25.10.2023 | Hilton TLV Hotel

25.10.2023 | Hilton TLV Hotel

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JOURNEY conference - canceled

In light of the current situation in Israel, the JOURNEY conference has been canceled and will not take place as planned.

We hope for better days.


Imagine a world that is constantly changing including the ability to make decisions. In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape AI has undeniably taken center stage. It has permeated our lives and is here to stay! Within a short period of time, it has touched almost every aspect of our lives from high-tech and healthcare to media and education. But what is expected in the coming years? How will our lives be affected as AI continues to evolve? The future of AI has yet to be explored. 
Journey 2023 will bring together the high-tech industry executives who will discuss the power of change, the new capabilities and the unimaginable opportunities.
JOURNEY, Israel’s most prestigious annual High-Tech conference, is where you want to be! From senior corporate executives and entrepreneurs to financial experts and world leading investors, now is your chance to join some 2,000 participants who are looking to gain insight and inspiration from over 100 of the biggest names in the industry. 


08:00-09:00 | Registration & gathering
09:00-10:30 | THE PITCH Finals

Live contest on stage – 8 selected entrepreneurs pitch new promising ventures, using multimedia, to attract 4 seasoned mentors as well as compete for the votes of investors, professionals and peer-entrepreneurs in the audience. In partnership with Meitar Law Offices, ESOP and Barry Katz.

Moderator: Elad Sternlicht (EY Israel)
Judges: Eyal Niv (Pitango), Sivan Shamri Dahan (Qumra Capital), Daniel Shinar (Claltech), Adi Soffer Teeni (Meta Israel)


Plenary Hall

10:30-11:00 | Coffee break
11:00-11:15 | THE JOURNEY SURPRISE! Don't miss the opening act

 Plenary Hall

11:15-13:00 | Plenary session

Opening words
Noam Canetti (EY)


Fireside chat- Investing for Impact
Sir Ronald Cohen (GSG), Yifat Oron (Blackstone)


Panel: Navigating a perfect storm, CEO POV
Moderator: Noam Canetti (EY Israel)
Speakers: Shlomi Ben Haim (Jfrog), Daniel Schreiber (Lemonade),  Amir Schlachet (Global-e)


Panel: Reinvent venture
Moderator: Dominic Lester (Jefferies)
Speakers: Shlomo Dovrat (Viola Ventures), Nadav Zafrir (Team8)


Plenary Hall

13:00-14:00 | Lunch
14:00-15:00 | Session A1: Bridge over troubled water

The “Bridge Over Troubled Water” panel at the Journey will bring together industry experts and investors to delve into the complex landscape of financing early to growth stage companies amidst a turbulent economic environment. With challenges like inflation, high interest rates, and reset valuations, the panel aims to explore viable funding options that can navigate these stormy waters. Participants will engage in insightful discussions surrounding innovative strategies such as venture debt (and the way it can be customized to a company’s profile and business case), SAFE, equity restructuring and M&As. We will also explore the ways to decide what the right solution is for a company. By delving into these financing avenues, the panel seeks to equip entrepreneurs and investors with the knowledge and tools necessary to weather economic uncertainties and forge a path towards sustainable growth and success.

Moderator: Michal Kissos Hertzog (Poalim Tech)
Speakers: Adina Eckstein (Lemonade), Sarel Eldor (Key1 Capital), Irit Kahan (GS Growth), Jonny Saacks (F2 Venture Capital), Raoul Stein (BlackRock)

 Hall A

14:00-15:00 | Session B1: From Gen AI to ITDR - Just hype or the real deal?

The cybersecurity industry loves talking about new trends and buzzwords. But how do we know what might be the next cloud revolution and what is just a lot of hot air? Join our panel of experts, top-tier CISOs and seasoned Israeli entrepreneurs, who will offer their insights into this year’s hottest security spaces, assess their staying power and address the challenges and opportunities that CISOs face in this ever-evolving security landscape.


Moderator: Yoav Leitersdorf (YL Ventures)
Speakers: Dan Amiga (island), Ben Dewar-Powell (Tide), Gil Geron (Orca Security), Asaf Kochan (Sentra), Assaf Oz (Meitar Law Offices), Rinki Sethi (BILL)


 Hall B

14:00-15:00 | Session C1: Beyond boundaries - How generative AI is rewriting Fintech's future

Co-founders comedy: The Fintech edition

Get ready for a fintech-filled standup session like no other. Ronen, Yoni and Rakefet spill the beans on their wild journeys in fintech. Expect hilarious stories, entrepreneurial insights, and plenty of fintech fun!


Speakers: Yoni Assia, (eToro), Ronen Assia,(Team8), Rakefet Russak-Aminoach, (Team8)


Unveiling the Fintech future: What’s here to stay, what’s on the horizon, and what could change everything

Join us for a captivating journey into the world of fintech. In this panel, we’re going to dive deep into what trends and conditions are here to stay, what’s about to shake things up, and what could totally flip the script in the world of finance. We’ll chat about the rock-solid stuff that won’t budge, the exciting changes on the horizon, and the game-changers that could redefine finance as we know it. So, buckle up for a discussion that’ll give you a sneak peek into the wild and innovative future of fintech.


Moderator: Ronen Assia (Team8)

Speakers: Yoni Assia (eToro), Michael Tannenbaum (Brex), Pranav Sood (Airwallex), Vagelis Kollintzas (Jefferies)


Hall C

14:00-15:00 | Session D1: Start Smart, Grow Smarter: GTM Workshop for Startups

In the dynamic life of startups, the path to growth is paved by strategic decisions, and the wisdom to learn from both successes and setbacks. This workshop is designed for early-stage startups in the process of transitioning from founder-led sales, and beginning to scale their GTM function.  You will have the opportunity both to share and to receive invaluable insights into building a successful sales team, forging effective channel partnerships, and navigating the inevitable challenges that arise along the way. Join us as we delve into the essential components of your go-to-market strategy, unlocking the secrets to scaling your startup with precision and resilience.


Workshop: Assaf Egozi (EY), Leeor Moses Voronov (AI21), Anna Pelkin (TikTok), Michal Tzuchman-Katz (Kahun Medical)


 Hall D

15:00-16:00 | Session A2: Upside down - From sellers' to buyers' market

Our annual Journey M&A panel will delve into the transformative shift within the M&A landscape, transitioning from a sellers’ market to a buyers’ market. Our panelists will analyze the evolving dynamics that have led to this change, exploring the different factors such as the economic fluctuations and specific industry trends. Attendees will gain insights into the strategic adjustments required for both buyers and sellers to navigate this new landscape successfully. The panel aims to shed light on the implications for deal structures, valuation strategies, and negotiation tactics in an environment where buyers hold the advantage.


Moderator: Tad Freese (Latham & Watkins)
Speakers: Shira Azran (Meitar Law Offices), Simon Brown (Jefferies), Omer Cygler (Warburg Pincus), Eran Gorev (Francisco Partners), Arik Kleinstein (Glilot Capital), Dor Knafo (HPE Aruba)


Hall A

15:00-16:00 | Session B2: Gaming – Raise the game to keep ahead of the curve

As the gaming industry expands it will continue to impact many others industries. In this panel we will dive into the industry’s current landscape and future directions including game development trends, AI in Gaming, Emerging Technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, Diversity and Inclusion and its potential, the role of gaming communities, social interactions, and online platforms in shaping the gaming experience, Global Market Insights, Mental Health, ethical considerations in game design, financing, M&As and other important trends.


Moderator: David Lee (Samsung Next)

Speakers: Nir Korczak (Playtika), Keren Marom (Beachbum), Shelley Oppenheimer-Levi (EY Israel), Eitan Reisel (vgames), Mike Turner (Latham & Watkins)


 Hall B

15:00-16:00 | Session C2: AI in healthcare - A game changer

Generative AI is becoming a major game changer in several industries, including healthcare. Generative AI algorithms can analyze large volumes of medical data and create entirely new content. The use of generative AI tools will influence the access to care for patients, the quality of care and the ability to present new solutions to unlock value in new ways. Moreover, those solutions are being adopted by care givers and by payers, to the point it will turn from supporting systems to golden standard.

Moderator: Yaacov Michlin (Biolight)

Speakers: Daniella Gilboa (AIVF), Orr Inbar (QuantHeaith), Hila Karah (Pitango), Varda Shalev (Team8)

 Hall C

16:00-17:00 | Closing plenary session

THE PITCH 2023 winner announcement


 The time capsule

The time capsule: Leading entrepreneurs, investors and professionals share their forecasts for some of the most intriguing sectors in global high-tech

Moderator: Barak Pridor
Speakers: Yaron Daniely (aMoon Fund), Gil Horsky (FLORA Ventures), Inbal Kreiss (IAI)


 Hall A+B

17:00 | Closing cocktail party

 Main balcony

Registration fees

Regular ticket


Special startup fee


Promo code required.
To enjoy our special startup fee, make sure to register by October 19th

Special group fee


5 people and up.
To enjoy our special group fee, make sure to register by October 19th


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Gold sponsors

Silver sponsors​



Dan Amiga

Dan Amiga

Co-Founder & CTO Island

Yoni Assia

CEO, eToro

Ronen Assia

Managing Partner, Team8

Shira Azran

Shira Azran

Partner, Meitar Law Offices

Simon Brown

Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Jefferies

Sir Ronald Cohen

President, GSG

Noam Canetti

General Partner, Ey Israel

Omer Cygler

Senior Adviser, Warburg Pincus

Yaron Daniely

Yaron Daniely

General Partner, aMoon Fund

Ben Dewar-Powell

Ben Dewar-Powell

Global CISO, Tide

Shlomo Dovrat

Co-Founder & General Partner, Viola Ventures

Adina Eckstein

COO, Lemonade

Assaf Egozi

Partner, EY Parthenon

Sarel Eldor

Managing Partner, Key1 Capital

Tad Freese

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Gil Geron

Gil Geron

CEO & Co-founder, Orca Security

Eran Gorev

Partner and President of Israel, Francisco Partners

Irit Kahan

Managing Director

Hila Karah

Managing Partner, Pitango HealthTech

Michal Kissos Hertzog

CEO, Poalim Tech

Arik Kleinstein

Arik Kleinstein

Founder, Managing Partner, Glilot Capital Partners

Dor Knafo

Dor Knafo

VP of SASE, HPE Aruba