Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce


The Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce was established in 1984, and for over three decades it has provided professional and customized services to Israeli corporations and individuals operating in the Asian markets as well as Asian entities and investors operating in Israel.

The Chamber continuously strives to promote commercial relations between Israel and Asia and deepen bilateral cooperation between the Chamber and its sister organizations. It has vast experience in identifying and creating business opportunities for the benefit of its members and partners, and in assisting them in bridging the cultural differences and closing deals successfully.


The Chamber is a nonprofit organization which cooperates closely with its founders, which include Israel's Ministries of Economy, Finance and Foreign Affairs as well as Israel’s leading economic organizations - The Manufacturers Association of Israel, The Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute and The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce.


The Chamber is active in most Asian countries, including countries with which Israel has no diplomatic relations, namely: China, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia.


  • Educational seminars and business consultation services


  • Source of information regarding trends, developments and business opportunities


  • Creating and promoting ties with corporations and Governmental organizations


  • Assistance in communicating with the Asian Embassies in Israel and Israel’s Embassies in Asia


  • Organizing and hosting Government officials and private delegations to and from Asia


  • Assistance in obtaining visas and overcoming regulatory challenges

Mr. Matan Vilnai


Matan Vilnai is a general (reserve) and his public service includes 36 years of service in the Israel Defense Forces, from paratroopers to the rank of major general, including the head of the IDF manpower division, the commander of the Southern Command, and the deputy chief of staff. Vilnai served as a member of the Knesset and as a minister in the government during the years 1999-2012 in various senior positions, including Minister of Science, Culture and Sport, member of the Security Cabinet, Deputy Minister of Defense and Minister of Home Security. Matan Vilnai served as the Ambassador of the State of Israel in the People's Republic of China between 2012-2016. Vilnai was appointed Director of the China Research Program at the Institute for National Security Studies in January 2017. In October 2017 he was appointed President of the Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce.

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Adv. Gilad Tuffias

Managing Director

Gilad joined the Chamber of Commerce in 2016 and is a strong believer in building trustworthy relationships towards achieving business goals.

Prior to joining the Chamber of Commerce (2013-2016), Gilad served as the head of business development of Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co., one of Israel’s largest and leading law firms. 

Prior thereto (2011-2013), Gilad founded and managed ‘TechLoft’, a collaborative office space and provider of services for internet & mobile start-ups, and between 2008-2011, served as the head of business development & in-house legal counsel of Raicol Crystals, a world-leading manufacturer of electro-optic elements and non-linear crystals, with operations in China.

Gilad holds degrees in business management (B.A., major in finance) and law (LL.B. and LL.M. (Magna Cum Laude)) from the IDC Herzliya , is a member of the Israeli Bar Association and a certified mediator. Since 2003, he has been the co-founder and manager of ‘Common Future’, Israel’s first academic endowment fund (at the IDC Herzliya), the earnings of which are directed towards student scholarships. Gilad also serves as an External Director on the Board of Directors of the Economic Company of the IDC Student Union.

During his studies, Gilad served as Vice Chairman of the Student Union and as a supervisor of the Legal Aid and Social Involvement Program, and in 2005, was awarded for his spirit of volunteerism and outstanding

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Telephone: +972.3.516.1372
Office Address: 29 Hamered St., 10th floor, 1025
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