Diplomacy

Israel Sends “Unprecedented” Delegation to Economic Conference in China

Israel’s delegation to a two-day investors’ conference in China this week is being called ‘unprecedented’ by the Ministry of Economy and Industry. At the event (Tuesday and Wednesday) in Beijing, 150 corporate leaders from 90 Israeli companies will meet with potential investors from all over China.

The conference is taking place with the participation of Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy, and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz, Ministry of Economy and Industry director general Amit Lang, and Ministry of Economy and Industry Division for Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation director Ziva Eger.

Israel runs economic offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

“This is the biggest event we have ever done in China, and one of the biggest events ever done in the number of participants,” Eger told Globes. “Around the event, 500-600 business meetings with potential investors from all over China have been scheduled for Israeli companies. The Chinese are already realizing the significance of investment in Israel and its great potential, and the goal of this conference is to reveal more information and data about Israel.”

Among the Israeli companies taking part in the conference are Mobileye, Stratasys, and Water-Gen, as well as others.

In related news, the Ministry of Economy and Industry recently launched a new Mandarin Chinese-language website explaining business opportunities to be had in Israel.

(via Israel21c)

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