Economic conferences

The Forum seeks to organize conferences, seminars, and workshops to present research plans and discuss their results by decision makers at the official levels (the Arab Follow-up Committee and Knesset members), and the private sector (the private sector and non-governmental organizations), with the active participation of the academic and research community. The center’s program includes holding a series of specialized seminars and workshops to discuss and discuss various economic and social issues, policies and laws and their applied implications. The program aims to provide a permanent framework for serious dialogue aimed at creating an effective partnership between decision makers in the public and private sectors and between specialists in the research and academic community in order to develop the ability to make the appropriate economic and social decision.

A conference for Arab businessmen and women in the stock market (the stock exchange).

In December 2018, the Forum, in partnership with the Administrative Councils Organization, held a conference on the Stock Exchange on the topic of social pluralism, with the participation of more than 250 academics, businessmen and women, social and political activists. The conference dealt with the following topics:

  • The stock market as an engine for economic and social development in the Arab society.
  • Responsibility of administrators and those with high positions in the business world.
  • The experience of Arab and Jewish women in administrative positions.

The conference also included a session and an open discussion on the impact of pluralism in administrative positions in decision-making centers on Arab society.

The First Country Conference of the Arab Economic Forum and the “Globes” newspaper

Under the title: Economic development, strategic vision and future challenges

Primary sponsor: Bank Hapoalim. As part of the conference, issues related to barriers to economic growth and ways to improve the economic situation of the Arab population were discussed. The conference served as a gateway to cooperation and put forward joint projects for the bodies whose representatives participated in the conference, a cooperation that would generate policies capable of improving economic growth in the Arab community. The conference program discussed several axes and discussed several economic, social and political issues in the Arab society, including the impact of demographic changes on economic growth in the Arab society: Is the Arab society capable of paralleling the demographic changes that are taking place?

Another issue raised by the conference was “Economic Companies and the Budgeting of Arab Local Authorities”, how resources are provided to local authorities and how they are distributed.

Another issue dealt with by the conference was “Real estate loans and the housing crisis in Arab society” and the urgent need to raise a legal-economic dialogue on the housing shortage. As for the theme of “poverty, unemployment and criminality,” the participants discussed poverty and its relationship to crime, the causes of poverty in Arab society, and the reasons for a large proportion of its people below the poverty line, which represents a basic driver for some socio-economic phenomena that lead to violence, such as slipping into the world of the black market and others.

Another session discussed the issue of “the private business sector in the Arab society as an engine of economic growth”, in which businessmen shared their experiences on the business and trade sector and explained the challenges and difficulties they face.