exhibition.
Two delegations of Italian companies are visiting Syria on December 1 and 13 to meet with their Syrian counterparts.
A Finnish business delegation with representatives from Nokia Siemens, Wartsila and Metso is visiting Syria this week.
The Syrian Enterprise and Business Centre and the Syrian Hungarian Business Council are organising a one-day forum in Budapest on October 20.
A delegation of Romanian companies is visiting Syria to participate in B2B meetings to be held in Damascus and Aleppo.
The Syrian Enterprise and Business Centre is organizing a B2B event between Syrian Turkish companies during the SIMA Industrial Fair to be held in Damascus in the last week of May.
Turkonfed, the Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation, is organizing a trip of leading Turkish companies to Aleppo.
A delegation of Italian firms from the furniture, construction and machinery sectors will be in Damascus to meet some 70 Syrian counterparts on April 28.


EDU 2011 Aleppo
Sheraton Hotel Aleppo
Damascus International Fairground