Conference Program

08:30 Gathering and refreshments
09:30Opening remarks and greetingsDavid Zigdon, CEO, MIGAL
Isaac Herzog, President of the State of Israel
Yakov Behar, Deputy Chairman, KKL JNF
Uri Dorman, Secretary General of the Israel Farmers Federation
Prof. Eliezer Shalev, President, Tel-Hai Academic College
Itamar Matiash, Head of Regional Council, Emek HaMaayanot
Michal Ackerman, Deputy Head of Regional Council, EmekHaMaayanot
Jonathan Florsheim, Head of Energy sector Team, Budget Dept. Israel Ministry of Finance
10:30"Who cares about tree carbon allocation?"Prof. Tamir Klein, Weizmann Institute of Science
10:50"Biodiversity and climate - challenges and solutions"Prof. Tamar Dayan, Tel Aviv University
11:10Coffee BreakNetworking
Exhibition and posters
11:30From vision to reality: Israeli
commercial APV in year 2024

Sponsored by the Israeli Climate Forum
Eitan Parnas, Founder & Director General of the Green Energy Association of Israel

Introductory remarks:
Dr Dov Khanin, Chairman, Israeli Climate Forum

Lectures by:
Raanan Amoyel, Senior Division Manager, Planning and Agricultural Land, Ministry of Agriculture
Dorit Hochner, Senior Director of Physical Planning, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
Ran Dressler, Planning Administration, Program Manager for Promotion of statutory procedures for agrivoltaic installations,
Mery Fox, Head of Employment team - Northern region, Israel Land Authority, responsible for allocating land for agrivoltaic projects
Honi Kabalo, VP Revenue Management (MENA), Enlight Energy
12:30KKL-JNF in the frontline of the shift to solar energy in Israel
Sponsored by KKL JNF
Dr. Doron Markel, Chief Scientist, JNF-KKL
12:50"Paving the way towards food and energy security in Israel"Moderator:
Ori Ben-Herzl, VP of Value Creation, MIGAL

Dr Michal Levy, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Agriculture
Gil Horsky, Founding Managing Partner, Flora Ventures
Gadi Kenny, Impact Investor
Noam Shwartz, Program Manager, SolarEdge
Victor Weiss, Head of the Climate Division at the Prime Minister's Office
Lior Caspi, Entrepreneur, Media expert, Founder of the Food Sec&Tech Conference
Eliraz Shifman, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, Ministry of Energy
13:20Lunch BreakNetworking
Exhibition and posters
14:05Round Tables

Leading experts will gather to brainstorm on various aspects of APV and related fields,
such as sustainability, precision agriculture, irrigation, carbon capture, and more
1. Exploring New Horizons:
Embracing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges in Agrivoltaics Research.

2.Smart Farming Innovations in Agrivoltaics:
Enhancing Sustainability and Efficiency in Energy and Food Production.

3. Smart Irrigation Systems: Integrating Renewable Energy and Precision Agriculture.

4.Harvesting Tomorrow's Sun:
The Technical and Emotional Journey of Building Agrivoltaics Projects from the Ground Up.

5.Fight Club: an open dialogue for all stakeholders to advance the goals and objectives of the field.

6. Nurturing Communities: Exploring the Heartfelt Ecology and Social Transformations of Agrivoltaics.

7. Carbon credits in APV projects.

8. Agrivoltaics as an Engine for Peripheral Recovery Affected by War
15:20Agrivoltaic and renewable energy projects
as a regional growth engine
Dana Kedar, Director, GrowingIL

Uriel Perman, Head of Innovation, KIC
Amos Lasker, CEO, Energy.comIL
Einav Luzzatto, "Tabat-360" Program Manager
Ayala Londner, CEO of "HaBaita" Forum
Oved Yavin, Agro, Solar, and Water Director at Doral Energy
Yoav Eilon, Senior Policy Manager, Technology and R&D, Science and Community Division Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technolog
16:05Closing words:
"Where are we heading?"
Eric Benmeir Kozakow,
APV and RegenAg Lead, MIGAL
16:15Beer & Cocktails
in the Lobby & Outdoor area
Exhibition and posters