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EU–Israel aviation agreement: Israel joins Europe in aviation

Brussels, 22 March 2012 -

Israel and the European Union have finalized negotiations on a comprehensive aviation agreement during a final round of negotiating in Tel Aviv on 22 March 2012.

The agreement will gradually open up and integrate the respective markets, strengthen cooperation and offer new opportunities for industry, including airlines, and consumers.

Following eight rounds of negotiations since December 2008, the two sides have agreed to develop a common aviation area between Israel and the EU based on common rules. It is expected that the agreement will offer more travel opportunities, more direct connections and economic benefits for both sides.

"The comprehensive aviation agreement reached in Tel Aviv today is very important for further strengthening the overall economic, trade and tourism relations between Israel and the EU. Israel is a key partner for the EU and the agreement will do much to develop the aviation links between the two partners and establish a high level of regulatory convergence", said Vice-President Siim Kallas, EU Commissioner for transport, welcoming the agreement.

Real Estate Peaks Israel Real Estate Conference 2012

 Monday, March 5, David InterContinental Hotel, Tel Aviv

08:00-09:00 am Morning networking
09:00-10:45
am Opening plenum

 Releasing land - strangling credit
- The Bank of Israel against homebuyers
- Who will save the contractors this time?
- Will insurance companies accept the challenge?

 Opening remarks:
Eitan Madmon
, CEO Globes
Nissim Bublil, President, Association of Contractors and Buildings in Israel

Participants:
Eli Yones, CEO, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank
Professor Nathan Zussman, Director, Bank of Israel Research

 Personal Talk: Roy Yakir, CEO, Kanaf Clal Insurance; Eliezer Fishman, Abraham Kuznitsky, Chairman, Minrav Holdings;
Moderator: Dror Marmor, Real Estate Editor, Globes

 * Announcement of the winner of the Globes-Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality urban design competition

 

FM Liberman told Ban Ki-Moon that Israel appreciates the stand he took and the unequivocal message he expressed against the unilateral measures taken by the Palestinians at the UN.

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FM Liberman meets with UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-Moon in Jerusalem (Photo: Reuters)

 

Real Estate Peaks Israel Real Estate Conference 2012

  Monday, March 5, David InterContinental Hotel, Tel Aviv

08:00-09:00 am Morning networking
09:00-10:45
am Opening plenum

 Releasing land - strangling credit
- The Bank of Israel against homebuyers
- Who will save the contractors this time?
- Will insurance companies accept the challenge?

 Opening remarks:
Eitan Madmon
, CEO Globes
Nissim Bublil, President, Association of Contractors and Buildings in Israel

Participants:
Eli Yones, CEO, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank
Professor Nathan Zussman, Director, Bank of Israel Research

 Personal Talk: Roy Yakir, CEO, Kanaf Clal Insurance; Eliezer Fishman, Abraham Kuznitsky, Chairman, Minrav Holdings;
Moderator: Dror Marmor, Real Estate Editor, Globes

 * Announcement of the winner of the Globes-Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality urban design competition

 

 

 

 

10:45-11:15 am Networking

11:15am-1:45pm Parallel Sessions
Waiting for a change
- The new residential mix
- Local authorities vs. the Ministry of Housing and Construction
- The place of public dialogue in the municipal space

In the presence of Minister of Housing and Construction, Mr. Ariel Atias

 

Participants:
Dr. Linhui Sui, Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Scientist, ET Solar Group
Prof. Eugene Kandel, Chairman, National Economic Council, Prime Minister's Office

Panel:
Chaim Avitan, Mayor, Hadera Municipality
Adv. Lital Gindi-Matalon, Co-Owner and Joint Chief Executive Officer, Gindi Holdings
Benny Vaknin, Mayor, Ashkelon Municipality
Bentzi Lieberman, Director, Israel Land Administration
Avi Maor, CEO, Hanan Mor Holdings Group
Miriam Fierberg, Mayor, Netanya Municipality
Moderator: Dror Marmor, Real Estate Editor, Globes

* Revealing the Real Estate Man of the Year

* Revealing Globes' Real Estate Survey. In collaboration with "Rating Research"


11:15am-12:30 pm Parallel Sessions

Rebranding the image of the realtor
- Improving the image of the realtor
Yigal Roda, General Manager, El-Haneches, Savyon Bikat Ono; Rami Yehudiha, Owner & CEO, ; Jacky Mukmel, CEO, Man Properties; Benny Keret, CEO, Azimuth Adv. & A member of BBR Group, LEAD
Moderator: Li-Or Averbach, Editor, Firma Magazine, Globes

11:00am-1:00 pm Parallel Sessions
Solar energy systems - from provisional licenses to setting tariffs
One-on-one consultancy meetings
*Prior registration is required
Anat Oren-Elad, Marketing Department, Israel Electricity Company (IEC)
Shay Denzinger, Consultant
Adv. Gilad Maoz, Partner, Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)
Ron Niv, Owner & CEO, RN Management & Holdings
Ilya Parzynski, Director, PwC Israel
Adv. Nimrod Rosenblum, Partner, Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)
;Ofir Doron, Head of the Energy Department, Migdal Finance; Rafi Kirshenboim, CEO, ET Solar Israel; Aviad Friedman, Parner & CEO, Energy Ways

1:45-2:45 pm Networking

2:45-4:15 pm Parallel Sessions
Freeing up the metropolitan Tel Aviv logjam
- A metropolitan authority - solution or waste of time?
- Subway or light rail for greater Tel Aviv?
In the presence of Minister of Transport & Road Safety, Mr. Yisrael Katz

Participants:
Dr. Tomer Goodovitch, GM Darad38 venture capital for private public projects
Dan Harel, Director General, Minister of Transportation & & Road Safety
Danny Marian, Chairman, Israel Engineers Association for Construction and Infrastructure
Boaz Tzafrir, CEO, Israel Railways
Michael Ratzon, Chairman, N.T.A. Metropolitan Mass Transit System
Abraham Kuznitsky, Chairman, Minrav Holdings
Moderator: Stella Koren Liber
, Senior Commentator, Globes

2:45-4:15 pm Parallel Sessions
World of opportunities
-
Investing or not
- Smart targets overseas
- New or existing project?

Gadi Ben Haim, Head of Real Estate Investment, Harel Group
Avital Bar-Dayan, Executive Vice President, Midroog
Shlomo Gotman, Deputy CEO, Phoenix
Duri Segal, Vice Chairman, Gazit Globe
Sobehi Tenus, Owner, STR Real Estate Group
Oded Shamir, CEO, Jerusalem Economy
Moderator: Ron Stein, Insurance Correspondent, Globes

2:45-4:15 pm Parallel Sessions
Income-producing real estate in Israel - a dangerous bubble
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Who will occupy the new office towers in greater Tel Aviv?
- Has the entry of foreign brands postponed the sting?
Introduction: Ran Goldstein, Head of Real Estate Department, Midroog
Participants:
Gilad Oren, CEO, Ashkelon Economic
Yossi Gordon, Manager Real Estate and Construction Finance Sector, Mizrahi Tefahot
Alon Glazer, Head of Research Department, Leader Capital Markets
Ohad Dannus, Chairman, Chairman, Real Estate Appraisers Association in Israel
Moshe Rosenblum, CEO, Melisron
Nachshon kivity, Chairman and Owner, B.S.R Group
Moderator: Dror Marmor, Real Estate Editor, Globes

2:45-4:15 pm Parallel Sessions
The right to a roof
- What will be the criteria and who will benefit?
- The government is evading decisions on affordable housing
Yaron Bibi, Former Head of the Israel Lands Administration
Adv. Gil Gan-Mor, Coordinator of the Right to Housing project at flagship NIF grantee Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)
Saidon, Netanya Chairman, Development Company; Raul Sarugo, CEO, Sarugo Construction;
Reuven Kogan, Deputy Director of Budge Ministry of Finance
Moderator: Moshe Lichtman, Editor Real Estate Portal Online, Globes

2:45-4:15 pm Parallel Sessions
Solar Energy - the New Real Estate
- Fast-track licensing for building PV facilities
- From provisional license to approval of electricity rates - failures en route and how to fix them
Dr. Linhui Sui, Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Scientist, ET Solar Group
Adv. Amnon Epstein, Partner, Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)
Israel Movshovitz, Vice President Marketing, Israel Electric
Dr. Ilan Suliman, Chairmam, Founder, Ilan Suliman Energy & Regulation Consulting Ltd
Adv. Nimrod Rosenblum, Partner, Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)
Rafi Kirshenboim, CEO, ET Solar Israel
Moderator: Mr. Amiram Barkat, Energy & Infrastructures Correspondent, Globes

In my view, the Israeli economy is a sort of miracle, and we have very talented people.

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Photo courtesy IDC Herzliya Conference