Press Release

Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society

With the featured participation of: Bank of Israel Governor, Education Minister, Economy Minister, Director-General of the Finance Ministry, Director-General of the Prime Minister Office, Chairman of the Histadrut Labor Federation, Director-General of Bank Leumi, Director General of Microsoft Israel and other VIPs

The 24th annual Israel Democracy Institute’s Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society, the leading economic conference in Israel, is being held this year under the banner, “Two Economies – One Society.” It will focus on challenges and opportunities connected to the modern high-tech vs. traditional economy, the future workforce, improving regulation and doing business, and reconsidering the pension system.

The Hurvitz conference serves as a meeting point for public discourse and professional knowledge on economy and society with the goal of improving government decision making and the quality of Israel’s socioeconomic and economic policies, benefiting the entire public.

IDI President Yohanan Plesner and Conference Chair Prof. Eugene Kandel, Director-General of Start-up Nation Central, will open the conference, which will deal this year with:

  • The challenges of government and economy;
  • How the state and private sector are preparing for the job market of the future;
  • Issues ailing the Israeli pension system;
  • How to decrease the burden of bureaucracy and regulations; and
  • The accessibility of small and mid-size business to credit.

As in the past, government leaders, decision makers, public sector VIPs, leading academicians, and chair-people and director-generals of corporations and companies from the manufacturing, finance and high-tech arenas will participate.

June 19-20, 2017
David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem


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