TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
MUNI WORLD is an annual offline think tank, focused on brainstorming key challenges and threats facing Smart Cities. Mayors and senior officers from leading global cities get together to convene to reveal proven best practices and exchange expertise.
MUNI WORLD 2020 will feature a 3-day special international program, focusing on areas pertaining to smart cities- innovation, environmental issues and approaches to urban planning, transportation, and a special exhibition and conference about the threats of urban terrorism on smart cities.
Come and join forces with TOP industry leaders to identify challenges and find solutions.
MUNI EXPO is attended by mayors and municipality leaders, director generals of municipalities and corporations, financial managers, information officers, treasurers, city planners, architects, city improvement department heads, security officers, education, welfare, sports and culture administrators, city and municipal council members, academic experts, procurement administrators, and many more. Government Ministers and Parliament members, also attend the event, as well as other government officials of various ranks holding portfolios in the above-mentioned areas, including economic attatches who work in collaboration with the local government.
MUNI WORLD 2020 is an opportunity to learn and be exposed to the latest information and advancements in the industry while enjoying fascinating and extensive exhibition and fascinating tours of accelerators and startups in Israel.
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Experience a world of innovation, entrepreneurship and business, which will provide local government leaders a vision for their cities!
In recent years, local governments have undergone dramatic changes, due to the revolution in the field of urban technological development, that provide smart solutions for challenges faced by local governments and municipalities. These include cyber security threats, transportation, infrastructure, building, engineering, security, defense and many more.
In the wake of increasing threats in cities and large population centers worldwide, MUNI WORLD will provide an opportunity for discussion about the threats of urban security. It is vital that governments, local authorities and cities work together with the private sector and share information on threats, vulnerabilities, risks and mitigation measures.
Last year, the event earned high praise among the approximately 1000 visitors from around the world. We were honored to hold the MUNI WORLD conference in cooperation with the Counter-Terrorism Committee United Nation's.
MUNI EXPO, the annual event of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel [FLAI], is the foremost of its kind in the Middle East. Attended by some 8,000 senior directors and managers of 257 local authorities in Israel, The Expo’s strength lies in the collaborations formed during the event, and its impact on the daily lives of millions of citizens.
Registered international participants of MUNI WORLD are granted full access to all the events of MUNI EXPO 2020.
MUNI EXPO, a two-day exhibition and networking event for Israeli and international service providers, is held in a pavilion spanning 6000m2.
As befitting the ‘Start-Up Nation’, the Expo will showcase 170 companies, start-ups and municipally-owned accelerators in the field of urban technological development, whose goal is to provide smart solutions for the variety of challenges faced by local governments and municipalities. These include cyber security threats, transportation, infrastructure, building, engineering, security, defense and many more – challenges that cities face today, and challenges that are yet to come.
Registered international participants of the MUNI WORLD Global Brainstorming are granted full access to all the events of MUNI EXPO 2020.
Dear colleagues, friends and partners,
I have the honor of inviting you to participate in MUNIEXPO 2020 – the annual international Municipal Innovation Conference held by the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel – which will take place at the Tel Aviv Convention Center on February 18-20th, 2020.
The largest Municipal event of the year, led by the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel, serves as fertile ground for innovation, entrepreneurship and business interactions and supplies members of local authorities with practical means of realizing innovative goals within their regions of jurisdiction. The strength of the convention lies in the collaborations formed among its participants and the subsequent impact on the daily lives of millions of inhabitants.
Over 200 mayors from Jewish and Arab towns in Israel will attend the event, alongside representatives from local authorities abroad. MUNIEXPO will take place for the 3rd consecutive year, following last year's success with over 170 technology-oriented companies and service providers, including significant private sector actors in the global arena, as well as at least 8,000 decision makers and buyers from Israel and over 80 international delegations. One of the highlights in the events will be the international MUNIEXPO exhibition dedicated to urban innovation and smart cities.
In the wake of increasing threats to cities and large population centers worldwide, the main theme of MUNIWORLD Conference this year will be Urban Security. Over recent years, terrorism has increasingly shifted from the battlefield to the cities we live in.
The conference visitors will also have the opportunity to attend special roundtable sessions with ministers, parliament members (MKs), local authority administrators and key figures in local governance, representatives of the Israeli economy, members of the academia, members of the media, as well as dozens of mayors and key functionaries from cities worldwide.
We would be honored to have you!
Chairman, Federation of Local Authorities in Israel
MUNI WORLD 2020 is an opportunity to learn and be exposed to the latest information,
activities and advancements in the industry via a range of meetings and conferences. In addition, the conference includes an extensive exhibition and fascinating tours of accelerators and startups throughout Israel.
8:00 Innovation Tours:
Visiting Municipal Projects and Innovation Centers
Ashdod- The cutting edge of innovative health care and food of the future, from hospitals to greenhouses – Innovation in food, urban security and health, visit "Assuta" the modernistic hospital in Israel.
Emek Hefer- Rivers of sunshine, innovation, and natural resources to infinity and beyond – Solar energy, agricultural technology, and innovation in the cowshed.
Tel-Aviv- Modern technologies, advanced design methods, and unique architecture development. The three elements that formed the most important nerve center in Israel- Old and New in Sarona, a guided tour in Sarona's underground control center, and a visit to the local government innovation center in Israel.
Rishon Lezion- The underground cooperation that leads to the creation of the new metropolis in Israel – Firefighting and rescue system, real-time assessments during fires and tour of the municipality's security system.
Hall K: Muni world Plenary
Moderator: Yoav Limor
MK Israel Katz, Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs
09:45 Keynote: Building the Start Up Cities Network:Dr. Erel Margalit, Founder & Chairman, Jerusalem Ventures Partners (JVP)
10:05 safe and resilient city now and in the future: Mindaugas Sinkevičius, President of Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania And Mayor of Jonava District Municipality
10:15 The Weakest Link: The Human Factors in Cyber Security in the local government:
Brigitte Zypries, Former Federal Minister for Justice and for Economy – Germany
Rafael Franco, Deputy Director General, Israel National Cyber Directorate
Lauren Poe, Mayor of Gainesville, FL, USA
Guy Mizrahi, VP Cyber, RayZone Group
Guy Dagan, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Consienta
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Safe Cities: Fighting Hate Crimes
Blind Hatred: A joint Enemy: Carole Nuriel, Director, ADL Israel
Panel Discussion: Fighting hate crimes
Uwe Becker, Mayor of Frankfurt, Germany
Councillor Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council
Haim Bibas, Chairman,the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel, Mayor, Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
Lior Haiat, Spokesperson of the israeli Ministry of Foreign Affaires, Former Consul General of Israel in Miami
12:20 Coastal cities: “Blue Economy”, Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability
Opening remarks: Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv – Yafo, Israel
Panel discussion:Coastal cities future challenges. Moderator: Ophir Paz-Pines, Head of the Institute for Local Government Tel Aviv University
Andro Krstulović Opara, Mayor of Split, Croatia
David Andre, Mayor of Victoria, Seychelles
H.E. Hassan Ali Joho, The Governor of Mombasa County, Kenya
Moshe Fadlon, Mayor of Herzliya, Israel, Head of Coastal cities Forum in Israel
15:00 Hall D: A Presentation by Mr. Dan Doctoroff, Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company
17:00 MUNIWORLD International Guests Reception
Moderator- Michal Divon, Journalist and TV host
Hall D 9:30-11:30:
The Federation of Local Authorities in Israel and KKL’s Annual Leadership Conference
*Entrance to the conference will be allowed via special invitation only
Hall K 10:30 – 14:30:
City of Tomorrow Plenum
Host: Aviv Frenkel, high-tech entrepreneur and journalist
10:30 Opening Speech:
MK Eli Cohen, Israel’s Minister of the Economy
10:40 Session- Happy Cities
Opening Presentation- City of Tomorrow- Challenges and Out of the Box Solutions
Eitan Atia, General Director, Forum 15
10:55 Happy Residents in the Active City: Advancing Physical Activity in the Public Sector
A Conversation with Yuval Shamla, Winner of the 2018 Ninja Israel Completion and Anat Harel, Trainer and Healthy Lifestyle Leader
Session- Smart Mobility
11:20 Innovation and Mobility- How the Local Authority Can Promote Future Transport
Menachem Leiba, CEO, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality
Itzik Larry, CEO, Jerusalem Municipality
Antoine Basseville, Director of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Innovation Center
11:50 Presentation from Oren Shoval, Co-Founder & CTO, Via
12:00 How to Promote Electric Cars in Israel
A panel with:
Oren Ezer, Co-founder & CEO, electreon
Eitan Parnass, CEO of the Green Energy Companies Association
Dr. Anat Lea Bonshtien, Chairman and Director of the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative at the Israeli Prime Minister's Office
Ronen Yablon, General Manager at EV-Edge, Union Automotive Group
12:40 Session- Urban Planning
Guest Presentation- Berlin’s Project TXL
Dr. Philipp Bouteiller, CEO of Tegel Project GmbH (a subsidiary of the state of Berlin)
13:00 Are Today’s City Plans Suitable for Tomorrow’s Cities?
Lizy Dellaricha, Mayor of the Local Council of Ganey-Tikva
Prof. Eyal Yaniv, Head of the Bar Ilan University School of Business and Smart Cities
Arc. Etan Kimmel, Co-Founder, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects
Daniela Paz Erez, Founder, CEO Paz Group
Joel Even, Jerusalem City Engineer
13:40 Local Authorities at the Forefront: Preparing For Climate Crisis
Dr. Orli Ronen, head of the Urban Innovation and Sustainability Lab, at the Porter School of Environmental and Social Studies, Tel Aviv University
Ronen Marley, Mayor of Nahariya
Reuven Ladianski, Deputy Mayor and Portfolio green urban environment Tel Aviv Municipality
Danny Rupp, forecaster and TV presenter
14:15 Climate Crisis and Extinction
Nadav Eyal, Chief International Correspondent for Israel’s Channel 13 News
15:00-16:30 Panel of leaders from Local Government Associations:
A special panel of leaders form Local Government Associations from around the globe will take place during the Muni World Conference.
The panel will be hosted by the General Director of The Federation of local Authorities in Israel, Mr. Shlomo Dolberg
The list of exhibitors is constantly updated
Despite its size, Israel has a disproportionate impact on global innovation. Israeli startups have become global brand names (like Checkpoint and Waze), and more than 300 multinational companies established R&D labs in Israel to benefit from our unsurpassed creativity. Israel’s remarkable achievements inspire the country’s municipal accelerators, where new ideas are cultivated every day.
Israel is continuously ranked as the 10th most innovative country in the world, with the highest number of startups per capita, and the second-highest concentration of cyber-defense companies in the world.
Join us to discover what makes Israel’s innovation ecosystem so successful.
Attendees to MUNI WORLD are granted full access to all the events at MUNI EXPO 2020.
Tel Aviv Convention Center: Pavilion 2
Tel Aviv Convention Center is the largest and most advanced convention center in Israel. It is located in northern Tel Aviv, 15 min drive from city center, adjacent to the Tel Aviv University and within walking distance from the 'University' Railway Station.
Muni World will offer the participants an all-day shuttle to TLV offered hotels.
Directions By Public Transportation:
Rakevet israel – The University train station is near the Tel Aviv Convention Center – Rakevet israel website
Egged – Bus number 521 – Egged website
Dan – Buses numbers 12, 22, 40, 89, 189, 389 – Dan website|
Metropolin – Buses numbers 47, 48, 247 from Tel Aviv center and Raanana/Kefar Saba/Herzliya/Ramat Ha’Sharon – Metropolin website
Kavim – Bus number 137 – Kavim website