*Program is tentative and subject to change
**Speakers in bold are confirmed


Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

10:30 - 11:00 Registration
11:00 - 11:15 Opening Session:

Master of Ceremonies:
Mr. Guy Rolnik - Founder & Editor-in-Chief of TheMarker, Deputy Publisher, HaAretz Group

Welcoming Words:
Mr. Yitzhak Tshuva
Mr. Elad Tshuva

Opening Remarks:
Mr. Assaf Shariv - Consul General, Israeli Consulate General in NY
11:15 - 12:30 Internet and New Media - Where Are We Heading?

In this session, panel members will discuss latest developments and innovations in technology, focusing on Internet and media. Special attention will be given to technologies and business models creating new markets - and disrupting existing ones.

Session Chairman and Moderator:
Dr. Yossi Vardi

Speakers:
Ms. Paola Antonelli - Curator, Architecture and Design, MOMA
Mr. Jeffery Hayzlett - Chief Business Development Officer, Eastman Kodak Company
Ms. Caroline Little - CEO & Publisher, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive
Mr. David Rosenblatt - CEO, DoubleClick

12:30 - 13:40 Ceremonial Lunch

Prof. Yaakov Neeman- Senior Partner, Herzog, Fox & Neeman, Former Minister of Finance & Minister of Justice

Keynote Address:
Mr. Robert Kimmitt - Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury
13:40 - 13:50 The Israeli Economy: Ready for the Challenge of a Hard Landing of the US

Presented By:
Mr. Eitan Raff - Chairman, Bank Leumi
13:50 - 15:00 Talking Finance: Exploring Financial Landscapes

Banking and financial experts will discuss US Israel cooperation prospects within the background of the financial landscape both in the US and Israel.

Opening Keynote Address:
Mr. Robert Stovall - Managing Director and Market Strategist, Wood Asset Management Mr. Robert Stovall - Managing Director and Market Strategist, Wood Asset Management

Session Chairman:
Mr. Yehoshua Abramovich - CEO, Clal Finance

Session Moderator:
Mr. John Sauickie - Chairman, Titanium Asset Management

Speakers:
Mr. Sanjeev Handa - Head of Global Public Fixed-Income Investments, TIAA- CREF and Teachers Advisors, Inc.
Mr. Eitan Raff - Chairman, Bank Leumi
Prof. Nouriel Roubini - Stern School of Business, New York University
Mr. Pinhas Rubin - Chairman & Senior Partner, Gornitzky & Co.
Mr. Robert Stovall - Managing Director and Market Strategist, Wood Asset Management
15:00 - 15:30 Art Angle: The Present Contemporary

Session Moderator:
Dr. Manon Slome - Chief Curator, The Chelsea Art Museum

Speakers:
Mr. Michael Arad - Architect, Handel Architects
Mr. Marc Glimcher - President, PaceWildenstein Gallery
Ms. Rivka Saker - Managing Director, Sotheby's, Israel
15:30 - 16:00 The Plaza Plot

Speakers:
Ms. Gal Naeur - Interior Architect, The Plaza
16:00 - 16:15 Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable Jon S. Corzine - Governor, The State of New Jersey
16:15 - 17:30 Shaping the Skyline Under a Financial Cloud

In this session, real estate entrepreneurs and executives will describe the present business scene - and offer ways to cope with the current and upcoming challenges.

Speakers:
Mr. Benjamin Lambert - Chairman, Eastdil Secure
Mr. Miki Naftali - President & CEO, Elad Group
17:30 DLD Cocktail - BY INVITATION ONLY
21:00 After Party - TOUCH lounge

240 West 52nd Street New York
Entrance with Conference Tags Only


Thursday, February 28th, 2008

08:00 - 08:45 Special Round Table with Financial Institutions Under the auspices of the Israel Economic Mission
Ministry of Finance - BY INVITATION ONLY

Moderator:
Mr. Zvi Chalamish - Chief Fiscal Officer, Government of Israel Economic Mission - Ministry of Finance
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:15 Capital Markets in 2008

Capital markets experts will discuss current trends and future implications for the markets against the backdrop of the current challenges.

Session Moderator:
Mr. Adam Lashinsky - Senior Writer, Fortune Magazine

Opening keynote address:
Mr. Robert Greifeld - President & CEO, NASDAQ

Session Chairman:
Dr. Boaz Schwartz - Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

Speakers:
Mr. Eyal Ofer - Chairman & CEO, Carlyle MG
Ms. Abby Joseph Cohen - Partner & Chief US Investment Strategist, Goldman Sachs
10:10 - 10:20 Special Remarks

Given By:
Ms. Abby Joseph Cohen - Partner & Chief US Investment Strategist, Goldman Sachs
10:20 - 11:30 Coming Clean, Thinking Green: Alternative Energy, Alternative Business Models

In this session, energy executives and experts will present their views and initiatives on new forms of energy production.

Session Moderator:
Mr. Adam Lashinsky - Senior Writer, Fortune Magazine

Speakers:
Mr. Assaf Bartfeld - CEO & President, Delek Group
Mr. Avi Brenmiller - President & CEO, Solel
Mr. Yehuda Bronicki - Chairman, Ormat Industries
Mr. Avshalom Felber - CEO, IDE Technologies
Mr. Danny Fishman - President & Joint CEO, Tamir Fishman Group
11:30 - 12:00 Gadget Show
This session will display riveting, cutting edge gadgets - for both fun and efficiency, Mr. Dan (Digital Dan) Dubno and Mr. Greg Harper.
12:00 - 13:30 Bank Leumi Ceremonial Lunch

Keynote Address:
Mr. Uzi Rosen - President and CEO, Bank Leumi USA
13:30 - 14:15 A Multi-Dimensional Concert

Conducted By:
Mr. Itay Talgam
14:15 - 15:45 US Israel - Strategic Partnership

The speakers participating in this session will focus on the success stories of strategic partnerships of American and Israeli companies. In addition, the group will discuss their expectations for future opportunities.

Opening keynote address:
Mr. Matthew Bronfman - Chairman, BHB Holdings

Session Moderator:
Mr. Harvey Krueger - Vice Chairman Emeritus, Lehman Brothers

Speakers:
Mr. Adam Emmerich - Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Mr. Howard Friedman - President, AIPAC
Prof. Ricardo Hausmann - Director, Harvard's Center for International Development
Mr. Haim Romano - President & CEO, El Al Airlines
Mr. Gideon Tadmor - President & CEO, Delek Energy Systems
15:45 - 16:00 Special Remarks

Given By:
Mr. Sanford I. Weill - Chairman Emeritus, Citigroup Inc.
16:00 - 16:15 Giant Steps Animation

Presented By:
Michal Levy
16:15 - 17:00 Branding Israel

Given By:
Mr. Ido Aharoni - Israeli Consul for Media and Public Affairs in New York
16:15 - 17:00 The Editorial Eye

Media editors and experts will discuss if and how business ties between the U.S. and Israel are portrayed and analyzed in the Media - and how the media affects these ties.

Session Moderator:
Mr. Adam Lashinsky - Senior Writer, Fortune Magazine
18:30 - 21:00 A Night at The Plaza Cocktail Reception

Keynote address:
Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu - Former Prime Minister of Israel



Executive Committee:

Yehoshua Abramovich
CEO, Clal Finance
Miki Naftali
President & CEO, Elad Group
Eitan Raff
Chairman, Bank Leumi
Amos Schocken
Publisher, Ha'aretz Group
Dr. Yossi Vardi
Co-Chairman, Conference Program Committee
Guy Rolnik
Co-Chairman, Conference Program Committee
Editor-in-Chief, TheMarker
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