Elliott Gotkine – Keynote Speaker

Correspondent for CNN, expert on Israeli-Palestinian conflict, event host

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Specialist Subjects

  • Israel-Palestinian conflict
  • Technology
  • Business
  • Media
  • Moderator/Facilitator/Presenter


  • English
  • Spanish


Elliott Gotkine is an award-winning foreign correspondent, presenter and master of ceremonies. An expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Elliott has spent the past decade covering events in the Middle East, including the war in Gaza, primarily for CNN. As a former Europe Business Editor for Bloomberg TV, and ex BBC South America Correspondent, Elliott is bursting with knowledge, insights and stories from a career that has taken him from the coca-growing fields of Peru to the tech hubs of San Francisco and Tel Aviv. He’s interviewed world leaders, including Hugo Chavez and Shimon Peres; billionaires, such as Sotheby’s owner, Patrick Drahi; and Nobel Laureates, like Mario Vargas Llosa. Elliott is now based in London, where he continues to report for CNN.

As a master of ceremonies, Elliott has hosted scores of business, technology, and finance-related events around the world. These include: The Future of AI Summit; Hong Kong Fintech Week; EY’s Journey; Abu Dhabi Finance Week; The OurCrowd Summit; The Paris Fintech Forum; The Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain; The St Petersburg International Economic Forum; The Regulation Asia Awards; Sea: The Future; and Digibank Africa summits. (Kigali and Nairobi).

Elliott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Nottingham. He speaks fluent Spanish, decent French and Hebrew, and passable Italian.

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