The AIA 10th Ambassadors’ Roundtable – BOOK NOW

If you would like to attend please contact Ruth Saunders at or 0208 458 1284 .


See below for proposed programme:


The AIA 10th Ambassadors’ Roundtable in association with

The Institution of Engineering and Technology  and

The UK-Israel Tech Hub

On Technology and the Developing World

At The Institution of Engineering and Technology

18 June 2019  

9:30   Registration and coffee

10:00 Welcome address – Lord Bew, Chairman of the AIA Confirmed

Opening:    HE Neil Wigan, Ambassador, British Embassy, Tel Aviv, TBC

HE Mark Regev, Ambassador, Embassy of Israel, London TBC

10:15-11:15 Session I: Agriculture and Water Development                   



Speakers:      Tomer Malachi, Executive Director, CultivAid, Israel Confirmed


Coffee Break 11.15-11.30


11:30-12.30 Session II: Can Israel’s Leadership in the Water Sector Help Promote Regional Peace and Stability


Speakers: Gidon Bromberg, Director of Eco Peace, Middle East.  Israel Confirmed.

Lunch 12.30-13.30

13.30-14:30 Session III: Powering Hope:  Medium-scale green energy impact investments for social and economic development in fragile states


Speakers: Josef Abramovich, President and CEO of Energiya Global Capital; co-founder of the Arava Power Company, Israel Confirmed


14.30 -1530 Session IV: Healthcare, Public Health and Medical Technology


Speakers: Simon Fisher, Executive Director, Save a Child’s Heart Confirmed


15.30-15.45 Tea break

15.45-16.45 Session IV Universities’ Role in Supporting Sustainable Development Goals



Speakers:  Prof. Mark Talesnick, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Israel Confirmed

16.45-17.45 Innovating Technologies for Development Impact



Speaker: Dr. Aliza Inbal, Director Pears Program for Global Innovation, Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research. Confirmed


17.45 Keynote: Finding Heaven in the Middle of Hell: Building Bridges in Israel with Compassion and Technology

Yuval Malachi, public historian, podcast producer and host of the show ‘History for Children’ with the Israel Broadcasting Authority ‘Kan’ Confirmed

Drinks reception