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Smart Mobility Summit 2018 29 - 30 October, Habima Theater, Tel-Aviv

Agenda
Agenda
A gathering of the world’s most distinguished decision makers and business leaders in the field for a series of on-stage interviews, panel discussions, case studies and brainstorming sessions. Meet 500 professionals and get up-to-date on the latest thinking on scientific, regulatory, business and operational issues in alternative fuels and smart mobility.
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Exhibition
Exhibition
A cutting-edge exhibition of new and upcoming start-ups, as well as car manufacturers and alternative fuels companies at the forefront of implementing innovation in transportation.
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Business Contacts
Business Contacts
B2B and networking opportunities with over 200 entrepreneurs and startups working on smart mobility and alternative fuels solutions.
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2018 Speakers
Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
MK Mr. Ofir Akunis
MK Mr. Ofir Akunis
Israel's Minister of Science, Technology and Space
Ofir Akunis serves as a Member of Knesset for the Likud Party, and Minister of Science and Technology. His prior positions include Minister in the Communications Ministry, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection, and Chair of the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee.

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Dr. Anat Lea Bonshtien
Dr. Anat Lea Bonshtien
Chairman and Director, Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative Prime Minister's Office
Dr. Anat Lea Bonshtien serves as the Chairman and Director of the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative, at the Prime Minister's Office. Dr. Bonshtien holds a MSc and a PhD in Biochemistry from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. In addition, Dr. Bonshtien is a former Mimshak Fellow, a science and policy fellowship program which integrates scientific knowledge with decision making.

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Michel Taride
Michel Taride
President, Hertz
Michel Taride is the Group President of Hertz International covering all corporate and franchise operations across EMEA, APAC, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Padmasree Warrior
Padmasree Warrior
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Development Officer & Board Member, NIO U.S. & NIO
Chief executive officer of NIO in the U.S. She also serves as the chief development officer of NIO as well as a member of its board of directors. In these capacities, she is responsible for the brains of NIO's autonomous, electric vehicles and the overall user experience.

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Prof. Eugene Kandel
Prof. Eugene Kandel
CEO, Start-Up Nation Central
Professor Kandel is the CEO of Start-Up Nation Central, a non-profit dedicated to strengthening Israel’s innovation ecosystem. Formerly Kandel served as the Head of the National Economic Council. Kandel is the Emil Spyer Professor of Economics and Finance at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Lu Haifeng
Lu Haifeng
General Manager, SAIC Israel Innovation Center
Mr. Lu Haifeng is the General Manager of SAIC Israel Innovation Center. With the master degree of Mechanical Engineering and EMBA, Mr. Lu has twenty years’ experience in automobile sector globally. Mr. Lu has led R&D teams globally in leading vehicle OEMs as well as components companies within SAIC.

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Bracha Halaf
Bracha Halaf
Acting Chief Scientist Ministry, National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, Israel
Chief Scientist, at the Ministry of Energy. Serves as a member of the Natural Gas Authority Council, a board member of the Israel-U.S BSF and BIRD-ENERGY, and a member of the National Council for Advancement of Women in Science and Technology.

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Yisrael Dancziger
Yisrael Dancziger
Director General, Ministry of Environmental Protection
Director General of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and a former entrepreneur and hi-tech CEO, Yisrael Dancziger has also been an active board member of several organizations that work on behalf of children, youth, and families at-risk, as well as those that work to promote education and employment for those with special needs.

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Philipp von Hagen
Philipp von Hagen
Member of the Executive Board of Porsche SE, Mitglied des Vorstands
Philipp is executive board member of Porsche SE, the majority voting shareholder in Volkswagen Group (Audi, Porsche, VW and 9 other brands). He holds degrees in economics from LSE and Oxford and worked in investment banking at Rothschild.

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David Wiernik
David Wiernik
President, NNG Kft.
Mr. David Wiernik is a Co-founder of NNG Kft. and serves as its President. Mr. Wiernik has overseen the first full 3D digital mapping for entire Israel. He was a scuba diving instructor and managed a scuba diving club in Israel. Served as an airline captain for many years.

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Carlos Cardillo
Carlos Cardillo
Director, Nevada Center for Applied Research
Carlos Cardillo is the Director of NCAR at UNR. NCAR is an applied research and development technology center that serves to enhance global competitiveness of Nevada industry by leveraging UNR’s physical and intellectual assets. Among several programs lead by NCAR, Carlos is leading the Intelligent Mobility Initiative, a user-centered, open-innovation, living-lab ecosystem for autonomous and connected vehicles in Northern Nevada.

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Christopher Burghardt
Christopher Burghardt
Managing Director Europe, ChargePoint
Christopher Burghardt is ChargePoint’s Managing Director for Europe, responsible for leading all aspects of the company's European business. Chris joined ChargePoint from Uber where he was the head of policy and communications, EMEA. Prior to his role at Uber he led the global and emerging market expansion at First Solar.

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Eran Sandhaus
Eran Sandhaus
Managing Director, Copia Growth Partners
Eran Sandhaus is a Managing Director at Copia Growth Partners. Eran advises corporates and startups and serves on the boards of leading companies and in the field of smart mobility, autonomous driving, and connected services. He is passionate about social change and using technology as means of promoting economic development.

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Matthew Baldwin
Matthew Baldwin
Deputy Director General, European Commission, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport
Tina Quigley
Tina Quigley
General Manager, Regional Transportation Commission
Tina Quigley is the general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. Tina leads the only agency in the U.S. that is solely responsible for a region’s public transit system, traffic management, roadway design, construction funding and transportation planning

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Chris Leck
Chris Leck
Deputy Group Director at the Land Transport Authority of Singapore
Chris Leck is Deputy Group Director at the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, where he oversees autonomous vehicle deployment efforts. Prior to this, he served in various capacities within the Singapore Public Service, including at the Transport and Defence Ministries.

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About the Event
Hosted by the Israeli Prime Minister, we will meet on 29-30 October in Tel Aviv, Israel, to create a dialogue about the world’s most forward-thinking approaches to transportation technologies and future business models, and to promote Israel’s ambitious goal of reducing 60% of the country’s oil consumption by 2025.
The two-day event will feature:
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A gathering of the world’s most distinguished decision makers and business leaders in the field of alternative fuels for a series of on-stage interviews, panel discussions, case studies, and brainstorming sessions.
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A cutting-edge exhibition of new and upcoming start-ups, as well as car manufacturers and alternative fuels companies at the forefront of implementing innovation in transportation.
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An invitation-only Gala dinner hosted by the Prime Minister in which he will award the 2018 Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for a major breakthrough in the field of alternative fuels for transportation.
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