The 11th Go4Europe Conference: Business Opportunities between Europe and Israel in Light of Europe's Political and Financial

  The 11th Go4Europe Conference: Business Opportunities between Europe and
  Israel in Light of Europe's Political and Financial Changes

The conference will host over 1000 participants including 400 businessmen and
                            investors from Europe

                          October 28^th, in Tel Aviv

Go4Europe 2013

Business Wire

TEL AVIV, Israel -- October 8, 2013

The 11th Go4Europe Conference will be held on October 28th at the Hilton Tel
Aviv. Organized by Cukierman & Co. Investment House Ltd. and Catalyst Funds,
Go4Europe is one of the most prestigious business conferences in Israel,
addressing the current issues of raising funds and establishing strategic
alliances in Europe. A major part of the conference is focused on the Hi-Tech,
Life Sciences and Green Energy industries.

Go4Europe 2013 will host key decision makers, business representatives and
parliamentarians from Israel, Europe and Russia. The long list of senior
speakers includes: Mr. Shimon Peres – President of the State of Israel; Mr.
Yair Lapid – Minister of Finance; David de Rothschild,  Chairman – Rothschild
Group; Ruben Vardanian,  Co-Head – Sberbank CIB (Russia's biggest bank); Meir
Brand – Managing Director Google Israel; Luc Muller,  General Manager - OTTO
Group; Dr. Graeme Martin,  CEO – Takeda Ventures; Dr. Christopher Proctor, 
CSO  – British American Tobacco; Dr. Florent Gros, Managing Director –
Novartis Venture Funds; Roger Cukierman - Former CEO - Ed. de Rothschild &
Director at Cukierman & Co., President of CRIF; Prof. Lorenz Reibling,
Chairman – Taurus Investments; Maurice Levy, CEO Publicis; David Hatchwell, 
CEO – Excem (Spain); and many other leading business leaders and decision

Click to see Conference agenda

The conference panels will deal with issues such as: cross border M&A’s new
directions; where to invest in Europe; Israeli technologies as a booster to
traditional European industries; how to structure medtech investments for
success; how must emerging biotechs adapt to the European ecosystem;
complementary essentials in renewable & non-renewable energy; European
real-estate opportunities, and the image of Israel in Europe. The Go4Russia
panel will be dedicated to strengthening the Russia-Israel business ties,
especially in light of Russia's rising status in the international arena.

A special panel of Elevator Pitches will include 12 selected innovative
technology companies, which will be given the opportunity to briefly introduce
their products to potential investors.

The GO4European achievement Prize will go to Mr. Dan Propper, Chairman of OSEM
Group. The Prize honors his contribution to strengthening the business
relationship between Israel and Europe.

Edouard Cukierman, Chairman of Cukierman & Co. Investment House and Managing
Partner of Catalyst Funds:
“The recent significant political and financial changes both in Europe and in
Israel created new exciting business opportunities between Europe and Israel.
Israel’s newly discovered gas reserves and the rapid expansion of the energy
sector will no doubt have an impact on the Israeli-European relationship in
the years to come. For the first time this year, we will have a dedicated
energy expert panel at the Go4Europe conference, in addition to panels on
innovative technology and life sciences.

“Another important development is Russia’s increasing influence in the region
and in Europe. At our Go4Russia panel we emphasize Russia’s importance, to
which we invite key leaders of the business community, who will elaborate on
the potential growth opportunities between the two countries.”

Cukierman & Co. Investment House is Israel’s leading European focused
investment house, with a strong international network to many leading European
corporations and financial institutions. Headquartered in Israel, the company
provides a full array of investment banking services including M&A, Private
Placements, Public Offerings, Consulting and Family Office Services to Israeli
and European companies. With over €4 billion in transactions, Cukierman & Co.
has the largest Corporate Finance team in Israel with dedicated experts in the
Life Sciences, Technologies Media &Telecom (TMT), Green Technologies and Real
Estate industries. Catalyst Funds are an Israeli-based private equity firm,
which invests in late-stage Israeli companies. Catalyst has already
established three successful funds and currently is focusing on emerging
markets dedicated private equity funds that will support the capital and long
term growth of innovative Israeli companies.

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