9-11 a.m. Plenary Session
Session Chair: Mr. Haggai Golan, Editor in Chief, Globes
Keynote Speaker: Ms. Orit Gadiesh, Chairman Bain & Co. Inc.
Business Leadership - Vision and Reality
Leadership challenges in a changing business environment and maximizing organizational skills to attain business goals.
Session presided by Mr. Israel Makov, President and CEO, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Guest Speaker: Mr. David Ulrich, Professor of Business at the University of Michigan
Participants: Mr. Haim Romano, CEO EL AL; Mr. Amikam Cohen, CEO, Partner; Mr. Elisha Yanay, Senior VP, MotorolaInternational and General Manager, Motorola Israel; Mr. Raviv Zoller, President and CEO, Ness Technologies
11.30 a.m.-1 p.m. Parallel Sessions:
Betting Anew on the Internet
New Internet business models and the connection between different media platforms.
Session Chair: Dr. Yossi Vardi
Participants: Mr. Gregory Q. Brown, President, Government and Enterprise Mobility Solutions - Motorola, Inc.; Mr. Daniel N. Dubno, Producer and Chief Technologist, CBS News;
The Black Gold Rush
Is Israel formulating solutions to cope with rising oil prices? Trends in the conversion to natural gas; regional energy cooperation; the return of alternative energy sources; the electricity economy; large-scale operators - small-scale power stations.
Session Chair: Mr. Ohad Marani, Chairman of the Board, Israel Oil Refineries
Participants: Mr. Moudi Ben-Shach, CEO, Paz Oil Company; Mr. Yehuda Bronicki, Chairman, Ormat Industries; Mr. Yossi Maiman, President, Merhav Group of Companies; Mr. Idan Ofer, Chairman, Israel Corp.; Mr. David Wiessman, Executive Chairman and President, Dor-Alon Energy.
Bears or Bulls What’s the Market Trend for 2006?
What should a global Israeli investment portfolio look like? Where is the hidden return? What are the world's principal economic growth engines? Will the US continue to be a dominant factor?
Session Chair: Mr. Shlomo Maoz, Chief Economist, Excellence-Nessuah
Guest Speakers: Mr. Michael Joynson, Manager, International Investments Department, Invesco; Mr. Tobias Levkovich, Chief US Equity Strategist, .Citigroup
Falling in Love with a Brand
Mystery, sensuality and intimacy: Building a strategy that makes consumers fall in love with a brand.
Session Chair: Mr. Moshe Gaon, Bauman Ber Rivnai
Speakers: Mr. Kevin Roberts, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi; Ms. Ofra Strauss, .Chair, Strauss-Elite Group
1-2.30 p.m. Lunch
2.30-3.30 p.m. Plenary Session
Mr. Shraga Brosh, President, Manufacturers Association
(Israel Federation of Labor)
.MP Benjamin Netanyahu, Former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
Mr. Ma Minglong, Chairman, Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee
MP. Amir Perez, Chairman of Labor Party and Chairman of the Histadrut
4-5:30 p.m. Parallel Sessions:
How to Open Up The Skies
Has the time come for a change in Israel's aviation policy? Are legislative amendments on this subject adequate?
Opening Speakers: Mr. Bernard Berger, Director of New Route Development, RyanAir;
Mr. Carlo Stradiotti, General Executive Manager, Neos Air
Participants: Ms. Sabina Biran, President & CEO, Israir; Mr. Eli Cohen, Director-General, Ministry of Tourism; Mr. Avi Ella, President, Israel Hotel Association; Mr. Michael Gat, President, M.G. Consulting; Mr. Kobi Haber, Budget Director, Ministry of Finance; Mr. Yoav Levy, VP Commercial and Industry Affairs, EL AL.
Moderator: Ms. Dalia Tal, Tourism Reporter, Globes
Banks and Insurance - The New World
The increased strength of insurance companies. Banks selling pensions - will it work? Did the banks gain from the Bachar Commission? Who will supervise the insurance companies? Do banks need to reinvent themselves? Where will banking monies be invested after sales?
Session Chair: Mr. Alon Glazer, Analyst, Leader & Co.
Participants: Mr. Yadin Antebi, Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Commissioner; Mr. Izzy Cohen, CEO, Migdal Insurance; Mr. Yair Hamburger, Chairman, Harel Insurance Investments; Mr. Eitan Raff, Chairman, Bank Leumi; Mr. Zvi Ziv, President & CEO, Bank Hapoalim
To Sell or Not to Sell - That is the Question
At which stage should a company choose between expansion and sale?
How to build a successful pre-IPO company, and how to find the right buyer.
Can there ever be an Israeli-based multinational? Will there ever be an Israeli Nokia ?Are Israelis selling off their assets too soon The session will deal with market trends and directions.
Session Chair: Mr. Shlomo Dovrat, General Partner and Founder, Carmel Ventures and Chairman of ECI
Guest Speaker: Mr. Amos Michelson, former CEO, Creo
Participants: Mr. Eli Ayalon, Chairman DSPG; Israel, Mr. Avigdor Willenz, Founder, Galileo; Dr. Giora Yaron, Chairman, Mercury Interactive and Chairman and Founder of Exanet, Pcube, Pentacom
Israel - China: Challenges, Opportunities and Areas of Investments
An opportunity to meet and hear Israeli business people, active in the Chinese arena, and prominent Chinese business people.
Opening Speaker: Mr. Raanan Dinur, Director-General, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor.
Session Chair: Mr. Ilan Maor, Director, Economic Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Former Consul General of Israel in Shanghai
Guest Speaker: Mr. Jin Haitao, Chairman, Shenzhen Capital Group Co.
Participants: Mr. Ami Dotan, Managing Partner, CIVC Venture Capital; Mr. Qin Huifeng, Manager of Network and Development Department, Shanghai Telecom Information Park; Mr. Leenong LI, Managing Director, JVP Venture Capital, China; Mr. Erel Margalit, Managing Partner, JVP Venture Capital.
6-7.30 p.m. Parallel Sessions:
Connecting the Negev and the Galilee
The Negev and the Galilee as centers for high technology and biotechnology, and sources of employment opportunities. Encouraging settlement in the Negev and the Galilee, via assistance to business and development of education. Integrating public and private entities to reinforce the vision of the Negev and the Galilee.
Session presided by MP Shimon Peres.
Moderator: Dana Weis
Participants: Mr. Eli Alaluf, Director, Sacta-Rashi Foundation; Prof. Avishai Braverman, President of Ben-Gurion University; Mr. Haim Blumenblat, CEO, "Daroma Eidan HaNegev”; Mr. Ilan Cohen, Director-General, Prime Minister's Office;Ms. Efrat Duvdevany, Director General, Office for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee; Lieutenant General Dan Halutz, Chief of General Staff, Israel Defense Forces (IDF); Mr. Shmuel Rifman, Chairman, Ramat-Negev Regional Council;Dr. Esther Luzzatto, Partner, Luzzatto & Luzzatto ; Mr. Eitan Wertheimer, President and Chairman of the Board, ISCAR; Dr. Felix Zandman, Chairman and CEO, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
The REITs are Coming
Preparing for the establishment of Real Estate Investment Trusts in the Israeli economy: implications for the capital market, companies active in the field, taxation and transparency, comparison with the situation abroad, levels of property prices, new opportunities for small investors, and more.
Introduction: Mr. Aharon Cohen, President, Association of Contractors & Builders in Israel.
Opening Speaker: Mr. Samuel Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investments, LLC.
Participants: Adv. Aviv Hilllo, Yerushalmi & Hillo Law Office; Mr. Nathan Hetz, Managing Director and CEO, Alony-Hetz Properties & Investments Ltd; Mr. Avidgor Itzchaky, Founder and Chairman, Vectors Management & Investments; Mr. Jacky Matza, Senior Deputy Director General, Israel Tax Authority; Adv. Meir Mizrahi; Mr. Moshe Tery, Chairman, Israel Securities Authority.
Moderator: Mr. Moshe Lichtman, Editor - Real Estate, Globes
Tourism as Catalyst for Israel's Economic Development Gala Session and Cocktail Party
Opening Speaker: Minister of Tourism, MP Abraham Hirchson - The Tourism Vision
Guest Speakers: H.E. Ramiro Cibrian-Uzal, Ambassador of the European Commission;
Mr. Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of The Conference of Presidents.