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 trade and investment representatives of US states in Israel. EDI currently represents five US states and its 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 and will be arranging B2B meetings for the visiting companies.
Illinois to Feature 8 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 is arranging B2B meetings for the visiting companies and will be on-site to administer the booth. EDI represents the trade and investment interests of Illinois in the Middle East.
Pennsylvania to Feature A Number of Companies at Arab Health 2018
Pennsylvania will bring a number of its life science companies to Dubai at the end of January to promote their products at Arab Health 2018 as well. EDI is arranging B2B meetings for the visiting companies and will be on-site to administer the booth. EDI represents the trade and investment interests of Pennsylvania in the Middle East.
EDI Attends Annual Meeting of Invest Hong Kong Foreign Representatives
EDI VP/Business Development Michael Platt was in 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.
US State Treasurers Visit Israel
During the first week in January, state treasurers from nine US states will visit Israel. 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 will be in Israel for five days and will be 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.