Israel is a leading site of investment far beyond what its small size and short history might suggest.
With a leading economy, a striking concentration of innovative people and countless cutting edge technologies, Israel is the best place for your company to grow.
Registration and Lunch
15:15 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00 Opening Session
Shine On with Us - Introduction with the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority
The State of Israel has established a Foreign Investment Authority within the Ministry of Economy and Industry. Ms. Ziva Eger will present on the importance of the Authority, the objectives of the network, the challenges investors and their companies face and ways in which the Foreign Investment Authority aims to move forward, assisting in coping with and overcoming these challenges. This session will include an outline for the day, an introduction to the team, their roles and how they can be of service.
16:00 - 17:00 Session 1
Investing, Reinvesting & Expanding Activities in Israel - The Challenges
After initial investment a company will re-evaluate its ongoing and future investment. The various possibilities for development, advanced manufacturing or both are examined. This multifaceted panel discussion will focus on the considerations, challenges, advantages and disadvantages facing the companies and how these can be overcome. Representatives from the legal and/or financial support firms, a foreign company with only R&D, a foreign company manufacturer (non R&D) as well as a foreign company with both advanced manufacturing and R&D will discuss their experiences.
17:00 - 17:30
Coffee Breaks and Networking
17:30 - 18:15 Session 2
Innovation as a Resource in advanced manufacturing
In today's global era, innovation is a major motif and resource for all companies. Foreign companies create development centres in Israel and aim to maximize on Israeli creativity. This session will present the world of advanced manufacturing and how it constitutes a direct continuation and promotion of innovation. Sharing their experiences, companies whose platform includes both R&D and advanced manufacturing in Israel, will shed light on the importance of this powerful combination investment.
18:15 - 19:00 Session 3
Investment in Israel as impacted by global changes
Addressing investments in a rapidly evolving environment of global changes. The effects on investment patterns in Israel - an innovative country primed for reinvestment opportunities.
Market Leader Italy, Israel & Greece Philips S.p.A. - Sector Leader Philips Consumer Lifestyle IIG
Stefano Folli started his career in 1992 at Sirti (Telecom Group) in the role of Software Engineer in Network Management. In the 1994 joined Electrolux as International Marketing Product Manager and became Marketing Director at Riello Group in 2001.
He joined Saeco in 2005 as General Manager Vending & Professional Division becoming CEO Saeco Vending & Professional in 2008 and VP Sales & Marketing and member of the Board of Saeco International Group in 2008.
In 2011, after the integration of Saeco in the Philips organization, he became CL Global Marketing Downstream Leader BG Coffee and Category Leader Espresso.
From April 2012 he is Sector Market Leader Philips Consumer Lifestyle IIG and from June he is Philips Market Leader Italy, Israel & Greece.
Stefano Folli is born in Milan (Italy) in 1966 and holds a degree in Electronic Engineering at Padova’s University.
VP, Business Development EMEA & ASPAC, and General Manager, VeriFone Israel
Dan Soffer joined Verifone following its acquisition of Lipman Electronic Engineering in November 2006.
In his recent additional role as General Manager Verifone Israel, Dan manage the entire Verifone business in Israel.
In his role as the Vice President for Business Development since 2009, Dan covers a vast region including Europe, Asia and the Pacific, for all Business Development and M&A’s activities, which accounts for a large part of the company's growth.
Dan Soffer holds a LL.B. from the Buchman Faculty of Law at the Tel- University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration at the Tel Aviv University.
Managing partner of EY Israel
Yoram has 30 years of experience, spending most of his career helping the high tech sector globally and in Israel in particular. Yoram has been working with some of the best entrepreneurs and the best developments there are. Fascinated by the way technology enables a profound change in our life and the way we live, combined with healthy curios nature Yoram has been able to use his experience to take part of their journey and help many entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and goals.
Yoram has a vast experience working with entrepreneurs and startups on strategy, finance, growth and fulfillment and with big corporation on similar issues.
participated in many M&A’s and IPO’s on NASDAQ and the European and Tel Aviv Public Capital Markets, and helped many clients in a multitude of issues advising management on strategy, growth and Innovation.
Head of "Invest in Israel" at the Ministry of Economy and Industry
Prior to her current position, Ms. Eger acted as Chief of Staff of the Communication Ministry, led by Minister Gilad Erdan. She was in charge of promoting comprehensive reforms in the local communication market, and their execution.
Ms. Eger is a retired Colonel with a long time experience in the Defense Industry. She headed the Planning, Budget and Control Department at the Directorate for Defense Research and Development (DDR&D – MAFAT).
Ms. Eger was also head of Planning, Budget, Economy and Production in the Arrow Program and Space & Satellites Program. She led extensive initiatives and headed negotiations for industrial cooperation procurement, among private industries, defense industries and various government agencies.
Ms. Eger has BA and MA in Economics (with Honors) from TAU.
The foreign investments and industrial cooperation authority
The Foreign Investments and Industrial Cooperation Authority is an integrative body in the Israeli Government dealing with the promotion of foreign investment and management of offset in Israel.
The Authority serves as a one stop shop to serve you, the investor, on behalf of the Israeli government. We serve a wide range of potential and existing investors, including multinational corporations, private investors, investment funds and foreign suppliers, with which we forge close business relationships and long-term local market activities.
Our advantage lies in our ability to bridge between the needs of our clients in the private sector on the one hand, and to promote activities within the framework of the government on the other hand.
WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU!
We offer end to end services for investors and foreign companies in the following areas:
Foreign Investment Promotion
- Conferences in Israel and abroad, with Israeli and foreign high-ranking business and governmental officials.
- Organizing and guiding delegations from Israel abroad and vice versa, as well as setting up meetings with key figures from industry, academia, and government.
- The Commercial Attachés representing the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry spanning over 40 countries from developed and developing countries, works in direct guidance and coordination with the Authority.
- The Authority employs managers in multiple sectors who are experts in their specific field, including automotive, life sciences, renewable energy, water technologies, aerospace, metals and more.
- The managers guide potential investors from the point they express initial interest all the way through to making the investment, and are involved in the ecosystem of every field. The Authority's standing within the government allows foreign investors to receive friendly and expedient care from relevant decision makers.
- Connecting foreign companies bound by offset procurement agreements with Israeli companies for the purpose of forming mutually advantageous industrial cooperation that turns regulatory obligation into real business opportunities.
- The Authority operates a support center for foreign investors offering assistance in the variety of issues and challenges they may confront.
- Assistance in expanding operations and executing re-investments by companies and investors with existing local activities.
- The Authority promotes the formation of a friendly environment for foreign investment in the government policy level, in full cooperation with the relevant entities.