Abigail Klein Leichman
April 3, 2023

About 500 investors from Europe, the United States, Mexico and Asia – plus about 500 entrepreneurs, corporate executives and business leaders — are expected at the 30th edition of the GoforIsrael international investment conference, May 3 at the Tel Aviv Hilton.  

Organized by Cukierman & Co. Investment House and Catalyst Funds, GoforIsrael aims to create new business development opportunities, international partnerships and strategic alliances. ISRAEL21c is participating as a media partner and will report on the conference to our readers.

Held virtually for the past three years due to the pandemic, this year’s live conference will focus on breakthrough Israeli innovation in life sciences (biotech, medtech), high-tech (cybersecurity, deep tech, mobility) and climate tech (food tech, renewable energy).

The event will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of Cukierman & Co. Investment House, the closing of Catalyst IV Fund and the launch of the Catalyst Investors’ Club (CIC).

“The 30th GoforIsrael will demonstrate that Israel’s ultimate economic strength is its tech companies, which have always weathered crisis times successfully,” said Edouard Cukierman, chairman of Cukierman & Co. Investment House and managing partner of Catalyst Investments.

Cukierman will open the event along with Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

500 international investors to attend GoforIsrael Conference
Edouard Cukierman, Chairman of Cukierman & Co. Investment House and Managing Partner of Catalyst Investments. Photo courtesy of Cukierman & Co.

The conference will explore the hot issues of mergers and acquisitions, fundraising in challenging times, the impact of the economic and political changes on the Israeli high-tech industry, and the image of Israel abroad.

Among the scheduled speakers: Amnon Shashua, CEO of Mobileye; Steve Elbaz, CEO of Watergen; Amir Zaidman, CBO of The Kitchen Hub by Strauss; former Israeli Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir, managing partner of Catalyst Funds; Ronnie Chan, chairman of Hang Lung Properties; Maurizio Molinari, editor in chief at La Repubblica Italy; Keren Dahan, CEO of Sarel; Gokhan Eyigun, president of Sabanci Group; and Maria Ameli, head of corporate at Banca Generali.

Companies from startups to “soonicorns” to unicorns will pitch their innovations at the conference. A sampling of these are Taboola, Arbe Robotics, Freightos, StoreDot, Trax, Addionics, Omnysense, MedCu, Raziel Therapeutics, Robotican, Plantish and Brevel.

Cukierman said the GoforIsrael conference “accelerates investors’ relationship with the Israeli ecosystem by creating focused and direct meetings between Israeli entrepreneurs in a variety of areas and senior investors from Europe, the US, Turkey, China and Latin America. Israeli entrepreneurs will enjoy the opportunity to showcase their technologies on stage as well as pre-arrange meetings with quality investors, which is especially important in light of the current situation.”

For registration and agenda details, click here.

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