The Israel Business Conference is the most important and prestigious economic event in Israel, bringing together decision-makers, businesspeople, government officials and academics, leading economic figures, researchers, and Israeli and foreign speakers and delegations. The conference will offer analyses and wisdom of top foreign and Israeli economists and academics, businesspeople, and policy-makers, to create a key influential factor on the public agenda.
The topics which will be discussed at the conference include: 2015, where is it headed?; the new world of banking; how the global energy will look in the coming years; Israel’s defense budget; the future of high tech; the effect of the acquisition of Israeli companies by foreign corporations; Israel’s position compared with OECD member states; innovation; real estate; the global labor market; investment; emerging markets; and how the world sees Israel.
Every year, the conference hosts foreign guests who come especially to participate in it. This year’s speakers will include Dr. Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors at the White House and President Barack Obama’s senior economic adviser; Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Prof. Anat Admati, a Professor of Finance and Economics at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University; International Energy Agency Chief Economist and director of its Global Energy Economics Directorate Fatih Birol, whom is rated by Forbes as one of the most influential people in the world in energy; Prof. Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, one of the intellectual founders of the economy of tomorrow, and one of the prominent intellectuals according to Foreign Policy Magazine; CNN anchor Richard Quest, and The Economist managing editor Adrian Wooldridge.