Monday, Nov. 8, 2004
9:30-10:30 a.m. Meeting in Rehovot, Israel (Rochester's Sister City)
10:30-12:30 p.m. Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, New York State Senator Joseph Robach and others meet with Mayor of Rehovot; tour of the world-renowned Weizmann Institute; meetings with biotechnology, optics and telecommunications companies.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch Reception in Rehovot
1:30-3:00 p.m. Tour of Rehovot; tour of Sheba Medical Center; one-on-one meetings with telecommunications firms
3:00-6:30 p.m. Networking; technology demonstrations with medical center representatives; tours of business incubators
6:30 p.m. "Rochester Reunion" — dinner with more than 30 Israeli companies that visited Rochester in February and June
Tuesday, Nov. 9
8:45-11:00 a.m. Business Conference Kick-Off
11:00-1:00 p.m. Industry Roundtables: Biotechnology; Optics; Telecommunications; and Venture Capital
1:00-2:00 p.m. Luncheon
2:30-4:00 p.m. Individual meetings with various Israeli companies
4:00-6:00 p.m. Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, New York State Sen. Joseph Robach and others meet with Mayor of Tel Aviv
6:30-10:00 p.m. Tour of Caesarea and Dinner
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