Greenberg Traurig was a leading sponsor and participant in the exciting Israel Dealmakers Conference in NYC. About 1250 participants from around the world came to meet with Israeli companies and explore business opportunities. Attendees included senior executives of large corporations, leading investors, innovators and thought leaders. Some of Israel’s most exciting companies attended, in industries such as digital media, mobile, IT, software, digital health and cyber security.
On March 23, the evening before the Summit, Greenberg Traurig and Deloitte hosted a VIP Cocktail Reception for close to 300 leaders who were in NY to attend the Summit. GT’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum gave words of welcome, and GT’s Ephraim Schmeidler gave remarks in both Mandarin Chinese and Hebrew to welcome a large delegation of Chinese investors and companies.
The Conference featured numerous panels with industry and thought leaders. GT’s David Gitlin, Co-Leader of the Emerging Technology Group, moderated a panel called “Global Dealmaking: The Art of the Deal”, with Matt Olton, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, EMC, and Steve Ingram, VC Practice and Technology Practice Leader, Deloitte. David was quoted by Israel Dealmakers for his statement “What I love about Israeli startups is they’re not afraid to fail”.
There were smaller “speed dating” sessions where Israeli companies met one on one with potential strategic partners. GT’s Beth Cohen, Director of Global Emerging Growth Services, led the Digital Media & Mobile Innovation Showcase, where 9 Israeli companies met with 12 strategic partners. The partners included The Weather Channel, AccuWeather, Associated Press, GE, Macmillan, Nielsen, Publicis, Omers Ventures, Samsung, Univision, Wells Fargo and others.
Other attendees from GT included Gary Epstein, Tel Aviv Managing Shareholder; Chair, Global Corporate & Securities Practice; Co-Chair, Israel Practice; Senior Chair, Global Corporate & Securities; Bob Grossman, Co-Chair, Israel Practice; Barry Schindler, Co-Chair, Global Patent Prosecution Group; Ron Deutsch; Meital Stavinsky; and Adam Snukal from GT’s Tel Aviv office.