Israel Bar Association - 15th Annual Conference, May 2015, Eilat - We went global
The Israel Bar Association had the pleasure to host in its 15th Annual Conference many delegates from various countries. Our international guests enjoyed intriguing panels, which dealt with professional issues as well as some topics which are on the global public agenda.
The Israel Bar Association had the pleasure to host in its 15th Annual Conference many delegates from various countries. This year, the international conference was co-hosted with one of the top American firms, "Greenberg Traurig", and senior partners from the firm took part in some fascinating panels. Among them was Ms. Hilarie Bass, President-Elect of the American Bar Association (2017 term).
Representatives from different European bars participated- Italy, Poland, Austria, Germany, France, UK, Canada and Croatia- all were represented! Amongst the honorable guests you could find Mrs. Maria Slazak, head of the CCBE, the president of the Croatian Bar Association, Mr. Robert Travaš and his deputy, Mr. Mladen Klasic, and the General Manager of the German Bar- Dr. Cord Bruegmann. In addition, we had the honor to host several lawyers from the International Criminal Bar and International Criminal Tribunals- one even came all the way from Nigeria!
Continuing the tradition of previous years, the Israel Bar hosted a celebratory cocktail reception for its international guests. The participants were greeted by the president of the Israel Bar Association, Adv. Doron Barzilay; the Chair of the conference, Adv. Zaki Kamal; the Chair of the International Forum, Adv. Gideon Fisher and Adv. Gary Epstein- head of Greenberg Traurig's Tel Aviv office.
A special guest was Mr. Dan Shapiro, current Ambassador of the United States to Israel. The Ambassador arrived early Monday morning and participated in the opening panel, which dealt with Israel's right to self defense and International tribunals.
Our international guests enjoyed intriguing panels, which dealt with professional issues as well as some topics which are on the global public agenda. In addition, a special entertainment program was provided, including an enjoyable talk by the famous Dr. Ruth Westheimer, live music concerts, WOW show and more.