June 13, 2017 David InterContinental Hotel, Tel Aviv Registration

Capital Markets Conference 2017

Globes' Capital Markets Conference has been a dominant factor in the direct dialogue between the leaders of the economy and the capital market community in Israel. ‎‎ ‎‎The Conference discusses the financial reality, dilemmas and trends in the economy, in an effort to outline the public-economic agenda, as well as to map the expected circumstances, challenges and changes and how they are likely to impact the capital markets in Israel and worldwide.

The world is at a turning point: Brexit, Trump taking office and President's Putin domination in the Middle East are only the beginning of a wave that is already stirring the world, to be followed by the upcoming elections in France, Germany and so forth. The world as we know it is changing. The upcoming Capital Markets Conference will discuss the geopolitical transformations around the world and try to predict the outcome of the ever-changing economic, foreign and political policies and their impact on the financial markets around the world. The conference will also touch on investment strategies, the future of capital markets in an ever-evolving technological environment, Israelis' pension security, technological innovation and changing paradigms in finance, financial cybersecurity, etc. - all in an unprecedented and continuous environment of near-zero interest rates and immense liquidity. ‎

The one-day conference is attended by more than 1,500 delegates, including Israel's top executives in finance and investment, Israeli government officials, and other important decision-makers. The conference is covered by a wide range of local media.


Simon Long / צילום: pr Simon Long Finance and Economics Editor, The Economist Magazine
Simon Long / צילום: pr

Simon Long is the Finance and Economics Editor for The Economist Magazine; a post he took up for the second time in September 2016. Before that, he had been "Banyan", the magazine’s Asia columnist, based in Singapore for six years. Before that, he had worked in London for four years, as the magazine’s Asia Editor, and for four years prior to that as South Asia Bureau Chief based in Delhi. He joined The Economist in 1995, as South-East Asia correspondent, based in Bangkok. He had previously spent nine years with the BBC, as an analyst on East Asian affairs based in London, as Beijing correspondent from 1989-1991, and Hong Kong correspondent from 1993. He also wrote extensively for the Guardian newspaper, and many other outlets.

In an earlier career as an investment banker, with Morgan Grenfell, he worked in London and Singapore.

Simon Long / צילום: pr
אלי כהן / צילום: יח"צ Eli Cohen Minister of Economy and Industry
אלי כהן / צילום: יח"צ
אלי כהן / צילום: יח"צ
דורית סלינגר / צילום אוריה תדמור Dorit Salinger Supervisor, Capital Markets, Insurance, and Savings Division
דורית סלינגר / צילום אוריה תדמור
דורית סלינגר / צילום אוריה תדמור
Azad Zangana. Senior European Economist & Strategist, Schroder's Azad Zangana Senior European Economist & Strategist, Schroder's
Azad Zangana. Senior European Economist & Strategist, Schroder's

Mr. Zangana is responsible for formulating the house view on the UK and Eurozone economies. He is based in the Economics Group in London. Investment career commenced when he joined Schroders in 2009.

Prior to joining Schroders he was an Economist at Her Majesty Treasury working on UK macroeconomic analysis and eastern Europe.

Mr. Zangana is a regular contributor to the press including television and radio appearances.

Azad Zangana. Senior European Economist & Strategist, Schroder's
חדוה בר / צילום תמר מצפי Dr. Hedva Bar Supervisor of Banks, Bank of Israel
חדוה בר / צילום תמר מצפי
חדוה בר / צילום תמר מצפי
Nagraj Kashyap / צילום PR Nagraj Kashyap Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Ventures
Nagraj Kashyap / צילום PR

Nagraj is Corporate Vice President and Global Head for Microsoft Ventures, corporate vc arm of Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft in January, 2016, he was Senior Vice President for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., where he oversaw Qualcomm’s $1 billion strategic venture investment portfolio of 140+ investments. Prior to Qualcomm, Nagraj was an engagement manager at strategy consulting firm PRTM (now PwC). Nagraj has over 20 years’ experience in mobile and software with an emphasis on venture capital, and has been recognized as a leader in corporate venturing through the GCV Powerlist awards in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Nagraj built up Qualcomm Ventures from a US/China focused team of three in 2003 to a global leader in corporate venture capital with 25 investment professionals and direct investments in US, China, India, Brazil, Europe, Israel, Korea and Australia. Nagraj pioneered the first corporate VC seed investment program with the Qualcomm Ventures early stage fund. In addition, he started QPrize™ ( www.qprize.com ), the highly successful global business plan competition for early stage companies.

Under Nagraj’s leadership, the group experienced significant strategic and financial success with early investments in companies such as Xiaomi and Matterport, as well as strong investment exits including Fitbit (IPO - FIT); Invensense (IPO: INVN); Thundersoft (IPO - SZSE:300496); Ravello (acquired by Oracle); Cruise Automation (acquired by GM) and Waze (acquired by Google). Qualcomm Ventures evolved and considerably expanded the investment scope from mobile and wireless to include investments in Frontier technologies like drones and robotics and AR/VR where the application of mobile technologies is advancing the pace of innovation. Investments included leading companies such as 3DR and Magic Leap.

Prior to Qualcomm, Nagraj was an engagement manager at strategy consulting firm PRTM (now PwC). Nagraj currently serves on the CNS advisory council at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Nagraj Kashyap / צילום PR
U.S. Chief Economist Beth Ann Bovino/ צילום: P.R Dr. Beth Ann Bovino Managing Director & U.S. Chief Economist, S&P Global Ratings


 U.S. Chief Economist Beth Ann Bovino/ צילום: P.R

Dr. Beth Ann Bovino is the U.S. Chief Economist at Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings Services, based in New York. In this position, she develops S&P’s U.S. economic forecasts and authors the monthly U.S. Economic Forecast , the quarterly U.S. Risks To The Forecast , the weekly Financial Notes and the Weekly Economics Call Beth Ann has created Industry Drivers reports for analyst research. She is quoted regularly in the press and has appeared on many major television programs. Further, she has written many articles for popular and professional publications.
Before joining Standard & Poor’s in February 2004, Beth Ann spent over ten years doing economic and market research with Sungard Institutional Brokerage, UBS Warburg, and the Federal Reserve.
The Wall Street Journal recognized Beth Ann as the most accurate forecaster of the U.S. economy in 2013.
Beth Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in International and Development Economics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.

 U.S. Chief Economist Beth Ann Bovino/ צילום: P.R
משה גפני / צילום: תמר מצפי MK Moshe Gafni Chairman of the Budget Committee, Israel Parliament
משה גפני / צילום: תמר מצפי
משה גפני / צילום: תמר מצפי
יצחק פטרבורג / צילום: איל יצהר Prof. Yitzhak Peterburg Chairman and (Acting) CEO, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
יצחק פטרבורג / צילום: איל יצהר
יצחק פטרבורג / צילום: איל יצהר
Jennifer M. Harris Senior Fellow Council on Foreign Relation / צילום: יח"צ Jennifer M. Harris Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
 Jennifer M. Harris Senior Fellow  Council on Foreign Relation / צילום: יח"צ

Jennifer M. Harris is senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Prior to joining the Council, Harris was a member of the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State, responsible for global markets, geoeconomic issues, and energy security. In that role, Harris was a lead architect of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's economic statecraft agenda, which launched in 2011. Before joining the State Department, Harris served on the U.S. National Intelligence Council staff, covering a range of economic and financial issues. Her work has appeared in the New York Times , Foreign Affairs , Washington Post , and CNN, among other outlets. A Truman and Rhodes scholar, she holds degrees in economics and international relations from Wake Forest University (BA) and the University of Oxford (MPhil), and a JD from Yale Law School. Harris is the author of War By Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft (2016), coauthored with Robert Blackwill.

 Jennifer M. Harris Senior Fellow  Council on Foreign Relation / צילום: יח"צ
Penkin / צילום: PR Jonathan Penkin Goldman Sachs
Penkin / צילום: PR

Jonathan Penkin is head of Growth Markets Equity Capital Markets and chairman of Equity Capital Markets for Asia Ex-Japan at Goldman Sachs.
He was previously co head of the Financing Group in Asia PacificEx-Japan. He served on the Asia Pacific Commitments Committee and the Asia Pacific Risk Committee.
Jonathan joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2006 and was named
partner in 2010.Prior to joining the firm, Jonathan was a managing director at NM
Rothschild & Sons,where he worked for 14 years in the Investment Banking
Division. He was also a managing director at Rothschild’s equity capital markets
joint venture, ABN AMRO Rothschild

Penkin / צילום: PR
פרופ שמואל האוזר / צילום: תמר מצפי Prof. Shmuel Houser Chairman, Israel Securities Authority
 פרופ שמואל האוזר / צילום: תמר מצפי
 פרופ שמואל האוזר / צילום: תמר מצפי

Program Full Program

The markets post the US elections and Brexit
Geopolitical changes and their impact on the markets.
Challenges facing banks, insurance companies, and investment funds in the coming year.
The impact of economic and technology changes on capital market players and Israeli consumers.
The role of regulation and government intervention in the financial industry and capital markets.
The Fintech world.
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