Israel-Italy Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The Israel Italy Chamber of Commerce and Industry was founded in 1955 as a non profit association. In 1993 it received formal recognition from the Italian Government. The Chamber is part of a world wide network formed by 76 bi-national Italian Chambers of Commerce with access to full collaboration with all the local Chambers of Commerce present in Italy.
Through its networks and thanks to its dynamic, and through the professional of its highly specialized staff, the Chamber provides its members with added value services and information.

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The importance of food goes far beyond the nutritional value that they provide to consumer, food is the pillar of a diverse society. In this conference, experts, benefactors, entrepreneurs, historians, sociologists from Italy and Israel will analyze and discuss how food shapes society and the importance of a sustainable production.

Food can bridge diversities among countries, ethnic groups, religions and more, and this conference aims to shed a light towards innovative ideas and projects that use food and cooking as a tool for inclusion.

The conference will take place at Nalaga'at, a cultural center in Jaffa that since 1999 works to include deaf, blind and deaf-blind people using arts and food. 

A special lunch will follow the conference at the Nalaga'at Center. 

Join us! Spots are limited 


November 18, 2019

Main Schedule

08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 11:15
Conference Session 1
11:15 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 13:15
Conference session 2
13:15 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:30
Special Dessert at BlackOut
14:30 - 15:30
Conference Session 3
15:30 - 16:00
Closing Remarks


Nir Avieli (Associate Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Nir Avieli

Associate Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ragda Barakat

The Head Nutritionist for the Arab Population at Israeli Health Ministry

Andrea Calori (President at EStà)

Andrea Calori

President at EStà

Giovanni Ceccarelli (Professor at University Of Parma)

Giovanni Ceccarelli

Professor at University Of Parma

Liora Gvion

Phd Tenured Senior Lecturer at The Kibbutizm College of Education

Oren Itzhaki (CEO of Nalaga'at Center)

Oren Itzhaki

CEO of Nalaga'at Center

Alessandro Palmieri (Owner at Altrove Restaurant)

Alessandro Palmieri

Owner at Altrove Restaurant

Laura Prosperi (Coordinator of the Master

Laura Prosperi

Coordinator of the Master "Food & Society" at Università di Milano-Bicocca

Andrea Rasca (Founder and Cheif Executive Dreamer of Mercato Metropolitano)

Andrea Rasca

Founder and Cheif Executive Dreamer of Mercato Metropolitano

Rassmea Salah (Vice President at Islamic Community of Bologna)

Rassmea Salah

Vice President at Islamic Community of Bologna

Sponsors and Partners

Free Ticket

The event, including the conference, lunch and the visit to the center, is free!

Standard PriceComplimentary



Ratzif Ha'Aliya HaShnia, box 6, Jaffa Port
Tel Aviv - Yafo, Israel

Port of Jaffa Parking lot
(the lot is open and free)

After parking, continue by foot about 4 minutes north. At the entrance to the port, you pass a sentry point and arrive at the Nalaga’at Center (located in a large building on the right).

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For additional event or venue information, please email office@italia-israel.comYou can also reach us at +972 35164292

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