Inerjys Founder and Managing Partner Stephan Ouaknine and Hydro-Québec's
Executive VP of Technology to Speak; Maccabeats to Perform Live
MONTREAL, June 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Did you know that Israel generates
more high-tech start-ups than traditional industrial powerhouses such
as Japan, China, England, and Canada? What Israel lacks in natural
resources, she more than makes up for in innovation and forward
JNF Montreal President Barbara Maldoff is pleased to announce that on
June 12, at the Montreal Science Centre, the community at-large will
celebrate Israel's technological prowess while raising money for future
research and development at the Annual Negev Evening in an
unprecedented event, "A Nation @ 65: From Start-Up to Now.
Emceed by Stephan Ouaknine, a Montreal entrepreneur, and the founder and
managing partner of Inerjys Ventures, the evening will focus on the promise of green technology to develop
clean air solutions and reduce carbon emissions, in addition the
cutting-edge future for electric vehicles. Keynote speakers include
Élie Saheb, Executive Vice President of Technology at Hydro-Québec, a company regarded as a worldwide leader in green technology. Among his
many responsibilities, Mr. Saheb oversees the development of battery and motor technologies
for electric vehicles.
We are also pleased that Dan Cohen, former CEO of Better Place, an
Israeli start-up credited with inventing a new generation of batteries
and charging stations for electric cars, will be joining us as a
"I'm humbled and excited to lead this wonderful celebration of the
Israeli high-tech industry and renewable energy. I also hope this event
raises as much money as possible to support JNF's efforts in
researching and developing the next extraordinary Israeli innovation to
help us remain green and clean," explained Mr. Ouaknine.
All funds raised at the event will benefit JNF's Southern Arava Research
and Development Station in the Negev Desert, part of a continual effort
to develop innovative agricultural and water harvesting techniques.
Internationally renowned internet sensation, the Maccabeats, will also be on-hand to provide their unique blend of a capella music.
Among the surprises awaiting guests: a draw to win an electric SMART
car lease (Courtesy of Silver Star Mercedes-Benz) as well as the
announcement of the 2014 Negev Evening Honouree.
To purchase tickets, inquire about sponsorships or advertising in Vision
JNF, or to make a donation to the project in the Negev, please log onto
www.montrealnegev.ca, or call Executive Director Gail Grief at 514-934-0313.
As Israel's oldest and largest United Nations recognized NGO, JNF
improves the quality of life for Israelis and shares its best practices
with the developing world. In addition to a historical mission of
planting forests, JNF supports research and development into high-tech
agriculture, builds water reservoirs, acts to preserve endangered
wildlife and works to restore historical sites.
SOURCE: Jewish National Fund of Canada
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