Israel Business Conference 2016
For two decades, Globes, Israel's leading business newspaper, has been hosting the Israel Business Conference (IBC), considered the country's most prestigious business event. The two-day conference is attended by more than 4,000 delegates, including businessmen and women, government officials, leading economists and delegations from Israel and abroad.
The upcoming conference will discuss prospective macro- and micro-economic developments, political and strategic scenarios as well as policy responses. Topics will include: predictions and trends in the global economy; political scenarios in post-election US, the future of the EU, East Asia, and Africa; geopolitical developments and forecasts.
This year, the conference will also focus on the effects of the information revolution on our lives and the ways in which technology is reshaping the economic, business, social and cultural environment. The transition from simple digitalization to integrated technologies blurs the lines between the physical world and the world of biology and technology, and has already been called the "fourth industrial revolution." It is characterized by an exponential pace of change that sheds new light on paradigms in virtually every industry, in practically every country. The 2016 Israel Business Conference will examine the opportunities and challenges facing the State of Israel by the breadth and depth of these global processes.
The Israel Business Conference partners with journalists from leading media outlets such as The Financial Times, The Economist, CNN, Bloomberg Television, and Advertising Age. Taking part in the discussions are senior researchers from leading research institutes, such as the Milken Institute, Brookings Institution, The Washington Institute, PEW, IISS, and leading universities: INSEAD, Harvard and so forth.
Globes, Israel's business newspaper, leads the Israeli business agenda and provides essential news, commentary, data and analysis for the domestic and global business community. The newspaper is recognized in Israel for its integrity and accuracy. Globes’ readers include Israel’s business elite- 75% of them hold senior management and executive positions in the investment, economy, high tech, law, accounting, marketing and digital sectors.
Keynote speakers at Globes' conferences have included:
The President of Israel, Prime Minister of Israel, Minister of Finance, the Governor of the Bank of Israel.
Angel Gurría , Secretary-General, OECD; Dr. Jason Furman , Chairman, President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the Cabinet; Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum; Dr. Ben Bernanke , Chairman , US Federal Reserve (special recorded interview); Prof. Stanley Fischer, NY Council on Foreign Relations, Former Governor of the Bank of Israel; Dr. Alan Greenspan, Chairman, US Federal Reserve Board (1987-2006); Jin Liqun, Chairman, China Investment Corporation (CIC) – responsible for managing China's foreign exchange reserves ; Dr. Maurice Obstfeld, Counsellor and Director in the Research Department, International Monetary Fund; Marc Brown, General Manager and Head of M&A – Microsoft; Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company; Dr. Jim O'Neill, Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management; Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company; Charles (Chuck) Davidson, Chairman and CEO, Noble Energy; Prof. Anat Admati, Professor of Finance and Economics , The Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; Prof. Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science ,University of California, Berkeley; Richard Quest, Journalist & TV Host, CNN; Gideon Rachman, Associate Editor & Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times; David Wessel, Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, the Financial Times; Wu Chen, Chinese Editor, The Economist; to name just a few.