Organized by Cukierman & Co. and Catalyst Funds, GoforIsrael (previously known as GoforEurope) has been one of the most influential business conferences in Israel for over 20 years. The Conference addresses current issues in fundraising and establishes strategic alliances globally between Israeli companies, businesses and financial institutions. It brings together an increasing number of investors, participants and organizations.
GoforIsrael 2018 was a huge success for GoforIsrael with 3 conferences, in Israel, Hong Kong and Foshan, China. In our latest conference in China, it was a great success for Israeli High-Tech - instead of bringing Chinese investors to Tel Aviv, we led a group of over 100 Israeli Startups and Israeli high tech companies to China.
The highlight of our latest conference in Foshan, China was the meetings between Israeli entrepreneurs and hundreds of Chinese investors including Alibaba executives, PingAn, Fosun, Sailing Capital, Haitong, GF Securities, and many funds, competing for their time and meetings with directors of Israeli companies. At the Conference in Foshan there were overall 1,200 participants, 100 Israeli companies, over 500 Chinese investors and over 800 one on one meetings. The Israeli companies that appeared before the Chinese investors were well-established high-tech companies alongside young startups, all of them received tremendous interest; to name just a few of those present: Trax, Orbotech, HearMeOut, Lamina, UBQ Materials, Valcare, Curalife, Check-Cap, PerfAction, NGT3VC, MindUP and more.
In previous years, our conference has welcomed several Heads of State, including Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Sponsors came from leading investment and technology firms in Israel and China. CEO’s, CFO’s, Directors, Managers and other key Executives from the following reowned companies participated in this conference: Catalyst CEL, Cukierman Yafo Investement, China Everbright Limited, Nanfung Group, Changzhou Innovation Park, Lamina & Catalyst Fund Partner, BGV Fund, Hang Lung Properties, AgriCapital Corporation, X-jet 3D, Lenovo, Head Sense, Orbimed, Rainbow, Curalife, HeraMed, Gal Medics, KPMG, Nefatim and Ratio.
After last years big success, our next event will take place in Zurich, Switzerland on February 26th, 2019, focusing on the Life Sciences sector, where some of the major participants will include managers from publicly traded companies, VC and PE Funds, conglomerates, family offices, financial institutions and innovative Israeli Life Sciences companies.