GoforEurope 2011


Our team welcomes you and delivers access to the conference.

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

Go4Europe Achievement Prize to:

Go4European Achievement Prize to Mr. Eli Hurvitz, Founder – TEVA

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

Showcases for Israel: Elevator Pitches

Bizzabo; Cerac; Dmedical; Dori Media Group; Growponics;
Gvahim Pilot Accelerator;
harmon.ie; Kahr;

Coffee Break

Keynote speaker:

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

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


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

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

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

Coffee Break

Panel 1: The image of Israel in Europe

Moderator:Roger Cukierman, VP – World Jewish Congress & Board Member – ELNET
Ronnie Chan, Chairman – Hang Lung Properties – Hong 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

Closing remarks

Mrs Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable development, Transport and Housing– France