Ontario Exhibits at Cybertech Israel 2018
The Province of Ontario featured a few of its cybertech companies in a booth at the Cybertech Israel 2018 conference and exhibition at the end of January in Tel Aviv. Included were Toronto-based Iota Security and Waterloo-based Magnet Forensics. The annual event highlights the emergence of Israel as a major worldwide cybertech center with over 300 startups currently involved in this sector. EDI represents the trade and investment interests of Ontario in Israel.
Illinois Features 9 Companies at Arab Health 2018
Illinois brought nine of its life science companies to Dubai at the end of January to promote their products at Arab Health 2018, the world’s second largest annual exhibition in the life science sector (after Medica in Germany). Over 50,000 visitors walked the floor of the exhibition during the four days on which it was open. EDI, which represents the trade and investment interests of Illinois in the Middle East, arranged over 100 B2B appointments for the participating U.S. firms and administered the booth in Dubai.
US State Treasurers Visit Israel
The first week in January saw a visit to Israel of state treasurers from nine US states. Under the auspices of the American-Israel Friendship League the group was organized by the State Financial Officers Foundation which is the umbrella organization for state treasurers. The group included the state treasurers of Idaho, North Dakota, Indiana, South Dakota, Kansas, Maine, Kentucky, Nevada and Washington. They were in Israel for a five day visit and were exposed both to touristic activities as well as meetings with financial groups. EDI CEO Sherwin Pomerantz participated in a luncheon with the group hosted by the Chairman of the Board of Bank Leumi, David Brodet, held at their Tel Aviv headquarters. Given that EDI represents the investment promotion interest of Indiana, it was appropriate for the company to be invited.
Indiana Business Delegation Visits Israel
At the end of January, Indiana sent a 12 person delegation to Israel consisting of senior members of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC), Raytheon Corp., Purdue University and the Indiana Cyber Leadership Alliance. While in Israel the group participated in events around Cybertech Israel 2018 and met with government and business leaders across Israel’s tech spectrum. EDI, as IEDC’s representative in Israel, organized and participated in many events during the visit.