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The Future is Now

Investment | Innovation | Diplomacy

The world is experiencing significant changes in the aftermath of an unprecedented pandemic.

In the realms of business, finance, technology, health, science, travel, food security and even religion and diplomacy, the virus has impacted all of our lives – charging us to be more creative, inventive, imaginative.

The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference is one of the world’s most prestigious and professional events on Israel and the Jewish people. This year, the conference will tackle the Jewish State’s shifting alliances with the United States, the United Arab Emirates and the rest of the world. It will discuss head-on the health, economic and security challenges plaguing Israel, and the growing gap between Israelis and Diaspora Jews.

The conference will also celebrate the country’s innovation and successes, and tell the story of how Israel went from Start-up Nation to Vaccination Nation, becoming a light and a mentor to the world.

What We Are Going To Talk About?

The future of healthcare
Top technology and treatment trends

The new big data frontier
Financial trends in 2021 and beyond

Greener outlook
Ag-tech, wa-tech, food-tech toward a sustainable future

Start-up Nation diplomacy
How innovation breeds connection

Political diplomacy
New leadership for a new reality

Cybersecurity
Staying safe in a dangerous world

Speakers

Naftali Bennett

Prime Minister of the State of Israel

Isaac Herzog

President of the State of Israel

Larry Mizel

Chairman of the Museum of Tolerance and the Simon Wiesenthal Center

Ron Lauder

President of the World Jewish Congress

Mike Pompeo

Former US Secretary of state

Steve Mnuchin

Former US Secretary of the Treasury

David Friedman

Former US Ambassador to Israel

DR. MICHAEL MIRILASHVILI

President, Euro-Asian Jewish Congress

Ayelet Shaked

Interior Minister of the State of Israel

Uri Levin

CEO, Discount Bank

Moshe Lion

Mayor of Jerusalem

SYLVAN ADAMS

Philanthropist and Businessman

Merav Michaeli
Transportation Minister of the State of Israel
Gideon Sa'ar
Chairman of the New Hope Party, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice
Yossi Cohen

Former Director of the Mossad and Head of SoftBank Israel

Avigdor Liberman

Fianance Minister of the State of Israel

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

CVP, CTO Cloud and AI Security for the Global Microsoft Corp, Microsoft Israel Development Center GM

Benny Gantz

Defense Minister and Chairman of the Blue and White Party

Alon Ironi

CEO, Theranica

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis

Director of Public Health Services

SAFRA A. CATZ

CEO, Oracle

Eynat Guez

Co founder, CEO, Papaya Global

Eran Peleg

Chief Investment Officer, Clarity Capital

Gil Shwed

CEO, Check Point

Liat Goldhammer

CTO, Sonovia

Craig Newmark

Founder, Craigslist

Dr. Haim Amir

CEO and Founder, Essence Group

Teddy Sagi

Businessman and Entrepreneur

Gary Torgow

Chairman, Huntington Bank Chairman, Mosaic United

Adi Soffer Teeni

General Manager, Facebook Israel

Dr. Kfir Luzzatto

President of The Luzzatto Group

Amira Ahronoviz

CEO and Director General, Jewish Agency

Josh Gottheimer

Congressman

Eitan neishlos

Fintech innovator, investor and philanthropist. Chairman of Courage to Care. Leading the next generation of Jewish philanthropists

Yaakov Hagoel

Chairman of the World Zionist Organization, acting Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency

Rabbi Ari Lamm

CEO, Bnai Zion

Olga Deutsch

Vice President, NGO Monitor

Or Lenchner

CEO, Bright Data

Yael Vizel

Zeekit CEO & head of Walmart Global tech – Israel

Shirona Partem

VP corporate development and strategy, Kape

Maayan Hoffman

Head of Strategy and Senior Health Analyst, The Jerusalem Post

Yaakov Katz

Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Post

Ruth Wasserman Lande

MK, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Caucus for promoting the Abraham Accord

Marina Rosenberg Koritny

Head Of The Department For The Promotion Of Aliyah, World Zionist Organization

Gael Grunewald

Deputy Chariman, World Zionist Organization

Yevgeny Dibrov

Co-founder and CEO, Armis Security

Dr. Shafir Botner

Paramedic School Director, Magen David Adom

Dr. Eilat Shinar
Head, Magen David Adom’s Blood Services
Rubi Aronashvili

Founder & CEO, CYE

Dr. Shahar Cohen

Founder & CEO, Nayacure Labs

Brig. (ret.) ARIEL KARO

Executive Vice President Business Development & Marketing, Rafael

Anita Friedman

Chairperson, World Wizo

Jeff Ewing

Managing Director, Chevron Eastern Mediterranean Business Unit

Col. (ret.) Eran Lerman

Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune and Vice President, The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security

Shay Felber

Director of the Aliyah and Absorption Unit, and Deputy Director General, The Jewish Agency

Dr. Orna Berry

PhD in Computer Science, Entrepreneur, Chief Scientist, Hi Tech Executive

Program

  • 7:30 a.m. - Welcome and Coffee
  • 8:40 a.m. - Conference Begins - Doors Close
  • Greetings and Opening Addresses
    Editor-in-chief Yaakov Katz
    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion
    President Isaac Herzog
    Prime Minister Naftali Bennett
    Ron Lauder, President, World Jewish Congress
    Larry Mizel, Chairman, Simon Wiesenthal Center
  • 9:30 a.m. - When Innovation Meets Your Bank Account
    Bank Discount CEO Uri Levin
  • 9:50 a.m. - The Future is Now
    Israeli Philanthropist Sylvan Adams in conversation with Yaakov Katz
  • 10:05 a.m. - Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman in conversation with Yaakov Katz
  • 10:15 p.m. - Financial Trends in 2021 and Beyond
    Eitan Neishlos, Fintech Innovator, Investor & Philanthropist (speech)
    Chief Investment Officer of Clarity Capital Eran Peleg in conversation wtih Gwen Ackerman, Senior Writer, Bloomberg
  • 10:35 a.m. - Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar in conversation with Yaakov Katz
  • 10:50 a.m. - Cybersecurity: Staying Safe in a Dangerous World
    A series of one-on-one interviews between Seth Frantzman and:
    Gil Shwed, CEO, Check Point
    Yevgeny Dibrov, Co-founder and CEO, Armis Security
    Shirona Partem, Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, KAPE Technologies
    Rubi Aronashvili, Founder and CEO, CYE
    Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk, General Manager, Microsoft Israel Development Center
  • 11:25 a.m. - FIFA President Gianni Infantino in conversation with Sharon Davidovitch
  • 11:35 a.m. - Former US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in conversation with Steve Linde
  • 12:15 p.m. - Asher Ruach Bo
  • 12:20 p.m. - Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked in conversation with Tal Shalev
  • 12:35 p.m. - The Future of Healthcare: Top Technology & Treatment Trends
    Dr. Haim Amir, CEO, Essence Group (speech)
    Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, Head of Public Health Services in conversation with Maayan Hoffman
    Alon Ironi, CEO, Theranica; Dr. Shahar Cohen, Founder & CEO, Nayacure Labs; Liat Goldhammer, CTO, Sonovia; Prof Eli Lev, Director of the Cardiology Division, Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital; Dr. Shafir Botner, Director of the Paramedic School, Magen David Adom; Dr. Eilat Shinar, Head of Blood Services, Magen David Adom | a panel discussion in conversation with Maayan Hoffman
  • 1:20 p.m. - Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli in conversation with Gil Hoffman
  • 1:30 p.m. - Former Head of the Mossad Yossi Cohen in conversation with Yonah Jeremy Bob
  • 1:45 p.m. - Brig. (ret.) Ariel Karo, Executive Vice President Business Development & Marketing, Rafael in conversation with Yaakov Katz
  • 2:00 p.m. - Albert Bourla
  • 2:05 p.m. - Craig’s List Founder Craig Newmark in conversation with Maayan Hoffman
  • 2:15 p.m. - Oracle CEO Safra Catz in conversation with Yaakov Katz
  • 2:30 p.m. -Faith-based Diplomacy and the Fight for a Better Tomorrow
    Anita Friedman, Chairperson, World WIZO; Dr. Gil Pereg, CEO, Darca Schools; Rabbi Ari Lamm, CEO, Bnai Zion; Rabbi David Stav, Chairman, Zohar Organization; Col. (ret.) Eran Lerman, Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune and Vice President, the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security | in conversation with Maayan Hoffman
  • 3:00 p.m. - Law & Order: Human Rights, Money and the Battle for Legitimacy
    MK Ruth Wasserman Lande; Olga Deutsch, Vice President, NGO Monitor; Former Israeli Ambassador to US Michael Oren; and Former MK Michal Cottler Wunsh | in conversation with Khaled Abu Toameh
  • 3:15 p.m. - A New Era of Peace & Prosperity
    Former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in conversation with Lahav Harkov
  • 3:30 p.m. - Israel & The Diaspora: Our Jewish Connection
    Dr. Mikhael Mirlishvili, President, Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (speech)
    Gary Torgow, Chairman, Mosaic United (speech)
    Amira Ahronoviz, CEO and Director-General, Jewish Agency (speech)
    Maximizing on the Aliyah Momentum: Creating Greater Opportunity for Olim - Marina Rosenberg Koritny, Head Of The Department For The Promotion Of Aliyah, World Zionist Organization; Gael Grunewald, Deputy Chairman of the World Zionist Organization and Head of Department of Education; and Shelley Kedar, Director, Connecting the Jewish People Unit, The Jewish Agency; Shay Felber, Shay Felber, Director of the Aliyah and Absorption Unit and Deputy Director General, The Jewish Agency (panel) | in conversation with Steve Linde and Tamar Beeri
    Yaakov Hagoel, Chairman, World Zionist Organization in conversation with Golan Bar Yosef
  • 4:15 p.m. - Start-Up Nation Diplomacy: How Innovation Breeds Connection
    Dr. Kfir Luzzatto, President, The Luzzatto Group; Yael Vizel, Zeekit CEO and Head, Walmart Global tech - Israel; and Adi Soffer Teeni, General Manager, Facebook Israel; Eynat Guez, co-founder and CEO, Papaya Global; and Or Lenchner, CEO, Bright Data | in conversation with Tal Shalev and Lahav Harkov
  • 4:40 p.m. - Democratic Congressman Josh Gottheimer in conversation with Herb Keinon
  • 4:55 p.m. - The Energy Sector: Charting a New Course
    Managing Director of Chevron Eastern Mediterranean Business Unit Jeff Ewing in conversation with Herb Keinon
  • 5:10 p.m. - Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in conversation with Yaakov Katz
  • 5:30 p.m. - Defense Minister Benny Gantz

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