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
Mr. Yehuda KaplounWaterGen 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 SchochetVolt 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.
Mayor Daniel Dietch SurfsideA 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 YonahDirector of Business Development, East Coast/Midwest, U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation
Mr. A.J. RipinA.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 GannonSpace 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 MayblumVP 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.
Expo Speakers / Agenda (subject to change, update will be posted)