Strengthening Israel-Morocco technological and cultural connections at the Jerusalem Summit in Casablanca
An innovation summit was organized by Margalit Startup City and the Jerusalem Venture Partners with the goal of fostering technological and cultural linkages between Israel and Morocco.
The Abraham Accords-inspired event, with the theme “From Jerusalem to Casablanca,” brought together eminent speakers from diverse fields to highlight the transformative power of teamwork and strengthen the partnership.
Technology, culture, and entrepreneurship were all combined in the summit’s presentation, demonstrating how innovation can cut over political divides and promote deep relationships across nations.
Erel Margalit, the founder and chairman of JVP and Margalit Startup City, characterized the event as a resounding cry for regional development and emphasized how innovation acts as a bridge to improve bilateral ties.
The summit included the FemForward MENA program, which was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy, the UAE Israel Business Council, and the Jerusalem Development Authority.
In May 2023, the first FemForward MENA cohort was launched in Casablanca, Morocco, with the goal of promoting trade agreements under the Abraham Accords.
The program also aims to foster lifelong relationships and future female leaders throughout the MENA region.
During the event, Milouda Bouichou, a data scientist at the Digital Development Agency in Morocco, and Wafaa Bouchtita, a sales manager for Microsoft Canada in Morocco, both presented their motivational personal stories. Their remarks inspired other hopeful women to go into the computer industry and offered pointers to help them on the road to success.
The summit celebrated shared cultural heritage and fostered cross-cultural connections between Israel and Morocco, further solidifying the bonds between the two nations.
The event in Jerusalem was a turning point for Israel and Morocco’s relationship and portended a promising future for the two countries’ friendship that would see increased creativity, cooperation, and regional advancement.