World Economic Forum
National Contact Point since 1996
The World Economic Forum is the International Organization in charge of improving Public-Private Cooperation to shape global, national, regional, and industry agendas. Established in 1971 as a non-profit foundation, the WEF is independent, impartial, and not tied to any special interests. Working in close cooperation with all major international organizations and engaging leaders political, business, academic spheres, they seek to implement collaborative efforts to improve the state of the world.
The World Economic Forum is a membership organization whose members comprise of thousands of the world’s top corporations and global enterprises, many of which have more than US$ 5 billion in yearly turnover, rank among the top companies within their industry, and play a leading role in shaping the future of their industry and region.
The Manufacturers' Association of Israel (MAI) is the national contact point to the World Economic Forum's network.
Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD
National Contact Point since 2006
BIAC is an international business network with global membership and a common mission: advocate for open markets and private sector-led growth.
An officially recognized business voice to the OECD with over 50 years of experience conveying business perspectives and expertise to policymakers on a broad range of global economic governance and policy issues, BIAC gives access to high-level OECD meetings, forums, discussions on leading matters that impact businesses globally. Aditionally, an international network of 2800+ business experts meet regularly with OECD governments and key leadership for consultations on governance and economic policy.
Since 2006, the MAI is the official Member Organization, representing the leading business and employers’ organizations in Israel in front of the OECD.
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
Formal Member since 2008
The Enterprise Europe Network is a key instrument in the EU's strategy to boost growth and jobs. Bringing together around 600 business support organizations from more than 50 countries, the EEN helps small companies seize the unparalleled business opportunities available in the EU Single Market.
MAI is a member of the EEN and thus has access to a large European network of businesses and companies.