A delegation of leading businesspersons from China is in Israel for a week-long visit to have a first-hand encounter with Israeli innovations and to learn from the Israelis how to create a work environment that stimulates creativity.
Supported by the Israel Ministry of Economy, Embassy of Israel in Beijing, and Tel Aviv University, the delegation of China Green Companies Alliance (CGCA) started last week their one-week visit to Israel. Headed by Ma Weihua, president of China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) and former president of China Merchants Bank.
The group consists of 25 entrepreneurs and executives from 23 companies, covering industries such as sustainable construction & design, IT & software, healthcare & medical technology, agribusiness, biotechnology, finance & investment, among others.
CEC is a non-profit organization that encompasses the leading business elite of China. It was founded in 2006 by leading Chinese entrepreneurs, economists and diplomats dedicated to the goal of nurturing entrepreneurship and honest business practices, and sustainable economic and social development.
CEC members represent the first generation of modern Chinese entrepreneurs. This overseas visit is aimed to explore the innovation and start-up ecosystem of Israel. Through three aspects: institutional foundation as the "soil", multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations and ventures as the "carrier", and the Israeli spirit as the "culture".
The delegation gets a full picture of Israel's innovation system, understands Israeli venture capital projects and finds collaboration opportunities.