What’s New at EDI – November 2017

What’s New at EDI – November 2017

November 1, 2017

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Visits Israel in October

Wisconsin brought a business and government delegation to Israel at the end of October.  Led by Gov. Walker, the group met with business people in Israel as well as with senior government officials.  EDI was engaged to plan and administer the B2B meetings for the companies that accompanied the governor.  EDI Trade Director Seth Vogelman also met with the delegation and provided a briefing on the Israeli economy.

 University of Illinois President and Illinois Governor Visit Israel

 In late October, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and University of Illinois (U of I) President Timothy Killeen visited Israel to sign a number of cooperative MOUs with Israeli universities for cooperation with the Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago.  Deputy Governor Leslie Munger joined the state’s governmental delegation as well.  Accompanying President Killeen were Andreas Cangellaris, U of I’s Dean of Engineering; Jeffrey Brown, U of I’s Dean of Business; and Brooke Eisenmenger, U of I Director of International Advancement.  EDI represents the trade and investment interests of the state in the Middle East.  EDI President Sherwin Pomerantz, an alumnus of U of I’s Graduate School of Engineering, participated in an intimate dinner with the U of I delegation in Jerusalem as well.

Business Presentations Scheduled for Troy, Michigan; Phoenix, Arizona; and Moline, Illinois

EDI President Sherwin Pomerantz will be in the U.S. and Canada during November and will address three business groups while there.  The Michigan Economic Development Corp. in cooperation with Automation Alley will hold a seminar on November 15th at Automation Alley’s Troy office for Michigan companies.  The following day ??? a business development and investment group in Phoenix, Arizona will host an event about cooperative investment options between the U.S. and Israel.  Earlier in the month, on November 7th Pomerantz will address a gathering of business leaders in the Quad Cities (i.e. Moline, E Moline [Illinois], and Davenport and Bettendorf [Iowa]).  His presentation will focus on cooperative business opportunities between that area and Israel.

EDI to Attend Annual Meeting of Invest Hong Kong Foreign Representatives

EDI VP Business Development Michael Platt will be in Hong Kong in early December to participate in Invest Hong Kong’s annual meeting of overseas investment representatives.  The week-long meeting brings together staff from both the headquarters operation in Hong Kong and the foreign reps for a review of the past year’s operations and a discussion of plans for the future.  EDI represents the investment interests of Invest Hong Kong in Israel.