How technology is changing the World and the Middle East? 25-26th

THE GALILEE DAYS are organising MEET IN GALILEE in order to develop International Economic Forums. On September 25th, a visit to Technion, to incubators plus inter-enterprise exchanges. On September 26th, 2016, MEET IN GALILEE’s theme will be ” Technology is changing the world and the Middle East”.

At nightfall, the Baroque Opera Festival will come to life in the city of Akko, whose old city was listed in 2008 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, under the direction of the conductor Christophe Rousset, who conducts Les Talens Lyriques, a baroque ensemble.

Full program:

Sunday, September 25th

– visit of the Technion ; visit of the incubator of Haïfa ; lunch at the Technion with mayor of Haïfa, Yona Yahav

Monday, September 26th

Zikhron Yaakov – Hotel Elma

8:00 – 8:45 • REGISTRATION

8:45 – 9:00 • WELCOMING NOTES : Philippe Aghion – Eric Hazan

  • Philippe Aghion, Harvard & College de France, France.
  • Eric Hazan, VP McKinsey, France.

9:00 – 9:45 • KEYNOTE SPEAKER : Philippe Aghion

9:45 – 10:45 • 1 PLENARY SESSION

How governments and countries can embrace the digital transformation?

  • Jacques Biot – President Polytechnique, France.
  • Avi Hasson – Chief Scientist Ministry of Economy, Israel.
  • Laurence Boone – Head of AXA IM resarch Investisment Stategy, France.
  • Pr. I Ben Israel – Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  • Michel Cicurel – Chairman of the Board of Banque Leonardo,

Executive President of La Maison : Pr. Manuel Trajtenberg – Tel Aviv University, Israel.

10:45 – 11:15 • COFFEE BREAK

11:15 – 12:30 • 2 PLENARY SESSION

How business can embrace the digital transformation?

  • Shraga Brosh, President of Manufacturers Association, Israel.
  • Michel Collet, International Tax Partner CMS Francis Lefebvre, France.
  • Pr. Boaz Golany, Technion Vice President for External Relations and Resource Development, Israel.
  • Guy Horowitz, Deutsch Telekom Capital Partner, Israel.
  • Julie Reiner, SNCF Head of M&A in charge of the coordination of SNCF Group in Israel, France.
  • Nathalie Boulanger, Senior VP Orange Start-up Ecosystem.

12:30 – 14:00 • LUNCH


At the break out sessions, the economists will give overall view as candid economist on what they are going to listen to.


Moderator: Dominique d’Antonio, Economiste : à préciser

  • Zohar Zisapel, CEO RAD, Israel.
  • Rami Efrati, President FIRMITAS, Israel.
  • Denis Attal, Vice President Technical, Critical Information Systems and Cybersecurity, Thales.


Moderator: Charles Woler, Economist Pr. Mark Schankerman

  • Ran Nussbaum, CEO RAD, Israel.
  • Nissim Darvish, Senior Managing Director Orbimed, Israel.
  • Regine Shevach, Managing Director INTERLAB (R&D Center of Merck Serono), Israel.
  • Einat Zysman, CEO FUTURX, Israel.
  • à préciser, TEVA TBC
  • Pini Orbach, Head of Pharma Arkin Holdings, Israel.


Moderator: Jeremy Harroch, Economist: Pr. Manuel Trajtenberg

  • Yoelle Maarek, VP Head of Worldwide Yahoo Research, Israel.
  • Mickey Steiner, Managing director SAP labs Chairman BETATEC, Israel.
  • David Bessis, Founder & CEO Tinyclues, France.
  • Jérémy Harroch, Founder & CEO Qantmetry, France.


Moderator: Eric Hazan, Economist: Pr. Philippe Aghion

  • Gad Proper, Chairman board of Directors L’Oreal, Israel.
  • Raphaël Palti, Founder, Chairman and CEO Altavia, France.
  • Kevin Baxpehler, Head of ProSiebenSat1, Israel.
  • Eric Hazan, VP McKinsey, France.

“The international Cercle des économistes” will be launched with Philippe Aghion,

Laurence Boone, Mark Schankerman, Manuel Trajtenberg and Eric Hazan.

15:15 – 15:45 • CONCLUSION

Introduction: Eric Hazan

  • Nicola Cobbold, Managing Director The Portland Trust.
  • Kito de Boer, Head of the Quartet.

15:45 – 16:45 • Israel-France Chamber of commerce session

Meet : Daniel Rouach, President Israel-France Chamber of Commerce.

15:45 – 17:45 • B2B SESSIONS

Contact Muriel Haïm :

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