What's New at EDI - May 2016

What’s New at EDI – May 2016

May 1, 2016

EDI Participates in SOFEX Jordan in May

EDI Trade Director Seth Vogelman will be 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 will identify potential business opportunities for Pennsylvania.  EDI has represented the trade and investment interests of Pennsylvania in the Middle East since 1997.

Visit of Ontario Premier Wynne Slated for May

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will head a 100+ delegation to Israel from May 16-19.  At that time, she will be 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 represents the trade, innovation and investment interests of Ontario in Israel.

Startmeup Hong Kong Executive to Visit Israel

Jayne Chan, senior executive of Startmeup Hong Kong, will visit Israel on May 23rd to meet Israeli companies who are potential participants in that annual event.  The Hong Kong startup ecosystem has witnessed phenomenal growth over the past few years and the city is consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing startup hubs in the world.   Ms. Chan will use her visit to generate interest in Hong Kong.  EDI represents the investment promotion interests of Hong Kong in Israel.

Wiggin & Dana to Host Seminar in Tel Aviv

On May 30th, the US law firm Wiggin & Dana, in cooperation with Israel’s Gross, Kleinhandler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg and Co. will host 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 will organize the seminar on behalf of Wiggin & Dana, as it did last year as well.

Companies from the Former East Germany to Visit Israel in June

A group of industrial exporters from the former East Germany will visit Israel in June under a German government-sponsored initiative.  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.  EDI, in cooperation with Germany’s Enviacon International, will handle all of the arrangements in Israel 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, an area where Israel has a great deal of recognized expertise.  The Milken Institute will also be supporting the mission.  EDI is handling all of the arrangements in Israel for the visit.