The United States and Israel: Building Business Through Innovation

Join American and Israeli officials, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators, for a high-level conference on October 19, 2010 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

Highlights include:

  • Discussions with top business executives on partnership models and investment opportunities in Israel.
  • An inside look at the companies that will shape the U.S.-Israel commercial alliance.
  • High-level briefings with leading Israeli and American policymakers and opinion leaders on America’s business relationship with Israel.

Register today!

Join the U.S. Business Initiative for our inaugural summit, "The United States and Israel: Building Business Through Innovation" on October 19, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement, this event will bring together leading innovators, entrepreneurs, and policymakers from the U.S. and Israel. A quarter of a century after signing the FTA, Israel remains a strong partner for American business. Bilateral trade has increased tenfold and over 100 foreign companies have established R&D centers in Israel producing radical breakthrough technology and innovation that cut across sectors.

Space is extremely limited; reserve your seat today.
When registering, you can choose to attend a dinner on October 18 to kick-off the summit.

As one of the leading business innovation capitals in the world, Israel has the highest density of start-ups, more companies listed on NASDAQ than any other country outside the United States and China, and last year attracted more venture capital than the UK, France, and Germany combined. This conference will look at how Israel has created one of the most entrepreneurial economies in world today in over just 60 years and the lessons that the American business community can learn.


Tuesday, October 19

Registration& Breakfast: 
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Summit & Luncheon: 
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Confirmed speakers include:


Michael Oren, Israel's Ambassador to the United States

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA)

Benjamin Ben Eliezer, Israel's Minister of Industry, Trade, and Labor

Dan Senor, Author, "Start-up Nation"

Mark Little, Director, Advanced Tech/Global Research, General Electric

Nachum Shamir, President and CEO, Given Imaging

Chemi Peres, Founder and Managing Partner, Pitango Venture Capital

1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062

Monday, October 18

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner:  7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

For more information please contact Ben Askin at (202) 463-5500 or by emailing

Date 19/10/2010
Location Washington, D.C
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