The Israel Conference in Los Angeles
to Showcase Israel-Facing Companies,
Investment Leaders, and Industry Lions

The Israel Conference - June 3, 2010

Monday April 12, 2010, 8:00 am EDT

The Israel Conference 2010

LOS ANGELES --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- June 3, 2010 will see The Israel Conference return to the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles for a second year.  This interactive forum brings more than 600 senior executives together to listen to the chief executives of 50 Israel-facing companies.  The conference provides an opportunity to increase business, in addition to investment opportunities, between Israel and California. Registration begins today at

"Last year we heard from attendees that they did a deal, opened a business development relationship, and expanded their market presence…and that's the power of convening this group of Type-A's." said Sharona Justman, and founder of The Israel Conference and managing director of STEP Strategy Advisors, an acquisitions advisory and strategic planning firm with offices in Israel and California.

The Israel Conference, co-chaired by Yossi Vardi, the founder and pioneer of Instant Messaging, represents the spirit of innovation that comes out of Israel. The Israel Conference brings together leaders of significant Israel-facing businesses that were founded in Israel, have R&D operations in Israel, do business in Israel, or invest in Israeli companies. Special speakers will highlight the day with a focus on multi-national firms' presence in Israel. Panel dialogues will cover topics from clean tech, medical tech, entertainment media technology to include broadcasting, advertising, mobile, as well as powerful consumer brands and products.

The Israel Conference offers a marketplace for CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, senior executives and business development executives as well as entrepreneurs, private equity, financiers, investment bankers, and venture capitalists to gain awareness and be introduced to the products and services of the most innovative Israeli companies.

Israeli companies are known for developing cutting-edge technology and products that are used worldwide and that is why companies like Google, Intel, Cisco, Oracle, and Microsoft have large R&D centers in Israel. This conference brings a view of innovation into the line of sights of the attendees who will gain an insider’s understanding of the growth of companies doing business from Israel.

New to The Israel Conference 2010 is a Pavilion of Companies where Israel-facing companies are invited to demonstrate their technologies. Remarkable technology and consumer products companies will be able to showcase their unique products and applications all day and meet directly with the hundreds of attendees for business development and investment discussions.

"It's inspiring to know that from a population of under seven million people so many market changing products have been developed in the past few decades such as the Pentium and Centrino chips that were developed at the Intel Israel campus, modern drip irrigation that was developed in Israel on a Kibbutz and commercialized through Netafim, and Instant Messaging that was developed in Israel by ICQ / Mirabilis" comments Justman.

Some of the largest venture capital firms that invest in Israel will speak, representing in total over $10 billion of investable capital. They include Sequoia Capital, Shamrock Holdings, DJF Tamir Fishman, Giza Venture Capital, and Canaan Ventures.

The Israel Conference sponsors include Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, The Economic Mission of the State of Israel, Vintage Filings, STEP Strategy Advisors, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank Leumi, Wasserman, and Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro. Media Sponsors and Business Partners include TheMarker, BusinessWire, California Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southern California Israel Chamber of Commerce, Olmstead Williams Communications, WITI-Women In Technology International, Larta, and iHollywoodForum.

The Organizing Team includes Yossi Vardi of International Technologies, Sharona Justman of STEP Strategy Advisors, Eran Wagner of cVidya Networks, Glenn Yago of Milken Institute, Isabel Maxwell, David Ben-Ami of MacroCure, Yair Landau of Mass Animation, David Nahai of The Clinton Climate Initiative, Noam Lotan of MRV Communications, Igal Litovsky of Shamrock, Ayelet Weinerman, Ronit Harel of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Sharon Rechter of BabyFirstTV, Dan Yukelson of Premiere Radio Networks, Tracy Williams of Olmstead Williams Communications, Baruch Littman of The Foundation, Monte Silver of Gideon Koren & Co, Ron Zuckerman of RayV, Izhar Shay of Canaan Partners, Sigal Admony-Ravid of Israel Consul for Economic Affairs, and David Blumberg of Blumberg Capital.

For further information, contact The Israel Conference at 310.445.5388 or email or visit

Olmstead Williams Communications for The Israel Conference
Tracy Williams, 310-479-7055