January 10-11, 2018
Intl Convention Center, Jerusalem
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The Israel Business Conference 2018

Wednesday-Thursday, January 10-11, 2018 - Jerusalem

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.

The upcoming IBC will also focus on the challenges and future technology innovations that industries around the world experience; providing a window into the future and connecting the different worlds together. Such tech developments are of particular relevance for Israel, a country known as an early adopter of advanced technologies and a test bed for the immense changes underway in these fields.

The Israel Business Conference continues to partner with journalists from leading media outlets such as The Financial Times, The Economist, CNN, Bloomberg Television and The Guardian. ‎Taking part in the discussions are senior researchers from leading research institutes and leading universities.

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.

Speakers

 
H.E. Mr. Reuven Rivlin

President of Israel

 

ראובן ריבלין
ראובן ריבלין
Moshe Kahalon Minister of Finance
משה כחלון
משה כחלון
Ze'ev Elkin Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Environmental Protection
זאב אלקין / צילום: יונתן בלום
זאב אלקין / צילום: יונתן בלום
Ayelet Shaked Minister of Justice
איילת שקד
איילת שקד
Eli Cohen Minister of the Economy
אלי כהן
אלי כהן
Dr. Karnit Flug Governor of the Bank of Israel
קרנית פלוג
קרנית פלוג
Dr. Kevin A. Hassett Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers
Kevin Hassett

Kevin Hassett was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 12th and sworn in as the 29th Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers on September 13, 2017.

Prior to becoming Chairman of the CEA, he was an economist at the American Enterprise Institute since 1997. His most recent titles at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) included James Q. Wilson Chair in American Culture and Politics and Director of Research for Domestic Policy. He also served as Director of Economic Policy Studies and Resident Scholar from 2003 through 2014.

Prior to joining AEI, Hassett was a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and an associate professor of economics and finance at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business of Columbia University. He has also served as a visiting professor at New York University’s Law School, as a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department, and as an advisor to presidential campaigns.

A noted expert in the field of public finance, Hassett has authored peer-reviewed articles in leading economics journals and has served as a columnist in leading media outlets.

Prior to joining AEI, Hassett was a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and an associate professor of economics and finance at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business of Columbia University.

Kevin Hassett
Nir Barkat Mayor of Jerusalem
ניר ברקת / צילום: אייל יצהר
ניר ברקת / צילום: אייל יצהר
Paul Misener VP, Global Innovation Policy, Amazon
Paul Misener

Paul Misener is Amazon.com’s Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications. An Amazon veteran of more than 17 years, Paul explains and advocates Amazon’s culture and methods of sustained, customer-obsessed innovation, particularly in the context of Amazon’s Leadership Principles.

Paul founded Amazon’s public policy operations, and served as the company’s Vice President for Global Public Policy from February 2000 to May 2016. On behalf of Amazon and its customers, he has testified before the United States Congress over 30 times – on net neutrality, privacy, tax, cloud computing, and more – and on many dozens of occasions before other policymaking bodies around the world, and he has given hundreds of public speeches and media interviews.

Paul is both an engineer and attorney. Formerly a partner in the law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding.
Paul previously served as the Senior Legal Advisor to a commissioner of the US Federal Communications Commission, and as Intel’s Manager of Telecommunications and Computer Technology Policy. In the mid-1990s, he led the computer industry’s Internet Access Coalition, which included Intel, Microsoft, and IBM, and which successfully blocked the imposition of telecom access charges on Internet access. In the early 1990s, he was the assistant to the Chairman of the Emmy Award-winning FCC Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service, which established the system that underlies all modern HDTV and computer displays.

In 2013, Paul chaired the technical subcommittee of the US Federal Aviation Administration’s advisory committee that recommended allowing commercial airline passengers to use portable electronics during taxi, takeoff, and landing. He is an inventor named in three patents.

In the late 1980s, after evaluating advanced government telecommunications systems at the Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center, Paul was a public policy specialist for NTIA and a US delegate to several conferences of the United Nations International Telecommunication Union, including the 1988 ITU World Administrative Radio Conference, at which he chaired an international working group.

Paul had intended to become an astrophysicist and he conducted two senior research projects in Princeton’s Physics Department, both of which involved detectors he designed around joint field effect transistors, and one was conducted under the guidance of Dr. David Wilkinson, for whom the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe is named. He remains fascinated and awed by space and time, particularly as illuminated by the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation.

Paul serves on the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council; the Board of the Public Affairs Council; the Advisory Board for Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy; and the Board of the Partnership Fund for the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, where he also Chairs the Corporate Advisory Board.

Paul Misener
Robyn Curnow Anchor and Host, CNN

 

 

Robyn Curnow

Robyn Curnow is a CNN anchor and host of CNN International's International Desk with Robyn Curnow, Previously, she served as a CNN correspondent in Johannesburg and London.

Curnow contributed to CNN International's daily coverage of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and her show continues to provide detailed coverage on President Trump and his administration. She continues to report on world reaction to the new White House administration and the diplomatic and geopolitical implications for Russia, Europe and Asia.

Curnow also continues to cover the British exit from the European Union ('Brexit') extensively on her show as well as the migrant crisis and key elections taking place on the continent.

Recently, she anchored CNN's coverage of the truck terror attack in Sweden. Additionally, she's anchored CNN's coverage of multiple terror attacks across Paris, Brussels, Turkey, Bangladesh, and Tunisia. She's examined the rise of ISIS, the war in Syria and was on air when coalition forces launched the Mosul offensive in October 2016.

While based in South Africa as a correspondent, Curnow led CNN's coverage of Nelson Mandela's death and reported exclusively from his funeral at his homestead in Qunu. Mandela's family gave her unparalleled access to his final resting place and details on his last moments. Curnow had a long association with Mandela, interviewing him a number of times since his Presidency. Her conversation with him on his 90th birthday was the last official interview he gave.

Curnow sat down for an exclusive interview with former U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, while they were on a charity trip to Zambia in 2013. Separately, she also interviewed U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when she travelled to Botswana and former U.S. President Bill Clinton when he visited South Africa. She's also interviewed Oprah Winfrey and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Before joining CNN, Curnow was a reporter for the BBC and for the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Robyn Curnow
Peter S. Canellos Editor at Large, POLITICO
Peter Canellos

Peter S. Canellos is editor at large at POLITICO, overseeing investigative journalism and major projects. He has also been POLITICO's executive editor, overseeing the newsroom during the 2016 presidential coverage, and the editorial page editor of The Boston Globe.

A native of Boston, Peter is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School. He spent most of his career at the Globe, where at various points he oversaw the paper's local news coverage and Washington, D.C., bureau. As the Globe's editorial page editor, he authored numerous editorials urging Bostonians to overcome their parochial divisions and embrace their status as a world-class
city.

He also edited the Globe's book, "Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy," which was a top-10 New York Times bestseller in 2009. The book also set the stage for much of the analysis of Kennedy's career following his death from cancer, and supplied most of the anecdotes for President Barack Obama's eulogy of Kennedy.

For the past 12 years, Peter has worked with the International Womens Media Foundation overseeing the Elizabeth Neuffer fellowship, given to a woman journalist from around the world to study human
rights at MIT and intern at the Globe and New York Times. He has also traveled overseas on human rights trips with the US Holocaust Museum, International Reporting Project, and Robert Bosch foundation, among
other groups.

Peter considers the many young journalists he's hired and mentored over the years to be his greatest accomplishment. As an editor, he has overseen two Pulitzer Prize-winning projects along with five others
that were Pulitzer finalists, among many other awards. As a writer, he was recipient of the American Society of Newspaper Editors award in 2011 for excellence in editorial writing

Peter Canellos
Richard Wolffe US Columnist, The Guardian
Richard Wolffe

Richard Wolffe is a best-selling author, journalist and digital media executive, withextensive experience covering politics and foreign policy across multiple platforms.He currently writes a weekly column for The Guardian, focusing on U.S. politics.An MSNBC political analyst for a decade, Wolffe was previously Vice-President and Executive Editor of MSNBC.com, launching the channel’s website and app in 2013 andits digital video channel in 2014. He grew MSNBC’s digital audience and revenues more than ten-fold in less than two years, winning a series of editorial, design and social impact awards.

Wolffe was previously Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Digital Officer at GlobalCitizen, a non-profit social action platform built to solve the world’s biggest challenges, and to end extreme poverty in our lifetime. In two years at Global Citizen, Wolffe grew its monthly audience twenty-fold to 40 million, more than doubled its registered users, and drove a ten-fold increase in political actions. He also led the organization’s international launch into India, and its expansion in Germany and Canada.

Wolffe covered the entire length of Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign forNewsweek magazine. His book about the Obama campaign, Renegade: The Making of a President, was first published by Crown in June 2009 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. It was internationally published in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, the Netherlands, and China. His next book was Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House, which was published by Crown in November 2010. His latest book about the 2012 presidential campaign, The Message: The Re-Selling of President Obama, was published by Twelve in 2013.

Wolffe has appeared frequently across MSNBC’s dayside and primetime shows, fromMorning Joe to The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. On NBC, he has featured as a political commentator on Meet The Press and TODAY. He was featured prominently in the HBO documentary on the Obama campaign, By the People, and played a leading role in the HBO documentary of the 2000 Bush campaign, Journeys with George.

In April 2009, he joined Public Strategies as Senior Strategist at the communications and business advisory firm. He left the firm in December 2009 to work on Revival. Wolffe began writing about American politics as a senior journalist at the Financial Times, serving as its deputy bureau chief and U.S. diplomatic correspondent in Washington D.C. In that capacity, he managed coverage of business and political affairs in the nation’s capital, and reported on U.S. foreign policy at the State Department and National Security Council.

Richard Wolffe

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