Forbes Announces First Round of Speakers for 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit EMEA
Speakers for Forbes’ Under 30 Summit EMEA include Sean Rad, Cofounder and Chairman, Tinder; Yossi Vardi, Internet Entrepreneur; Teddy Sagi, Founder of PlayTech, Market Tech and SafeCharge; Steven Izen, Founder & CEO, Lokai; and Farah Abdi, Somali Refugee, Author, Blogger and Human Rights Activist
750 Young Entrepreneurial Game Changers and Legendary Mentors Are Expected to Gather in
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, April 2-6, 2017
TEL AVIV (January 26, 2017) – Forbes announced today the first round of speakers and participants for the second Under 30 Summit EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), which will take place in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, April 2-6, under the theme “Innovation, Exploration, and Inspiration.” For the summit, an invitation-only event, Forbes is expected to bring together over 750 of some of the world’s most influential young entrepreneurs -- 250 from the U.S., 250 from Europe and 250 from Israel, as culled from Forbes’ 30 Under 30 lists. The speakers announced today include:
Sean Rad, Cofounder and Chairman, Tinder (U.S.)
Yossi Vardi, Internet Entrepreneur (Israel)
Teddy Sagi, Businessman and Entrepreneur, Founder of PlayTech, Market Tech and SafeCharge
Steven Izen, Founder and CEO, Lokai (U.S.)
Farah Abdi, Somali Refugee, Author, Blogger & Human Rights Activist (Germany)
Obinwanne Okeke, Chairman and CEO, Invictus (Nigeria)
Lawrence Brand, Founder, Porterlight Bicycles (U.K.)
Joséphine Goube, CEO, Techfugees (U.K.)
Sofia Hmich, Founder, Future Positive Capital (U.K.)
Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, CEO and ‘Head Stemette’, Stemettes (U.K.)
Netanel Rubin, CEO, Vaultra (Israel)
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Building on last year’s successful entrepreneur-driven summit and cultural immersion, Forbes is expanding its celebration of innovation and startups. For five days, innovators, inventors, pioneers, mentors and investors will focus on breakthrough ideas that tackle the most intractable problems facing our society and the planet.
Forbes will feature -- as part of the summit’s agenda, panels, interviews, performances, product demos and keynote addresses, showcasing the most cutting-edge innovators and disruptors, and will provide mentorship from successful business leaders. The conversation will focus on using innovation to reimagine humanity. At the event, participants will hear from visionaries -- entrepreneurs, artists, activists and inventors -- shaping the future in powerful ways.
“As these innovators explore the intersection of Big Data, smart design, AI, robotics, virtual and augmented reality and other accelerating tech trends, participants in our summit will realize an evident truth: We have the tools and technologies to create a better world, if we can muster the comity and the will,” said Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes magazine and creator of Forbes’ Under 30 franchise.
The summit will offer rich cultural-immersion activities and a unique global-networking environment. Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit attendees will also have the opportunity to mentor and inspire the next generation of young superstar entrepreneurs in the local communities of Israel.
The summit will kick off with a welcome party on the shores of the Mediterranean.
On April 3, participants will gather in Tel Aviv for a day of content focused on “Innovation,” while enjoying access to an entire Forbes Under 30 Village with joined booths, displays and demonstrations.
April 4th will be devoted to “Exploration” and cultural immersion. Rothschild Boulevard will be transformed into an Open House, as summit participants will be able to explore and join tours, including a guided tour of the Old City in Jerusalem.
April 5th will focus on “Inspiration -- Making a Difference, Healing the World.” Participants will visit sites across Greater Israel to cultivate conversations about achieving actionable solutions. The day will end with the Forbes Under 30 Music Festival, featuring acts from across Israel, Europe and America.
On April 6, the summit will conclude with a day of inspiration and reflection, starting at sunrise at Masada and the Dead Sea.
The Presenting Sponsors for the summit are Lokai and Market Tech.
Forbes’ Under 30 franchise is a global multichannel platform that comprises 30 Under 30 lists featuring young global game changers and published in print and online all over the world; live summits in the U.S., Asia and Israel; an Under 30 channel on Forbes.com; and a Forbes Under 30 app. To access Forbes magazine’s 2017 30 Under 30 U.S. list, please visit www.forbes.com/30under30.
About Forbes Media:
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 94 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 38 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services and technology license agreements.
Lokai is a socially responsible lifestyle brand that represents the importance of finding balance along life’s journey. Steven Izen founded the company in 2013, on the heels of a deeply emotional and transformative experience. Realizing that life is a cycle of highs and lows, he grew to appreciate the importance of remaining both humble and hopeful. The company infuses its trademark bracelets with elements sourced from the highest and lowest points on Earth -- water from Mt. Everest and mud from the Dead Sea. The Lokai lifestyle is devoted to finding balance, sharing success during life’s peaks and gaining perspective during lows. Lokai supports this message by donating 10% of net profits to various charitable organizations. Since launching, Lokai is sold in over 160 countries.
About Market Tech:
Market Tech is an LSE-listed property company that owns, manages and is developing a unique 16 acre estate (valued at £1 billion as of September 30, 2016) of office, retail, leisure and living spaces centred around the iconic Camden Markets, and supported by three e-commerce businesses, referred to as Market Tech Digital. These are Stucco Media, an e-commerce marketing platform, Glispa; a Berlin-based mobile marketing business and Fiver; a B2C online fashion retailer. www.market-tech.com
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