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RECENT EVENTS

2021

CHICAGO FROM THE MIDWEST TO THE MIDDLE EAST: ISRAEL & THE AGTECH BOOM

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:00pm Central Time

Featuring: 

  • The Honorable Aviv Ezra, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest
  • Amy Stoken, OurCrowd
  • Jonathan Medved, OurCrowd

A Program of the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest and OurCrowd 

Via Zoom

THE ABRAHAM PEACE ACCORDS: A CATALYST FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BETWEEN ISRAEL, THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, BAHRAIN AND BEYOND

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 10:00am Central Time

Featuring:

  • U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
  • Yifat Alon Perel, Embassy of Israel
  • Jon Medved, OurCrowd
  • Dr. Sabah Al-Binali, OurCrowd

Presented by the international network of U.S. and binationa chambers of commerce, state trade offices, and like-minded organizations

via Zoom

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM - 12:45pm Central Time

Featuring:

  • 2020 Year in Review & State of the Chamber: Scott Glickson, AICC President
  • Election of Directors: Fred Tannenbaum, Chair of the AICC Nominating Committee

Via Zoom


COVID IN ISRAEL: THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF A DIVERSE NATION

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 11:15 AM CST

Featuring:

  • COVID and the Law: Dr. Asaf Harduf, Senior Lecturer, Law School, Zefat Academic College
  • COVID and the Haredi Community: Dr. Janet Cohen, Lecturer, Department of Behavioral Sciences
  • COVID in the Future: Prof. Izhar Ben Shlomo, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Moderated by:

  • Mr. Michael Traison, EVP of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists

Event organized by AICC member Avrum Lapin, and moderated by AICC member Michael Traison

Via Zoom

CELEBRATING THE MOMENTOUS ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND KOSOVO

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm Central Time (USA & Canada); 8:00pm to 9:00pm (Israel); 7:00pm to 8:00pm (Albania, Kosovo)

A discussion with the Honorable Ines Demiri, Kosovo's first Chargé d'Affaires to the State of Israel

Remarks from The Honorable Albin Kurti, Prime Minister of Kosovo; and The Honorable Aviv Ezra, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest

Click here to view recording of the event.



2020

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP & BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

  • February 6, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Featuring Jack Lavin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Hosted by Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC (Tal Izraeli, AICC Director)

NATIONAL VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: BE'ER-SHEVA: THE LATEST TECH HUB

The March 31 Lunch & Learn with Professor Dan Blumberg, VP and professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the Department of Geography and Environmental Development was held in the form of a National Virtual event due to the shelter in place order.

AICC RECOMMENDS: THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19

  • A webinar and Q&A with Leonardo Leiderman, Professor of Economics at Tel Aviv University and Chief Economic Advisor at Bank Hapoalim.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm Central Time

AICC RECOMMENDS: MACROECONOMIC LANDSCAPE AND IMPACT ON U.S.-ISRAEL BUSINESSWITH THE EMBASSY OF ISRAEL AND THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

  • A webinar with Yifat Alon Perel, Head of Economic & Trade Mission, Embassy of Israel: and Curtis Dubay, Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 8:00am - 8:45am Central Time

"A VIEW FROM THE NORTH" WITH WITH PROF. MOHAMMED WATTAD, DEAN OF LAW, ZEFAT ACADEMIC COLLEGE

  • May 12, 2020 at 9:45am, US Central Time.
  • Presented by AICC members Michael Traison and Avrum Lapin
  • With the America - Israel Economic Forum
CYBER SECURITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC - FROM ACUTE TO CHRONIC: THE ISRAELI EXPERIENCE
  • June 2, 2020 at 9:00am
  • Webinar: Israeli innovations in Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence designed to combat COVID-19 and to assist decision-makers to prepare exit strategies for life after the pandemic.
  • Presented by the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest

HERE FOR GOOD: ISRAEL TECH AND SOCIAL IMPACT

SPOTLIGHT ON THE ISRAELI MARKET: UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MIDWEST

MEET THE INVESTORS IN ANALYTICS, HEALTHCARE, SCIENCE, SPORTS, TECHNOLOGY

  • AICC Business Leadership Awards
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm (US Central Time)
  • Honoring Catherine Kleinmuntz PHD and Don Kleinmuntz PHD, Principals, Kleinmuntz Associates LLC; Keith Bank, Founder & Managing Partner, KB Partners

ISRAEL - CHICAGO PARTNERSHIP TRANSFORMING CHICAGO'S HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 10:00am Central Time
  • Presented by the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest
  • With Kaleidoscope Health Ventures (Chicago), Sheba Medical Center (Israel), and FarPoint Development (Chicago)
  • Click here to watch!

ISRAEL AND UAE LEAD ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND BIOTECH'S FUTURE

  • Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:00am (US Central Time)
  • Featuring Aviv Ezra, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest; Eliav Benjamin, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ze'ev Lavie, Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce; Yaky Yanay, CEO & President, Pluristem; and Dr. Yendry Ventura, General Manager, Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center.
  • Moderated by Ariella Rada, Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest
  • Click here to watch!

2019

ANNUAL BOARD AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING

  • March 5, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

  • Featuring Betsy Ziegler, CEO of 1871

  • Meeting includes election of incoming AICC Officers, Executive Committee, and Directors

  • Hosted by McGuireWoods

MORE WAYS YOU CAN INVEST IN ISRAEL

  • March 19, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

  • Featuring: Bernard Hasten, Israel Stake; Brandon Pevnick, Angeles Investments; Yaniv Zilberman (Gesher Capital).Steven Schoenfeld, BlueStar Indexes; Yaniv Zilberman, Gesher Capital

  • Chicago, IL

BPN'S ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION PANEL

  • April 4, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Presented by YLD’s Business Professionals Network (BPN), co-sponsored by the AICC

  • Panelists: AICC member Daniel Blumenthal, MDClone; Tal Katz, Vayyar Imaging; Yoav Mordowicz

  • Moderator: Ari Rokni, a BPN Committee member

  • Hosted by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

AUTHOR LUNCH & LEARN

SPRING INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: MEDICAL CANNABIS - BOOMING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

  • Monday April 29, 2019 at 5:30pm to 8:30pm

  • Israel In the Spotlight: Tikun Olam USA, Bernie Sucher, CEO

  • Panelists: Scott Mandell, President, Cannabistry Labs; Thomas Mazarakis, Portfolio Advisor, Salveo Capital; Dina Rollman, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Green Thumb Industries; Randy Shipley, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, VividGro and Co-Founder, Cannafundr.com
  • Moderator: Fred Tannenbaum, Partner, Gould & Ratner LLP
  • With america - Israel Economic Forum
  • Marshall’s Landing, Chicago, IL

    OURCROWD INVESTOR LUNCH FEATURING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AUTOMOTIVE, EDUCATION, AND CYBER SECURITY TECHNOLOGY

    • June 18, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    • Featuring: Uri Lavi, CEO & Co-Founder of Ride Vision; Isaac Segal, Founder, President, & CEO of EduNav; Dr. Gal Tamir, Co-Founder & CEO of Pairser

    • Hosted by Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

    SMART DIGITAL CLOTHES: MEDICAL-GRADE WEARABLE DEVICES COMING TO CHICAGO

    • September 4, 2019 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    • Featuring Dr. Yoram Romem, Founder & Chairman of HealthWatch, a pioneer in harnessing textile technology for cardiocare
    • Presented with the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, and America - Israel Economic Forum
    • Hosted by McGuireWoods LLP

      ISRAEL'S SECRET: THE LINK BETWEEN IDF'S 8200 UNIT AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS

      • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      • Featuring Dean Sysman, CEO/Co-Founder, Axonius; and Yonatan Striem Amit, CTO, Co-Founder, Cybereason
      • With CyberTech, the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, FinTank, and America - Israel Economic Forum
      • Sponsored by: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (Leonard Ferber, AICC member)

      2019 BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD CELEBRATION: SPOTLIGHT ON REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

      • Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5:30PM to 8:30PM
      • Business Leadership Award Honoree: Scott Goodman, Founding Principal, Farpoint Development
      • With America - Israel Economic Forum
      • Marshall's Landing


      2018

      ANNUAL BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETING

      • Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm

      • Featuring Andrea Zopp, President & CEO of World Business Chicago

      • Remarks from Eugene Kandel, CEO of Start-Up Nation Central

      • Election of incoming Officers & Directors

      • Hosted by McGuireWoods LLP, Scott Glickson, Partner

      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; and the America - Israel Economic Forum

      • Sponsored by Scharf Banks Marmor LLC

      MEETING WITH CONGRESSMAN BRAD SCHNEIDER, IL 10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

      • Hosted at a private home in Highland Park, IL

      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

      • Coinifice, 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

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

      • Members Only

      • 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

      U.S. - ISRAEL STARTUPS INVESTOR EVENTS

      • July 24, 2018 at 7pm in Highland Park; July 25, 2017 at 12pm in Chicago

      • Featuring OurCrowd, Data.World, enVerid, RealView Imaging

      ISRAEL'S ORCAM AND THE POWER OF ARTIFICIAL VISION

      • Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm in Chicago

      • Featuring: Aliza Olenick, Area Sales Manager, and Motti Attia, Regional Sales Manager who will demonstrae and discuss OrCam's MyEye2

      • Hosted by AICC Member Leonard Ferber at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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

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

      • Featuring:

      • Hosted by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (AICC Member Leonard Ferber)

      BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD CELEBRATION

      • Thursday, November 28, 2018 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
      • Honoring Edward Seidel, Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation, University of Illinois System Inaugural Interim Director, Discovery Partners Institute (DPI)
      • Remarks: Honorable Aviv Ezra Consul General of Israel to the Midwest; Gail Reiss President and CEO of American Friends of Tel Aviv University. Tel Aviv University is the first international institution to commit to participate in the DPI.
      • Marshall's Landing

      2017

      IANGELS WEBINAR

      • Location: Webinar

      • 9:00 am U.S. Central

      • Wednesday, February 1, 2017

      • Introducing Arbe Robotics Co-Founder & CEO Kobi Marenko

      ISRAEL AGTECH INNOVATION SHOWCASE

      • Locations: Missouri & California

      • March 6 - 9, 2017

      DOING BUSINESS WITH ISRAEL

      • 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

      QUALIFIED INVESTOR MEETING - QUAD CITIES

      • Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

      • Featuring Scott Dubin, OurCrowd

      THE FUTURE IS HERE: HOW ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WORLD

      • Thursday, March 30, 2017, 5:00 pm -6:15 pm in Moline, IL

      • 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; & Roni Tehori, Sentic Technologies

      • Held at 1871

      ISRAELI SOCIAL INNOVATION

      • Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in Chicago, IL

      • Keynote Address: Avi Jorisch, expert and author on Israeli Innovation; founder of the Red Cell Intelligence Group

      • Presented by the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest

      STEAK & STARTUPS

      • Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:00pm

      • Featuring iAngels' Lee Moser, VP Investor Relations Director North America and Dana Segev, Investor Relations Director; Inception VR; and Headnote.

      • At Sullivan's Steak House Chicago

      LUNCH WITH CHRIS KENNEDY

      • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      • Hosted at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

      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

      LUNCH WITH J.B. PRITZKER

      • Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

      • Sponsored by Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

      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

      U.S.-ISRAEL NEXTGEN FIRST RESPONDERS & HLS TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT - "EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES FOR US-ISRAEL TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIPS TO ADVANCE INNOVATIONS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND HOMELAND SECURITY"

      • November 15, 2017 at 9:00am - 12:00pm

      • Keynote Presentation By Daniel Cotter, Director, First Responders Group, United States Department of Homeland Security

      • Featuring Major General Tamir Yadai, Commander, Home Front Command, Israel Defense Forces; Major General Richard J. Hayes, Jr., The Adjutant General, Illinois National Guard; Mr. Paul Steinberg, Chief Technology Officer, Motorola Solutions

      • Also Including Panel discussions examining law enforcement & first responders’ future technology needs, as well as how leading companies, venture capitalists and accelerator programs develop and market new technologies

      • Showcase of exciting Israeli and American companies developing next generation solutions

      • Hosted by the Jewish United Fund

      CYBER WARFARE: FROM POLITICAL TERRORISM TO THE BUSINESS WORLD

      • Tuesday, November 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


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