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The Business Delegation to Paris

CONNECTING LEADERS TO OLYMPIC EXCELLENCE

Paris 2024 | By invitation only

On May 22–23, 2024, a delegation of senior business executives from Israel, led by Calcalist and Bank Hapoalim, will visit Paris ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games. Delegates will devote two days to enhancing the international business ties between Israel and the French and international community, highlighting the values of excellence, innovation, and entrepreneurship that define the Israeli economy. The purpose of these two days is to strengthen business ties, encourage joint investment, and foster collaboration between France and Israel through a variety of content sessions, meetings, and tours.

A special cocktail event will be held on May 23 to bring together the French and Israeli business communities. Aiming to address both local and global issues, the exclusive event will emphasize the importance of a united global business community, and the shared vision that innovation is a central driver of economic growth and resilience, highlighting the crucial role that business communities play in providing hope for the future of both industries and nations.

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MAY 22, 2024
Business Events

Round tables I Networking events & meetings I CTech interviews studio

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MAY 22, 2024
Opening Evening

Insights from key leaders in the European business world

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MAY 23, 2024
VivaTech VIP Experience

An Exclusive tour of the Tech & Innovation exhibition

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MAY 23, 2024
Beyond the Rings:
Exploring the Economics Behind Olympic Excellence

Visit to the Olympic grounds and address by Mr. David Lappartient, President of French National Olympic and Sports Committee

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MAY 23, 2024
Inspiring Visions Across Borders

Unique evening of visionary talks from European and Israel's top minds

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Business Leaders

* Initial list

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Nicolas Dufourcq

Nicolas Dufourcq

CEO

Bpifrance - the French public investment bank

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Bpifrance’s objective is to help French companies by facilitating their export capacity and improving the attractiveness of their offers to foreign customers

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David Lappartient

David Lappartient

President of the French Olympic Committee

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During his career, David Lappartient has demonstrated a strong commitment to the development of sport, particularly in the field of cycling. President, of the French Cycling Federation, President of the European Cycling Union and currently President of the Union Cycliste Internationale

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Arthur Dreyfuss

Arthur Dreyfuss

CEO

Altice France

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Altice is a French multinational telecommunications and mass media company with official headquarters in the Netherlands, founded and headed by the French-Israeli billionaire businessman Patrick Drahi

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Dov Kotler

Dov Kotler

CEO

Bank Hapoalim

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Bank Hapoalim is Israel's leading financial institution, providing a wide range of banking and financial services to millions of customers and playing a pivotal role in the rapid growth of the Israeli economy. Bank Hapoalim is the leading banking brand in Israel and holds over 100 years of reputation of trust, integrity and professional excellence

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Yael Arad

Yael Arad

Chairperson, Olympic Committee of Israel; First Israeli Olympic medalist

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The first Israeli Olympic medalist, boasting 20+ years in entrepreneurship and international business development. A market leader in crafting and executing marketing campaigns, especially in sports.

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Alfred Akirov

Alfred Akirov

Founder & Owner

Alrov Group

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Leading real estate development company, investing in and operating luxury projects in Israel, UK, France, Switzerland and The Netherlands

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Gil Agmon

Gil Agmon

Director & CEO

Delek Automotive Systems

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Delek Automotive invested over the years in leading autotech companies such Mobileye, Innoiviz and Hailo. Gil is the main shareholder of Delek Motors- a publicly traded company that is the sole importer of Mazda, Ford, and BMW products to Israel.

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Avi Balashnikov

Avi Balashnikov

Chairman

Israel Export Institute

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The Israel Export Institute established in 1958 as a joint venture between the government of the State of Israel and the private sector to encourage and promote Israeli exports and international trade worldwide

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harel wiesel

Harel Wiesel

Owner & CEO

Fox Wizel Group

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Fox Wizel Group is the leading retail group with an ever-growing portfolio of partnerships with homegrown and global fashion & lifestyle brands, with more than 1000 stores worldwide, online capabilities, complete supply chain resources and solid financial status.

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Dori Manor

Dori Manor

Chairman

David LUBINSKI Group

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Lubinsky represents in Israel car brands: Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, and DS from the global Stellantis corporation, alongside the MG brand from SAIC, which has spearheaded the electric car revolution in Israel and is a leading and popular brand in the electric car market.

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Yuval Cohen

Yuval Cohen

Managing Partner, Fortissimo Capital

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Fortissimo is a top Israeli private equity fund, focuses on tech and industrial firms. Our proactive strategy enables us to achieve remarkable results and foster sustainable growth.

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Barak Rosen

Barak Rosen

CEO & Owner

Israel-Canada Group

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Barak is an Israeli businessman and entrepreneur, founder and owner of Israel-Canada real estate group. He is also the Owner of Tikun Olam-Cannbit, which operates in the field of medical cannabis and cannabis research

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Avner Stepak

Avner Stepak

Shareholder

Meitav Investment House

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Meitav is one of the largest and leading investment houses in Israel. Meitav manages over 133 billion NIS for thousands of private, business, and institutional clients.

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Dina Ben Tal Ganancia

Dina Ben Tal Ganancia

CEO

El Al

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Elal is Israel's national airlines, Dina in the First lady to serve as CEO

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Fiona Darmon

Fiona Darmon

Managing Partner

SunVest Capital Partners

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Experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry. Highly skilled in Venture Capital and Private Equity, VC Fundraising, Public and Private Markets, Executive Management, Corporate Development, Start-ups, and Operations

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Lior Handelsman

Lior Handelsman

General Partner, Grove Ventures; Co-Founder SolarEdge

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Lior is the founder of SolarEdge, took part in inventing and developing the company’s technology, and saw it grow from a small startup to a multi-billion dollar global company with a market leadership position in the smart and renewable energy markets.

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David Fattal

David Fattal

Founder & Owner

Fattal Hotel Chain

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Founded Fattal Hotels, Israel's largest hotel organization. The company owns 41 hotels with more than 10,000 rooms in Israel. It also manages 253 hotels in Israel and Europe

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Itzhak Dayan

Itzhak Dayan

Owner

Africa Israel Hotels

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The Africa Israel Hotels chain manages eight hotels in Israel under the brands: Crowne Plaza and the Holiday Inn.The hotel chain is owned by the Dayan family and managed by the Dayan brothers: Itzik and Amir Dayan.

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Michal Kissos Hertzog

Michal Kissos Hertzog

CEO

Poalim Tech

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Poalim Tech is the tech division of Bank Hapoalim, providing banking services and credit facilities to tech companies. Poalim Tech supports the tech sector through investing resources and sharing knowledge as a leading financial institution. Poalim Tech aspires to empower and nurture the community of entrepreneurs, investors, and visionaries while recognizing their pivotal role in shaping the future of the Israeli economy.

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Ariel Rotter

Ariel Rotter

Managing Partner

JTLV

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The JTLV Group specializing in initiation, development, and management of real estate assets. The group manages three funds, with a total equity of approximately 5 billion shekels, and oversees properties with a total value of about 10 billion shekels.

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Isaac Hillel

Isaac Hillel

Managing Partner

Pitango Growth

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Isaac has been focusing on investments from Pitango Growth Fund, investing in companies scaling from $10-50M to hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues, and become category leaders. Among his investments in the Growth Fund are AppsFlyer, Via, Zerto, Logz.io, Foursquare, Graphcore, Mend, and Sayata

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Tamar Yassur

Tamar Yassur

Chairperson of the Board

Isracard

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Previously Tamar served as Chairman for Iintoo Investments, Chairman of Leumi Card, Executive Vice President & Head of Digital Banking at Bank Leumi, and Chairman of Max It Finance Ltd.

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Arik Ze'evi

Arik Ze'evi

CEO, The Israel Foundation for Olympic Excellence; Olympic Bronze Medallist

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An ex-Israeli judoka, earning a bronze at the 2004 Athens Olympics, a silver at the 2001 World Championship, and clinching the European title four times in 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2012

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Sarit Firon

Sarit Firon

Managing Partner

Team8 Capital

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Team8 Capital, is the investment vehicle of the Team8 group. Sarit i served as CFO at MediaMind during its Nasdaq IPO and acquisition by DG Corp for $517M, as well as at P-Cube during its $200M acquisition by Cisco. She also led the seed round of Datorama, taking an active board member role until the company’s $800M acquisition by Salesforce.

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Yahal Zilka

Yahal Zilka

Managing Partner

10D and Magma Venture Partners

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Yahal led and was on the boards of Waze (acquired by Google), Onavo (acquired by Facebook), Argus (acquired by Continental), DesignArt Networks (acquired by Qualcomm), and Adience (acquired by Teddy Sagi Group).

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Ruben Krupik

Ruben Krupik

Chairman, Bank Hapoalim

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Bank Hapoalim is Israel's leading financial institution, providing a wide range of banking and financial services to millions of customers and playing a pivotal role in the rapid growth of the Israeli economy. Bank Hapoalim is the leading banking brand in Israel and holds over 100 years of reputation of trust, integrity and professional excellence

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Yanai Oron

Yanai Oron

General Partner

Vertex Ventures

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Vertex Ventures is one of Israel’s first and most successful venture capital firms. With over $1.4B raised to its funds, the firm has invested in more than 160 companies across 8 funds, achieving 44 successful Exits to date. Vertex invests early in global-minded entrepreneurs seeking to disrupt large markets.

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Natalie Refuah

Natalie Refuah

General Partner, Viola Growth

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Viola Growth has raised over $786M and invested in over 35 companies, among them Similarweb (SMWB), Bringg, Juganu, Zoomin, Bizzabo, Guesty, and Dynamic Yield (acquired by McDonald’s).

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Chaim Katzman

Chaim Katzman

Founder & CEO

G City

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Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the commercial real estate industry. G City (formerly Gazit Globe) is a global owner developer and operator of supermarket-anchored shopping centers and retail-based, mixed-use properties in North America, Brazil, Israel, northern, central and Eastern Europe, located in urban growth markets.

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Avi Hormaro

Avi Hormaro

CEO

Jordache Isarel

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Gordash Israel excels in hotels, tourism, real estate, aviation, shipping, industry, and agriculture. It owns and manages various real estate assets like Electra Tower, WeWork Israel, Amphora House Herzliya, Amphora House Tel Aviv, and Brand Street at Dizengoff Center. Additionally, it includes Arkia, Israel's largest airline and tourism company, and its subsidiary holds the leasing and management rights of Eilat Port.

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Sivan Shamri

Sivan Shamri Dahan

Managing Partner

Qumra

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Qumra Capital, an Israeli dedicated growth capital fund investing in later stage Israeli technology companies. Areas of investment interest: Internet and Media, Enterprise Software, Communications, Semiconductors, Security. Sivan is a Board member in Joytunes , Augury, Aquant, DataRails and Sweet Inn . Sivan also co-led investments in Fiverr and Riskified.

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Sivan Shamri

Ron Izaki

Chairman

Izaki Group Investments

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Izaki Group Investments (IGI) is one of Israel’s largest and longest-established private real estate development companies. IGI has built a strong global presence, with investments and teams in New York, London, Tel Aviv, Warsaw and Budapest

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Arik Kleinstein

Arik Kleinstein

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Glilot Capital

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Arik co-founded Glilot Capital to leverage his startup experience in investment decisions. A board member, he supported 18 Glilot portfolio companies acquired since inception.

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Asaf Touchmair

Asaf Touchmair

Chairman & Owner

Israel-Canada Group

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Israel Canada specializes in building projects of luxury towers and high-rise offices, such as the W Tower and Blue Towers in Tel Aviv.

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Yuval Cohen

Yuval Cohen

Founder & Managing Partner StageOne Ventures

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Yuval has led numerous investments across multiple sectors in several successful exits and growing businesses over the past years, including, Epsagon - acquired by Cisco Systems, Otonomo, Minerva- acquired by Rapid7, cVidya - acquired by Amdocs, Traffix Systems - acquired by F5, Guardium - acquired by IBM, and Appoxee – acquired by Teradata Corporation.

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Nimrod Cohen

Nimrod Cohen

Managing Partner

TAU Ventures

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TAU Ventures is Tel Aviv University Investments vehicle with more than 65 investments in portfolio companies over the past 10 years, such as Snyk, Bringg, YOTPO, WSC Sports, Coralogix, Cimagine, HouseParty, and more.

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Yaron Segev

Yaron Segev

CEO, RGE Group

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RGE is Israel’s largest media holding group. The group is owned by Access Industries and Naftali Group. RGE owns and operates leading broadcast and pay-tv channels across existing and emerging media platforms

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Tzachi Abou

Tzachi Abou

Owner & CEO

Abou Yehiel Group

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The owner of two publicly traded real estate companies valued at approximately NIS 800 million in total. Ari Real Estate, formerly Arena, thrives in the high-yield real estate sector, while Gefen Residential specializes in urban renewal projects.

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Ben Hamburger

Ben Hamburger

Vice Chairman

Harel

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Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services is one of Israel's largest insurance and finance groups that provides comprehensive financial and insurance solutions. As of March 31, 2019, the Group manages assets over NIS 250 billion.

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Yaron Bloch

Yaron Bloch

Senior Advisor to Israel, Warburg Pincus & Board Member

MAX

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Led UBS Israel as Chief Trader and CEO. served as CIO and CEO for Leumi Partners. Partnered with Warburg Pincus as Senior Advisor in Israel and Executive Chairman at MAX (formerly LeumiCard).

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Sharon Gerszbejn

Sharon Gerszbejn

Deputy CEO

Altshuler Shaham Provident Funds

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The Altshuler Shaham Group is a leading Israeli firm in the field of asset management and insurance. The investment house manages some 180 billion shekels for roughly 2.3 million clients and investors

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Dror Glass

Dror Glass

Managing Partner

Israel Secondary Fund

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Israel Secondary Fund ("ISF") acquires interests in Israel related funds and private companies from investors, founders and employees. Since the inception of the secondary market in Israel in 1998, ISF's partners have played a major role in it, executing dozens of transactions.

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Qumra Capital, an Israeli dedicated growth capital fund investing in later stage Israeli technology companies. Areas of investment interest: Internet and Media, Enterprise Software, Communications, Semiconductors, Security. Sivan is a Board member in Joytunes , Augury, Aquant, DataRails and Sweet Inn . Sivan also co-led investments in Fiverr and Riskified.

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