Past Programs

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2016

Merging Education & Business: Bringing Jews, Christians and Muslims Together in Israel

  • February 3, 2016 at 5:30 pm, Chicago
  • Featuring Boaz Nol: Israeli entrepreneur and social activist; Director of Resources and Development, Open University of Israel
  • Hosted by Bruce A. Fox, at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Qualified Investor Breakfast

  • February 24, 2016 at 8:30 am, Chicago
  • Featuring Scott Dubin, OurCrowd Investor Relations, Jonathan Seelig, Incoming Chairman of pq eyewear; and Dr. Yossi Bahagon, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Sweetch
  • Hosted by Michael Traison at Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP

Annual Board of Directors & Membership Meeting

  • February 24, 2016 at 11:30 am, Chicago
  • Featuring Steve Koch, Deputy Mayor of the City of Chicago
  • Election of 2016 Officers, Executive Committee & Directors
  • Hosted by Scott Glickson at McGuireWoods LLP

ARABS, CHRISTIANS & JEWS: STUDYING TOGETHER TO SUCCEED & BUILD A NATION

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11:30 am  1:00 pm
  • Featuring Professor Moshe Cohen-Eliya, President of the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan Israel
  • Hosted at Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP
  • Sponsored by The College of Law and Business

INNOVATION IN ISRAEL’S DEFENSE SECTOR & ITS EFFECT ON entrepreneurship

  • Thursday, May 19 at 11:30 am
  • Asher Tishler, Israeli Entrepreneur, Defense Analyst, and Author
  • With the Jewish Community Relations Council of the JUF Chicago
  • Hosted at Scharf Banks & Marmor LLC

Reception Celebration OurCrowd's First Local Investment - Kenna Security

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm
  • Featuring Kenna Security's Karim Toubba, CEO, and Chicago native Ed Bellis, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
  • Hosted at 1871

ISRAEL CYBER SECURITY Showcase

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 8:30 am
  • Featuring 10 Israeli Cyber Tech Companies: Algosec; Acid; CyberBit; Cymmetria; Fireglass; Hexa Tier; Minerva; Siemplify; ThetaRay; Votiro
  • Moderator: Leonard Ferber, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Panelists: Jan Hertzberg (Baker-Tilly), Glenn Kapetansky (Trexin Consulting), Jason Torres (Rush University Medical Center), Erik Decker (University of Chicago Medicine)
  • Over 40 b2b meetings between American and Israeli decision-makers
  • Presented with the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Sponsored and hosted by Katten Muchin Rosenman

ISRAEL & INTERNATIONAL CRAFT BEER SOCIAL

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm
  • Featuring Israel's Malka Beer and Chicago's 5 Rabbit Beer.
  • Presented with Club 1948
  • Sponsored by Puzzle Israel
  • Co-Sponsored by Nuts For Drinks & The Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Hosted at Moe's Cantina River North

AICC YOUNG LEADERSHIP: BUSINESS RULES YOU MAY WANT TO RETHINK

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 6:00pm
  • Featuring Lloyd Shefsky, Clinical Professor of Family Enterprises, Founder and Co-director of the Center for Family Enterprises and Co-Founder of the Center for Executive Women at the Kellogg School of Management (Ret).
  • Co-Sponsored by Steven H. Lavin, and IDM Brand
  • Held at the Hotel Ivy

STARTUP HAIFA: HOW THE UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA IS CREATING LIFE SCIENCE COMPANIES

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00am
  • Featuring Elka Nir, CEO of Carmel Ltd. (technology transfer organization of the University of Haifa); Senior executive in high tech and medical devise start-ups in U.S. and Israel; and Professor Fuad Fares, Head, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Human Biology, University of Haifa; Founder and inventor of PROLOR Biotech Company
  • With American Society For The University of Haifa
  • Co-Sponsored by Michael Rosen
  • Held at the Illinois Science + Technology Park

LEADERSHIP MEETING WITH THE HONORABLE BUJAR NISHANI, PRESIDENT OF ALBANIA

  • Tuesday, September 27 at 4:00 pm
  • AICC, JUF Boards and Albanian-American community leaders
  • Hosted by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

ISRAEL INNOVATION SHOWCASE & AWARDS CELEBRATION

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 5:00pm
  • Lifetime Achievement Award to Howard I. Bernstein
  • Welcoming Israel’s New Consul General to the Midwest, The Honorable Aviv Ezra
  • Israeli Startup Showcase: iAngels, MDClone, OurCrowd, VIA
  • Networking, business, food, open bar & fun throughout the night
  • Held at 1871

ISRAEL WATER TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Chicago
  • Featuring Israeli Water Technology Companies
  • Keynote Speakers Barrett Murphy, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Water Management; and Steve Frankel, Executive Director of Current
  • With the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Sponsored and hosted by Brinks Gilson & Lione

LUNCH WITH RAMI PARHAM, CEO OF ISRAEL'S MUV INTERACTIVE

  • Friday, December 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm, Chicago
  • Presented by OurCrowd
  • Held at Greenberg Traurig

2015

2015 Life Science Practice Group Series: COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITIES IN ISRAEL - IT STARTS HERE IN CHICAGO!

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:30am - 10:00am, Skokie, IL
  • Featuring Steve Franklin, Director, Great Lakes Region, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Rick Kruger, Director, Midwest-Chicago Region, American Friends of Tel Aviv University; Joy Leff, Director, West Central Region, American Technion Society; Judith Shenkman, Executive Director, Midwest Region, American Friends of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Moderated by Michael Rosen, Managing Director, Rosen Bioscience Strategies
  • Hosted by the Illinois Science + Technology Park
  • Presented with the America-Israel Economic Forum

MEET ISRAEL'S MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND SCIENCE AFFAIRS FOR NORTH AMERICA: And learn more about ways to get connected to Israel's cutting edge precision agriculture technology industry

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Chicago, IL
  • Hosted by Michael Traison
  • Presented with the America-Israel Economic Forum

GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER TO KEYNOTE AICC ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD MEETING

  • Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP
  • Election of AICC Officers, Executive Committee and Directors

AN EVENING WITH CONGRESSMAN ROBERT DOLD

  • Monday, February 16, 2015 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Hosted by Shlomo Danieli

SAVING LIVES ON THE BATTLEFIELD

  • Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:30pm
  • Featuring Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Forward Surgical Team Commander Major. Avi Benov, MD.
  • With the American Healthcare Professionals and Friends for Medicine in Israel (APF)
  • Hosted by Bank Leumi USA

TRENDLINES – ISRAEL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES ROADSHOW AT MATTER

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Featuring Arcuro Medical,Endobetix, IonMed, NeuroQuest, Omeq Medical, VisiDome
  • With Trendlines, MATTER, and the Government of Israel Economic Mission in the Midwest
  • Hosted at MATTER

THE STORY OF EMIZIL- A ROAD TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW ANTI-CANCER DRUG

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Featuring Professor Uri Nir, Dean of Students and Director of the Nano Medicine Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology, Bar-Ilan University
  • With American Friends of Bar-Ilan University and America-Israel Economic Forum
  • Hosted by Miller Canfield

TARGETING THE ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEM OF CANCER CELLS: THE ROAD TOWARD A NEW ANTI-CANCER DRUG

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:30am – 9:00 am
  • Featuring Professor Uri Nir, Dean of Students and Director of the Nano Medicine Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology, Bar-Ilan University
  • With American Friends of Bar-Ilan University and America-Israel Economic Forum
  • Hosted by the Illinois Science + Technology Park

CHICAGO COMMUNITY YOM HATZMAUT CELEBRATION

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm  9:30 pm
  • Yom Hatzmaut is the celebration of Israel's independence
  • AICC was honored to co-sponsor this community-wide event presented by the Jewish National Fund.

LEARN ABOUT THE ADVANTAGES OF DOING BUSINESS IN ISRAEL AT MADISON WI'S FIRST BIRD SEMINAR

  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Program includes a case study from Madison's Virent, including the company's recognized benefits, recommendations, and best practices for Israeli collaboration.
  • With the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP), Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, the BIRD Foundation and America-Israel Economic Forum
  • Hosted at the MG&E Innovation Center

Israeli Craft Beer Social

  • Thursday, May 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Featuring Israel's Alexander and Malka Beers
  • With Club 1948, Glunz Beers Inc. and Sublime Imports
  • Hosted at Vertigo Sky Lounge

CHICAGO WELCOME RECEPTION FOR ISRAELI STARTUPS

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Featuring a delegation of more than 20 Israeli companies to IRCE (the Internet Retailers Conference & Exhibition)
  • Sponsored by the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Hosted at 1871

VIEWS ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Featuring Dr. Gil Michael Bufman, Chief Economist of Leumi Group
  • With Government of Israel, Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Sponsored by Bank Leumi USA (Marc Pershan)

Economic Consul Reception

  • Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Featuring Yariv Becher, Israel's Economic Consul From 2010 - 2015 and Guy Cohen, Israel's Incoming Economic Consul
  • Hosted and sponsored by Scharf Banks Marmor LLC (Ted Banks)
  • Co-sponsored by Howard I. Bernstein, America-Israel M&A Link and Michael Traison, Miller Canfield.

The Future Of Finance And An Insider's View On Investing In Innovation

  • Friday, July 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Featuring Jonathan Medved, CEO & Founder of OurCrowd
  • With the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (Leonard Ferber)

ISRAEL AS AN EXPORT MARKET

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Business & networking seminar to learn about export opportunities and find customers in Israel
  • Featuring Uriel Lynn, President of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce
  • With Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce; Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest; Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago; Illinois Small Business Development Center; Metro Chicago Exports; the Petach Tikva Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International

AN EVENING WITH SENATOR MARK KIRK

  • Monday, August 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm -  6:30 pm
  • Hosted by Michael Traison at Miller Canfield
  • Co-Hosted by Barak Gilor, Lawrence Falbe, Lavin & Waldon, P.C., Stephen Levin, Marc Pershan, John Senica, Sandy Stein

THE NEW WAY TO NAVIGATE HOME-BUYING WITH AMITREE

  • Qualified Investor Breakfast
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 8:30 am
  • Featuring Paul Knegton, Co-Founder and COO of Amitree
  • Presented by OurCrowd with the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Hosted by Levenfeld Pearlstein LLP (Tal Izraeli)

Come Meet the "Brains" Behind The Iron Dome

  • Qualified Investor Breakfast
  • Monday, August 31, 2015 at 8:30 am
  • Featuring Natan Barak, President, Founder & CEO, of mPrest
  • Presented by OurCrowd with the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
  • Hosted by Levenfeld Pearlstein LLP (Tal Izraeli)

Evening With Maccabi Tel Aviv

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Featuring Owners, managers, players and alumni including Israel's "Mr. Basketball" Tal Brody and USC star and former Maccabi Tel Aviv player David Blu
  • Hosted by Jim Buddish

rECEPTION WITH OURCROWD’S MORRY BLUMENFELD

  • Wednesday, October 7 at 5:30 pm
  • With OurCrowd
  • Hosted by Michael Traison

JOINT VENTURES: ISRAEL THE START-UP NATION AND THE QUAD CITIES

  • Friday, October 16, 2015 at 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Featuring BIRD funding recipients Heller Industries and Fives Machining Systems; Andrea Yonah, US East Coast Representative, BIRD.
  • With the BIRD Foundation, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Quad Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center & Illinois Small Business Development Center at Black Hawk College, & iWireless Center

ISRAEL’S BRAIN TRUST: NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE ENIGMA OF THE BRAIN

  • Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 pm
  • Featuring Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professors Leon Deouell, Human Cognitive Neuroscience Lab &  Adi Mizrachi, Department of Neurobiology
  • With American Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ISRAEL INNOVATION SHOWCASE & AWARDS CELEBRATION

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm- 8:30 pm
  • Featuring BeatMed, LightCyber & Tangiblee. Business Leadership Award presentation to Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871; Keynote Address "Living Entrepreneurially" by Steve Miller, Partner & Co-Founder of Origin Ventures,lead investor in GrubHub.
  • Networking, business, food, open bar & fun throughout the night. No Dinner Tables!
  • The Standard Club

GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES WITH KOSOVO'S PRESIDENT HE ATIFETE JAHJAGA

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • With Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest; Albanian-American Association of Intellectuals, Businessmen and Activists; and Albanian-American Women's Association of Greater Chicago
  • Hosted by McGuire Woods