What's New at EDI - December 2017

What’s New at EDI – December 2017

December 17, 2017
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EDI to Meet with US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman

In mid-January, EDI’s senior management will participate in a meeting with US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman at the embassy in Tel Aviv.  The meeting is a traditional one between a new US Ambassador and the people in Israel who represent the trade and investment interests of US states.  EDI currently has five of those portfolios and CEO Sherwin Pomerantz chairs the American State Offices Association under whose aegis the meeting is scheduled.  EDI officially represents the states of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico and Pennsylvania in the Middle East.

Ontario to Exhibit at Cybertech Israel 2018

The Province of Ontario will feature 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.  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 to Feature 9 Companies at Arab Health 2018

Illinois will bring eight 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 are expected to walk the floor of the exhibition during the four days on which it is open.  EDI represents the trade and investment interests of Illinois in the Middle East.

Business Presentations Conducted in Troy, Michigan; Phoenix, Arizona; and Moline, Illinois

EDI President Sherwin Pomerantz visited the US and Canada during November and addressed three business groups while there.  In Troy, Michigan the Michigan Economic Development Corp. in cooperation with Automation Alley held a seminar on November 15th at Automation Alley’s Troy office.  The following day Carefree Partners, a business development and investment group in Phoenix, Arizona hosted an event to hear about cooperative investment options between the U.S. and Israel.  Earlier in the month, on November 7th Pomerantz addressed a gathering of business leaders in the Quad Cities (i.e. Moline, E Moline [Illinois], and Davenport and Bettendorf [Iowa]).  His presentation focused on cooperative business opportunities between that area and Israel.

EDI Attends Annual Meeting of Invest Hong Kong Foreign Representatives

EDI VP Business Development Michael Platt traveled to Hong Kong in early December to participate in Invest Hong Kong’s annual meeting of overseas investment representatives.  The week-long meeting brings together staff from both the headquarters operation in Hong Kong and the foreign reps for a review of the past year’s operations and a discussion of plans for the future.   EDI represents the investment interests of Invest Hong Kong in Israel.