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Fireside Chat with Yossi Vardi and Haim Saban at The Israel Conference™ on June 2 in Los Angeles

The Israel Conference - June 2, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA May 27, 2011

By Sharona Justman Managing Director, STEP Strategy Advisors and co-Founder of The Israel Conference

What do you get when the Godfather of Israeli High-Tech, Yossi Vardi, sits down to chat with Haim Saban, the Chairman and CEO of Saban Capital Group who co-founded Fox Family Worldwide and sold the company to Disney for over $3B? Those that attend The Israel Conference on June 2nd can be assured of an exciting, engaging, and humorous exchange of ideas between these two industry giants that have one key common area interest between them . . . Israel!

Yossi Vardi is known as one of Israel’s first high-tech entrepreneurs and an early stage “Angel”.  Over the past 40 years he has founded and helped to build over 60 high-tech companies in a variety of fields, among them software, energy, Internet, mobile , electro-optics, and water technology.  In 1996 he became the founding investor of Mirabilis - the creator of ICQ, which was the first instant messaging application and was sold to AOL for over $400M.  Yossi has been a tremendous asset to the State of Israel and to so many enterprising entrepreneurs worldwide.

The Israel Conference - June 2, 2011

The Israel Conference - June 2, 2011

Haim Saban is a worldwide pioneer and leader in the entertainment industry with many claims to fame.  Of course we all know Haim Saban for the production of the very popular Mighty Morphin Power Rangers™ in the 1990’s.  Today he is one of the Forbes richest persons in America, is well-connected, with passionate devotion to the philanthropic and a passion for Israel.

The Israel Conference is very pleased to have both men join us on Thursday, June 2nd in Los Angeles where we will be able to listen to Yossi and Haim as well as many other leading technology innovators and investors for a first look at technologies and products in Mobile, Consumer Brands, eCommerce, Advertising, and Media & Entertainment technology coming out of Israel.  Learn firsthand why Israel is a world leader in technology development.  Be part of the discussion on venture capital and why investors are putting capital into Israel at a rapid rate.

The Israel Conference features innovators of significant businesses that were founded in Israel / have R&D in Israel / do business in Israel / and investors in Israeli companies in an interactive forum to increase business and investment opportunities.  Speakers represent the spirit of the inventiveness of the Israel market.  Attendees will gain an insider’s understanding of the growth of both public and privately-held Israel-facing companies.  Learn more about the full day of activities by visiting  
Register before June 2 to get the best seat!


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Selected Participating Firms:

Marvell Technology
Evergreen Venture Partners
BrightSource Energy
New Century Capital Partners
Glaser Weil
Shamrock Holdings
Fox Rothschild LLP Wix
Mass Animation
Blumberg Capital
Milken Institute
Premiere Radio Networks
Olmstead Williams Communications
WITI Skipso
Sheppard Mullin
RayV Technologies
Yes To Carrots
BlackBerry Partners Fund
Capstone Turbine
Santa Monica Observer
Magic Sauce Media
Technology Council of Southern California
American Friends of the Hebrew University
Maverick Angels
Bank Leumi
Catch Media
Broads Circle
Larta Institute
Green Edge Systems
Sequoia Capital Yossi Vardi STEP Strategy Advisors
Tigo Energy Dorot Garlic & Herbs
Vintage Filings
Boxee The Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles
Kryon Systems
cVidya Networks American Technion Society
Wells Fargo Pythagoras Solar
Peer 39 Southern California Edison
Giza Venture Capital
Silicon Valley Bank Caanan Partners
Luxe Worldwide Hotels
American Israeli Medical Association
Green Tech Media El Al
TechAviv SCICC
Israel Consulate
HiOsilver Oxygen Water
Business Wire
Bvents The Marker


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Opening opportunities for knowledge and networking to expand your mind and your reach.



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