Emmanuel Macron and Benjamin Netanyahu held a press conference on July 16th, 2017 following the Paris Vel d'Hiv ceremony and the private discussion between the two leaders.
Both of them put the stress on the importance of the bilateral collaboration and specifically in innovation.
President Macron referred to his visit in Israel for the 2015 DLD event and noticed the “vitality of the Israeli ecosystem”. He announced the coming visit of his Minister of Economy, encouraging the collaboration in economy, digital, cyber security.
The Israeli Prime Minister showed determination to strengthen the cooperation in the fields of technology and innovation. He invited President Macron to visit Israel – to be expected in 2018.
Vivatech is over after 3 days of celebrating innovation and technology! One week later, everyone talks about the visit of President Emmanuel Macron at the event, but what you should keep in remember is the broad future for innovation, which was celebrated by more than 50 000 people these days in Paris. Among the 50 represented countries, Israel was present with more than 150 start-ups who subscribed for the challenges and conferences and who could benefit of the presence of 1000 investors, 7000 CEOs, and 400 interveners.
For the Cyber Week, from 25th-26th June 2017 at Tel Aviv University, a French-Israeli roundtable will be organized on the themes of innovation, education and research in cyber-security with specialists from both countries. The event will take place on June, 27th in TAU.
Vivatech is one of the biggest annual event for game changers and will take place in Paris in June, 15th-17th with more than 50.000 visitors and 5.000 start-ups attending. Some of the events offering the opportunity to build a useful network are committed to the theme of the French-Israeli relationship, with the presence of the ambassadors of both countries.