MARCH 2019

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Our Vision

The Israel Business Forum brings together entrepreneurs, investors and marketplace professionals with a passion to build the Kingdom of God and strengthen the Body of Messiah through business in Israel.

The Israel Business Forum is presented by Israel Firstfruits in partnership with CBN Israel.

ENGAGE
with Israel.

INVEST
in the Kingdom.

EMPOWER
the Body of Messiah.

“For my business, attending the Forum twice now has been invaluable. As a business owner, meeting other start-up entrepreneurs has impacted my business ethos, provided inspiration and resulted in multiple valuable relationships which continue to contribute to my business.” – Todd Johnson

The Israel Business Forum

Tailored specifically for believing marketplace professionals, the Israel Business Forum is unique to all other tours and conferences in Israel. It combines business opportunities and spiritual encounters as you discover, engage and bless Israel and our brothers and sisters in the Land.

Multiple packages are available to accommodate your travel plans and needs. From the full Forum Experience to our Local Encounter, we invite you to join us as we connect and build together!

FORUM EXPERIENCE

March 5-16, 2019

CONFERENCE

March 10-16, 2019

LOCAL  ENCOUNTER

March 13-14, 2019

This year’s Forum Experience also includes participation in OurCrowd’s Annual Global Investor Summit! We are thrilled to offer this exciting opportunity to our friends and partners.

Get the full Forum Experience!

Experience the Land of Israel from a unique Hebraic perspective through the Forum Experience Tour.

Customized specifically for believing marketplace professionals and led by experienced, licensed Messianic tour guides, you will:

    • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem
    • Float in the Dead Sea
    • Sail on the Sea of Galilee
    • Ascend the Mount of Transfiguration (Mt. Tabor)
    • Explore Nazareth Village
    • Meet Business Owners in Bethlehem
    • Visit Incubators & Accelerators in Tel Aviv
    • Join the OurCrowd Summit in Jerusalem

Your Israel Adventure Awaits!

The Israel Business Forum is customized specifically for believing marketplace professionals and allows each participant the wonderful opportunity to experience the Land of Israel from a unique Hebraic perspective. Conference highlights include:

    • Exploring the Old City of Jerusalem
    • Sailing on the Sea of Galilee
    • Ascending the Mount of Transfiguration (Mt. Tabor)
    • Exploring Nazareth Village
    • Visiting Incubators & Accelerators in Tel Aviv
  • Want to explore even more?  Register for the Forum Experience! This package includes an additional five days of Israel encounters, including:

David A. Stone

Founder CEO
First Rate

David Stone - Founder CEO First Rate

David A. Stone is the founder and CEO of First Rate, which he launched in 1991 with the vision of providing a dynamic set of analysis tools that offer web-based performance solutions. He graduated from Dartmouth College where he studied economics and mathematics. Committed to community service, Stone also serves on the board of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Youth With a Mission, Friends of Youth With a Mission, and Turner 12. He is the author of First Rate Living in God’s Company  and speaks around the world on his experience of keeping God first in business.

David A. Stone

Founder & CEO First Rate

David Stone - Founder CEO First Rate

David A. Stone is the founder and CEO of First Rate, which he launched in 1991 with the vision of providing a dynamic set of analysis tools that offer web-based performance solutions. He graduated from Dartmouth College where he studied economics and mathematics. Committed to community service, Stone also serves on the board of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Youth With a Mission, Friends of Youth With a Mission, and Turner 12. He is the author of First Rate Living in God’s Company  and speaks around the world on his experience of keeping God first in business.

Larry Root

President & CEO
SimVentions

Larry Root

Larry Root is the President and CEO of SimVentions. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan – Flint in 1982 and, in 1983, began his career as a computer scientist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren VA. In 2000, he co-founded SimVentions, a privately held defense related small business. Root also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Fredericksburg Christian Schools, Chairman of the Deacon Board at New Life in Christ Church, and on the Board of Five and Two Global Initiatives. He travels regularly to Peru and Israel for multiple projects.

He currently resides in Fredericksburg, VA along with his wife of 34 years and has four grown children.

Larry Root

President & CEO SimVentions

Larry Root - President & CEO Simventions

Larry Root is the President and CEO of SimVentions. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan – Flint in 1982 and, in 1983, began his career as a computer scientist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren VA. In 2000, he co-founded SimVentions, a privately held defense related small business. Root also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Fredericksburg Christian Schools, Chairman of the Deacon Board at New Life in Christ Church, and on the Board of Five and Two Global Initiatives. He travels regularly to Peru and Israel for multiple projects.

He currently resides in Fredericksburg, VA along with his wife of 34 years and has four grown children.

Steve Goss

CFO
SimVentions

Steve Goss

My greatest passion is serving the Lord Jesus in the marketplace.  The Lord specifically called me to “marketplace ministry” when I was 22 years old and I have seen much fruit born – especially through relationships the Lord orchestrated while I served in the US Navy and within the companies for which I have served since then.  Additionally, I have had the honor of serving Christ through my involvement with Christian Businessman’s Connection (CBMC USA) where I take the gospel message to men in the marketplace.  Through the gospel message many men make a personal commitment to Him; are discipled in their journey; become spiritual reproducers themselves; and, serve the Lord in the marketplace.  These men then understand the importance of overtly serving Christ in their roles within the business world and personal worlds in which they live.  This further encourages them to not being ashamed to live Christ to the fullest in their homes, businesses, and community.  Through my business associations, I also mentor entrepreneurs who are looking to start businesses that are faith-based and share experiences on how they too can boldly serve Christ in the marketplace.

Steve Goss

CFO Simventions

Steve Goss - CFO SimVentions

My greatest passion is serving the Lord Jesus in the marketplace.  The Lord specifically called me to “marketplace ministry” when I was 22 years old and I have seen much fruit born – especially through relationships the Lord orchestrated while I served in the US Navy and within the companies for which I have served since then.  Additionally, I have had the honor of serving Christ through my involvement with Christian Businessman’s Connection (CBMC USA) where I take the gospel message to men in the marketplace.  Through the gospel message many men make a personal commitment to Him; are discipled in their journey; become spiritual reproducers themselves; and, serve the Lord in the marketplace.  These men then understand the importance of overtly serving Christ in their roles within the business world and personal worlds in which they live.  This further encourages them to not being ashamed to live Christ to the fullest in their homes, businesses, and community.  Through my business associations, I also mentor entrepreneurs who are looking to start businesses that are faith-based and share experiences on how they too can boldly serve Christ in the marketplace.

Wayne Hilsden

Co-Founder & President King of Kings Ministries

Wayne Hilsden - Co-Founder and President King of Kings Ministries

Wayne Hilsden is co-founder and president of King of Kings Ministries as well as founder and president of the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries (FIRM). He has also helped plant three other congregations in Israel and co-founded the Israel College of the Bible, now under local Israeli leadership. Wayne has invested much of his life in mentoring young Israeli leaders, many of whom are key leaders today in Israel’s Body of believers. Wayne is a life-long learner and nearing completion of his doctorate at Asbury Theological Seminary. Wayne and his wife, Ann, live in Jerusalem and have four sons and six grandchildren.

Zev Sigulim

Manager Galilee Calendars LTD

Zev Sigulim - Manager Galilee Calendars Ltd

Zev Sigulim is the c-owner of “Galilee Calendars Ltd,” which creates Biblical calendars for believers. Born to a Jewish family in Tiberius, he is the son of holocaust survivors. His father came to faith in Yeshua through his working relationship with a Christian entrepreneur, a decision that impacted the entire family who are now also Messianic believers. Zev currently also serves as the Operations Manager for MegaVoice Israel, which manufactures solar powered audio bibles and exports them around the world. He is also a successful graduate of the Israel Firstfruits’ Business Course. Zev and his wife, Keti, currently live in Tiberius with their five children.

Our Sponsors

Israel Firstfruits and CBN Israel would like to extend a special thank you to our 2019 Israel Business Forum Sponsors:

U.S. Mailing Address:

PO Box 3785
Grapevine, TX 76099
info@israelfirstfruits.org
682-651-7575

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