Date(s) - 26/10/2015 - 27/10/2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
„The working world of tomorrow“ – how will labour relations and the labour market look like in the future? Which problems is Israel going to face? What can be done to be prepared? These and other questions were discussed by Israeli and international experts on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th October in Tel Aviv. This international conference was initiated by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) , the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Israel and the Industrial Research Association of Israel (IRRAI) and was conducted in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, the Histadrut and the Manufacturers´ Association of Israel.
Prof. Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO Research Department opened the conference with a keynote speech, addressing main developments and their effects on the labour market, such as the digital revolution. Not only experts but also the audience discussed in the following two panels “The future of labour relations, the labour market and social inequalities”. The first day was closed by a lecture of Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, the General Director of the National Insurance Institute of Israel, about “Demographic Developments and Life Expectancy” and thus the developing “Challenges for the National Insurance Institute of Israel”.
Prof. Sibylle Heilbrunn, Dean of the School of Social Science and Humanities (Academic College Kinneret) opened the second day with a presentation about the connection between academia and labour market. In her input she discussed whether academia should serve the market or for its own sake. Subsequent the role and problems of “Freelancers” were debated and finally the flexibility of working hours and working places was reviewed.