Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 – THE NEW YORK PLAZA HOTEL

14:30 – 15:00      Coffee & Registration


15:00 – 15:30      Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Guy Rolnik - Founder & Editor-in-Chief of TheMarker, Deputy Publisher, Haaretz Group

Dr. Yossi Vardi

H.E. Ambassador Daniel Gillerman

Welcoming remarks
Miki Naftali – President & CEO El Ad US Holding, Inc.


15:30 – 16:45      US Economy

Introduction:     Reuven Spiegel – CEO & President, Israeli Discount Bank of New York

Moderator:        Robert Friedman – Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg News

Speakers:            Abby Joseph Cohen – Senior US Investment Strategist and President, Global Markets Institute, Goldman Sachs

Tony Glickman – Global Head of Risk Services, GlobeOp

David Malpass – Founder, Encima Global

Robert McCord – Pennsylvania State Treasurer

Mike Newton – Global Macro Trader, Caxton Associates LLP


16:45 – 17:15      Smart and Useless

This session will invite participants to display their favorite techniques for encouraging disruptive creativity.  Dan Dubno, producer and technologist of Blowing Things Up, will moderate.


17:15 – 18:30      Energy & Environment 

Chairman:           Gideon Tadmor – CEO, Delek Energy

Speakers:            David Albert – Managing Director, Project and Structured Finance, Morgan Stanley

Charles Davidson – Chairman & CEO, Noble Energy

                                Michael Idelchik – VP Advanced Technology, GE Global Research, General Electric                          Arjun Murti – Managing Director, Goldman Sachs


18:30                     Gala Cocktail Evening in The Plaza Hotel

The Summit’s gala cocktail evening will be held in the legendary landmark, The New York Plaza - the spectacular setting located in the heart of Manhattan, alongside Central Park.  The iconic Grand Ballroom, fully restored to its original elegance, is internationally recognized as the premier setting for the city’s leading business community’s most lavish and exquisite events and will now host the participants of the US Israel Business Summit.



Thursday, June 25th, 2009 -


08:30 – 09:00      Breakfast & Registration


09:00 – 10:00      Real Estate

Moderator:        Sandy Presant – Shareholder, Chair-Real Estate Fund Practice, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Speakers:            Adrienne Albert – Chief Executive Officer, The Marketing Directors

Benjamin Adams – Senior Director of Portfolio Management, The Townsend Group

Jonathan L. Kempner – Former President & CEO, Mortgage Bankers Association; Director, Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT

Stuart Koenig – Global CFO & Chief Administrative Officer, AREA Property Partners

Lorenz Reibling                – Chairman & Senior Partner, Taurus Investment Holdings

Stephen Siegel – Chairman, Global Brokerage, CB Richard Ellis


10:00 – 11:00      Media and the Crisis

Moderator:        Adam Lashinsky – Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine

Speakers:            H.E. Ambassador Daniel Gillerman

Nick Denton – Founder & Owner, Gawker Media

Matthew Harrington – President & CEO, Edelman US

Lally Weymouth – Senior Editor, Newsweek Magazine


11:00 – 12:00      Stock Exchange

Moderator:        Eytan Avriel – Co-Founder & Managing Editor, TheMarker Media

Chairman:           Ester Levanon – Chief Executive Officer, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Speakers:            Magnus Bocker – President, NASDAQ OMX Group Inc.

Ronald Kent – Executive VP, Head of International Listings, NY Stock Exchange

Len Rosen – Chief Executive Officer, Barclays Capital Israel


12:00 – 13:00      Lunch


13:00 – 14:15      New Media - What’s Next?

Moderator:        Dr. Yossi Vardi

Speakers:            Greg Clayman – EVP, Digital Distribution & Business Dev., MTV Networks

Steven Levy – Senior Writer, Wired

Alan Marcus – Director, Head of IT and Telecom Industries, World Economic Forum

David Rosenblatt – Former CEO, DoubleClick and Former President of Display Advertising, Google


14:15 – 15:30      Social Responsibility

Moderator:        Shai Baitel – US Director, OR Movement

Speakers:            David Brog – Executive Director, Christians United for Israel

Malcolm Hoenlein – Executive Vice President, Conference of Presidents

Rabbi Joshua Lookstein – Director of Foundation Relations, UJA-Federation NY

Kathryn Wylde – President & CEO, Partnership for New York City


15:30 – 15:45      Coffee Break


15:45 – 16:45      The Obama Revolution

Moderator:        Aluf Benn – Editor-at-Large, Haaretz

Speakers:            Gidi Grinstein – Founder & President, The Reut Institute

David Ignatius – Associate Editor & Columnist, The Washington Post

Carla Robbins – Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The New York Times

Gideon Rose – Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs Magazine

Bret Stephens – Foreign Affairs Columnist, The Wall Street Journal


16:45 – 17:00      Keynote Speaker

Yarom Ariav – Director General, Ministry of Finance, State of Israel        


17:00 – 18:15      Capital Markets

Moderator:        Harvey Krueger                – Vice Chairman, Barclays Capital

Speakers:            William D. Cohan – Contributing Editor, Fortune; Author, House of Cards

Adam Emmerich – Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Fadel Gheit – Managing Director and Senior Analyst, Oppenheimer & Co.

Phyllis Korff – Partner, Corporate Finance, Skadden

Sheldon Stein – Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Global Markets & Investment Banking, Merrill Lynch