Adiv Baruch is a leader in the High-tech industry in the last 34 years. Mr. Baruch is acting as the Chairman of the Israeli export and International Cooperation Institute leading Israel export which in 2019 exceeded 114 Billion US ($) of export as over 50% are High-tech related industries.
Mr. Baruch is also acting as the Chairman of the Innovation and Technology Institute in Israel, the Chairman of Elad health care solutions, Elad systems and few more public traded companies in Israel (TSE) and other exchanges (NASDAQ, OTC, HK).
Today Mr. Baruch is leading the Young Entrepreneurs Organization and has been actively involved in leading the global innovation of Israel.
Mr. Baruch was a founding member of Ness Technologies, a leading IT software company. Mr. Baruch is globally involved in the Medical IT solutions, Cyber companies, Smart Cities initiatives and Financial technologies and solutions. Mr. Baruch also served as a board member of Bank of Jerusalem. Throughout the years, Mr. Baruch has led tenth of merger and acquisitions and capital raise of over one Billion US ($). Mr. Baruch has his own philanthropic organization and has been a YPO member for over 17yrs.
Mr. Baruch served in the Israeli Navy and holds an Engineering degree from the Technion, the leading engineering institute in Israel.
Head of the Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Economy
Ohad has been the Trade Commissioner and Director of the Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Economy and Industry since 2012.
He is responsible for an annual budget of 80 million USD and manages 300 employees in Israel and around the world, working in Israel and in 50 Economic and Commercial Missions, located in the most important economic centers globally. These Missions promote Israeli exports and attract foreign investments to Israel.
Ohad is in charge of Israel's international trade policy. As the Trade Commissioner, he led a strategic move to expand Israel’s Free Trade Area (FTA) Agreements network. In this framework, Israel signed a record number of new and updated agreements, among them with South Korea, Ukraine, Canada, Colombia, Panama, and the United Kingdom.
In addition, Ohad initiated negotiations to establish FTA Agreements with several countries, including China, Vietnam and the Eurasian Union. These agreements are still being negotiated.
Ohad initiated the establishment of two programs to support exporters: “Smart Money” and “Shalav”, to assist exporters who are entering new markets abroad. Ohad is the committee chairman of both programs, which had a joint budget of 30 million USD in 2020.
In addition to his export promotion and foreign investments activities, he pushed to create a new department within the Foreign Trade Administration, which controls dual-use exports. The department aims to enforce an effective supervision system of these exports while enabling a free flow of goods.
Before he was nominated as Director of the Foreign Trade Administration, between 2007- 2012, Ohad was the Head of Israel’s Economic Mission in Washington DC. In this position, he was responsible for strengthening and advancing the trade and investments between Israel and the United States and enhancing the competitivity of the Israeli industry in the American markets by developing and promoting trade agreements, removing trade barriers, locating and creating business opportunities for Israeli companies, promoting Israel’s economic public relations, encouraging bilateral joint ventures and providing individual assistance to companies.
Ohad joined the Foreign Trade Administration as part of the prestigious cadet course of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, and has held several significant roles within it since then: Director of the South Europe Department, Cadet Course Manager, Head of the Economic Mission to Sweden, which covered the entire Nordic area, Deputy Director of the Bilateral Trade Agreements Division, and Head of the Economic Mission to Jordan.
Ohad was a member of the industrial cooperation committee in the Barcelona Process of the European Union (EU), whose objective was to establish regional economic cooperation between the EU, Middle Eastern and North African countries.
Once he completed his academic studies and before he joined the cadet course, Ohad worked as an economist in the planning and development department at Zim, a large shipping company based in Israel.
Ohad holds a BA in Economics and MBA, both from the University of Haifa. He was born in Haifa in 1971, is married to Monika, and has three children: Eitan, Neta, and Doron. Ohad is a history enthusiast and an avid sports fan.
Haggai Hofland is the CEO and Co-Founder of Raycatch, the developer of an AI-driven solar asset management system. He is a second-time CEO and Founder, and a PV production and data advisor for public companies and renewable energy PE funds.
Moderator: Sagi Semah
Director of International Affairs, Strategy Department, The Israeli Electricity Authority
VP Business Development at Apollo Power. Enthusiastic about new technologies that aim for a more sustainable world.
Moderator: Dr. Nurit Gal
Head of Energy and Infrastructure at EY. Prior to that Nurit was deputy to the chairman of the Israeli Electricity Authority
Omar Díaz Calvete
Head of Operations, ENL REN ENERGI (Mexico)
Ms. Noa Aharoni
Head of Cleantech and Smart Infrastructure Unit, Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute
Director of Business Development and Sales - Latin America, Ormat
Mr. Mizrahi joined Ormat in this position in 2015. He brings more than 29 years of international experience in Latin American market infrastructure and energy industries. Most recently he was Vice President for the Latin American division of Baran Group, CEO of BARANMEX, the Mexican subsidiary of Baran Group. He spent years leading the strategic planning and management of marketing and sales in the TAHAL Group, IDE, and Baran Group in Latin America. He began his career with Lipman Engineering in a number of management positions across operations and sales overseas. Mr. Mizrahi has an international executive BA from Derby University, and has served as a Board member and General Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce America Latina-Israel for the past 11 years.
Moderator: Daniel Zucker
Head of Local Market Implementation, Smart Mobility intiative, Israeli Prime minister's office
Moderator: Shomrat Shurtz
Sr. Director, Business Development, Israel Innovation Authority
Ehud Adiri was appointed for the Director General of the Ministry of Energy as of November 2017. Adiri joined the Ministry of Energy after gaining extensive experience in the Budget Division of the Israeli Ministry of Finance, where he began his career in 2005 and served as a transportation referent and a Deputy Commissioner of Budgets.
Adiri holds BA and MA in Economics from Tel Aviv University and an MA in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Director of Regulation at the Colombian Association of Energy Generators, ACOLGEN (Colombia)
Business Administrator and Master in Corporate Finance. He has extensive experience as an advisor in the public sector, with an emphasis on the energy sector, and specific experience in economic regulatory analysis, financial planning and project evaluation. His professional career has been in the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Energy and Gas Regulation Commission (CREG), the Colombian Mercantile Exchange, the Colombian Petroleum Association (ACP) and companies in the sector.
Sergio Ampaudia Melo
Director Pro-national Chamber of the Energy Industry (Mexico)
Founding professor of the Energy Law Specialization at the UNAM Law School. Law degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, School of Law, Specialist in Environmental Law from the Universidad Panamericana and Specialist in Intelligence for National Security at the National Institute of Public Administration.
In the Federal Public Administration: he has held various positions, among others: General Legal Coordinator of the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources; Administrator of the Litigation of Large Taxpayers of the Tax Administration Service; Director of Legislation and Consultation of the Fiscal Attorney of the Federation and Coordinator of Strategic Planning of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, where in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization, he participated in the elaboration of the "Roadmap of the Industrial Property in Colombia ”; in the implementation of the Protocol concerning the Madrid Agreement on the International Registration of Marks; in the preparation of the work plan and meeting with industrialists from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to promote technology transfer among developing countries; and in the coordination and realization of the 1st. "Expo Ingenio: inventions and businesses".
In the Public Administration of Mexico City, he has served, among other positions, as Legal and Government Deputy Delegate in Cuajimalpa de Morelos; Coordinator of Delegation Liaison of the Secretary of Government; Deputy Attorney for Legal Affairs of the Environmental and Territorial Law Attorney; Executive Director of Legal Affairs of the Water System of Mexico City; and Member of various Governing Bodies.
Legal Deputy Director of Litigation of the National Ports Coordinating Commission, being in charge of handling the institution's labor lawsuits (Section B) and advising the parastatal companies of Port Services (section A) (1986-1988)
Manager of Benefits of the Social Security Fund of the Preventive Police of the Federal District, being in charge of the Department of Legal Affairs, responsible for handling labor lawsuits, among others (1993-1995);
General Legal Coordinator of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, in charge of the labor litigation area, among other matters (2000-2003)
Legal Deputy Attorney of the Mexico City Environmental and Territorial Procurator's Office, in charge of labor disputes, among others (2011-2012);
Head of the Foreign Labor Lawsuits Department of the Federal Electricity Commission, being in charge of coordinating and controlling relevant labor lawsuits in the country, with the exception of Mexico City (15,000 lawsuits) (2014-2017);
Director of the Pro-national Chamber of the Energy Industry (2020-currently)
Co-author in the books published by the UNAM Institute of Legal Research:
"The challenges of the pharmaceutical industry in the XXI Century". A comparative view of its intellectual property regime ”.
“NAFTA 20 years. Celebration, disenchantment or rethinking ”.
"Mexico facing the third industrial revolution". How to relaunch the industrial project in Mexico in the XXI Century ”.
“The responsibility for the future. Reflections and proposals on the future to come ”.