Speakers

The annual innovation expo showcases the newest Israeli products and technology across multiple industries while connecting start-ups/companies with strategic-partners, buyers, and investors in the U.S. and Mexico. The Spring 2019 Surfside Expo will feature a distinguished panel of speakers which will include business/community leaders, elected officials and innovation luminaries. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with highly acclaimed leaders, obtain critical information and guidance from strategic community and business leaders.

The Expo produces economic and partnership opportunities, investments, jobs, internship, educational and collabartion among all participants. The Expo serves as a commerce, educational portal allowing both attendees and exhibitors along with other partners the opportunity to exchange ideas and conduct business. Our expo affiliates includes Israeli/Mexico/U.S, Public Servants, key luminaries, innovators, investors, government officials, business owners, executives and media. Centered around our bi-annual innovation conference, participants may benefit from the diverse ecosystem.   

The Israel Innovation Expo speakers comprised of recognized leaders in several industries, government, and key technology market sectors. 

Expo Key-Note Speakers Schedule

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Dr. Gila Aloni
Moderator
Mr. Yehuda Kaploun
WaterGen USA Pres.
Mr. Kaploun is responsible for coordinating strategic development & partnerships throughout the U.S in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Before joining Watergen, Yehuda served in an advisory capacity to large corporations, law firms, investment firms, and real estate companies seeking to work with US Federal, State, and City Agencies. His advice is sought after by America’s largest business and political leaders. Featured on FOX and ABC as well as leading NY media.
Mr. Barry Schochet
Volt Energy Managing Partner. Volt Energy is a nationwide renewable energy firm that is currently operating in over ten cities across the country. Since 2009, Volt Energy has established itself as one of America’s most innovative companies that finances and develops solar projects, electric-vehicle charging stations and energy storage solutions for commercial, government, educational and non-profit institutions. Volt Energy’s mission is to uplift communities through the opportunities & benefits.
Mr. Lior Haiat
Consulate General of Israel in Miami
Mrs. Taly Dery
Chief Executive Officer, Better Air North America
Mayor Daniel Dietch Surfside
A resident of Surfside for 17 years, Mayor Dietch decided to get involved and enact some positive change in the community. After serving the town in several capacities - including a community oversight committee for the Surfside Community Center he ran for mayor and was elected in 2010. He is now serving his fourth term in office. Surfside, the "Uptown Beachtown" has earned its reputation as one of Miami’s most sought-after oceanfront residential communities as well as a world-class distention.
Ms. Andrea Yonah
Director of Business Development, East Coast/Midwest, U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation
Mr. A.J. Ripin
A.J. Ripin focuses on catalyzing growth, investment and access to capital in U.S. and Global Markets. In his role at Merging Traffic, he overseas company operations, interacts with portfolio companies, and facilitates public/private partnerships. A.J. serves as Director, Florida Opportunity Fund, a Florida focused venture capital fund backed by the State, which invests in technology businesses and other venture capital funds. Cofounder and COO of StartUp Nation Ventures, and others.
Mr. Tony Gannon
Space Florida - V.P.
Mr. Gannon serves as Space Florida’s Vice President, Research & Innovation. In this role, he generates and leads Space Florida’s research and innovation initiatives as well as identifies viable alternative methodologies for incorporation into commercialization and business development efforts. He is also responsible for initiating business development opportunities and partnerships that capture expansion activities to increase Florida’s aerospace industry.
Ms. Sharon Mayblum
VP Sales & Co. Founder. Brings a wealth of sales and business development experience. Previous positions in the field include; VP Business Development & Sales at Merchantz, a Saas based sales effectiveness and e-commerce platform and CEO & Co-Founder at Exign, providing business development services for Israeli startups. Sharon has a law degree from the University of Haifa and spent over ten years in private practice. In 2007/8 she was Dir. of Business Development and Legal Affairs at eglue.
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Expo Speakers / Agenda (subject to change, update will be posted)

Past Speakers

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Israel Consul General L.A
Mr. Kevin Faulconer
San Diego Mayor
Hon. Marcela Celorio Mancera
Consul General
Of Mexico SD
Mr. David Mayagoitia
President
TJ EDC
Hon. Jerry Sanders
President & CEO
SD Regional
Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Barry Schochet
Managing Partner Volt Energy
Mrs. Adriana Eguía Alaniz
CEO
TJ EDC
Mr. URIEL RAVIV
Israel Head of Economic & Trade Mission México City
Mr. Stephen Cheung
President WTC L.A
Mr. Mitch Danzig
Mintz-Levin
Hon. Jose Galicot
President & CEO
Tijuana Innovadora
Mr. Carlos Del Castillo
Director B.I.T
Mr. Gary Jacobs
Managing Director at Jacobs Investment
Mr. Gilberto Macias Zavala
Director ProMexico
Ms. Paola Avila
VP. Intl. Business Affairs
SD Regional
Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Flavio Olivieri
Exec. Dir.
Calibaja Binational Mega-Region
Mr. Sam Greeblatt
CEO Nano Global
Mr. Eric Eide
Director of International Trade at the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Mr. Itzik Elimelech
IMI
Prof. Brian Keating
UCSD professor of physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences in the Department of Physics
Mr. James Bottom
Director Blackstone LaunchPad USC
Guy Katsovich
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Mr. Yannis C. Yortsos
Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Michael A. Smith
International Trade Manager - World Trade Center LA
Arik Benzino
CEO memeni
Mr. Gilbert G. Campbell III
Volt Energy D.C
Mr. Howard Singer
Geneva Health
Mr. Daniel Eliav
Nixson Peabody
Mr. Gavin Horen
Senior Director of Engineering, Qualcomm
Ms. Nikia Clarke
Dir. SD WTC
Mr. Evan Zimerman
Clinton Health Int.
Mr. Keith Kaplan
Tesla Foundation
Ms. SHIRIN Raz Salemnia
USC Prof. & CEO PlayWerks
Prof. Gary
USC
Mr. Sam Ellis
CEO Thomson Inst.
Mr. Sean Barr
SD WTC
Mr. Yair Vardi
Ms AVITAL ARICHA
Dr. Mitchell Shack
Centauric
Mr. Arthur Lipper
Rex Royalties
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