What's New at EDI - August 2017

What’s New at EDI – August 2017

August 3, 2017

One-on-One Prearranged Meeting Day to Discuss Plans and Opportunities in Hong Kong

On Wednesday, 12 July, EDI as InvestHK’s Israel consultant office along with Wolf Communications, Israeli representative of HKTDC, held a day of prearranged one-on-one meetings for Israeli companies to discuss their plans and opportunities in Hong Kong.  The new Israeli Consul General to Hong Kong Ahuva Spieler was also on hand to meet with companies in preparation for her new assignment.  The event was held at the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, with the support of that organization as well as the Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI).

York Entrepreneurship Development Institute Held in July

YEDI, the acronym for York University’s Entrepreneurship Development Institute (Canada) held a seminar in Tel Aviv on July 26th to promote their programs to Israeli colleges and universities.  Essentially the program accepts students from any industry or sector where they undergo a semester long program which includes formal academic lectures, workshop-based training sessions in entrepreneurship and mentorship by key industry leaders.  At the end of the program, entrepreneurs will develop a professional business plan, financial projections, executive summary and the necessary skills to pitch and potentially bring it to the global market.  Entrepreneurs will develop their ventures in a North American context from the onset.  Upon successful program completion, participants receive a formal institutional certification from their university and YEDI with formal academic credit from their university and York University.  Successful graduates then have an opportunity to pitch their ventures to the appropriate funding audiences including North American investors.  EDI recruited representatives of Israeli colleges and universities to attend the event.  EDI represents the trade and investment interests of the Province of Ontario in Israel.

Hong Kong Legislators Visit Israel

At the end of July, 14 members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council visited Israel on a fact finding trip and to encourage additional business activity between Israel and Hong Kong.  During the visit they were hosted by the Jerusalem-based tech firm Ex Libris, a leading provider of library automation solutions, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials—print, electronic, and digital.  With an office in Hong Kong as part of their worldwide network, they were a natural setting for the group’s one foray into Israel’s high tech world.  EDI, which represents the interests of Invest Hong Kong in Israel, organized this event.

Illinois to Exhibit at WATEC Israel 2017

Illinois will bring five local companies to Israel in September to exhibit at the WATEC Israel 2017 conference and exhibition.  WATEC is Israel’s biennial international event for the water technology sector.  EDI represents the trade and investment interests of Illinois in the Middle East.

Delaware/Pennsylvania International Weeks Scheduled for September

Delaware and Pennsylvania will operate their international week programs in September on a back-to-back schedule in order to accommodate those overseas representatives, like EDI, who handle both states.  In both cases, the trade representatives will tour the state and meet with local companies seeking export opportunities abroad.  EDI represents the trade interests of both Delaware and Pennsylvania in the Middle East.