2018

Business leadership award celebration

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Featuring: Business Leadership Award recipient Edward Seidel, University of Illinois System and the Discovery Partner’s Institute; with remarks from the Honorable Aviv Ezra, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest; and Gail Reiss, President & CEO of American Friends of Tel Aviv University

  • Held at Marshall’s Landing

BRINGING LIFE SCIENCE TO LIFE: THE JOURNEY FROM RESEARCH TO THE REAL WORLD

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm

  • Featuring: Benny Elbaz, Neuroscience Post-Doc at UChicago and regional head of ScienceAbroad; Michael Flavin, Flavin Ventures; Israel Raz, Extera Partners; Dave Wollenberg, Expert at McKinsey New Ventures

  • Hosted by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

HOW THE CRISIS OF 2008 SHAPED ECONOMIC THOUGHT IN THE PAST DECADE

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm

  • Featuring Professor Assaf Patir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • Presented in cooperation with American Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the America - Israel Economic Forum

  • Hosted by Bank Leumi USA, Marc Pershan & Dror Zetouni

ISRAEL INNOVATION SHOWCASE SPRING EDITION - FINTECH

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 5:30pm – 8:30pm

  • Gilles Gade, Founder, President and CEO, CrossRiver, A FinTech Bank "Banking as a Platform"

  • Fred Hoch, Founder and General Partner, Technexus Venture Collaborative; Executive Chairman, Illinois Technology Association (ITA); Managing Member, Sea Lane Ventures

  • FinTech Startups: Coinifide, Digital Currency and Asset Solutions, Yuri Zamostin, CEO; FinScend, Dispute Technology for Banks, Aaron Lazor, CEO & Co-Founder and Moshe Teren, CTO & Co-Founder; CyGov, Intelligent Cyber Security, Yair Solow, CEO & Co-Founder

  • Moderated by Fred Tannenbaum, Partner, Gould & Ratner LLP

  • Held at 1871

Improving Agriculture From Below

  • Monday, March 19, 2018, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (CDT)

  • Networking, Discussion, and Breakfast

  • Featuring: Professor Shimon Rachmilevitch, Director of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands and Chair of the Israeli Society of Plant Science

  • Presented in cooperation with American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Great Lakes Region

  • Sponsored by Scharf Banks Marmor LLC


2017

Doing Business In Israel - Wichita, Kansas

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6:00 pm

  • Featuring The Honorable Guy Cohen, Consul for Economic Affairs; Head. Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, and Ms. Lee Afgin, Atomation

  • Held at the Wichita Marriott

THE FUTURE IS HERE: HOW ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WORLD - Quad Cities (Moline, Illinois)

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017, 5:00 pm

  • At the campus of Western Illinois University – Quad Cities

ISRAEL INNOVATION SHOWCASE - SPRING EDITION

  • Monday, May 22, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in Chicago, IL

  • Keynote Speaker: Diana Mendley Rauner, First Lady Of The State Of Illinois

  • Moderator: Alyssa Jaffee, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

  • Featuring Israeli companies, founded by women, that you will want to know about: Tali Kogan, Tel Aviv Couture; Ilit Raz, Joonko

  • Held at 1871

Western Illinois University Quad Cities Mission to Israel

  • May 20 - May 27, 2017

Social Services: Guarantor of Israel's Economy & Security

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 12:00 pm

  • Featuring Yael Eckstein, Senior Vice-President, International Fellowship of Christians & Jews

  • Hosted by the International Fellowship of Christians & Jews

ISRAEL INNOVATION SHOWCASE & AWARDS CELEBRATION

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:30pm to 8:30pm

  • Honoring Jane B. Carlton & Dennis W. Carlton, Creators of the Carlton Fellowship at the University of Chicago

  • Featuring Innovative Israeli Startups

  • Held at 1871

CYBER WARFARE: FROM POLITICAL TERRORISM TO THE BUSINESS WORLD

  • Tuesday, November Tuesday 21, 2017 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Featuring Israel Defense Force (IDF) Brigadier-General Gal Hirsch

  • Presented in cooperation with The Israel Leadership Institute, Club 1948, and Stand With Us

  • Sponsored by Winston & Strawn, LLP


2016

MERGING EDUCATION & BUSINESS: BRINGING JEWS, CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS TOGETHER IN ISRAEL

  • February 3, 2016 at 5:30 pm, Chicago

  • Featuring Boaz Nol: Israeli entrepreneur and social activist; Director of Resources and Development, Open University of Israel

  • Hosted by Bruce A. Fox, at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

ARABS, CHRISTIANS & JEWS: STUDYING TOGETHER TO SUCCEED & BUILD A NATION

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11:30 am 1:00 pm

  • Featuring Professor Moshe Cohen-Eliya, President of the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan Israel

  • Hosted at Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP

  • Sponsored by The College of Law and Business

INNOVATION IN ISRAEL’S DEFENSE SECTOR & ITS EFFECT ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Thursday, May 19 at 11:30 am

  • Asher Tishler, Israeli Entrepreneur, Defense Analyst, and Author

  • With the Jewish Community Relations Council of the JUF Chicago

  • Hosted at Scharf Banks & Marmor LLC

STARTUP HAIFA: HOW THE UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA IS CREATING LIFE SCIENCE COMPANIES

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00am

  • Featuring Elka Nir, CEO of Carmel Ltd. (technology transfer organization of the University of Haifa); Senior executive in high tech and medical devise start-ups in U.S. and Israel; and Professor Fuad Fares, Head, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Human Biology, University of Haifa; Founder and inventor of PROLOR Biotech Company

  • With American Society For The University of Haifa

  • Co-Sponsored by Michael Rosen

  • Held at the Illinois Science + Technology Park


2015

COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITIES IN ISRAEL - IT STARTS HERE IN CHICAGO!

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:30am - 10:00am, Skokie, IL

  • Featuring Steve Franklin, Director, Great Lakes Region, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Rick Kruger, Director, Midwest-Chicago Region, American Friends of Tel Aviv University; Joy Leff, Director, West Central Region, American Technion Society; Judith Shenkman, Executive Director, Midwest Region, American Friends of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • Moderated by Michael Rosen, Managing Director, Rosen Bioscience Strategies

  • Hosted by the Illinois Science + Technology Park

MEET ISRAEL'S MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND SCIENCE AFFAIRS FOR NORTH AMERICA: AND LEARN MORE ABOUT WAYS TO GET CONNECTED TO ISRAEL'S CUTTING EDGE PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Chicago, IL

  • Hosted by Michael Traison

THE STORY OF EMIZIL- A ROAD TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW ANTI-CANCER DRUG

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Featuring Professor Uri Nir, Dean of Students and Director of the Nano Medicine Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology, Bar-Ilan University

  • With American Friends of Bar-Ilan University

  • Hosted by Miller Canfield

TARGETING THE ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEM OF CANCER CELLS: THE ROAD TOWARD A NEW ANTI-CANCER DRUG

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:30am – 9:00 am

  • Featuring Professor Uri Nir, Dean of Students and Director of the Nano Medicine Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology, Bar-Ilan University

  • With American Friends of Bar-Ilan University

  • Hosted by the Illinois Science + Technology Park

LEARN ABOUT THE ADVANTAGES OF DOING BUSINESS IN ISRAEL AT MADISON WI'S FIRST BIRD SEMINAR

  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Program includes a case study from Madison's Virent, including the company's recognized benefits, recommendations, and best practices for Israeli collaboration.

  • With the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP), Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, the BIRD Foundation

  • Hosted at the MG&E Innovation Center

VIEWS ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 11:30am 1:30pm

  • Featuring Dr. Gil Michael Bufman, Chief Economist of Leumi Group

  • With Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest

JOINT VENTURES: ISRAEL THE START-UP NATION AND THE QUAD CITIES

  • Friday, October 16, 2015 at 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

  • Featuring BIRD funding recipients Heller Industries and Fives Machining Systems; Andrea Yonah, US East Coast Representative, BIRD.

  • With the BIRD Foundation, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Quad Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center & Illinois Small Business Development Center at Black Hawk College, & iWireless Center & America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago

ISRAEL’S BRAIN TRUST: NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE ENIGMA OF THE BRAIN

  • Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 pm

  • Featuring Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professors Leon Deouell, Human Cognitive Neuroscience Lab & Adi Mizrachi, Department of Neurobiology

  • With American Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ISRAEL INNOVATION SHOWCASE & AWARDS CELEBRATION

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Featuring BeatMed, LightCyber & Tangiblee. Business Leadership Award presentation to Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871; Keynote Address "Living Entrepreneurially" by Steve Miller, Partner & Co-Founder of Origin Ventures,lead investor in GrubHub.

  • Networking, business, food, open bar & fun throughout the night. No Dinner Tables!

  • With America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago

  • The Standard Club

GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES WITH KOSOVO'S PRESIDENT HE ATIFETE JAHJAGA

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • With Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest; Albanian-American Association of Intellectuals, Businessmen and Activists; and Albanian-American Women's Association of Greater Chicago

  • Hosted by McGuire Woods