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.

 

The Eli Hurvitz Conference focuses on long-term strategic issues of importance to the government and the state. The conference is based on research and professional discussions, and integrates a wide range of experts, government officials and businessmen.

  • Participation by invitation only
  • Hebrew

Work collaboratively in an intimate setting and among senior thought leaders on ways to strengthen the socioeconomic strategy of the state of Israel.

  • Participation by invitation only

Should there be political appointments? How do these appointments impact the effectiveness of the government?

  • Participation by invitation only
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  • Hebrew
  • Live
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On November 6, 2013, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented his economic vision to the participants in the Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society via video. As can be seen below, his five-point plan emphasized developing technology, building infrastructure, cultivating new markets, exercising responsibility, and encouraging competition.

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On November 6, 2013, a video interview with Bank of Israel Governor Designate Dr. Karnit Flug was broadcast at the 2013 Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society. This was Dr. Flug's first public interview since being named Governor of the Bank of Israel. Dr. Flug was interviewed by Mr. Yarom Ariav, the director of the Eli Hurvitz Conference, two days before the conference itself. Dr. Flug, who has attended the conference for many years, was not able to attend the conference due to overseas commitments.

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As the start of her address to the 2013 Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society, Health Minister Yael German asserted the point of departure of her presentation is the lack of investment in health: we talk about health, we even die for health, but we are less likely to invest in it.

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