The 5th Annual Israel-China Business Conference took place at the David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel-Aviv Israel on September 26th with the objective to share the latest business practices and insights into the Chinese market.


The conference’s main theme evolved around understanding China’s “One Belt One Road” economic initiative and its impact on foreign investors and businesses. Israel’s top leading CEOs and companies were invited to participate and speak about China’s future, the challenges and opportunities in entering the Chinese market, and which synergies to leverage when looking to collaborate on an Israeli-Chinese project.


Mr. Moshe Kamar, CEO of Compass Ventures Group, a leading holding group specializing in investing and managing innovative technology projects, was invited to give a keynote speech on China’s “Made in China 2025” initiative, and how Israeli companies and business owners should plan ahead when looking to enter the Chinese market.


Mr. Kamar gave an overview of China’s historical business environment, sharing the various business opportunities for Israeli companies in light of President Xi Jinping’s strategic business vision for 2025. “It is well-known that China has established itself as a worldwide manufacturer and producer, but moving forward, its aim is to move forward and build industries based on added-value. This means China is looking to acquire, develop and grow technologies and innovation in-house, and this is exactly the perfect time and fit for Israeli companies who have any technological and innovative edge to offer.”  Mr. Kamar also discussed the cultural differences and similarities between the two cultures while also sharing some key learnings from his vast experience in bridging between Israeli innovation and technology companies and Chinese bodies such as the Chinese government, municipalities and multinational companies.


His experience bridging Israeli innovation and technology companies and Chinese bodies such as the Chinese government, different municipalities and multinational companies, provided insight into collaboration strategies.


Additional key participants at the conference included Mr. Eli Gruner, Director of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office; Mr. Wu Bin, Economic and Commercial Counselor, The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China; Mr. Amir Laty, Consul General, Consulate General of Israel in Chengdu.