Building on the successful strategic partnership with UK Israel Business, the Minister for Economic Development, Senator Alan Maclean, is leading a trade delegation to Israel next week for a packed three day itinerary of meetings with leading e-commerce organisations.
The delegation that will include representatives from Locate Jersey, Digital Jersey and Jersey’s e-commerce and telecoms sector will visit and network with, Microsoft and associated Accelerator Companies; meet senior representatives of eBay and tour their facilities; receive a presentation on the Israeli economy from the founder and editor-in-chief of The Marker, Israel’s leading economic newspaper and tour the Israel Institute of Technology, Tech Transfer and Incubator Unit. A business dinner for Israeli e-commerce companies, sponsored by Digital Jersey, will take place on the second day of the visit.
Daniel Seal, UK Israel Business Chief Executive says: “We are in the second year of our strategic partnership with Jersey and are delighted to be working closely with Locate Jersey to raise the profile of the Island as a digital centre of excellence. Israel is number one in the world for technology outside Silicon Valley. We are pleased to be enabling digital partnerships between Jersey businesses and Israel, which will ultimately benefit the Island through inward investment.’
Senator Maclean said “With world class R&D and a rapidly growing e-commerce sector, inward investment into Jersey from Israel offers huge potential for economic growth, diversification and job creation in Jersey. We have a lot to promote on this visit and I will be giving the message that Jersey is “open for business”, supporting Digital Jersey by highlighting the Island’s track record of innovation in ICT and IP and well as putting across potential commercial advantages for Israeli companies from Jersey Telecom’s £40 million investment in Gigabit Isle. Over the three day visit, we will be meeting with innovative, exciting, growth stage Israeli high-tech companies who are seeking a foothold from which they can develop the UK and EU market. We anticipate these relations will result in job creation for Islanders as a consequence of Israeli businesses potentially using Jersey as the gateway into Europe.’