What's New at EDI - July 2016

What’s New at EDI – July 2016

July 7, 2016

Companies from the Former East Germany Visited Israel in June

A group of 8 companies from the former East Germany visited Israel in June under an initiative of German Trade and Invest (GTAI).  During the visit, the companies met with potential importers/distributors in Israel and the government officials accompanying them hosted an informational seminar for Israeli companies as well.  EDI, in cooperation with Germany’s Enviacon International, handled all of the Israel arrangements for the visit.

California Department of Food and Agriculture Mission in June

A mission composed of representatives of California’s Agricultural community visited Israel in June.  Headed by California’s Secretary of Agriculture, Karen Ross, the group was particularly interested in climate smart agriculture, a field in which Israel has a great deal of recognized expertise.  The Milken Institute also supported the mission.  EDI handled all of the Israel arrangements for the visit.

EDI Represented at the Select USA 2016 Summit in Washington

As part of its association with the International Business Group (IBG Global LLC), EDI made arrangements for the group to have a booth in the exhibition hall of the Summit scheduled for June 19-21 at the Washington Hilton.  During the Summit, multiple US states promoted their locations as good landing points for foreign companies seeking new locations in the United States.  EDI is a founding member of IBG with associates in 21 countries worldwide covering more than 60 key markets.

EDI Trade Director Seth Vogelman Speaks at New Mexico Export Seminar

 Early in June during a business trip to the US, EDI’s Trade Director, Seth Vogelman, addressed a session of business people attending the New Mexico Export Seminar in Albuquerque.  During the event, he spoke about export opportunities in the Middle East for New Mexico companies.  EDI represents the trade and investment interests of the state in the Middle East.

Wiggin & Dana Hosts Seminar in Tel Aviv

 On May 30th the US law firm Wiggin & Dana, in cooperation with Israel’s Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg and Co. hosted a seminar in Tel Aviv on navigating the complex web of risk posed by the long arm of United States export/technology transfer controls and economic sanctions.  EDI, as it did last year, organized the seminar on behalf of Wiggin & Dana.  About 40 local attorneys attended the session.