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MAY 23, 08:00-16:30

Aviation Challenges & Innovation

Israel 2030

 Israel Aviation Conference 2018

The Israel Air Line Pilots Association (ISRALPA) invites you to participate in the Israel Aviation Conference 2019.

The international aviation market is one of the most significant growth engines in the world.

In recent years and in the future to come we are experiencing significant changes of growth, innovation and modernization.

Aviation is an intercontinental bridge and the end of a shipping line in an online consumer world.

Israel is a world leader in the development of advanced technologies in the air, sea, land and cyber, for decades Israel has been operating an extensive aviation and security industry.

The world looks up to the technological ecosystem of the local industries and to the innovation in the civilian and military fields.

The Israel Aviation Conference 2019 will discuss the set of tools required to maintain our leading position in world aviation from a human and technological aspect.

The conference is the main aviation opportunity in Israel, as a world leading place, to provide a platform for the various partners and let them  take  a part in progress, innovation and modernization.


The conference will discuss the core issues of the aviation world in the present era, facing the future and will present the forefront of knowledge and innovation in the field.

We will focus on the technologies and strategies to confront the new challenges, among them: safety and security, cyber threats, UAVs, training , employment processes, and more.

We will discuss infrastructure issues, civil flights ,the connection between civil aviation and the military aviation.

All the above while looking at the future of aviation in the coming years, from a global and local perspective.

Conference Sessions:

Session 01/


An economic overview In an international perspective, aviation as a leading growth engine in the coming decade.

Session  02/

UnManned -Modern Airspace

Manned to UnManned, developments and the "hot" challenges for the next few years.

Session  03/

Aviation Tech

cyber challenges in the aviation world.


Chemi Peres

Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango, one of Israel’s leading Venture Capital Groups with over $2 Billion under management.  He serves on the Board of Directors boards of Pitango portfolio companies such as Taboola, Via Transportation, RADWIN, TEVA Pharmaceutical and more. Chairing the Advisory Board of Impact 1st Fund and as a board member at Social Finance Israel,Israel social impact bonds platform. Chairman of the Peres Center for Peace & Innovation. Holds a BSc. degree in Industrial Engineering & Management and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.Served as a pilot in the IAF. 

Maj-Gen. (Ret.) Avihu Bin Nun

11th commander of the Israel Air Force
Conceived and founded the UMI Ltd., the General Motors R&D center in Israel, and "Israel First" 
in conjunction with the Technion.
Served on the board of directors of Cardan, Elbit Systems, and Bank Mizrahi, served as President of the NGO supporting the IAF, President of the Israel Vehicle Importers Association, Vice President of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, and more.
Holds an MBA with honors from Auburn University, Alabama, graduated from the advanced Management Program at Harvard, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Technion

Amos Shapira

Formerly the CEO of El Al, CEO of Cellcom, CEO of Hogla-Kimberley, and President of the University of Haifa. 
Currently the Chairman of ALUT—The Israeli Society for Children and Adults with Autism.
Served on the board of directors of the Israel Aerospace Industries and Elran Investments Ltd.
Holds an MBA in Economics and an MA of Industrial Management from the Technion. Holds a civil aviation license. 

Recently published his book – “Head, Soles, and Soul – Practical Issues in Management and Leadership”.

Meir Shamir

C.E.O and principal stockholder of Mivtach Shamir holdings Ltd. a public company traded on the Tel Aviv stock exchange. Serves as a director in companies of Mivtach Shamir group. Founded a philanthropic foundation that deals with various fields of welfare within the framework of Israeli society.Chairman of the board of "Taglit" (Birthright Israel), a Zionist organization active in strengthening the connection between Diaspora Jewry and Israel. A graduate of the Business & Economics Administration from Bar Ilan university, received      an honorary doctorate from the University in 2009. Served as a navigator in the IAF as a Major. 


08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:35


  • Captain Meidan Bar, Chairman of the Israel Air Line Pilots Association.

  • Major General Amikam Norkin - Commander of the IAF

  •  Israel Katz, Misnister of Transportation

  • Captain Meidan Bar, Chairman of the Israel Air Line Pilots Association.

  • Major General Amikam Norkin - Commander of the IAF

  • Israel Katz, Misnister of Transportation

World Economic Review of Aviation

  • Andrew Matters Deputy Chief Economist, ECON , IATA

09:50 - 10:40

Session 1 - Aviconomy

The future of national aviation in the global market.


  • Meidan Bar, Captain Meidan Bar, Chairman of the Israel Air Line Pilots Association.


  • Gonen Usishkin, CEO of EL AL Israel Airlines

  • Nir Dagan, President of Arkia airlines group

  • Uri Sirkis, President of Israir airlines group

  • Offer Gilboa, Chairman & CEO of C.A.L.Cargo Air Lines

  • Avi Edri, Chairman of the Histadrut's Transportation Workers' Union

10:40 - 11:10

The Badge of honor for Aviation award to Mr. Eric Bacos, the son of the late Capt. Michel Bacos (Air France - Entebbe Operation)

  • In the presence of the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

11:10 - 11:40


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11:40 - 11:50

Air resources development - looking ahead

  • Udi Bar Oz, Deputy Director General, Operations at Israel Airports Authority

11:50 - 12:05

Developments European regulations on drones/RPAS

  • Otjan De Bruijn, Vice Pres ECA

12:05 - 12:50

Session 2 - UnManned -Modern Airspace

The future of air space, technology, regulation and law


  • Guy Zach, Director, Flight Operations Military Aircraft Group IAI


  • Motti Shmueli, Director of Aviation Infrastructure Division at Israel Aviation Authority

  • Shlomit Teshuva-Winkler, Product Director, Xsight Systems

  • Raphael Melman Partner, , M. Firon & co

  • Shmuel Davidi, CMO, Elbit Systems Ltd - Elisra

12:50 - 13:20

Opening - Start-Up Competition by "Hangar", Aviation Group, IAI

  • Zviya Baron, Head, Hangar – Innovation Lab by Aviation Group IAI

  • 4 pitches of the companies at the finals of the start-up competition

13:20 - 14:20



14:20 - 14:30

Corporate Culture and business success

  • Amos Shapira, Businessman, Chairman of Alut,Formerly the CEO of El Al, CEO and President of the University of Haifa.

14:30 - 14:45

The meaning of the pilots unions in the general Aviation world.

  • Captain Jack Netskar, President, IFALPA

14:45 - 14:55

The announsment of the winner at the start-Up competition

  • Zviya Baron, Head, Hangar – Innovation Lab by Aviation Group IAI

  • Assaf Tamir, Chairman, HANGAR , Aviation Group, IAI

14:55 - 15:50

Israeli Innovation:

  • Chemi Peres, Managing General Partner, Co-Founder Pitango VC

Session 3: Aviation Tech

Future, threat and challenge in the world of online flight


  • Dror Ben David, Head of Artificial Intelligence in Matrix and the Civil Aviation Authority's representative at ICAO for aircraft cyber defense


  • Oren Elimelech, Cyber Security & Privacy Researcher & Expert, Information Security Adviser


  • Rubi Arbel, VP Aviation at Argus Cyber Security

  • Moshe Shlisel, CEO of GuardKnox

  • Timor Blau, Director Aviation, Gilat Satellite Networks

  • Assaf Tamir, Chairman, HANGAR , Aviation Group, IAI

15:50 - 16:20

Awarding of the Badge of Honor for aviation


  • Captain Alon Pereg, Committee Chairman of The Badge of Honor for aviation by Isralpa 2019

Awarding of the prize by:

  • Captain Alon Pereg, Committee Chairman of The Badge of Honor for aviation by Isralpa 2019

  • Captain Dr. Yossi Shub

Awarding of the prize to:

  • Prof. Yossi Leshem

  • Dr. Avinoam Bar-Lev

  • Atty. Izhak Raz

16:20 - 16:30

Leadership, entrepreneurship and heritage of the IA in the Israeli experience

  • Meir Shamir, A businessmanת C.E.O and principal stockholder of Mivtach Shamir holdings, president of Taglit Israel


Reunion in the foyer

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Annual Commercial Aviation Start-Up Challenge
The commercial aviation start-up competition, 100,000 $ grant for the wining company.

4.0 industry start-up? This is your chance to integrate in the commercial aviation field!

We invite you to apply to the HANGAR'S annual start-up competition and possibly win an opportunity to pitch at the central stage of Israel Aviation Conference, in front of the industry leaders.

Judging panel:
Interested in booth opportunities at the IAC?
Come and present your company's activity to the most strategic audience:
  • Leading companies from all aviation fields

  • Experts of aviation foundations and Business development

  • Senior management of Israeli leading Airlines

  • Largest global aircraft manufacturers

  • Leading authorities from the government and national security institutions

  • Investors from the aviation field and representation of leading VC's and financial institutions

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