Some 150 Chinese businessmen and politicians are expected to visit Israel in September to explore potential investments in the local high-tech industry.
The delegation will meet with some 50 companies participating in the Haifa Investment Conference, set for September 10-11. The conference is sponsored by the Foreign Ministry and the ICE Group.
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The Chinese are said to be particularly interested in greentech, communications and software technology, biotech and medical technology.
"This conference aims to be a platform for Israeli high-tech companies, and to assist them in location potential Chinese partners," Amos Talmor, Founder & Managing Partner of ICE Group said.
"China is the gate to Asia and the whole world," he added.
The conference also means to celebrate Haifa's new "twin city" status vis-à-vis Shanghai, and its close ties with Chengdu and Shenzhen.
"China represents one of the best opportunities for Israeli companies today and the City of Haifa is invested in realizing that promise," Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav said.
The Chinese delegation will officially be the guest of the Foreign Ministry and the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry.