Agenda 2011

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  Monday, 31st of October 2011

Monday, 31st of October 2011 

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:45

Opening & Welcoming Note by:

Edouard Cukierman, Managing Partner – Catalyst Fund, Chairman – Cukierman & Co.

Mr. Dan Meridor – Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Intelligence – Israel

Mr. Antonio Tajani – Vice President of the European Commission

09:45 – 10:00 Go4European Achievement Prize to Mr. Eli Hurvitz, Founder – TEVA
10:00 – 11:00

Being a market leader and succeeding through M&A in Europe.

Moderator:Luc Muller, General Manager – OTTO Group

Michael Avnimelech, Managing Partner – Cukierman & Co. M&A

Arnon Fishbain, General Manager – Veolia Israel

Thierry Leyne, Chairman – Assya Cie Financière

Yair Shamir, Managing Partner – Catalyst Fund

Dr. Michael Traem, CEO – Arthur D. Little

Gerald Turner, Chairman – M&A Europe

11:00 – 11:20

Showcases for Israel: Elevator Pitches

Bizzabo; Cerac; Dmedical; Dori Media Group; Growponics; Gvahim Pilot

Accelerator;; Kahr; Morflora; Neuronix; Orckit; Tufin; VGS; 4D


11:20 – 11:40 Coffee Break
11:40 – 11:50

Keynote speaker:

Mr. Shalom Simhon Minister of Industry, Trade & Labour – Israel

11:50 – 12:50 Where to invest and how to raise funds in Europe

Moderator: Guy Ravid, CEO – Cukierman & Co.

Damien Brady, CEO – Aedificium Capital

Roger Cukierman, Former CEO –  Ed de Rothschild & Director Cukierman & Co.

Slawomir Majman, President of Polish Information & Foreign Investment Agency – PAIiIZ

Peter Rasenberger, Chairman – Rasenberger Toschek AG

Marc Touati, Head of Economic Research – Assya Cie Financière


Anne Louise Van Linden Van Sandenburg, Head of International Listings EMEA – NYSE Euronext

12:50 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00

Panel 1: How a European company becomes a world market leader

Moderator:Yossi Vardi, Chairman – International Technologies

RT Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science – UK


Eden Bar-Tal, Director General – Ministry of Communications, Israel

Gervais Pelissier, CFO – France Telecom

Erik Vermeulen, Senior Counsel Corporate – Philips

Arkady Volozh, CEO – Yandex


Panel 2: How to match Israeli and European start-ups with MedTech players

Moderator:Dr. Laurent Choppe, Managing Partner – Cukierman Life Sciences

Dr. Alain Coudray, VP International Clinical Research & Innovation – Medtronic

Lior Maayan, CEO – Orsense

Ilana Odess, Partner – VB Israeli Orthopedic Technology Accelerator

Dr. Hadar Ron, Managing Partner – Israel Healthcare Ventures (IHCV)


Panel 3: Go4Russia

Opening remarks by Arkady Volozh, CEO – Yandex

Moderator: Arkady Milman, former Ambassador of Israel to the Russian Federation

Scott Antel, Partner – DLA Piper

Edouard Cukierman, Managing Partner – Catalyst Fund, Chairman – Cukierman & Co.

Boris Evseev, Managing Director – Gazprombank

Oleg Kiselev, Deputy CEO & Member of Executive Board – Rusnano

Yan Ryazantsev, Director of Investment and Expertise – Russian Venture Company

Konstantin Torgov, Senior Banker – EBRD 

15:00 – 16:00

Panel 1:  Challenges & opportunities in the Green Economy in Europe & Israel

Moderator:Lior Hessel, Head of Ag-Tech – Cukierman & Co.

Marc Azuelos, New Technologies Manager – Veolia Environment Israel

Alain Baruc, Dr. Development – Vinci Group

Lucien Y. Bronicki, Chairman – Ormat

David Cohen, CEO – Cohen Corporate Finance

Horst Hartwig, Partner – Graf Von Westphalen

Gal Oren, Partner – APM & Co.


Panel 2: How can Biotech get to Specialty & Big Pharmas sweet spots?

Moderator:Daniel Cohen, Partner – Cukierman Life Sciences

Pierre d’Epenoux, Head of Business Development Europe – Sanofi 

Neil Goldsmith, CEO – Evolva

Dr. Florent Gros, Managing Director – Novartis Venture Funds

Jan Honore, Senior Director GBD – Ferring Pharmaceutical


15:00 – 16:00

EU – Israel Business Dialogue (by invitation only):

Moderated by EU and Israel Co-Chairmen:

Lord Jonathan Kestenbaum, Chairman & CEO – Five Arrows

Mr. Yair Seroussi, Chairman – Bank Hapoalim

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:30






Panel 1: The image of Israel in Europe

Moderator:Roger Cukierman, VP – World Jewish Congress & Board Member – ELNET


Ronnie Chan, Chairman – Hang Lung PropertiesHong Kong

Matthew Gould, HM Ambassador – British Embassy in Israel

Ron Houldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv Yaffo – Israel

Dr. Gunter Krings, CDU Fraktion Deutscher Bundestag – Germany

Andrew Standley, Ambassador, Head of EU delegation – State of Israel


Panel 2: Technology transfer in Europe: Best Practices (by invitation only)

Moderator: Pr. Daniel Rouach – ESCP Europe 

17:30 Closing remarks:

Mrs Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable

development, Transport and Housing– France

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