Conference Circuit

The 36th Annual Conference of the Israel Hotel Managers' Association will take place at the Dan Carmel Hotel, Haifa.

Conference Circuit 88 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Conference Circuit 88
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Monday, March 24 THE 36th Annual Conference of the Israel Hotel Managers' Association will take place at the Dan Carmel Hotel, Haifa. The conference will be opened by Shaul Zemach, director general of the Ministry of Tourism. Keynote speaker will be Prof. Izzy Borovich, chairman of the El Al Board of Directors who will discuss open skies, a controversial policy which one way or the other can have a significant effect on Israel's incoming tourism statistics. The other major topic to be discussed at the conference will be higher education. Klaas-Wybo van der Hoek, vice president of the Stenden (formerly CHN) University, will speak about their connection to the hotel industry and their novel teaching style, 'Problem-based Learning'. This will be followed by a panel discussion on what can be done to improve the relationship between academia and the hotel industry, so that hotels of any size and grade can utilize this excellent human resource. Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav will be the guest of honor at the conference luncheon. PRIME MINISTER of Sri Lanka. the Hon. Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka will speak on "The Current Political Situation in Sri Lanka and a Vision for the Future" at an evening to be hosted by the Israel Council on Foreign Relations at the Kohinoor Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Givat Ram, Jerusalem . The event, which begins at 5 p.m. will be chaired by Dr. David Kimche, President of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations. Registration is essential. To confirm attendance call: 02-633 3003. Tuesday, March 25 ONE OF the great tragedies not only of the present generation, but of previous generations is the decision by young people who have not yet reached the age of maturity, to take their own lives. Bewildered and grieving parents blame themselves for having done something wrong. But it isn't always their fault. Understanding Youth Suicide: A meeting of different perspectives is the subject of a three-day international conference to be held at Maale Hahamisha, with the participation of child psychologists and psychiatrists, neurobiologists and representatives of the National Suicide Prevention Program. Wednesday, March 26 THE JERUSALEM Center for Public Affairs together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will host a conference on 'Israel at 60: Its historical and legal rights still challenged?'. The opening address at the day-long event at the David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem, will be delivered by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. Other speakers will include: Prof. Gerald Steinberg, Jerusalem Center NGO Monitor, Trevor Asserson, International Lawyer, Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Sir Martin Gilbert, Author of Churchill and the Jews, Prof. Ruth Gavison, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, Ambassador Yehuda Blum, Professor Emeritus of International Law, Hebrew University, Adv. Irit Kohn, deputy president International Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and former director of the International Department of the Ministry of Justice, MP Prof. Irwin Cotler, former Justice Minister of Canada, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Professor Eugene Kantorovich, Northwestern University Law School, and Benjamin Netanyahu, Head of the Opposition and former Prime Minister of Israel. Registration is requested via The conference will be broadcast live on Thursday, March 27 INDIA - RISKS and Opportunities in a Developing Market is the theme of a High-Tech conference to be hosted by the Israel Management Center at the Dan Accadia Hotel, Herzliya Pituah with the participation of Indian Ambassador Arun K. Singh. The conference begins at 3.30 p.m. For further details and registration call Limor at 03-574-7430. Tuesday, April 2 THE ASSOCIATION of Publicly Traded Companies and DC Finance will hold an investments abroad conference under the title: 'When the Markets Recover, it's in Your Interests to be Prepared'. The conference, which will be held at the Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv, will focus on seven major overseas stock exchanges. Monday, April 8 THE SECOND Haifa Conference on Social Responsibility will take place over a two-day period in the Hecht Auditorium of the University of Haifa. The conference will deal with the Social Justice Index, and the relations between the Arabs and Jews Index. It will also discuss equality in Health Care; including families living below the poverty line in multi-sectoral discussions; equality in employment opportunities for Arab academics; students and social justice; solidarity in time of war and mutual responsibility in time of peace; quality media; students and young people for social change; who bears responsibility for what; and other related subjects. For registration and further details call: 03-512-1748.