EDI Hosts Senior Minister of the Berlin (Germany) State
In late September, the Berlin Senator for Economics, Technology and Research, Ms. Cornelia Yzer, visited Israel in order to strengthen the Berlin-Tel Aviv startup relationship. This year celebrates 50 years of diplomatic and economic relations between Israel and Germany and the State of Berlin is anxious to find ways to connect tech business in both countries with each other. EDI organized the visit and accompanied the Senator and her entourage to her various meetings. With her were representatives of BerlinDE, Commerzbank, Factory Berlin and other venture partners.
Illinois to Exhibit at WATEC 2015 in Israel
The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has taken booth space at Israel’s bi-annual international water technology exhibition and conference, WATEC 2015, scheduled for October 13-15 in Tel Aviv. Five Illinois-based companies will exhibit at this event which draws some 40,000 visitors from Israel and the world. EDI represents the trade and investment promotion initiative throughout the region on behalf of the state.
New Mexico to Bring Business Mission to Israel
New Mexico will be bringing a nine person business mission to Israel in October, to coincide with the WATEC 2015 event. The mission is being organized by the New Mexico Israel Business Exchange in cooperation with the New Mexico Economic Development Department and the New Mexico Association of Commerce & Industry. The Israel Economic Mission in Houston is supporting the mission as well. EDI represents the trade and investment promotion initiative throughout the region on behalf of the state. Three of the participating companies will exhibit at WATEC as well. Leading the delegation will be Wayne Johnson, Bernalillo County Commissioner.
FEXCO to Visit Israel for Business Development Purposes
FEXCO, Ireland’s most successful multinational financial and business solutions provider with operations in 28 countries worldwide, will visit Israel in October to pursue business development activities. FEXCO serves some of the world’s biggest brands across multiple industries through a wide range of innovative products and services, including Dynamic Currency Conversion, Commercial and Retail FX, Managed Business Solutions and Tax Free Retail Services, processing more than US$10 billion in transactions annually. EDI has been working with the company to position them in the Israeli market and will plan and accompany them during their visit.
EDI to Present to Visiting Oklahoma Legislators
EDI will provide a country briefing to a group of Oklahoma legislators who will be visiting Israel in October. The visit has been designed to bring the participants up to date on tech developments in Israel and the efforts being made to increase the level of business cooperation between Israel and Oklahoma. EDI represents the trade and investment promotion interests of Oklahoma in the Middle East.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant to Lead Delegation to Israel in November
The Mississippi Department of Economic Development will bring a trade mission to Israel in November led by the state’s governor, Phil Bryant. This will be the governor’s second visit to Israel in 12 months having been here with a trade mission in November 2014 as well. In addition to meeting government officials, the Governor will speak at the AUVSI Conference (unmanned systems technology) and will meet with companies interested in considering locating in Mississippi. He will be accompanied by Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann along with other state officials and 10 company representatives. EDI is planning and organizing the visit for the state.