Chamber Chairperson Ofra Strauss, Board, Chamber members and team send their deep condolences to former Chamber Chair Chemi Peres, and the Peres and Waldan families on the passing of Shimon Peres, the 9th president of the State of Israel.Few people if any did as much to promote the Israel-US relationship in every aspect. The Chamber awarded Mr. Peres with its Life-time Achievement Award in 2015 recognizing his vast contribution to this effort.
The 2016 Annual Chamber Event will be hosted by Chamber chairpersons Ms. Ofra Strauss and U.S. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro and will take place on Monday, November 7, at 18:30-21:00, in the presence of President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin. This year's program promises to be an exciting event at the Cinema City, Gelilot. We will award companies and persons that have made an exceptional contribution to the Israel-U.S. business and commercial relationship. There will be a special focus on the film, television and internet industries.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with our Chamber and others invite you to participate in the Chamber’s BusinessH2O Summit: Water Management Best Practices from the U.S. and Israel on December 12, at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas.BusinessH2O will bring together business leaders, government officials, and water experts together to discuss best practices in corporate water stewardship and public policies to address the growing demand for water.Space is limited. Register now.
We are pleased to announce that at the initiative of Mr. Tsvi Ken-Tor Chair of the Chamber Visa Committee and Dr. Gadi Ravid, dean of the business school at Netanya Academic College, and under his stewardship, will open an academic course on RELOCATION. This will be the first such course in Israel and it will be both theoretical and practical and deal with all RELOCATION aspects.
The Chamber together with Chamber member KPMG are co-leading the formation of an Israel-US Food & Ag Tech Forum. The forum will bring the industries in both countries closer together and help promote innovation, a better regulatory environment, and gain higher visibility to the challenges the world faces in the coming decades to feed its growing population with healthier, more nutritious and more readily available food.
The 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit dates and location are set: June 18-20, 2017, at the Gaylord Hotel - National Harbor, MD. Each year, the Summit showcases investment opportunities from every corner of the United States, while high-profile business and government leaders share insight on the latest business trends.
The Chamber in partnership with the Israeli Federation of Chambers of Commerce (איגוד לשכות המסחר) hosted U.S. Under-Secretary Hirschhorn for a round table with representatives of Israeli companies who are subject to Export Control regulations.
The Chamber together with the Law Offices of Herzog, Fox, & Neeman hosted Sima Vaaknin, Director General of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs, Eran Shayshon VP APCO Worldwide, and Daniel Reisner, partner in Herzog Fox & Neeman in charge of Public International Law, Defense and Homeland Security, at a well-attended breakfast meeting panel on BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions).
The Chamber is happy to announce the launch of Chamber Intellectual Property Committee. The Chamber is responding to requests of several if its members who are facing issues starting from brand counterfeiting to IP ownership and others.