Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, Jack Ma to Attend Israeli Innovation Summit
Other planned attendees include Facebook executive David Marcus, venture capitalist Yuri Milner, and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt
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This is Ma’s second visit to Israel. In May, Ma visited the country, met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and with local tech entrepreneurs, and received an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University.
The summit is held in collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Peres Center for Peace for and Innovation, a non-profit organization founded by former Israeli President Shimon Peres in 1996 to develop peacebuilding programs in the fields of technology, business, and education. The two-day event is designed to highlight the country’s technological innovation in the areas of digital health, food and agriculture technologies, and cybersecurity. Delegations from the U.S., Italy, France, Australia, South Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, and other countries are set to attend the summit.