Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society (Caesarea Forum)
Established in 1992, IDI's Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society in 2012—formerly the Caesarea Economic Policy Planning Forum—is widely recognized as Israel's most influential economic conference. This annual forum gathers together the Prime Minister, prominent businessmen, public servants, economists, leading academics, and other top representatives from the public and private sectors for intensive discussion of the key challenges facing the Israeli economy. Each year, the Conference examines Israel's macro-economic policy and focuses on other key issues, which have included environmental policy, inequality, the war on terror, globalization, education, transparency, and local government. Traditionally, the Minister of Finance chaired the Forum, and the Prime Minister delivered the closing remarks.