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Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Summit 2017 31 October - 1 November, 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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2017 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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MK Mr. Yuval Steinitz
MK Mr. Yuval Steinitz
Israel's Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources
Yuval Steinitz is Israel's Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, in charge of Israel Atomic Energy Commission and a member of the Security Cabinet. He is a member of the Knesset from the Likud party.

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Eli Groner
Eli Groner
Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office
Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Israeli head of the China-Israel Joint Economic Task Force, oversees the National Cyber Bureau, and was designated by the government to lead Israel's National Intelligent Mobility Initiative. Mr. Groner graduated from Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, and has an MBA from New York University.

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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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Ratan N Tata
Ratan N Tata
Former Chairman, Tata Sons
Ratan N Tata was the Chairman of Tata Sons, one of the two promoter holding companies of the Tata group, from 1991 till his retirement in 2012. Mr. Tata is also associated with various organizations in India and overseas. He is the chairman of two of the largest private-sector-promoted philanthropic trusts in India. He is a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry. He is the president of the Court of the Indian Institute of Science and chairman of the Council of Management of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

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Dr. Young Tae Kim
Dr. Young Tae Kim
Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF)
Ole Harms
Ole Harms
CEO, MOIA - Transportation on Demand Services
Ole Harms is the CEO of MOIA, Transportation on Demand Services. Prior to MOIA, Harms served as an Executive Director, Head New Business Models & Mobility Services at Volkswagen Group.

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Dr. Youngcho Chi
Dr. Youngcho Chi
Chief Innovation Officer Strategy & Technology, Hyundai Motors Group
Dr. Chi is the Chief Innovation Officer in charge of the Strategy & Technology at Hyundai Motor Group. Previously, he worked at Samsung Electronics as the Executive VP in charge of the Corporate Strategy. He has 30 years of global ICT industry experience, and holds a Ph.D. in Fracture Mechanics from Brown University.

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Luca de Meo
Luca de Meo
CEO, SEAT
Italian business executive and since 2015 serves as the CEO of SEAT. He has been Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG since 2012. Mr. de Meo held various positions at Renault, Toyota, Lancia, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Volkswagen AG, AUDI AG and SEAT.

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Eran Sandhaus
Eran Sandhaus
Vice President Services, Delphi Electronics & Safety
Eran Sandhaus is vice president, Services, Delphi Electronics & Safety. Prior to Delphi, Sandhaus held multiple executive and senior leadership roles since 1996 at Cypress Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Marvell Semiconductors leading business and product development in the networking, mobile and IoT market segments.

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Andreas Schamel
Andreas Schamel
Director Global Powertrain Research & Advanced, Ford
Director Global Powertrain Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford. Previous Chief Engineer Powertrain at Ford. Schamel holds a PhD in Automotive from Loughborough University, in Loughboroug, UK.

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Ola Altera
Ola Altera
Strategic Advisor, Sustainable Innovation
Strategic Advisor at Sustainable Innovation and previous state secretary for the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communication for the Swedish Government.

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Mats Rosenquist
Mats Rosenquist
Director External Research Collaboration, Volvo Group Trucks Technology
Director External Research Collaboration, Volvo Group Trucks Technology. Hwe specialize in Intelligent Transport Systems & Services. He holds an MSc in electrotechnology.

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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 of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, Israel
Chief Scientist (Acting) and Senior Manager, Oil Replacement Program, at the Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources. Dr. Halaf holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and Ph.D in Biophysics from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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Dr. Nili Mandelblit
Dr. Nili Mandelblit
Director of Aerospace, Transport, Nano materials and production, Research infrastructure, ISERD
Dr. Nili Mandelblit is the director of the Space, RI, Transport and NMP programs in ISERD. Holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science. Before, she specialized in marketing and business development in international software companies.

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Eric Gundersen
Eric Gundersen
CEO, Mapbox
As CEO of Mapbox, Eric coordinates product and business development. Eric has been with the team since the start and splits his time working on projects in San Francisco and Washington DC.

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Eyal Rosner
Eyal Rosner
Founder, Beyond Mobility
Founder of Beyond Mobility. Prior to this, Chairman of the Fuel Choices & Smart mobility Initiative, under PM Netanyahu. In the past, CEO of the BMG and Vice President at Bankers Trust.

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Danny Shapiro
Danny Shapiro
Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA
Danny Shapiro is senior director of Automotive at NVIDIA, focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) solutions self-driving cars, trucks and shuttles. Mr. Shapiro also serves on the advisory boards of the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Connected Car Council and the NVIDIA Foundation.

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Bart Biebuyck
Bart Biebuyck
Executive Director, FCH JU
Bart Biebuyck is the Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). Prior to this, Mr. Biebuyck served as a Technical Senior Manager at Toyota Motor Europe.

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Dr. Zhang Wensong
Dr. Zhang Wensong
Senior Vice President and Chairman of Engineering and Technology Committee, Didi
Dr. Zhang Wensong is senior vice president and chairman of Engineering and Technology Committee at Didi. Prior to Didi, he worked in Alibaba Group as vice president of Alibaba and CTO in AliCloud. He is also the founder and developer of the Linux Virtual Server project.

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Gunnar Heipp
Gunnar Heipp
Director of Strategic Planning Projects Department, Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG)
Gunnar Heipp is the Director of Strategic Planning Projects Department at the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG), the Public Transport Company of Munich. He is responsible for all the infrastructure projects to develop the metro, bus, tram system of Munich, as well as the development of MVG as a multimodal and fully integrated mobility provider. This includes e.g. a multimodal mobility platform, carsharing, a Bikesharing system (MVG Rad), investment program in E-Mobility for the city of Munich, autonomous vehicles, etc.

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Dr. Joachim Kolling
Dr. Joachim Kolling
Head of Energy Services, BMW Group
Dr. Joachim Kolling specializes in developing future digital services for BMW Group. He was part of BMW´s project i developing the mega city vehicle and co-founded DriveNow, Car Sharing services as well as Digital Energy Solutions Company.

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Virgilio Cerutti
Virgilio Cerutti
Vice President Group Business Development, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Vice President Group Business Development at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. he has been CEO for Latin America at Magneti Marelli, the Company which first launched the Flex Fuel Technology in Brasil revolutionizing the Country’s energy matrix in transportation

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Hagai Zyss
Hagai Zyss
CEO, Autotalks
Hagai, CEO of Autotalks, has spent over 20 years driving cutting edge technologies from definition to profitable business. Before joining Autotalks, Hagai served as VP R&D at EZchip. Previously, Hagai served in various executive positions at Ceragon Networks. Prior to Ceragon, Hagai served 7 years at the Electronic Research Department, a top research and development unit of the Israeli Defence Forces.

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Albert Cheung
Albert Cheung
Head of Global Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)
Albert manages the global research team at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the leading provider of independent research on transformation in the energy sector. Albert’s group is responsible for BNEF’s research in renewable energy, energy storage, energy smart technologies and advanced transport, as well as cross-sector modelling.

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Shahar Dave Waiser
Shahar Dave Waiser
Founder and CEO, Gett
Shahar Waiser is a serial entrepreneur. 2005 - Founded and successfully sold Loyalize, a start-up based in SF (acquired by Viggle). 2010 - Founded Gett - the largest international on-demand player by revenues, operating in 52 cities.

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Oren Shoval
Oren Shoval
CTO / Co-Founder, Via
Oren Shoval is Via's co-founder and CTO. He is a former strategy business consultant at McKinsey, and has spent 10 years in the Israeli Air Force developing and deploying real-time avionic systems. Oren holds a PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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Omer David Keilaf
Omer David Keilaf
CEO & Co-Founder, Innoviz
Omer has spent over 15 years driving cutting edge technologies from inception to commercialization. Prior to building Innoviz, he led the system and product definition efforts at ConsumerPhysics, building the world’s first handheld molecular sensor for mobile devices. Previous roles includes leading the system architecture and engineering teams at bTendo and Anobit. Omer spent 7 years in the elite technological unit of the Intelligence Corps of the Israel Defense Forces.

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Elliot Katz
Elliot Katz
Chair, McGuireWoods
As Chair of McGuireWoods’ Connected and Automated Vehicle practice, Elliot counsels automakers, global tech companies, and municipalities on legal and policy issues pertaining to these types of vehicles, and the greater mobility ecosystem. An advocate who recognizes the important societal and economic benefit of highly automated vehicles, Elliot regularly speaks at automated vehicle events throughout the US and around the world.

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Scott Corwin
Scott Corwin
Global Future of Mobility leader, Deloitte
Scott Corwin, Managing Director at Deloitte, works closely with leaders across a wide range of industries to successfully develop and implement strategy-based transformations. He also leads Deloitte’s Future of Mobility initiative that aims to systematically explore different scenarios about the potential evolution of the extended automotive, transportation, and mobility ecosystem.

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Michael J. Granoff
Michael J. Granoff
Founder and President, Maniv Mobility
Michael Granoff is founder of Maniv Mobility, which became the first Israel-based venture capital firm exclusively focused on the new mobility future. Aside from several startup boards, Granoff serves on the board of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), a Washington, DC-based policy and advocacy organization he helped establish. Past board roles included that of electric car network developer Better Place.

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Ben Volkow
Ben Volkow
Co-founder & CEO, Otonom
As founder and CEO of three successful companies, Ben brings an extensive track record and rich entrepreneurial experience. Prior to founding otonomo, Ben served as a Business Unit General Manager at F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV), which he joined after the acquisition of Traffix, where he was Co-Founder and as CEO. Before founding Traffix, Ben managed R&D groups in Sendo (UK), which provided advanced mobile data solutions.

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Daisy Cai
Daisy Cai
Partner, Baidu Ventures
Daisy Cai, Partner at Baidu Ventures, is leading Baidu Ventures’ technology investments globally. Prior to joining Baidu Ventures, Daisy was China Partner at TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm with AUM $23Bn.

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Doron Myersdorf
Doron Myersdorf
CEO & Founder, StoreDot
Mr. Myersdorf brings vast experience in business and technology management to StoreDot. Prior to founding the company, he served as senior director of SanDisk SSD Business Unit. Previously, he was VP Flash and Operations of msystems, a flash memory global leader. Doron’s diverse record also includes founder and CEO of InnerPresence, a Silicon Valley security software company, and co-founder and VP business development of Siftology, a pioneer in interactive media search. Doron holds PhD in R&D Management.

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Rani Wellingstein
Rani Wellingstein
CEO & Co-Founder, Oryx
Mr. Wellingstein is the CEO & Co-Founder at Oryx Vision. Rani served as VP and GM in Cisco for 3 years, before joining David Ben Bassat as a founder in Oryx. Before Intucell, Rani has co-founded Celltick, a leader in mobile advertising solutions, and was in the founding team of NKO, a VoIP pioneer that was acquired by ECI.

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Shaul Meridor
Shaul Meridor
Director General, Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources
Shaul Meridor is General Manager of the Infrastructure, Energy and Water ministry in the Government of Israel. Previous to Shaul Meridor’s current position, he held the position of Deputy Director of the Budget Department of the Finance Ministry and led the economic plan & reforms of infrastructure sectors such as energy, transportation, aviation, water & agriculture.

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Dror Meiri
Dror Meiri
VP of Business Development, ADAKSY
Dror Meiri, President of Business Development. Dror is hands-on, visionary business development and strategic planning executive with over 20 years of experience in creating value and achieving growth of technology based companies. Before joining AdaSky, Dror served as Vice President of Business Development for Wilocity.

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Oren Ezer
Oren Ezer
CEO, ElectRoad
Oren is the Co-Founder and CEO of ElectRoad. Prior to ElectRoad, Oren served as Chief electronic engineer at ElOp, Electro-Optics division of Elbit Systems and led the excellent group for real-time processors.

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Yisrael Dancziger
Yisrael Dancziger
Director General, Ministry of Environmental Protection
Mr. Dancziger was appointed director general of the Ministry of Environmental Protection on August 2015. Mr. Dancziger Founded and managed several hi-tech companies, including Digital Fuel, which was sold to VMware on 2011.

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Mark Joseph
Mark Joseph
CEO & Vice Chairman, Transdev North America
Mark Joseph is CEO and Vice Chairman of Transdev North America, a company he has built into the largest multi-modal transportation company in North America. An entrepreneur and innovator, Mr. Joseph is passionate about improving quality of life and economic growth in cities and communities through well-designed, multi-modal public transportation.

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Robbie Diamond
Robbie Diamond
Founder, President & CEO, Securing America's Future Energy
Robbie Diamond is the Founder, President and CEO of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). Diamond is also the President and CEO of the Electrification Coalition, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group of business leaders committed to promoting policies and actions that facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale in order to combat the economic, environmental, and national security dangers caused by the nation’s dependence on petroleum

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Lauren Sager Weinstein
Lauren Sager Weinstein
Chief Data Officer, Transport for London (TfL)
Lauren Sager Weinstein is chief data officer for Transport for London (TfL). Lauren oversees TfL’s business intelligence / data science strategy, TfL’s data technical platform development, as well as support for data products and services. Originally from Washington, DC, USA, she has degrees from Princeton University and from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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Igal Raichelglauz
Igal Raichelglauz
Co-Founder & CEO, Cortica
Igal brings with him extensive experience in algorithms & architectures for high-dimensional and high volume data processing flows. Prior to founding Cortica, Igal was CTO of LCB Ltd. Prior to LCB, Igal was product engineer and technical leader at Intel Haifa product development division. Prior to Intel, Igal was Co-Founder of a start-up company (Figment) providing advanced content services to cellular network providers in Israel.

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Jarmila Plachá
Jarmila Plachá
Head of ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab, ŠKODA AUTO
Jarmila Plachá is Head of ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab. Her mission is to help ŠKODA AUTO create future customer driven mobility solutions and support ŠKODA AUTO on its journey to become a Mobility Service Provider.

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Gloria Roberts Boyland
Gloria Roberts Boyland
Corporate Vice President of Operations & Service Support, FedEx Corporation
Gloria Roberts Boyland is Corporate Vice President of Operations & Service Support at FedEx Corporation, a $60B global transportation service provider. Mrs. Boyland currently sits on the board of Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the Memphis Brooks Museum, and is a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation.

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Prof. Jens Nielsen
Prof. Jens Nielsen
Systems and Synthetic Biology, Chalmers University of Technology
Jens Nielsen has a PhD from Technical University of Demark. He is currently Professor at Chalmers, Sweden. He has published more than 600 papers, is inventor of more than 50 patents, and has founded several biotech companies. Samson – Prime Minister's Prize Winner for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation 2017

2017 Samson Prize Award Winner

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Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon
Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon
Professor at the College de France holding the chair “Chemistry of solids – Energy"
Professor at the College de France holding the chair “Chemistry of solids – Energy". Prof. Tarascon present research is devoted to Li-ion, Na-ion batteries and other chemistries with emphasis on developing new eco-efficient synthesis processes and developing novel reactivity concepts. 2017 Samson Prize Award Winner

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Dror Jerushalmi
Dror Jerushalmi
CEO & Co-founder, Valens
Dror Jerushalmi draws upon over 20 years of high-level international business development, marketing and management experience in the semiconductor industry to steer Valens on a path of growth and success. Dror is currently overseeing HDBaseT’s successful introduction to the automotive market, to optimize in-vehicle connectivity.

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Torben Fog
Torben Fog
Business Manager, Head of e-Mobility Solutions, E.ON Denmark
Mr. Fog, is currently serving as head of e-Mobility Solutions at E.ON Denmark. Managing strategy, business and people, providing differentiating customer oriented solutions and delivery capabilities within the e-mobility commercial operation and all its complexity.

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Roy Williamson
Roy Williamson
VP Advanced Mobility, BP
Mr. Williamson is a passionate growth catalyst and business development leader – currently serving as VP of Mobility at BP.

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Jim Adler
Jim Adler
Managing Director & Board Member, Toyota Al Ventures
Mr. Adler is managing director and board member at Toyota Al Ventures, where he is making early stage investments in talented, tenacious entrepreneurs from around the world in artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous mobility, data, and cloud. Mr. Adler also serves as VP at Toyota Research Institute.

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Gilles Normand
Gilles Normand
SVP, Electric Vehicle Business, Renault Group
Mr. Normand Gilles Normand started his career at Renault, in 1988. Today he serves as Senior Vice President, Electric Vehicle of Renault Group. He is a member of the Renault Management Committee.

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Prof. Laszalo Palkivics
Prof. Laszalo Palkivics
Hungarian State Secretary, Hungary Government
Hungarian State Secretary, prior to this served as Minister of State for Higher Education. Holds a Ph.D. in engineering vehicle mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Budapest. Mr. Palkovics is Doctor and Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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Dr. Yoram Turbowicz
Dr. Yoram Turbowicz
Board Member, Champion Motors
Dr. Yoram Turbowicz is a Board Member of Allied Holdings & Champion Motors. He served as Chief of Staff, at Prime Minister's Office, The Government of Israel. Dr. Turbowicz also served as Chairman and General Manager of several public companies.

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About the Event
Hosted by the Israeli Prime Minister, we will meet on 31 October - 1 November 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 2016 Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for a major breakthrough in the field of alternative fuels for transportation.
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