Sunday Evening: March 9th, 2014

Welcome Reception & Panel

The opening evening event of the conference will be held at The Peres Center for Peace. Founded in 1996 by the President of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres, The Peres Center for Peace is Israel’s leading organization promoting peace building between Israel and its neighbors (particularly between Israelis and Palestinians) as well as between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel.

Conference registrants will enjoy this unique space during a cocktail reception with Mediterranean cuisine. The evening will also include a conference welcome by:

Dovev Lavie: Program Chair, Special Conference Tel Aviv

Bob Hoskisson: President, Strategic Management Society

Asher Tishler: Dean, Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University

Zur Shapira: Professor of Management, Stern School of Business, New York University

Please note that due to capacity limits, conference attendees are unable to register social guests for this event.

For more information on The Peres Center, please click here.

The Peres Center is a non-for-profit, non-governmental, non-political organization focused on promoting lasting peace and advancement in the Middle East by fostering tolerance, economic & technological development, cooperation and well-being.

The center develops and implements a wide range of projects Programs in fields such as medicine and healthcare, technology, business, agriculture, the environment, and the arts. Projects are designed to empower the populations of the region to be actively engaged in peace building in order to advance the creation of a real, effective and durable peace. By focusing on common interests, the Peres Center continues to successfully forge lasting partnerships. Barriers are broken down, fears are overcome, dialogues are conducted and friendships are formed, paving the way to a real and lasting peace between peoples.


Monday Evening: March 10th, 2014

Dinner & Rooftop Tour of Jerusalem



On Monday evening conference delegates will head to the Christian-Arab village of Abu Gosh, built on a mountainside at the outskirts of Jerusalem, where dinner will be served at a typical Mediterranean restaurant. Following dinner, conference attendees are invited to experience the special ambience of Jerusalem, through the alleyways and hidden corridors of the Old City, upon which night casts a magical and magnetic light.

Some stories come to light only when darkness descends. Let’s embark on a fascinating tour of Jerusalem as revealed during the magical twilight hour. We’ll hear stories that date back thousands of years as well as modern urban myths of Jerusalem while we wander through the alleyways and courtyards of the city.

We will embark on a tour that begins in the first neighborhood built beyond the Old City walls, continues up Mount Zion, and concludes with our inserting a note in the stones of the Western Wall.

Among the questions to be addressed: Who cast a spell on the flour mill? Where is Jerusalem’s hell located? What did two Christian masons find in King David’s Tomb? And how is it that a Muslim mosque sits adjacent to the grand synagogue of the Jewish Quarter?


The off-site evening events are included in the conference registration fees. If conference attendees would like to register a social guest for the Monday or Tuesday evening events, please click here.


Tuesday Evening: March 11th, 2014

Closing Dinner & Performing Arts Show


During the last evening of the conference, delegates will experience one of Tel Aviv's best venues, the Zappa Club. The evening will include dinner and a unique, one-of-a-kind theatrical event by The Mayumana Group – a show of music, dance, percussion, rhythm and wit!

The Zappa club is known for its good atmosphere, quality of sound, and proximity to the stage from all seating areas.

With performers from more than 20 different nations, The Mayumana Group has become one of Israel’s leading cultural exports. It has entertained millions of people around the world with its international touring cast, and will offer us an intimate, private show.


The off-site evening events are included in the conference registration fees. If conference attendees would like to register a social guest for the Monday or Tuesday evening events, please click here.



Strategic Management Society

Tel Aviv