Oct 09 - Government of Gibraltar to Host ‘Gibraltar Day in Tel Aviv’

The Government of Gibraltar and Gibraltar Finance will host events over the course of two days to mark ‘Gibraltar Day in Tel Aviv’. The events will commence this evening at the prestigious Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Centre, in the heart of Tel Aviv’s business district.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 10 October, a morning seminar including a number of panel discussions and workshops focused on blockchain technology and setting up a business in Gibraltar will take place featuring a wide variety of industry experts and Government officials from Gibraltar and Israel.

Commenting ahead of Gibraltar Day in Tel Aviv, the Minister for Commerce Albert Isola said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for robust engagement with our esteemed Israeli counterparts, and gives further expression to the collaborative spirit that is needed to bring blockchain technology to the mainstream. I look forward to engaging with a variety of leading entrepreneurs, government officials, and professional service providers from across the country.”

Minister Isola will provide the official opening address for ‘Gibraltar Day in Tel Aviv’, alongside Leora Hadar, Director for Europe at the Israeli Ministry of Economy. Later in the day, Minister Isola will meet with Tel Aviv based firms that have applied for licensing under Gibraltar’s Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Regulatory Framework, where he will be joined by a delegation from the private sector, as well as Paul Astengo, Senior Executive with Gibraltar Finance, who leads on innovation initiatives.

A delegation comprised of members of the Gibraltar and Israeli Chamber of Commerce (Gibrael) will visit the port city of Haifa, home to Israel’s largest HiTech park, where leading tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Yahoo, and IBM have Research & Development operations. The business delegation will also visit Jerusalem to engage with leading Israeli entrepreneurs, professional service providers, and government officials.

“I’m very proud to represent Gibraltar alongside a delegation of our private sector firms on this trip, and I’m confident that the panel discussions and workshops over the course of ‘Gibraltar Day in Tel Aviv’ will fuel new levels of collaboration, innovation, and exploration around the great potential of blockchain technology,” concluded Minister Isola.