In a webinar hosted by the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce (IBCC) this week, the Ambassadors of Israel and Britain welcomed growing ties in trade, tech, science and academia between the two countries.
The panel discussed UK-Israel business opportunities and forecasts in front of an audience of 200 online viewers.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Mark Regev said that “every year I was here we saw a consistent growth in the UK-Israel relationship – that’s really positive”.
He emphasised that Brexit hasn’t hindered progress, adding that “we’ve seen the relationship continue to go from strength to strength”.
Ambassador Regev said that the UK-Israel partnership is “a marriage made in heaven – I’m very optimistic about the future”.
Britain’s Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Neil Wigan, said that the UK is Israel’s 3rd biggest trade partner globally and 2nd biggest in Europe, and that there are 29 Israeli companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Ambassador Wigan underlined that in recent years there has been a “depth of connections between our countries that’s very strong”.
Ambassador Wigan sent his best wishes to Ambassador Regev as he steps down from his post.
The event was chaired by IBCC President Anita Leviant, and other speakers included Matthew Salter, Trade Attache at the British Embassy in Israel, Yariv Becher, Head of Economic Trade Mission at the Israeli Embassy in London, and Idan Fisher from the UK Israel Tech Hub.