The annual Israel Presidential Conference 'Facing Tomorrow', which opened Tuesday in Jerusalem, will discuss the question of “how can we foster a better tomorrow for the international community, Israel and the Jewish world”.
It is the fourth time that the Conference is organized under the auspices of Israeli President Shimon Peres around discussions, panels and plenary sessions.
“The Presidential Conference attracts the world’s greatest minds and personalities, all of whom come together in Jerusalem each year to discuss how we can make the most of tomorrow’s opportunities,” said Israel Maimon, Chairman of the Conference Steering Committee.
“Given all the change the world has seen in the past 12 months, Facing Tomorrow 2012 is sure to be filled with fascinating, practical and inspirational subject matter for all walks of life.”
The programme lists as speakers among others former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Cisco Systems Chairman John Chambers, Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Ernst & Young Chairman James Turley and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, along with President Peres, Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan Sharansky and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, will close the event on Thursday with a plenary session entitled “Decisions at the Doorstep of Tomorrow.”
Ahead of the Conference, organizers announced the launch of a new app on the Facebook page, allowing people from around the world to have a personal, interactive conversation with President Shimon Peres.
The conversation with President Peres was created by Interlude, a leading developer of social media video technologies. Web users can speak with the President about almost every topic, including love, politics, the future, hobbies, statesmanship and more.
With this new app, topics that will be discussed by the President at the Conference are now open to people around the world, and not just those at the Conference.