PAST 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. Attendees 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.   

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Dr. Gila Aloni
Dr. Gila Aloni

Moderator

Mr. Yehuda Kaploun
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
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
Mr. Lior Haiat

Consulate General of Israel in Miami

Mrs. Taly Dery
Mrs. Taly Dery

Chief Executive Officer, Better Air North America

Mayor Daniel Dietch Surfside
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
Ms. Andrea Yonah

Director of Business Development, East Coast/Midwest, U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation

Mr. A.J. Ripin
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
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
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.

Expo Speakers / Agenda (subject to change, update will be posted)

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CG David Siegel copy

Israel Consul General L.A

Mr. Kevin Faulconer
Mr. Kevin Faulconer

San Diego Mayor

Hon. Marcela Celorio Mancera
Hon. Marcela Celorio Mancera

Consul General Of Mexico SD

Mr. David Mayagoitia
Mr. David Mayagoitia

President TJ EDC

Hon. Jerry Sanders
Hon. Jerry Sanders

President & CEO SD Regional Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Barry Schochet
Mr. Barry Schochet

Managing Partner Volt Energy

Mrs. Adriana Eguía Alaniz
Mrs. Adriana Eguía Alaniz

CEO TJ EDC

Mr. URIEL RAVIV
Mr. URIEL RAVIV

Israel Head of Economic & Trade Mission México City

Mr. Stephen Cheung
Mr. Stephen Cheung

President WTC L.A

Mr. Mitch Danzig
Mr. Mitch Danzig

Mintz-Levin

Hon. Jose Galicot
Hon. Jose Galicot

President & CEO Tijuana Innovadora

Mr. Carlos Del Castillo
Mr. Carlos Del Castillo

Director B.I.T

Mr. Gary Jacobs
Mr. Gary Jacobs

Managing Director at Jacobs Investment

Mr. Gilberto Macias Zavala
Mr. Gilberto Macias Zavala

Director ProMexico

Ms. Paola Avila
Ms. Paola Avila

VP. Intl. Business Affairs SD Regional Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Flavio Olivieri
Mr. Flavio Olivieri

Exec. Dir. Calibaja Binational Mega-Region

Mr. Sam Greeblatt
Mr. Sam Greeblatt

CEO Nano Global

Mr. Eric Eide
Mr. Eric Eide

Director of International Trade at the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Mr. Itzik Elimelech
Mr. Itzik Elimelech

IMI

Prof. Brian Keating
Prof. Brian Keating

UCSD professor of physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences in the Department of Physics

Mr. James Bottom
Mr. James Bottom

Director Blackstone LaunchPad USC

Guy Katsovich
Guy Katsovich

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Mr. Yannis C. Yortsos
Mr. Yannis C. Yortsos

Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Michael A. Smith
Michael A. Smith

International Trade Manager - World Trade Center LA

Arik Benzino
Arik Benzino

CEO memeni

Mr. Gilbert G. Campbell III
Mr. Gilbert G. Campbell III

Volt Energy D.C

Mr. Howard Singer
Mr. Howard Singer

Geneva Health

Mr. Daniel Eliav
Mr. Daniel Eliav

Nixson Peabody

Mr. Gavin Horen
Mr. Gavin Horen

Senior Director of Engineering, Qualcomm

Ms. Nikia Clarke
Ms. Nikia Clarke

Dir. SD WTC

Mr. Evan Zimerman
Mr. Evan Zimerman

Clinton Health Int.

Mr. Keith Kaplan
Mr. Keith Kaplan

Tesla Foundation

Ms. SHIRIN Raz Salemnia
Ms. SHIRIN Raz Salemnia

USC Prof. & CEO PlayWerks

Prof. Gary
Prof. Gary

USC

Mr. Sam Ellis
Mr. Sam Ellis

CEO Thomson Inst.

Mr. Sean Barr
Mr. Sean Barr

SD WTC

Mr. Yair Vardi
Mr. Yair Vardi
Ms AVITAL ARICHA
Ms AVITAL ARICHA
Dr. Mitchell Shack
Dr. Mitchell Shack

Centauric

Mr. Arthur Lipper
Mr. Arthur Lipper

Rex Royalties