Palestine Investment Conference
Bethlehem
May 21-23, 2008
PIC-Palestine-2008: a milestone event serving as the introduction to investment
opportunities in Palestine for the Palestinian Diaspora, the Arab business community and other regional and international investors. The conference will serve as a platform to discuss investment opportunities, forge genuine partnerships between the Palestinian and the international business communities, and to showcase the ongoing efforts of the Palestinian public sector to foster an enabling environment for private sector growth development.
This conference was inspired by the international donor community’s December 2007
commitment to a comprehensive three-year development and rehabilitation plan for
Palestine. At this historic event, parties combined to pledge $7.7 billion toward the social and economic development of Palestine. Building upon this foundation, the Palestinian private and public sectors have joined together to showcase the diverse investment opportunities available to regional and international partners.
PIC-Palestine-2008 Vision:
To improve the economic and social living standards in Palestine through increased
investment in the Palestinian economy, enabled by a strong partnership between the public and private sectors. The conference will launch a process of continuous improvement of the local business environment and promote investment in the many diverse sectors of the Palestinian economy.
PIC-Palestine-2008 Message:
Palestine opens its doors to all friends, concerned individuals and interested parties for their contribution to and support of the development effort in Palestine. The message is simple: “You can do business in Palestine.”
PIC-Palestine-2008 Conference Objectives:
  • Demonstrate high-level political commitment from the Palestinian Authority to the investment-led growth of the Palestinian economy;
  • Educate and inform potential investors regarding the local investment climate;
  • Challenge popular perceptions about doing business in Palestine;
  • Promote promising investment opportunities in a variety of economic sectors;
  • Showcase the business success stories of Palestine;
  • Create linkages between Palestinian and international businesses;
  • Initiate an ongoing dialogue between the Palestinian government, the Palestinian business community, and international investors; and
  • Create momentum for the removal of barriers which hinder partnership between Palestinian businesses and the international business community
PIC-Palestine-2008 Announced Partners and Sponsors:
PIC-Palestine-2008 Announced Partners and Sponsors: The following organizations have already committed as partners or sponsors of the event:
  • The Palestine Development and Investment Company (PADICO) and its affiliates
  • The Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
  • The Palestine Telecommunications Group (PALTEL)
  • Arab Bank
  • The Palestine Investment Fund (PIF)
  • The Arab Palestinian Investment Company (APIC)
  • The Arab Islamic Bank
  • UK Department for International Development (DFID)
PIC-Palestine-2008 Organization:
The Palestinian National Authority, represented by the President, the Prime Minster, and government, has placed a high priority on this event. To this end, a Steering Committee was formed to oversee the organization of the conference and ensure its success. This committee is chaired by the Minister of National Economy and includes government ministers and a cross-section of the Palestinian private sector. The Steering Committee is supported in its efforts by several international and local working groups.
PIC-Palestine-2008 Conference Overview:
Date
Schedule
Wednesday May 21, 2008
Arrival of Participants, Evening Conference
Opening, Welcoming Reception.
Thursday May 22, 2008
Plenary Session, Parallel Sector Sessions,
Networking, Official Dinner, Palestine Cultural Night.
Friday May 23, 2008
Plenary Session, Business-to-Business
Meetings and Closing Ceremony.
Conference will conclude by 11:15 am.
Location:
Accommodations and Conference will be hosted at the Intercontinental Jacir Palace and Convention Center in Bethlehem, Palestine.
Accompanying Persons Program (begins Tuesday Morning, May 20th, 2008): Tours to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth and Tiberias.
Parallel Event: Exhibition showcasing national industries, businesses success stories, and Palestinian culture.
PIC-Palestine-2008 Access:
The conference will work with the Palestinian National Authority to facilitate entry
and ease of access for all participants in accordance with international guarantees and agreements.
For more information or to express your interest in participation, please complete the
Palestine Investment Conference
Bethlehem
May 21-23, 2008

If you know someone who you think would like to know more about this conference
or may wish to participate in it, please forward this application or provide his/her
contact information to us below. Thank you.
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