For the first time in its history, the annual Globes Israel Business Conference, the leading economic event in Israel was hosted in Jerusalem.
Each year, it brings together Israel’s leaders, key world economic players, scholars, decision-makers, top executives, and diplomats, as well as promising young innovators and entrepreneurs.
For two decades, Globes, Israel's leading business newspaper, has been hosting the Israel Business Conference (IBC), considered the country's most prestigious business event. The two-day conference is attended by more than 4,000 delegates, including businessmen and women, government officials, leading economists and delegations from Israel and abroad.
The annual "Globes" Israel Business Conference, which took place on January 10-11, at the Jerusalem International Convention Center, Israel’s largest conference center.
On the first day, the conference was opened by the President Reuven Rivlin and the Mayor of Jerusalem Mr. Nir Barkat, at the Gala dinner Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon.
On the second day, participants were honored with a surprise keynote session from the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who spoke about the importance of economic strengths as drivers for Israeli success.
This year’s conference titled “It's Complicated: Don't expect to come and hear one truth, but to hear ideas that will challenge you.”
All of the topics during the Globes Conference discussed the information revolution on our lives and the ways in which technology and "digitalization" is reshaping the economic, business, social and cultural environment. The transition from simple digitalization to integrated technologies blurs the lines between the physical world and the world of biology and technology, and has already been called the "fourth industrial revolution." It is characterized by an exponential pace of change that sheds new light on paradigms in virtually every industry, in practically every country. The 2018 Israel Business Conference hosted 100s of international speakers in multiple sessions and workshops, addressed the conference on economic and social issues of the day, such as social issues and their impact on economics, Bitcoin fever, long-term planning for Israel, business regulation and responsibility.
The ideas of authenticity, values and inclusion were central to this year’s conference and no doubt that these ideas are a part of the new Globes.