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Business leaders to hear about Jersey’s role on the international stage at major Israeli conference

6 December 2013

​A government-led trade delegation to Israel (6th – 10th December), organised by Locate Jersey, will participate at the annual Globes Israel Business Conference in Tel Aviv. 

The Conference is the leading economic event in Israel and each year brings together Israel's political leaders, key business players, academics, diplomats and entrepreneurs. 

With an introduction from Israel’s President Shimon Peres and addresses by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD and Yair Lapid, Israel’s Minister of Finance, the Conference will be attended by a total of more than 3,000 people from all over the world and will address the key anticipated economic challenges in 2014.

In addition, the Jersey delegation, which includes government officials and legal and private client experts, will attend meetings in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, with officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economy, and representatives of the finance and business sectors.

The visit builds on a number of trips to Israel by government, the regulator and industry, and attendance at the ‘Digital Life Design Conference’ in Tel Aviv in October. It also follows the recent announcement that an ‘Island Innovators’ (un)conference will be held in April next year, organised by Locate Jersey and Digital Jersey in conjunction with Yossi Vardi, the inventor of instant messaging. 

Expected to be attended by over 150 technology experts from around the world, the event will bring encourage experts to discuss developments in the technology sector and engage with local schools.

Wayne Gallichan, Director of Inward Investment, Locate Jersey, added:

“This year we have maintained our focus on developing political, business and cultural links with key overseas markets, and having the opportunity to speak to a large and influential audience at this major event in Tel Aviv is the culmination of a busy programme of activity. As well as highlighting the increasingly strong ties between Jersey and Israel, this visit enables us to explain the benefits of Jersey as a business location and address our important objective of diversifying Jersey’s economy by broadening relations with Israel into different areas of economic co-operation, such as young tech companies looking to enter the European market or carry out R&D activities.”