The Israel Conference - June 3, 2010 - Los Angeles, California
The Israel Conference™: Top Speakers include Google President for Global Sales Operations, Oracle President, SanDisk Chairman, Marvell Co-Founder, Google Head of Israel R&D Center, and Microsoft President of the Israeli R&D Center
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 9:12 am EDT
The Israel Conference 2010
The Israel Conference™ is the nexus point for great business and is selling out for the second year. The Israel Conference™ is taking place on Thursday, June 3, 2010 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 and ignite cross-border business opportunities between Israel and California in the areas of solar and clean technology, medical technologies, mobile technology and applications, advertising technologies, digital delivery technologies, and powerful consumer brands. Attendees are senior business executives from across the US and Israel.
The Israel Conference™ has amazing speakers from major and emerging companies in hot industries such as Advertising and Mobile. Stellar speakers include Nikesh Arora, President of Google's Global Sales Operations and Business Development who will speak on new modes of advertising under the banner of 'Betting on Disruption'’. Arora will also moderate a panel on 'Advertising Around the Globe' which will include a discussion on new trends in advertising technology with cutting edge companies such as Peer39 that has a unique semantic analysis technology for online advertising, Innovid that leads in-video advertising, Amobee that recently launched a new media system for ad-funding the entire mobile content and communication business, WinBuyer that enables value-added comparative shopping, and AttracTV that had developed interactive widgets. All make for an engaging discussion.
Powerful Consumer Brands often are overlooked because of the volume of technology that comes out of Israel. This year, a panel is dedicated to showcasing creative and high-end consumer products that are coming from Israel and are sold throughout the world. Leading the discussion is Guthy-Renker EVP of Marketing Glenn Eisen along with Shamrock's Igal Litovsky. When you purchase underwear in upscale stores, there is a high probability that it is manufactured by one of the largest intimate apparel manufacturers in the world, Delta Galil, whose CEO Isaac Dabah will provide insight into design and manufacture of apparel based in Israel and produced world-wide. When you reach for spices, reach into the freezer for unique packaging for freshness of garlic and herbs by Dorot. When you pamper yourself with lotions, reach for one of the many products coming from Yes To Inc including Yes To Carrots™, Yes To Tomatoes™, and Yes To Cucumbers™ and Co-Founders Ido Leffler and Lance Kalish will talk about developing this company in Israel and taking it global.
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.
Over 60 companies with a presence in Israel will present across panels, the unique Fast & Cool™ track, and in the Pavilion of Companies. Panels embrace topics on Disruptive Mobile, Medical Wonders, Solar Clean Tech, Powerful Brands, Advertising around the Globe, and Digital Delivery. The Fast & Cool™ track features the companies of Kryon Systems, WorldMate, TuneWiki, WinBuyer, Pythagoras Solar, Snapily, and Wix. The Pavilion of Companies includes Marvell Technologies, SeamBI, Tigo Energy, AMIMON, DocStoc, Kryon Systems, and Snapily.
This year's special speaker lineup will feature the topics of 'Fun and Creativity from Israel' by Yossi Vardi, 'Empowering Business Worldwide' by Oracle President Safra Catz, 'Israel in a Flash' by SanDisk Chairman Eli Harari, 'Global Innovation - Made in Israel' by Google Head of Israel R&D Center Yossi Matias, 'Building Israel's Crown Jewels' by Microsoft President of the Israeli R&D Center and Corporate VP Moshe Lichtman, 'Curious Questions and How to Answer Any Topic, Anytime' by Answers.com Chairman Bob Rosenschein, and ‘Betting on Disruption’ by Google President Global Sales Operations Nikesh Arora.
In addition to the many speakers, there will be incredible networking opportunities with the many CEO level participants attending. Israeli food will be served, courtesy of Israel's largest food companies, Tnuva and Osem, as well as and a young start up vending machine company for Israeli specialty snacks- U Vend. The day will conclude with a reception featuring Teperberg Wines. This winery was founded in Israel in 1870 and is poised to launch in the United States. The reception will also provide attendees the opportunity to appreciate recent Julliard graduate, Or Matias, as he entertain with his special classical skills.
The prestigious list of The Israel Conference sponsors include Marvell Technology Group, New Century Capital Partners, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Answers.com, STEP Strategy Advisors, Jewish Community Foundation, Luxe WorldWide Hotels, David Nahai Companies, Vintage Filings, Canaan Partners, Rubenstein / Justman Management Consultants, Bank Leumi, Fox Rothschild, Qualcomm, Silicon Valley Bank, Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro, Wells Fargo, and EL Al Israeli Airlines.
Media partners include Business Wire, TheMarker, Premiere Radio, Olmstead Williams Communications, Los Angeles Business Journal, Santa Monica Observer, Magic Sauce Media, and V-Cube Inc.