Photo: Kobi Kantor
First visit to Israel. Gates
Photo: Kobi Kantor

Bill Gates visiting Israel

Microsoft Chairman expected to address audience of some 2,500 leading local businessmen, industry magnates, meet with teens excelling in technological studies

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has officially begun his 24-hour visit to Israel on Tuesday.


Gates, who is visiting the country for the first time, met with research and development heads of a number of Israeli high-tech companies, including Checkpoint, Nice, Amdocs and Verint.


Later he spoke with some 400 hundred employees of Microsoft Israel, including MSN Israel employees and those working at the company’s research and development center in Haifa.


On Wednesday Gates is expected to have breakfast with the CEO’s of companies and organizations that use Microsoft software, and later address an audience of some 2,500 leading local businessmen and industry magnates.


During his visit Gates is also scheduled to meet with teens excelling in technological studies. Education Minister Limor Livnat is also expected to take part in the event, which is titled, “Israel’s students advise Bill Gates.”


The Microsoft chairman is also set to take part in a conference of leading Israeli information technology managers and in additional conferences attended by representatives of Microsoft’s Israel’s business partners. 


פרסום ראשון: 10.25.05, 22:59
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