International Investment Summit: Bridging Massachusetts, Israel, and China
Thursday, May 23 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
The “2019 International Investment Summit: Bridging the Gap Between Massachusetts, Israel, and China” is a premier one-day conference that provides an opportunity for innovation-focused companies and investors from Massachusetts, Israel and China to meet, share, source investments and collaborate.
Massachusetts, its cities, and its industries all have long histories of innovation. International investors are becoming increasingly aware of the opportunity to support a new era on innovation in the Commonwealth. The 2019 International Investment Summit aims to bring together executives from more than 250 companies, financial institutions, and government agencies with the goal of helping investors recognize the opportunity to invest in Massachusetts companies and communities.
Hosts: Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI); New England Israel Business Council; MIT Sloan School of Management; and InTeahouse
Co-Sponsors (to date): WuXi AppTech; Cambridge Savings Bank; China Merchants Bank in New York
8:00-8:55 a.m. Registration and light breakfast with Charlie Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
9:00-9:05 Welcome by Dan Trajman, President and CEO, New England Israel Business Council; and Xin Liu, Founder, InTeahouse
9:05-9:20 Remarks by Charlie Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
9:20-9:40 Keynote speech – Dean Kamen, Founder, FIRST and President, DEKA Research & Development Corporation
9:40-9:50 Coffee/Networking Break
9:50-10:00 Gateway City Highlight – Dan Rivera, Mayor of Lawrence
10:00-10:40 Government Panel – “Spotlight: How Lowell is helping to Drive the Massachusetts Innovation Economy Forward” Panelists include – Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development and International Trade for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (moderator); Eileen Donoghue, City Manager of Lowell, Massachusetts; Dr. Julie Chen, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at UMass-Lowell; and other executives from Lowell and the private sector.
10:40-11:20 Investors Panel and Q&A – “What are bankers, VCs, and investors looking for NOW” featuring senior executives from banks, financial institutions and VC firms
11:20-12:00 Executives Panel – “How they made it BIG in Massachusetts” featuring CEOs and senior executives from cybersecurity, digital healthcare, AI, robotics and other emerging technologies, discussing benefits of growing companies in Massachusetts
12:00-1:00 Lunch. Featured speaker from WuXi AppTec – Richard Soll, Head, Strategic Initiatives
1:00-2:00 Networking, coffee/tea, Investor/Company one-on-one meetings