Canada-Israeli Conference for developing mutually beneficial technological and economic cooperation: CATA partnered event; Register today
April 29, 2015

++ Action Item: Executives with interests in Canada-Israeli cooperative ventures in the areas of security and defence, medical and pharmaceutical, as well as entrepreneurship and business development, should review the communique below and then register for this CATA partnered Conference event at:

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Ambassador of Israel to Canada Co-Headline Conference with Head of Israel’s Space Agency Israel’s High-Tech Miracle and Canada: Innovation for Humanity will focus on developing mutually beneficial technological and economic cooperation

(MONTREAL, April, 2015)— Internationally renowned scientists, academics, and business executives, including among others, the Ambassador of Israel to Canada, Hon. Rafael Barak, the current head of Israel’s space agency (Israel’s equivalent of NASA), Dr. Itzhak Ben-Israel, and the President & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo, Feridun Hamdullahpur, will gather at Montreal’s first-ever Conference devoted to Canada-Israeli cooperation in the domains of security and defense, medical and pharmaceutical research, plus entrepreneurship and business development. This unique, day-long event, showcasing prominent multidisciplinary experts, will take place on Wednesday, April 29th, at the Gelber Conference Centre. An intimate setting will offer attendees of this unique Conference the chance to network on a one-to-one basis with those behind several of the world’s leading high-tech start-ups, as well as a handful of top scientific and entrepreneurial minds. There will be an optional Gala dinner following the Conference. “This Conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from the Israeli success model about innovation, entrepreneurship, scientific education, academic research and venture and equity investments, all in one place.” – Jack Kincler, CIJR National Chairman & Equity Investor Israel’s High-Tech Miracle and Canada: Innovation for Humanity, is presented by CJIR (Canadian Institute for Jewish Research) a Montreal-based Israeli-focused think tank with offices in Toronto, Washington and Jerusalem.

A partial list of confirmed speakers includes: Hon. Rafael Barak, Ambassador of Israel to Canada; Prof. Itzhak Ben-Israel, Chairman, Israel National Research Council, Israel Space Agency, Head Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, Tel Aviv University; Pierre Boivin O.C., President and CEO of Claridge Inc., former President and CEO of the Montreal Canadiens, the Centre Bell and Evenko; Guy Breton, Rector,l’Université de Montréal; Barry Fishman, Past President, Teva Canada; Feridun Hamdullahpur, President & Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Raphael Hofstein, President & CEO, MaRS Innovation; Matthew Price-Gallagher, President and CEO ofWatercluster Scientific Inc.; Haim Rousso, Former Executive VP, Elbit (Israel), member Israel National Research Council; Prof. Nahum Sonenberg, James McGill Professor, Department of BiochemistryMcGill University; Dan Vilenski, former Chairman of Applied Materials (Israel) member of the Israel National Nanotecnology Initiative (INNI)

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Langdon James Conway