Recently returned from a whirlwind visit to Israel, and was simply amazed how many Israelis are living well and have tremendous confidence in the economy – despite the outlandish prices. With all the gloom and doom worldwide, the tiny nation of Israel which is surrounded by enemies who wish to destroy her grew in 2012 by 3.3%, one of the highest rates of growth for any country.
While in 2008-2009, America collapsed and a few years later the European economy collapsed, Israel continued to thrive as the miracle in the desert. There’s so many special things about the Israeli economy – from ranking as the 17th economy among the world’s most economically developed nations, and the world’s most durable economy in the face of crises, Israel simply thankfully booms.
As is no secret, in 2010 Israel ranked second among foreign countries in the number of its companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges. And for all of these reasons and so many more am so happy that my PR firm 5WPR was recently chosen to represent the upcoming Israel Dealmakers Summit which brings together world executives to discuss business issues of interest surrounding Israel.
Could one imagine any other tiny country able to gather executives like Beth Comstock, the Chief Marketing Officer of GE, Jeff Immelt, the Chairman of GE, Kay Koplovitz, Chairwoman of Liz Claiborne and Shari Redstone all able to gather to discuss issues? But then again there’s only one Israel – where everything from healthcare to defense, cleantech to oil is being innovated, created and businesses built daily.
There’s so much to celebrate in the start-up nation of Israel. Celebrate the good.