What's New at EDI - June 2016

What’s New at EDI – June 2016

June 3, 2016

Companies from the Former East Germany to Visit Israel in June

A group of 8 companies from the former East Germany will visit Israel in June under an initiative of German Trade and Invest (GTAI).  During the visit, the companies will meet with potential importers/distributors in Israel and the government officials accompanying them will host an informational seminar for Israeli companies as well.  EDI, in cooperation with Germany’s Enviacon International, will handle 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 will visit Israel in June.  Headed by California’s Secretary of Agriculture, Karen Ross, the group is particularly interested in climate smart agriculture, a field in which Israel has a great deal of recognized expertise.  The Milken Institute will also be supporting the mission.  EDI will handle all of the Israel arrangements for the visit.

EDI to be Represented at the Select USA 2016 Summit in Washington

As part of its association with the International Business Group (IBG Global LLC), EDI has 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 will be promoting their locations as a landing point 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 Participates in SOFEX Jordan in May

EDI Trade Director Seth Vogelman was in Amman, Jordan during the week of May 9th to participate in the SOFEX 2016 exhibition (Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference) on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  While there, he was able to identify potential business opportunities for Pennsylvania.  EDI has represented the trade and investment interests of Pennsylvania in the Middle East since 1997.

May Visit of Ontario Premier Wynne Completed

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne headed a 130+ person delegation to Israel from May 16-19.  She was accompanied by provincial officials, representatives of Ontario’s life science community, academic institutions and companies seeking to build a stronger commercial relationship between Israel and Ontario.  EDI set more than 70 one on one B2B meetings for 20 of the companies and institutions who were in Israel and arranged a life sciences seminar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in cooperation with BioJerusalem.  EDI represents the trade, innovation and investment interests of Ontario in Israel.

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.