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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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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
Executive VP Strategy & Technology, Hyundai Motors Group
Dr. Chi is the Executive VP 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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Zvika Orron
Zvika Orron
Venture Partner, Carmel Ventures
Zvika Orron is a Venture Partner at Carmel Ventures and has more than a decade of experience in frontier technologies, through developing physiological sensors, signal processing algorithms, interpreting and deriving actionable insights out of big data sets. Zvika was the Co-founder and CTO of LifeBEAM, an artificial-intelligence wearable technology company

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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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Will Simon
Will Simon
Director of Intelligent Transportation Systems, The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America)
Will Simon is the Director of Intelligent Transportation Systems at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America). Will is also the Founder and Chairman of the U.S.-Israel Mobility Innovation Center (USIMIC) which serves as the premiere vehicle for collaboration, investment, and innovation between American Israeli mobility ecosystems. Previously, Will held positions at rideshare giant Lyft, the Alliance for Transportation Innovation, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Security & Emergency Preparedness Department.

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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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