Israel's ever-growing technology sector will be the main topic of discussion at the 16th annual American-Israeli Chamber of Commerce (AICC) seminar on August 23. The seminar brings together industry experts to discuss the impact this sector is having on the United States.
The event's keynote speaker will be chairman of SpaceIL, Zohar Levkohitz. The mission of SpaceIL, is to engineer a moon landing for Israeli astronauts, which will make Israel the third country to have a landing there.
The event, which is set to take place in Georgia, will feature three case studies, to examine the opportunities and struggles Israelis face when opening offices in the U.S.
The first presentation of these studies will be given by John Belew, president of optical inspection company Evs-US. Evs is run by Elbit Vision Systems Ltd and Belew will speak on Elbit's decision to relocate to the U.S.
NeuroTech Solutions CEO Tamer Sagie will lead the second discussion, with the third focused on the $172 million acquisition of BigBrand Networks, a Tel-Aviv based broadcaster, by ARRIS Group Inc.
A panel discussion on cultural differences will also feature top-tier experts in the field and will be moderated by Atlanta attorney David Schulman. The panel will be comprised of both American and Israeli tech professionals.
The final event speaker will be Merrick Furst, who works as the director of the Georgia Institute of Technology's startup accelerator program Flashpoint. Furst is scheduled to speak on how Israelis can be more involved with the institute's program.
Attendance to the seminar, which will be held at the Selig Center in Athens, GA, will cost $90 for AICC members and $100 for non-members.
Danielle Chazen is a freelance reporter and technology event coordinator with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.