4:45pm - 5:35pm

U.S. and Israeli Elections: How the Results will Impact the Economy Room: PGA Ballroom

Israel is a tiny country with a population of around 8 ½ million, has earned the moniker of “Startup Nation” mostly because it has largest number of startups per capita in the world, around 1 startup for every 1,400 people. How did that happen? What is it about Israel that makes it such a good investment? Why would an ancient land, under constant barrage and political quagmires, nonetheless become the silicon valley of the Middle East?

Join former Ambassador Shapiro on these thoughts on how US-Israeli investments will fare pending elections both here in the U.S. and Israel. The coming elections will give the winners control over booming economies that have challenges that need to be addressed to maintain growth. Whether in the heartland of America or the periphery of Israel, learn what is needed to create impact and sustainable growth for both countries.