NEWS RELEASE: ELO Announces Christian Marketplace Leaders Tour to Israel

NEWS RELEASE – VANCOUVER, CANADA – MAY 28, 2018 – ELO is pleased to announce that it is launching a Christian Marketplace Leaders Tour to Israel from January 19th – 27th, 2019!  This 9 day / 8 night tour is a one-of-a-kind way to experience the Holy Land. 

To watch a two-minute introductory video click HERE.

This tour is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Christian marketplace leaders, for those who want to make a great difference, whether in business, the professions, non-profits or churches, who want to grow their leadership skills. 

The ELO Israel Tour will focus on its objectives in three ways.  First, there will be an emphasis on enhanced biblical understanding through experiencing the well-known sites of the Holy Land.  Second, there will be a focus on leadership lessons to be absorbed in the unique Middle East context.  Lastly, there will be a unique cohort which will allow relationship-building and connecting with other Christian marketplace leaders from around the globe.    

Participants will experience Jerusalem, The Garden of the Tomb, the Mount of Olives, The City of David, Golgotha, the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, the Dead Sea, Masada, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.

The tour will offer a carefully-designed executive education / learning experience by professional communicators.  There will be an opportunity to meet and interact with Israeli business leaders.  There will be ongoing learning component from leading “Guest Instructors.”  There will be learning opportunities as participants mix with peers who are fellow leaders within the ELO constituency

The tour will include presentations by a world-class set of adjunct instructors on leadership topics such asThe Entrepreneurial Spirit in Israel; A Judeo-Christian Approach to Faith; Leadership Perspective on Christianity & Judaism – Learning From the Failure of Values (@ Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum); Leadership Perspective on Christianity & Judaism – The Role of Israel for Christians Today (@ ICEJ); Leadership in Politics – Jewish / Arab Perspectives; and Leadership in Faith – Being A Difference-Maker.

This leadership tour is offered through the Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute (“ELI”).  ELI was established to offer the world’s premier training for Christian marketplace leaders, combining a Christian worldview with high-level educational expertise and credibility.  For example, ELI has successfully launched the “Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme” in collaboration with Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford (  The Oxford programme has a world-class roster of instructors, at one of the world’s top universities, and is without equal. 

ELI undertakes initiatives on a selective basis where it can provide a premium-level experience to its global constituency of Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders.

The ELO Marketplace Leaders Tour of Israel has been planned in collaboration with International Christian Embassy Jerusalem – Canada (, which has organized numerous tours to Israel.    ICEJ Canada is a branch of ICEJ (, which represents millions of Christians to the nation and people of Israel.  ICEJ was established in 1980 to provide a positive presence on behalf of Christians, denominations and churches.  ICEJ is headquartered in Jerusalem and is represented in over 90 countries. 

TAX DEDUCTIBLE EXPENSE:  One significant aspect of the trip from a financial planning standpoint is that we believe that all or a significant portion of the trip would be a legitimate business expense according to Canada Revenue Agency guidelines (for other countries we have no comment).  Why?  The ELO Tour is a learning trip via ELI, directed by a professional and experienced lead instructor, which integrates on-site learning throughout the entire trip.  All of this is documented by way of a course binder, the credentials of instructors and a certificate of completion.  Of course, for family businesses, this expense would apply to all family members (i.e. spouse) participating in the trip.  CAVEAT:  ELO provides no guarantee or assurance of the tax deductibility of this trip against your business income and no one should rely on this possibility as a basis for deciding to join the trip.  All participants should seek their own professional advance to ascertain applicability to their circumstances and on that basis proceed accordingly.



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