Shari Arison 311.
(photo credit: Shmulik Almani)
Leading economic figures and government representatives from Israel and the US gathered at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday to celebrate 25 years of mutual economic cooperation and to promote investment opportunities Israel has to offer.
“Today the Israeli economy and capital markets have reached a level of maturity that makes them attractive to investors from all over the world,” said Shari Arison, the owner of the Arison Group, speaking at the Israel Day at the NYSE on Wednesday. “I believe that every welldiversified portfolio should have exposure to Israel and its capital markets. Israel offers incredible investment opportunities, and I say this as a major investor in the Israeli market through the Arison Group, a business and philanthropic group.”
The Israel Day, which was organized to mark the 25th anniversary of the
free trade agreement between Israel and the US, brought together leading
economic figures from Israel and the US in an effort to boost
cooperation between the countries. Other participants at the event
included Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Binyamin Ben- Eliezer;
chairman and CEO of Arison Investments, Efrat Peled; chairman of Bank
Hapoalim, Yair Seroussi and the bank’s CEO, Zion Kenan; chairman of the
America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) board in Israel, Dan Gillerman;
president of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce, Nechemia Peres;
chairperson of the Strauss Group Ofra Strauss and the CEO of the Tel
Aviv Stock Exchange, Ester Levanon.
“I believe that Israel’s economy will continue to grow and be a magnet
for foreign investors, based on its tremendous potential and relative
advantage,” Arison said.
The event, which was organized in cooperation with the AIFL, honored
Arison with its prestigious Partners for Democracy Award in recognition
of her contribution and activity to advance economic relations between
the United States and Israel. The AIFL also presented awards to Bank
Hapoalim and to the US oil giant Noble Energy.