" Israel & Co.'s goal is to introduce leaders and future leaders to the Israeli culture of innovation and inspiration and learn from a rich experience in Israel," said Rafi Musher, founder and Chairman of Israel & Co. who served as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. "Key traits of Israelis include their informality, accessibility, and taking on large global challenges. Meeting President Peres, who can discuss global issues and nanotechnology while challenging them to improve the world, brought it all together."Israel & Co. is the leading nonprofit organizer of delegations to Israel among corporate executives and future business leaders. "Having spent years bringing executives and educators to Israel and connecting them with high-value content," said Gil Galanos, the Executive Director of Israel & Co., "it remains a thrill to hear how much they get out of it, how many of them call the trip 'life changing', and how many wish to return to Israel with their companies, colleagues, families and friends, whether for business purposes or just vacation." About Israel & Co.: Israel & Co. is a nonprofit whose mission is to bring leaders and future leaders to Israel to learn about key areas of interest they can take home and apply. Whether around skills and thinking, such as innovation and entrepreneurship, or around industries of expertise, such as agriculture, water technology, cyber security or healthcare systems and medical devices, our goal is to bring together leaders and future leaders for knowledge sharing and collaboration. By the spring of 2013, Israel & Co. will have assisted more than 40 delegations and 1,300 leadership programs including MBA groups, executives, and leaders in other arenas come to Israel and have extraordinary learning experiences. SOURCE Israel & Co.