On August 12th, IsCham advisory board members met for their quarterly meeting with a selected group of IsCham members and itsstrategic partners in Israel – Innonation, ViaMeshi and FICC.
8 月 12 日，中国以色列商会顾问委员会季度会议成功召开。委员会成员、商会会员优选企业代表、商会驻以色列战略合作伙伴Innonation、ViaMeshi 和 FICC出席参加会议交流。
The event took place in the presence of the Israeliambassador to China – Her Excellency Mrs. Irit Ben Abba, who honored the guestswith a keynote on the global and local changes in China, which are affectingbusiness in China.
此次活动在以色列驻华大使潘绮瑞女士 (Irit Ben Abba) 的祝词发言开场，大使在其精彩的主题演讲中，从国际和地区两个层面介绍了中国的发展变化，这些变化影响着在中国的商业运营。
In recent years, there have been many changes, which dictatedreality and required changes in the ways we do business in China. Those changesinclude: the Chinese perception ofIsrael and its technologies, the increasein China's competitive abilities, economicindependence within China, a process of preferring Chinese manpower over foreign manpower, reforms in the Chinese private sector,and more.
Mrs. Ben Abba, addressed these changes in her keynote,emphasizing that China-Israel relations are an essential issue for the IsraeliForeign Ministry especially since Chinaremains one of Israel's largest trading partners. The Ambassador's keynotewas followed by IsCham honorary president Mr. Amir Gal Or, who shared his viewon how these shifts spur foreignbusiness to reinvent themselves with new business models and consider newdirections, such as the fintech industry.
大使在其主题演讲中强调，中以关系发展是以色列外交部重视的问题之一，因为中国是以色列最大的贸易伙伴之一。大使的主题演讲之后，商会名誉主席高哲铭先生(Amir Gal Or)分享了他对全球变化如何促使外国企业通过优化转变商业模式并重塑企业发展新方向（以金融科技行业为例）的看法。
The Ambassador and the commercialattachés expressed their willingness to supportcompanies in overcoming their challenges in China, urging the forum toapproach them with their future needs. Mrs. Ben Abba also added that the IsCham Advisory Board has an important roleas the business community's lobby in China and therefore can act to balancethe negative discussion that is spreading in the media and some businesscommunities about the Chinese market.
The meeting concluded in apositive note, with a few ideas that IsCham and its strategic partners canimplement to help Israeli companies in the Chinese market. Those include informingmore Israeli companies about the financial protocol and new business opportunitiesin the Chinese market, approach the Israeli finance ministry with a request toupdate the protocol and expand it to new sectors, ask the ministry of economyfor support of the minister and follow constantly the changing policies inChina in order to identify new opportunities.