Israel was the venue selected by JITO for the year 2016. Approximately 120 leading Jain Businessmen participated in the Convention which was held in Tel Aviv. Leading personalities from the Jain Corporate World such as Shri Motilal Oswal, the Chairman of JITO, Mr. Rakeshh Mehta of the Mehta Group, Mr. Tejraj Gulecha of the Valmark Group, Shri. GhevarchandSanghvi of Venus Wires Industries, Shri Ganpatilal Chowdhary of the Riddhi Siddhi Gluco Biols, Shri Uttam K Jain of Neon Laboratories, Shri Rajendra Gandhi of Vardhaman Enterprises, Shantilal Kawar, Chairman of Vijaylaxmi Group, Shri Prithvi Raj Kothari from the Bullien Industry are some of the many more who arrived Israel to participate.
The convention in Tel Aviv was attended on Sunday the 6th November,2016 at the David Intercontinental by Israeli bossiness men from the corporate World and number of Government officials from the Israel Export Institute, Ministry of Economy & Industry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director General of the Ministry of Tourism Mr. Amir Halevi.
Amir Halevi received a citation from the organization in appreciation of the efforts put in by the ministry of Tourism in facilitating and making the event a grand success. The Chairman of JITO, Mr. Motilal Oswal presented to the gathering the economic situation in India. The theme of the presentation was “INDIA- A Big Opportunity “and concluded “The best is yet to come through reforms, infra structure, boosting savings, globalization and urged Indian Businessmen to join hands with their Israeli counterparts as the time has now come”
The delegation also visited Jerusalem, Dead-Sea and Eilat and arrangements were made to provide JAIN food for all participants throughout their stay in Israel.
The JITO Convention and the Israel experience have created quite a buzz amongst the JAIN community in India.