EDI to Participate in Invest Hong Kong Annual Meeting & Startup Event
EDI’s Jonathan Sternberg will be in Hong Kong during the first half of December both for the annual meeting of overseas representatives for Invest Hong Kong and to participate in the state’s first Startup Competition for overseas companies. Israel submitted 34 entries for consideration and its best submission was chosen to attend as a guest of the government. During the event, startups from around the world will have an opportunity to meet with potential investors and strategic partners. EDI represents the interests of Invest Hong Kong in Israel.
Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Visits Israel
In early November, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter led a delegation of close to 30 business, government and community leaders to Israel, a visit coupled with an earlier stop in the UK as well. During the visit, EDI, in its role as managing the trade and investment interests of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Middle East, handled the appointments for the business people participating in the mission. EDI's Trade Director Seth Vogelman accompanied the delegation and helped to facilitate various events and meetings during the visit. Philadelphia and Pennsylvania have a long standing relationship with Israel as the Pennsylvania office here is now in its 18th year of operation.
Meeting Held with New Mexico Angels Group
EDI president Sherwin Pomerantz was in Albuquerque, New Mexico in early November and made a presentation to the membership of New Mexico Angels on investment opportunities in Israel. The 35 attendees heard both about the opportunities and how EDI acts as an interface between investors and companies seeking investment. EDI represents the trade and investment interests of the New Mexico Department of Commerce in this region.
Palestinian Software Developers Visit the US
In November 10, Palestinian-based software development companies travelled to the US to meet with companies possibly interested in outsourcing their software development activities abroad. The visit was conducted under the auspices of the Palestinian IT Association of Companies (PITA) based in Ramallah. An associate firm of EDI’s in New York, Parter International Inc., coordinated the mission with assistance from EDI on the Israeli side. The event took place in three different East Coast venues, New York, Philadelphia and Northwest New Jersey, with over 160 one-on-one meetings conducted.
Seminar Held in Salt Lake City
EDI presented a seminar to Utah-based business people at the World Trade Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 11th. Speaking to a capacity attendance of over 50 local business and government people, EDI President Sherwin Pomerantz spoke about the opportunities for Utah businesses in the Middle East and how the state could leverage the recent visit of Utah Governor Gary Herbert to Israel earlier in the year.
Illinois Companies Exhibit at WATEC 2013
The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity had a state booth at WATEC 2013 in Tel Aviv from October 22-24. WATEC is Israel’s premier biannual exhibition and conference highlighting the water and water management sector in the country. EDI represents the trade and investments of Illinois in Israel and rest of the region and administered the booth and made business-to-business appointments for the participating companies.
UK Study Mission Abroad Participants Visit Israel
In early November, a group of educators from the United Kingdom visited Israel under the auspices of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. EDI arranged their program and accompanied them as well. EDI handles these assignments as one of the certified vendors for the Ministry.
Oklahoma Israel Exchange Holds Annual Dinner
In the presence of four former governors of Oklahoma, 320 people joined together in Oklahoma City on November 14th for the annual dinner of the Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE). EDI, as OKIE’s representative in Israel and the contractor in the Middle East for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce as well, was in attendance at the event which honored Gov. Bill Anoatubby, longtime leader of the Chickasaw Nation, one of the Indian tribes native to Oklahoma.
Foreign Journalists Visit Israel Regarding Fuel Choices
In mid-November, a group of foreign journalists from a number of different countries were in Israel under the auspices of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. EDI arranged their program and accompanied them as well. EDI handles these assignments as one of the certified vendors for the Ministry.