What’s New at EDI – June 2019

What’s New at EDI – June 2019

June 6, 2019

Ukraine Agro Mission Coming to Israel in July

A trade mission from Ukraine to Israel composed of 10 Ukrainian agricultural/food product exporters seeking market opportunities in Israel is scheduled to take place in early July 2019.  Recently EDI VP Business Development Michael Platt was in Kiev, Ukraine to conduct a seminar on business opportunities in Israel in the agro/food and IT sectors to promote the upcoming mission and Israeli market in general.  EDI is handling the arrangements for the mission which will be the third official trade mission from Ukraine to Israel in the last 18 months.  EDI is an authorized consultant to the GO ISRAEL program to be implemented in 2019 funded by the EU EU4Business initiative and implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which will include three trade missions overall and provide other business opportunities.  The next mission in another sector is planned for later in 2019.

Indiana Secretary of Commerce to Visit Israel in July

In mid-July Jim Schellinger, Indiana’s Secretary of Commerce, will visit Israel to meet with Israeli companies considering Indiana as a possible location for their US operations.  During the visit, he will also meet with representatives of the 7 Israeli companies already present in Indiana and conduct an informational event for the local business community.  EDI represents the foreign direct investment promotion activities of the state in Israel.

SelectUSA Events in Tel Aviv and Haifa

In early April, over 50 Israeli company representatives gathered in Tel Aviv under the aegis of the US Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA program to meet with the US state and regionals representative stationed in Israel.  During the event the Israeli companies had an opportunity to speak one-on-one with those representatives of locations where they are considering placing their future US operations.  A second such event was held in May in Haifa which also attracted a similar number of participants.  EDI, in its role as chair of the American State Offices Association, organized the April event and took a leading role in the May event as well on behalf of the US Commercial Service.  Cooperating partners included the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel, the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce and the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).

EDI Exhibits & Speaks at Israel-US Business Summit in Tel Aviv

On May 29th, EDI exhibited at the Israel-US Business Summit held in Airport City near Tel Aviv.  Over 500 local business executives attended the one-day conference and exhibition.  In addition to exhibiting EDI, CEO and Founding Chair of the American State Offices Association Sherwin Pomerantz addressed the delegates on the subject of establishing facilities in the US.  US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought greetings as well.