What’s New at EDI – January 2019

What’s New at EDI – January 2019

January 2, 2019

10 Illinois Companies to Exhibit at Arab Health 2019 in Dubai

Illinois will, once again, have a booth at the annual Arab Health exhibition and conference in Dubai at the end of January.  10 Illinois companies will display there at what has become the second largest life science exhibition in the world after Germany’s Medica.  EDI’s Trade Director, Seth Vogelman, will be in Dubai to administer the State of Illinois booth, assist the Illinois companies and ensure that their visit there will be as productive as possible.  EDI represents the trade an investment promotion interests of Illinois in the Middle East.

Ontario Exhibiting at Cybertech Israel 2019

Cybertech Israel 2019 at the end of January in Tel Aviv will see a number of Ontario cyber companies exhibiting, the third time the province will be bringing companies to this event.  They will be joined by other Canadian delegations as well from both Vancouver and the Atlantic Provinces.  EDI represents the trade promotion and innovation interests of Ontario in Israel.

Ukraine Food Mission to Israel

In late November, the Ukraine Export Promotion Office organized a mission to Israel of food producers seeking business opportunities in Israel.  EDI was selected to fully plan and execute the mission including the arrangement of individual B2B meetings with prospective Israeli business partners, site visits to local industry, networking opportunities and informational seminars. 11 Ukrainian food exporters participated in the three-day visit to Israel and attended the IsraFood Exhibition as well.

EDI Participates in Invest Hong Kong Annual Meeting

EDI’s VP Business Development Michael Platt was in Hong Kong and China in mid-December to participate in the annual meeting of Invest Hong Kong overseas representatives.  The weeklong event provides an opportunity for the representatives to become further familiar with what Hong Kong has to offer foreign entities seeking to develop business activities and opening offices in Hong Kong.  This year’s visit was different in that the group also spent two days in mainland China becoming familiar first-hand with the Greater Bay Area.  The “Greater Bay Area” refers to the Chinese government’s scheme to link the cities of Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing into an integrated economic and business hub.  EDI represents the foreign direct attraction interests of Hong Kong in Israel.