• Participation by invitation only
  • Hebrew
  • English Simultaneous Translation

Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society 2018

Two Economies – One Society
"Israel 2028": Revisiting the 2008 Strategic Plan at the Halfway Point

Chair: Prof. Eugene Kandel |Director: Daphna Aviram-Nitzan
David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
08:45-09:15 Gathering
09:15- 09:25 Opening Remarks: Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute

09:25-12:40 Opening Session: A National Strategy for the Israeli Economy
Chair: Yohanan Plesner

Presenters:
The "Israel 2028" Plan and Its Background
David Brodet, Chairman of the Board, Bank Leumi; Former Director of Israel 2028

How Do We Create a Government That Thinks and Acts Strategically?
Prof. Eugene Kandel, Hebrew University; CEO, Start-Up Nation Central

The Plan "Developing a Long-Term Socio-Economic Strategy in Israel"
Sami Friedrich, Founder and Managing Director, Shaldor

Discussants:
Prof. Avi Simhon, Head of the National Economic Council and Financial Advisor to the Prime Minister
Shaul Meridor, Head of the Budgeting Department, Ministry of Finance
Dr. Ami Appelbaum, Chief Scientist & Chairman, Israel Innovation Authority
Michal Fink, Deputy Director General for Strategy, Ministry of Economy & Industry
Maxine Fassberg, Vice President, Intel Capital
Asher Grinbaum, Acting CEO, ICL

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

Continued Discussion:
Aiman Saif, Former Director of the Authority for the Economic Development of the Arab, Druze and Circassian Sectors, Ministry for Social Equality
Eli Paley, Chairman, the Haredi Institute for Public Affairs
Ahuva Yanai, CEO, Matan – Investing in the Community

• Open Plenary Discussion •

Concluding Remarks:
Shai Babad , Director General, Ministry of Finance

12:40-13:00 Keynote Address by Dr. Karnit Flug, Governor of the Bank of Israel

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:10 Afternoon Session 1:
Labor Law for a Changing World
Chair: Ori Yogev, Director of Future Mobility IL

Presentation by the Working Groups:
New Labor Market – Old Employment Model
Prof. Yotam Margalit, Senior Fellow, IDI; Tel Aviv University
Adv. Avi Nissenkorn, Chairman of the Histadrut Labor Union
Shraga Brosh, President of the Manufacturers Association of Israel

• Open Plenary Discussion •

15:10-15:30 Coffee Break

15:40-19:00 Afternoon Session 2
Preparing for the Future Job Market: Transforming the Education System and Vocational Training (In partnership with Tzurim)
Chair: Daphna Aviram-Nitzan, Director of the Center for Governance and the Economy, IDI

Presentation by the Working Groups:
Challenges and Opportunities in Vocational and Educational Training (VET) and Higher Education Systems
Dr. Eitan Regev, IDI

Removing Obstacles to the Preparation of the Education System
Dr. Eli Eisenberg, Researcher, IDI

Mind the Gap: How to Deal with Persistent Inequality of Opportunity and Economic Outcomes Among Israel's Communities
Peter Jarrett, Head of Country Studies Division, OECD

Discussants:
Aharon Aharon, CEO, Israel Innovation Authority
Motti Elisha, Head of Labor Branch, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare
Prof. Zvi Eckstein, The School of Economics and the Aaron Institute, IDC; Chairman of the Employment 2030 Committee
Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats, Chairwoman of the Planning and Budgeting Committee, the Council for Higher Education
Dr. Michal Tabibian Mizrahi, Director of Strategy and Planning, Ministry of Education
Prof. Michel Strawczynski, Director of the Research Department, Bank of Israel

16:45-17:10 Coffee Break

Continued Discussion:
Henry Zimmerman, Owner and Chairman, Trellidor Group
MK Aida Touma-Suleiman, Joint List; Chairwoman of the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality
Eran Shir, CEO, Nexar
Haim Rousso, Formerly EVP, Elbit Systems
Gila Ben-Har, CEO, The Center for Educational Technology
Liran Avisar Ben-Horin, CEO, The Masa Israel Journey
Liat Helbetz, Vice President, The National Union of Israeli Students
Atar Razy-Oren, CEO, Beyachad Foundation
MK Rachel Azaria, Kulanu

• Open Plenary Discussion •

18:30 Concluding Remarks:
Former Minister Gideon Sa'ar, Likud

18:45 Light Dinner

 


 

Wednesday 20.6.2018
09:00-09:30 Gathering

09:30-13:00 Morning Session
A New Regulatory Roadmap for Investors?
Chair: Adv. Meir Levin, Deputy Attorney General (Economic Law), Ministry of Justice

Presentation by the Working Groups:
A Regulatory Roadmap for Investors
Dr. Ron Tomer, Industrialist, Owner of Unipharm; Chairman, Economy & Regulatory Committee, MAI
Dr. Assaf Cohen, Researcher, IDI; Head of the MBA Program, Ruppin College

The Partnership with the Ministry of Economy
Eyal Eliezer, Head of Invest in Israel, Ministry of the Economy

Are Business Owners Ready for Soft Regulation?
Dr. Eyal Peer, Researcher, IDI


Remarks by Minister of the Economy, Eli Cohen

Discussants:
Eli Groner, Former Director General, Prime Minister's Office
Rony Hizkiyahu, Accountant General, Ministry of Finance
MK Roy Folkman, Chair of the Kulanu Faction; Chair of the Lobby for Promotion of Industry
Assaf Eilat, Chairman of the Electricity Regulatory Authority
Yisrael Dancziger, Director General of the Ministry of Environmental Protection
Dalit Zilber, Head of the National Planning Authority
Yair Frank, Government Chief Information Officer, Head of ICT Authority

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

Continued Discussion:
Dr. Ruth Dagan, Partner, Head of the Industrial Manufacturing and Environment, Herzog Fox Neeman Samuel Donnerstein, President and CEO, Rav-Bariach
Marie Libbiss, CEO and Partner, Nazareth Electricity Engineering LTD; Chairwoman, Arab Sector Committee, MAI

• Open Plenary Discussion •

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:45
The Challenges of Regulating Israel's Financial Markets

The Future of Money: Policy and Regulation
Dr. Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel

The Financial Regulator in the 21st Century –Supervisor or Innovator?
Anat Guetta, Chair of the Israel Securities Authority

14:45-16:30: Closing Session
Do Politicians Have Answers to the Challenges Facing the Israeli Economy? – A Policy Debate
The Structural Changes Needed in the Current System
Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute

The Strategic Challenges of the Israeli Economy
Prof. Eugene Kandel, Hebrew University; CEO, Start-Up Nation Central

Israel's Economy Whither? Shaul Amsterdamsky in Conversation with Politicians:
MK Gila Gamliel, Minister for Social Equality
MK Orly Levy-Abekasis, Founder of New Political Party
MK Tamar Zandberg, Chairwoman of Meretz
MK Ayman Odeh, Chairman of the Joint List
MK Ayelet Shaked, Minister of Justice

The program is subject to change
The conference will be in Hebrew with simultaneous translation to English.
The conference will be broadcasted in Hebrew on the Israel Democracy Institute website

Chair: Prof. Eugene Kandel |Director: Daphna Aviram-Nitzan
Keynote Address by Dr. Karnit Flug, Governor of the Bank of Israel

Aharon Aharon, CEO, Israel Innovation Authority
Dr. Ami Appelbaum, Chief Scientist & Chairman, Israel Innovation Authority
Liran Avisar Ben-Horin, CEO, The Masa Israel Journey
MK Rachel Azaria, Kulanu
Shai Babad, Director General, Ministry of Finance
Dr. Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel
Gila Ben-Har, CEO, The Center for Educational Technology
David Brodet, Chairman of the Board, Bank Leumi; Former Director of Israel 2028
Shraga Brosh, President of the Manufacturers Association of Israel
Minister of the Economy, Eli Cohen
Dr. Assaf Cohen, Researcher, IDI; Head of the MBA Program, Ruppin College
Dr. Ruth Dagan, Partner, Head of the Industrial Manufacturing and Environment, Herzog Fox Neeman
Yisrael Dancziger, Director General of the Ministry of Environmental Protection
Samuel Donnerstein, President and CEO, Rav-Bariach
Prof. Zvi Eckstein, The School of Economics and the Aaron Institute, IDC; Chairman of the Employment 2030 Committee
Assaf Eilat, Chairman of the Electricity Regulatory Authority
Dr. Eli Eisenberg, Researcher, IDI
Eyal Eliezer, Head of Invest in Israel, Ministry of the Economy
Motti Elisha, Head of Labor Branch, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare
Maxine Fassberg, Vice President, Intel Capital
Michal Fink, Deputy Director General for Strategy, Ministry of Economy & Industry
MK Roy Folkman, Chair of the Kulanu Faction; Chair of the Lobby for Promotion of Industry
Yair Frank, Government Chief Information Officer, Head of ICT Authority
Sami Friedrich, Founder and Managing Director, Shaldor
MK Gila Gamliel, Minister for Social Equality
Asher Grinbaum, Acting CEO, ICL
Eli Groner, Former Director General, Prime Minister's Office
Anat Guetta, Chair of the Israel Securities Authority
Liat Helbetz, Vice President, The National Union of Israeli Students
Rony Hizkiyahu, Accountant General, Ministry of Finance
Peter Jarrett, Head of Country Studies Division, OECD
Prof. Eugene Kandel, Hebrew University; CEO, Start-Up Nation Central
Adv. Meir Levin, Deputy Attorney General (Economic Law), Ministry of Justice
MK Orly Levy-Abekasis, Founder of New Political Party
Marie Libbiss, CEO and Partner, Nazareth Electricity Engineering LTD; Chairwoman, Arab Sector Committee, MAI
Prof. Yotam Margalit, Senior Fellow, IDI; Tel Aviv University
Shaul Meridor, Head of the Budgeting Department, Ministry of Finance
Adv. Avi Nissenkorn, Chairman of the Histadrut Labor Union
MK Ayman Odeh, Chairman of the Joint List
Atar Razy-Oren, CEO, Beyachad Foundation
Eli Paley, Chairman, the Haredi Institute for Public Affairs
Dr. Eyal Peer, Researcher, IDI
Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute
Dr. Eitan Regev, IDI
Haim Rousso, Formerly EVP, Elbit Systems
Former Minister Gideon Sa'ar, Likud
Aiman Saif, Former Director of the Authority for the Economic Development of the Arab, Druze and Circassian Sectors, Ministry for Social Equality
MK Ayelet Shaked, Minister of Justice
Eran Shir, CEO, Nexar
Prof. Avi Simhon, Head of the National Economic Council and Financial Advisor to the Prime Minister
Prof. Michel Strawczynski, Director of the Research Department, Bank of Israel
Dr. Michal Tabibian Mizrahi, Director of Strategy and Planning, Ministry of Education
Dr. Ron Tomer, Industrialist, Owner of Unipharm; Chairman, Economy & Regulatory Committee, MAI
MK Aida Touma-Suleiman, Joint List; Chairwoman of the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality
Ahuva Yanai, CEO, Matan – Investing in the Community
Ori Yogev, Director of Future Mobility IL
MK Tamar Zandberg, Chairwoman of Meretz
Dalit Zilber, Head of the National Planning Authority
Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats, Chairwoman of the Planning and Budgeting Committee, the Council for Higher Education
Henry Zimmerman, Owner and Chairman, Trellidor Group