Monthly News

November 2014 EDI News

Mississippi Trade Mission Led by Gov. Bryant Scheduled for November

EDI is handling the arrangements and business meetings for an 11 company trade delegation from Mississippi in Israel in early November.  The week-long mission will encompass two days of one on one business meetings, followed by a third day of in-depth meetings along with two days at the Homeland Security Conference in Tel Aviv. The US companies represent a wide spectrum of sectors with most seeking importers and distributors for their products in Israel. 

Concurrently, Mississippi Governor Paul Bryant will be in Israel on an official mission to meet with political and business leaders in the country.  While in Israel, he will also deliver an address at the Homeland Security Conference on the subject of “The Importance of Operational Continuity and Data Fusion in the Management of Emergency Situations.” EDI is handling both elements of the visit under contract to the Mississippi Development Authority. 

Michigan Business Bridge Executive Director to Visit Israel 


The Michigan Israel Business Bridge’s (MIBB) Executive Director, Pam Lippitt, will be in Israel in mid-November to investigate potential business opportunities that will link companies in both countries with each other.  MIBB operates under a partial grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to increase the level of business activity between Israel and Michigan.  EDI will be coordinating the visit on the Israeli side in its role as the local representative of MIBB. 


Indiana Gov. Pence to Visit Israel at Year-End

Indiana Governor Mike Pence will make an official visit to Israel at the end of the year to meet with Israeli political leaders as well as with Israeli companies interested in considering Indiana as a base for their US operations.  EDI will coordinate the visit in its role as the regional representative of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

EDI to Handle Four Delegations for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

During the November-December period, EDI, under contract to Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will plan, coordinate and administer four consecutive week long visits of foreign delegations, to include:

  • Members of a think tank sponsored by the European Union
  • Vietnamese Economic Development professionals
  • Rectors from the Vatican’s Catholic University
  • Academic delegation from the United Kingdom

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites various groups to come to Israel as part of their program to expose such groups to various aspects of Israeli society.  Each group spends 4-5 working days in the country meeting with their professional counterparts in Israel.

Invest Hong Kong Selects EDI for an additional Two Years

Invest Hong Kong, the investment promotion arm of the Hong Kong SAR, has recently notified EDI, after their traditional bi-annual tender process, that the company has been awarded a new contract for a second two year period.  EDI started with InvestHK in January 2013 and has successfully met all of its goals for the first two year period, a rarity for new contractors working on behalf of InvestHK in foreign markets.