Israel’s Leading Venture Capital Funds and Global Investment Banks Will Participate at the Ernst & Young Journey 2005 Conference

Israel’s leading Venture Capital funds and global investment banks will participate at the Ernst & Young (E&Y) 9th Annual Journey 2005 Conference. On September 15, 2005, E&Y will host the annual Israeli conference for venture capital funds and entrepreneurs of emerging growth companies, at David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) August 3, 2005 -- Israel’s leading Venture Capital funds and global investment banks will participate at the Ernst & Young (E&Y) 9th Annual Journey 2005 Conference (www.journey2005.com). On September 15, 2005, E&Y (www.ey.com) will host this annual Israeli conference for venture capital funds and entrepreneurs of emerging growth companies, at David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

E&Y is delighted to announce that the key speakers in Journey 2005 Conference will include: Mike Moritz, Partner, Sequoia Capital; Joe Schoendorf, Partner, Accel Partners; Allan Barkat from Apax Partners; Robert Partridge, head of venture capital advisory group, Ernst & Young China; Erel N. Margalit, managing partner, JVP; James P. Hickey, principal and co-Head of Technology Investment Banking, William Blair & Company; Brian Griffiths, head of European technology team, Deutsche Bank, and Zohar Zisapel, Chairman, Rad Data Communications.

Ernst & Young’s Journey05 Conference agenda will cover topics such as Doing Business in Asian Markets – India and China, M&As - Acquisition strategies from corporate buyers, Developing a Globalized Workforce Strategy (outsource offshore), IPOs in London – A growth option for a company, and Commanding the Value of Intellectual Property in Doing Deals.

This year the Journey is pleased to add a dedicated, Healthcare Journey track, organized jointly by E&Y and Medica Venture Partners. The Healthcare Journey will focus on questions of critical importance to the development and commercialization of medical device and drug-device products with a series of panels featuring industry executives and strategists, venture capitalists, investment bankers and market analysts.

A record number of participants are expected to attend this Journey 2005 conference, as a result of the continuous improvement in the business environment of the global and Israeli high tech industries. Capital raised by Israeli high tech companies soars 15 percent to $737 million in the first half of 2005, from first half of 2004 levels. According to survey conducted by the IVC Research Center. in the second quarter of 2005, 98 Israeli high-tech companies raised $387 million from venture investors, both local and foreign.

For any questions regarding the Ernst & Young conference, please email Carmit Harel from Ernst & Young Israel, or call 972-3-5680992. For registration to the 9th Annual Journey 2005 Conference, please visit Journey 2005 Conference website at www.journey2005.com.

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