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British Billionaire Richard Branson Arrives in Israel

The owner of the Virgin Group is set to speak Thursday at the Business Is an Adventure event in Tel Aviv, which is co-hosted by Calcalist

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Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire co-founder of multinational venture capital conglomerate the Virgin Group, has landed in Tel Aviv Wednesday. Branson is set to speak at Calcalist’s Business Is an Adventure event in Tel Aviv on Thursday. The event, held in conjunction with Branson’s airline Virgin Atlantic to celebrate its new daily Tel Aviv to London Heathrow route launched last month, will take place at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation.


For more information about the event, click here.


Sir Richard Branson. Photo: Bloomberg Sir Richard Branson. Photo: Bloomberg


Branson will be joined on stage by a panel of high-level Israeli executives, including Gil Shwed, co-founder and CEO of Nasdaq-listed network and cloud security company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.; Avishai Abrahami, co-founder and CEO of Tel Aviv-based Nasdaq-listed website building company Ltd.; Shai Weiss, the CEO of Virgin Atlantic; Ofra Strauss, chairperson of the board of directors of Israeli food and beverage manufacturer Strauss Group Inc.; and Omer Bar-Yohay, CEO of Israel-based aviation company Eviation Aircraft Ltd.


As part of the event, four Israeli entrepreneurs and startups will be selected to make a five-minute pitch to Branson and to a panel of top Israeli entrepreneurs.

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