The CGEM announces the holding in Casablanca of the Morocco-Israel Business & Innovation Forum from the “Silicon Wadi”

Family photo of the Moroccan delegation during its visit of Startup Nation Central – SNC

Composed of some 80 businessmen who are members of the CGEM, a delegation from the employers’ confederation , led by the boss of bosses, Chakib Alj and the chairman of the Morocco Israel Business Council, Steve O’Hana, is currently visiting Tel Aviv.

After their arrival yesterday, Sunday, March 13, at Ben Gurion airport on board the inaugural RAM flight of the Casablanca-Tel-Aviv direct line, visitors Moroccans were warmly welcomed by leaders of the Israeli employers’ confederation (Manufactures Association of Israel – MAI) and the Israel Export Agency (Israel Export Institute), the equivalent of the Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency (AMDIE).

Working dinner in Tel Aviv with representatives of the @TlvChamber, from the #Manufactures Association of Israel & the Israel Export Institute. A strong common desire to build an economic partnership that creates added value for our businesses & jobs!— CGEM (@CGEM_MA) March 13, 2022This Monday, March 14, the Moroccan delegation visited “Startup Nation Central” (SNC), temple of innovation in Tel-Aviv.

As an indication, according to statistics from the Israeli Innovation Authority (AII), the high-tech sector in Israel represents 15% of GDP, employs 10% of the national workforce, generates 25% of tax revenues and constitutes 43% of the country’s exports, according to AII data. It is not for nothing that Israel is nicknamed the “Start-up Nation” thanks mainly to “Silicon Wadi”, Israel’s version of the American “Sillicon Valley”, where SNC contributed to the development of high-tech industries. The brainchild of innovation in the Jewish state, this platform is organized as a non-profit NGO. Its main mission is to connect business leaders, governments and NGOs around the world around innovative projects with high added value.

We discussed ways of collaboration between the Moroccan and Israeli

#innovation ecosystems and how we can join forces to leverage startup collaborations and promote open innovation initiatives between the countries.


March 14, 2022

It is quite naturally with SNC that the CGEM announces, since the “Silicon Wadi”, the holding, next May in Casablanca of the “Business & Innovation Forum Morocco-Israel”. “The Forum will bring together key players from the largest Moroccan companies, government and research with leading Israeli start-ups, policymakers and other leaders in the field”, underlines the Moroccan employers’ confederation. It all starts with a “strong will” between Moroccans and Israelis, to build “an economic partnership Morocco-Israel that creates added value and ‘jobs’.

We are proud to announce the strategic partnership between

@CGEM_MA and @StartUpNationHQ for the organization of the Morocco -Israel Business & Innovation Forum to take place in Casablanca in May 2022. The Forum will bring together businesses, government & research leaders.— CGEM (@CGEM_MA) March 14, 2022