June 12-14, 2018  I  Israel

Water Emergency Relief Event

June 12-14, Israel


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

19:00-21:00    Networking Event   I   Port 15, Jaffa 

Welcome and networking hosted by the Israel Export Institute;
with Israel's leading water technology companies, emergency and water sector executives.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

09:30-12:30     Emergency Relief Event   I  “Shafdan”, Rishon LeZion 


08:00-08:30     Pick up from hotel, drive to Rishon LeZion


09:00-09:30     Coffee & Registration



09:30-09:35     Mr.  Lior Konitzki , Vice Director General, Head of Technology Industries Division,                              Israel Export Institute

09:35-09:45     Mr. Jonathan Hadar, Deputy Trade Commissioner,

                             Israel's Ministry of Economy and Industry


09:45                 Keynote Address - Lt. Col. (ret.) Danny Lacker,

                            Head of Water  Security and Emergency Division, Israel Water Authority


Theory and Practice; An Introduction to Israel’s Water Emergency Concepts
Tapping into Israeli innovations, the address will walk the audience through what
makes Israel unique in its approach, and how it keeps up constant preparedness.


10:10                Keynote Address - Major General, James A. Hoyer

         The Adjutant General, West Virginia, USA


10:30                Keynote AddressMr. Raed Arafat – Vice Minister, Head of Department for 

                           Emergency Situations, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Romania

                           "Emergency and Floods Preparedness"


10: 45-11:45  ‛Been there, done that’  I  Panel
                           Water emergency specialists from around the world share their experience,
                           challenges, solutions, and conclusions from real-life events.      

Ms. Gal Joss - Manager Water Sector, Israel Export Institute

Ms. Jean Spencer - Director of Strategic Growth and Resilience, Anglian Water, UK

Mr. Stéphane Jacobzone - Counsellor/Deputy Head of Division,

Public Governance Directorate, OECD, France

Mr. Colin Deiner - Chief Director, Disaster Management and Fire/Rescue Services Western Cape Government, South Africa

Mr. Truong Hong Tien (Dr. Eng) -  Director of the Environmental, Management Division, Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS)Vietnam

Mr. Raymond Riordan - Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) ,International Association of Emergency Managers, USA

Mr. Avraham Ben Josef - Engineering & Technologies, Vice President, Mekorot the National Water Company of Israel

11:45-12:00- Keynote Address - Mr. Csaba Haranghy -  CEO, Budapest Waterworks, Hungary


12:00-13:00    Light Lunch    

13:00-15:00    Live Demonstration  I “Shafdan”, Rishon LeZion

Participants experience first-hand a live drill demonstration showcasing
Israeli water technologies, water security and crisis management modalities.

15:00-16:00      Audiovisual Show  | Show |   Shafdan”
                              A simulation of an underground pipe and an introduction to the water cycling process


16:00                 Drive back to Tel Aviv



Thursday, June 14, 2018

08:30-9:00       Coffee & Registration

09:00-13:00     B2B Meetings   I   Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv

                            Prearranged B2B meetings, based on organizations’ and delegates’ request.
                            Sessions are 20 minutes each.  


                            Light Lunch


13:00-15:00    War Game **   I   Play to Prepare  

                           Participate in a Water Emergency Simulation


All parties involved in an emergency event share a mutual goal - rapid response,
and efficient recovery. In other words; they are expected to resolve the situation
while containing and minimizing damages, with the resources they have available.
Attaining these goals requires responders to coordinate and cooperate at the
highest level, and overcome obstacles that are likely to occur as an emergency
event unfolds.


15:30-20:00    Sightseeing Tour **    I   Jerusalem


15:30                Drive to Jerusalem


17:00-20:00   Jerusalem Tour


20:00                Drive back to Tel Aviv


21:00                Hotel drop off

*   Please note that the program is subject to change 

** International guests only, requires preregistration

*** International guests and exhibitors only

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Water Emergency Relief 2018