Yosef Abramowitz, President, Arava Power Company; CEO, Energiya Global Capital
Mark Kahn, Partner, Omnivore Partners
Andrew Neff, Director, Israel Finance Institute
Amir Peleg, Founder and CEO, TaKaDu Ltd.; Chairman, SWAN-Smart Water Networks Forum
Eyal Rosner, Chairman and Director of Administration, Alternative Fuels Initiative, Israeli Prime Minister's Office
Eugene Kandel, Head of the National Economic Council, Israeli Prime Minister's Office. The scarcity that Israel once faced in food, water, energy, and health now plagues many countries around the world. Before the century is out, the planet's population will cross the 10-billion mark. How will resources be allocated to sustain humanity without denying billions an acceptable standard of living or ravaging the environment? In each of these core problems, Israel has pioneered breakthrough technologies that lower prices, increase productivity and transform markets. In short, they create abundance from scarcity. Were these innovations to be globalized, they would hold great promise for developing nations in the areas of water management, reforestation, renewable energy and health services, among others. How can sufficient capital be deployed for commercialization? What type of partnerships can diffuse these innovations fast enough to make a difference? This panel will examine the challenges and solutions for a range of applications.