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(as of 8.11.2013 – not final)

Sunday, 10.11.2013 BCC – Berliner Congress Center
10:00 – 11:00


Level A
11:00 – 18:00

Bilateral Info-market, Business Fair, Network Lounges, Catering, etc.

Level A - B - C
11:00 – 12:15

Opening Ceremony


Cherno Jobatey, German TV moderator

Opening Remarks
Sacha Stawski, Organizer, German Israelcongress
Melody Sucharewicz, Director, German Israelcongress

Welcome Remarks

Frank Henkel,
Mayor of Berlin, Senator for Interior and Sports of Berlin, Chairman of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) in Berlin
H.E. Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, Ambassador of the State of Israel
MK David Tsur, Member of Knesset for Hatenua
Tzipi Livni, Minister of Justice, Israel (via video)
Dieter Graumann, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Vice President Jewish World Congress
David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem (via video)
Efi Stenzler, World President of the KKL-JNF
Level C – Dome Hall
12:15 – 13:15

Expert Round

political and media personalities in an exchange about the „Status, Potential and Perspectives of German-Israeli Relations“

Avi Primor,  Former Ambassador, Chairman, Israel Council on Foreign Relations
Christian Schmidt, Parliamentary Secretary of State to the federal ministry of defense
Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid

Prof. Andreas Bönte, Program Area Manager, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Level C - Dome Hall
13:15 – 13:45

Award: „ILI“ –Arno Lustiger Ehrenpreis


Michael Sommer, Chairman of the German Federation of Trade Unions


Jochen Feilcke, former member of the German Bundestag, Chairman German Israli Society Berlin und Potsdam

Award Handover

Gila Lustiger, Representative of the family

Level C – Dome Hall
14:00 – 17:30

The 'Labs'

Political Lab
Business Lab
Science Lab
Culture Lab
Religion Lab
Level A / B / C
16:30 – 18:00

Youth workshop

Sven-Christian Kindler, Member of the German Bundestag Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Vice President of the presidium of the German-Israeli Society


Judith Epstein, Vice President of the Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde München und Oberbayern, Embassador for Hadassah International at the United Nations in Geneva

Level (tba)
17:45 – 18:45

Conclusion of the 3rd German Israelcongress Level

Level C - Dome Hall
19:00 – 21:00

Concert Premiere

German-Israeli duet by the stars of The Voice of Germany and The Voice of Israel: Kathleen Reiter (Israel) and Mic Donet (Germany)
Level C - Dome Hall
21:00 After-Congress Get-Together at „The Grand
For congress participants, partners, exhibitors Hirtenstraße 4 (ca. 5 minutes walking distance from bcc).
Montag, 11.11.2013

Business Lab Follow-up-Receptions (upon invitation)
10.00 - 12.00 The Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology invites to a VIP-Breakfast,
13.00 – 15.00 The Senator for Economy, Technology and Research, Mrs. Cornelia Yzer, invites to a VIP-Lunch reception

all day All day tours through Berlin according to the Lab topics offered by the VIP- und Delegationsservice of Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH Information: at the stand of ILI – I Like Israel e.V

*to be confirmed