Envisioning the Future of Israel’s Labor Market

Date: November 04, 2018

The Herbert M. Singer
Annual International Policy Conference

Envisioning the Future of Israel’s Labor Market

Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Konrad Adenauer Conference Center
Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem

The conference will be conducted in Hebrew and English with simultaneous translation

Opening Remarks 

Mordechai Elisha, General Director of Labor Division, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services
Suzanne Patt Benvenisti, Director General, Taub Center
Jay H. Sandak, President, Herbert and Nell Singer Foundation
Prof. Avi Weiss, President, Taub Center

Bios of speakers

First Session: Productivity, High-Tech and the Start-Up Nation 

Chair: Prof. Avi Weiss, President, Taub Center
Keynote Lecture: Prof. Eugene Kandel, Hebrew University, CEO Start-Up Nation Central (slides)

Discussion: 
Dalia Narkis, Former Chair of Manpower Israel
Oren Shoval, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Via
Michal Tzuk, Former Deputy of Employment, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services

Summary of Taub Center research on the start-up nation

Bios of panelists

Second Session: The Geographical Matching and Concentration of Firms, Workers and Places of Residence 

Chair: Prof. Eric Gould, Chair, Labor Policy Program, Taub Center (slides)
Keynote Lecture: Prof. Edward Glaeser, Harvard University 

Discussion: 
MK Itzik Shmuli (The Zionist Union)
Efrat Dagan, Global Staffing Lead, Google (slides)

Summary of Taub Center research on commuting

Bios of panelists

“Saving the heartland: Place-based policies in 21st century America” (Edward Glaeser, Benjamin Austin, Lawrence H. Summers)

Lunch (Dairy) 

Launch of Taub Center Podcast – DataPoint
Behind the Scenes with an Arab Israeli Start-Up 

Third Session: Workforce Diversity 

Chair: Yulia Eitan, Head of the Employment Administration for Special Populations, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services

Discussion: 
Rivi Beller, CEO, VeHadarta (slides)
Moishi Friedman, Co-Founder and CEO, Kamatech
Ayman Saif, Former Head of the Authority for the Economic Development of the Arab, Druze and Circassian Sectors, Prime Minister’s Office

Summary of Taub Center research on workforce diversity

Bios of panelists

Space is limited, and advanced registration is required

For directions to the event with parking options, click here.