The Israel Conference™ is the largest gathering in California of innovative CEOs from Israel in technology, entertainment and media, gaming, advertising, mobile, content, energy and consumer products on June 2, 2011 in Los Angeles at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset from 7:30am to 8:30pm. The Israel Conference™ sets itself apart from other business conferences by having a unique focus on Israel-facing companies that include those that are founded in Israel, those who have R&D in Israel, those that do business in Israel, and those who invest in Israeli companies.
CEO’s and top executives from innovative companies and industry leaders will share their insights for opening up new markets in the areas of Advertising, eCommerce, Content and Convergence, Mobile, Consumer Brands, and Going Public. Attendees are senior business executives from across the US and Israel.
The Israel Conference™ has amazing speakers from major and emerging companies. Fascinating speakers include Ra’anan Horowitz the President and CEO of Elbit Systems, one of Israel’s largest companies with revenues in excess of $3B. Providing business insights is Haim Saban the Chairman and CEO of Saban Capital Group who co-founded Fox Family Worldwide and sold to Disney for over $3B. David Renzer the former Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing will speak about IP in the music world. All make for an engaging discussion.
The Israel Conference™ is co-chaired by Yossi Vardi, considered the Godfather of Israeli High-Tech, and Sharona Justman, managing director of STEP Strategy Advisors, an acquisitions advisory firm in Los Angeles. According to conference co-founders,“This conference sells out because of the all-star line-up of key speakers. This conference is a meeting place for high-calibre attendees to know each other better and to meet with the speakers in an intimate setting. We have a unique point of alignment and we are showcasing world-class companies that have a footprint in Israel. It’s an amazing group of highly focused executives all together for one day.”, says Justman.
The day will showcase over 60 companies with a presence in Israel to speak on panels, demonstrate during the unique Fast & Cool™ track, and meet with executives all day in the Pavilion of Companies.
Throughout the day, delicious Osem snacks will be served and later Tnuva cheeses will be sampled along with Carmel Winery wines.
Companies speaking at The Israel Conference™ include four that were acquired in the past year. Dapper was acquired by Yahoo! because of their fantastic technology platform which provides dynamic display ad creation. 5minMedia was acquired by AOL because of their market changing video syndication platform. Answers.com the creators of the leading answer engine was acquired by AFCV Holdings. PicScout was acquired by Getty Images just last month. SodaStream had the largest secondary offering on Wall Street by an Israeli company.
The Israel Conference™ features market shaking companies with technology coming from Israel. VCs and innovators will gather and discuss why investment into Israeli-based startups rose 102% from the prior year.
The Israel Conference™ features the following prestigious speakers on the panel entitled ‘From Seeding Ideas to Selling Shares’ with the Toronto Stock Exchange President Kevan Cowan, Trendlines Group Chairman and CEO Todd Dollinger, Adira Energy co-Founder Alan Friedman, and Primera Capital General Partner Oren Zeev.
The panel on Creative Consumer Products involves AHAVA North American General Manager Elana Drell Szyfer, Segal Bikes General Manager Gal Segal, and Carmel Winery Chairman and CEO Israel Ivzan.
The panel on Social Advertising includes Yahoo! AdLabs Head Ken Mallon, Dotomi and ICQ Co-Founder Yair Goldfinger, Amobee CEO Zohar Levkovitz, Dapper from Yahoo! Co-Founder and CTO Eran Shir, DoubleVerify Founder and CEO Oren Netzer, Eyeview Digital Co-Founder and CEO Oren Harnevo.
The panel on Cool Content and Convergence is rounded out with Microsoft/XBOX Corporate VP Ilan Spillinger, Genesis Partners General Partner Jonathan Saacks, LivePerson, Inc. CEO and Chairman of the Board Robert LoCascio, Mindspark InterActive Network CEO Joey Levin, Side-Kick Co-Founder and CEO Guy Bendov, Kaltura Chairman and CEO Ron Yekutiel.
The panel on eTail, eCommerce, eIsrael includes eBay Country Manager for Israel Amit Menipaz, 5min Media by AOL Co-Founder and CMO Tal Simantov, Magento eCommerce Co-Founder and CEO Roy Rubin, Plimus CEO Hagai Tal
The panel on Mobile Connections includes Marvell Technology Senior Director of Strategic Alliances and New Initiatives Iri Trashanski, PageOnce Founder and CEO Guy Goldstein, and Orange/France Telecom Managing Director for Innovation Roseline Kalifa, DudaMobile Co-Founder and CEO Itai Sadan,
The exciting Fast & Cool™ track includes Waze CEO Noam Bardin, VivoText CEO Gershon Silbert, Physical Virtue Founder Hilla Sarig Bahat, Genieo Co-Founder and CEO Sol Tzvi,
Powermat Founder and CEO Ran Poliakine, Ceedo Founder and CEO Dror Wettenstein, PicScout / Getty Images CEO and Co-Founder Offir Gutelzon, FanGager CEO Eran Gefen, and Netafim VP, Head of Developed Markets Division Ervin Leibovici.
The Pavilion of Companies includes: Marvell Technology the leading fabless semiconductor company, docstoc the online community and marketplace for professional document sharing, The Treadlines Group leading incubator investing mainly in Life Sciences and Cleantech, SodaStream the largest home carbonation systems manufacturer, Ceedo for virtualization solutions on USB drives, Netafim the innovator in smart drip irrigation solutions, Powermat for powering multiple devices without need for multiple cords, Segal Bikes uniquely made from magnesium, Physical Virtue providing reliable and accurate solutions for neck disorders, Ahava the premier skincare products using Dead Sea minerals, El Al the leading airline of Israel, Side-Kick the top developer of gesture enabled games
In addition to the many speakers, there will be incredible networking opportunities with the many CEO level participants attending.
The prestigious list of The Israel Conference sponsors include Marvell Technology Group, Toronto Stock Exchange, Israel Economic Mission for the State of Israel, STEP Strategy Advisors, Luxe World Wide Hotels, Rubenstein / Justman Management Consultants, Bank Leumi, Fox Rothschild, Silicon Valley Bank, Wells Fargo, docstoc, Blumberg Capital, and EL Al Israel Airlines.
Media partners include TheMarker, Premiere Radio, Israel Hayom, Equities Israel, Los Angeles Business Journal, Santa Monica Observer, Vidiense, The Quant Menthod, and V-Cube Inc.
This conference is close to selling out as it did for the past two years. Register online to make sure you are part of this hot event on June 2, 2011, at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles. Go to TheIsraelConference.org to get all the details and register online.
About The Israel Conference™
The Israel Conference™ (TheIsraelConference.org) encompasses a full day of inspiring global leaders, exciting company CEOs, prominent investors, and internationally recognized industry executives gathering to discuss the vitality and growth of Israel-facing business through a variety of panels on hot industry topics and trends with world-class speakers and high-quality networking. Companies are from high tech, clean tech, medical tech, consumer products, energy, security, and entertainment media technology.