Overview of the High Tech Mission to Israel — Sept. 10 - 15, 2005

Fifty of the world’s thought leaders in technology as well as leading CIO’s and CTO’s will gather for this "by invitation only" Mission to Israel. The Mission will feature:

Meetings with Israel’s political leaders including Prime Minister Sharon, former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Nobel Laureate and former Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
A visit to Israel’s Silicon Valley and personal interaction, keynote panels, and sector outlook roundtables between attendees, leading venture capitalists, and technology companies.
Participation in Ernst & Young Israel’s Journeys Conference.
Exclusive touring of Israel including a trip to Masada.
A parallel touring program for spouses and children.
A special gala awards dinner where the Prime Minister of Israel has been invited to honor the 2005 technology award recipients.
A special high level meeting with the King of Jordan, His Royal Majesty King Abdullah, in the Royal Palace in Amman.

Past participants include President Ronald Reagan; President Mikhail Gorbachev; Henry Kissinger; Senators John Kerry, Ben Nelson, and Harry Reid; Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Governor Christine Whitman; Brian Halla - Chairman, President & CEO, National Semiconductor Corp.; Fred Frank – Vice Chairman, Lehman Brothers; Lennert J. Leader - President, AOL Ventures; Dr. Sergio Magistri - InVision Technologies, Inc.; Naveen Jain - Chairman & CEO, InfoSpace.com; Randall Kaplan - Founder & President, JUMP Investors and Co-Founder, Akamai Technologies Inc, among others.