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Missing out on a super interesting week

The coming week, July 12th, is looking like one of the most interesting weeks in the last 6 months for the local internet and SU scene, second only to that week end of March.
And I’m gonna miss all of it!! Here’s what we have planned for the week. The reason for my absence is at the bottom of the post.

Monday, July 13th
Globes‘ annual Internet, Communication and Media Conference will kickoff Monday the 13th, at David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv (map). The event is sponsored by Bezeq and, media sponsors are TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM, Go2Web20, TechAviv and The Next Web. During the event will hold their highly anticipated TWS2009 – the most promising Israeli web and mobile startups competition. Throughout the day, 10 pre-selected startups (that were picked by these judges) will come on stage and present their solution/service/product before a crowd of VCs, CEOs, internet evangelists and media professionals.

Other than the TWS2009 there will be some cool panels and 1-on-1 interviews: Trends in consumer marketing; Future of communication (VoIP, Cellular, IPTV and more); Twitterring of course; Building personal brands by @garyvee; How-to get eBay to buy you; Creative thinking and the highlight of the event – a video-interview with David Plouffe – Obama’s Chief Campaign Mgr. in the 2008 Presidential Elections.
Full agenda for the entire event is available here (Hebrew only, sorry).

If you have ANY interest in the local internet scene, you must be at TWS2009. The 10 startups will also present at this year’s DemoPit at TC50 coming Sep. If you are unable to attend (like me), start following @tws2009 and #tws2009 on twitter to catch all the highlights, photos, videos, announcements and excitement.

Sunday, July 12th
Like any internet event there will be a pre-event party, by invitation only, sponsored by Sequoia Capital, Sunday evening. You’re welcome to try and get a ticket here.

Saturday, July 11th
Even before that, on Saturday, Technorati founder Dave Sirfy (who’s also a judge), will host 2 photo walks at Tel Aviv, for those who fancy walks, photos and internet of course.. 😉 The first walk will be to Neve Tzedek (morning) and the second to Old Jaffa (evening). Dave was here last some 20 years ago, so this might be a good chance to catch up with him.

Wednesday, July 15th
Towards the end of the week, Wed. the 15th, the Israel Internet Association will hold a half-day event focusing on the daily implications of social media, such as GUI interactions, Creating personal branding and the effects of twitter of course. You can read more about the event and its speakers here and on facebook.

All week long
Now, why am I going to miss all those events? Well, I’ll be pre-occupied somewhere in the desert, paintballing my way to the target, while staying clear (and clean 😉 of the ‘enemy’. Among other things… Wish me luck and see you all next weekend :-))

Live coverage – Globes Israel Business Conference

Globes’ annual Israel Business Conference will start tomorrow (Sunday), with an impressive list of speakers and guests compiling a wide and diverse array of business and political leaders, coming to discuss the future of Israel’s economy. All of Israel’s who’s and who will attend this year, especially in light of the global recession our world is facing. If you’re busy and can’t attend in person, relax – this is 2008 – we have twitter, blogs and broadband internet access.

For the first ‘official’ time, the conference will be socially covered by my colleagues Omer Perchik and Lior Levin (big thanks to for setting it up). Omer and Lior will update frequently on their twitter, and live-blog from the many panels and sessions during the 2-day conference.

Omer, Lior – waiting to read your thoughts. Good luck !

Globes’ Israel Business Conference (Hebrew / English)
Omer Perchik
Lior Levin

The speakers:

סאם זל Sam Zell
Equity Group Investments, LLC
יעקב פרנקל Prof. Jacob Frenkel
Chairman G-30
Vice Chairman AIG; Former Governor, Bank of Israel
סטיב רוס Prof. Steve Ross
Professor of Financial Economics
ג'ואל קורצמן Joel Kurtzman
Chairman, Kurtzman Group and Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute
אנדרה שניידר Andre Schneider
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
World Economic Forum
ברברה ג'וד Lady Barbara Judge
UK Atomic Energy Authority
ארט דה גוס Aart de Geus
Deputy Secretary-General
דניאל טנגאוזר Daniel Tenengauzer
Head of Global Currencies Strategy Group
Merrill Lynch
טים פולנטי - מושל מינסוטה Tim Pawlenty
Governor of Minnesota
הולי וויקס Holly Weeks
Author, Consultant, CEO
Holly Weeks Communication
שריף אל דיוואני Sherif El Diwany
Director – Middle East
World Economic Forum
ג'יימס ג'יאנג Prof. James Jiang
President & CEO
Gaozhi Soft
סומיטרה דוטה Prof. Soumitra Dutta
Dean of External Relations
צ'אק פורטר Chuck Porter
Crispin, Porter + Bogusky
קיגה הוויד Kigge Hvid
בארי צ'יסוויק Prof. Barry Chiswick
Distinguished Professor or Economy
University of Illinois
מייק זאפי זאפולין Mike “Zappy” Zapolin
Internet Real Estate
פלורנס  דווארד Florence Devouard
Consultant in Internet Communication Strategy
Wikimedia Foundation
לידואו זונג Liduo Zhong
Wonder Group & Chairman
Tsinghua Uniresource Ltd.
גלן יאגו Glenn Yago
Director Capital Studies
Milken Institute
יו יונגדינג Yu Yongding
Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
אדאו רסי Adeo Ressi
יונתן לבב Jonathan Levav
Associate Professor of Business
Columbia Business School
גורינדר סינג Dr. Gurinder Singh
Pro Vice Chancellor
Amity University, U. P. (India) & Director General of Amity International Business School
פרופ' כריסטוף לוך Prof. Christoph Loch
Professor of Technology and Operations Management and Dean of the PhD Program
גדעון ליכפילד Gideon Lichfield
Former Jerusalem Correspondent, The Economist
ג'ונתן סטורי Prof. Jonathan Story
Professor of International Political Economy
ג'ף פולבר Jeff Pulver
Founder and Chairman
מייקל פרטיק Michael Fertik
Dr. Heiko Frank
Managing Director
Tefen AG, Germany
מישל קוראש Michele Corash
Former Advisor
US Environmental Protection Agency
רן קיבץ Prof. Ran Kivetz
Professor of Business
Columbia University
אדם בליי Adam Bly
Founder, CEO and Editor in Chief
Seed Media Group

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