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SelectUSA - Your Gateway to America Event

On July 6, 2015, CS Israel, in collaboration with the American State Offices Association in Israel (ASOA) and the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, hosted a SelectUSA day on "Doing business and setting up in the United States".   Israeli companies were invited to the event to meet at pre-scheduled one-on-one with the 14 State and local US economic development representatives operating in Israel to learn about and discuss locating their operations in the U.S.  SelectUSA Israel Commercial Specialist Sigal Mendelovich represented additional States which do not have local representation in Israel and also presented the SelectUSA program

The launch event of the cooperation between CA Technologies and NessPro in Israel

SCO Gregory Briscoe was a key note speaker at the launch event of the cooperation between CA Technologies and NessPro in Israel. NessPro is the software distribution arm of Ness Technologies, distributing more than 30 leading enterprise software companies. SCO Briscoe stated that “Cooperation between CA Technologies and NESS is another example of an innovative strategy that contributes to and promotes the economic relationship between the United States and Israel "
The event was held on July 2 at Claro Restaurant in Tel Aviv, with nearly 200 guests both key partners and potential Clients of CA Technologies and NessPro

The International Franchise Expo (IFE) is just around the corner

Join thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners at the largest franchise expo in the US. Meet hundreds of proven franchised businesses from almost every industry. IFE attracts a target audience of individual entrepreneurs and executives from enterprises interested in acquiring a franchise business as a master licensee, area developer, or sub-franchisee.  IFE Expo 2015 will feature over 400 franchise exhibitors, with investments ranging from US $5,000 to US $ 1 million.
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Ambassador Shapiro led Israeli Investment Delegation to SelectUSA Investment Summit

Ambassador Shapiro led a delegation of fifteen Israeli companies, comprising 21 delegates, to the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington DC. All are interested in establishing or expanding a presence in the United States. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception for the Israel delegation to introduce interested members to the companies. The total stock of FDI from Israel in the United States was valued at $27.17 billion at the end of 2013, placing Israel as one of the top 20 countries of largest source of FDI in the U.S. In 2011, Israel was ranked as the fastest growing source of FDI in the United States, despite the relatively small FDI stock; the compound annual growth rate massively increased to 79% during the 2006 -2011 time period. The U.S. offers great opportunities for all type of Israeli companies, from very well-known large companies such as Teva Pharmeceutical, Arkal Plastics and Strauss, to small and medium-sized start-ups and entrepreneurial activities.

Eastern Mediterranean Education Trade Mission Attracts 13 US Schools to Israel

On March 2, 2015, CS Israel in collaboration with Ustudy LLC and EDS Team, held the 2nd. Annual Eastern Mediterranean Education Trade Mission. The tour has now grown to include Cyprus and Abu Dhabi which are participating for the first time. The tour will continue to Ramallah (WB) and Jordan. The Tel Aviv event attracted representatives from 13 US colleges and over 1,000 potential students interested in studying abroad.Deputy Senior Commercial Officer Joe White gave a commercial briefing to US school representatives and during the course of the fair a consular officer and Senior Commercial Specialist Alan Wielunski were available to field questions about student visa requirements and studying in the US in general.

Ambassador Shapiro to Lead Israeli Investment Delegation

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro called on Israeli companies to join him and 12 other Israeli investors, who have already signed up to participate in the SelectUSA Summit 2015. Ambassador Shapiro will the lead a delegation of 12 Israeli companies from a variety of business sectors to the Summit, aimed at opening the U.S. market for foreign investment by showcasing the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal programs and services related to business investment. The summit will take place outside Washington DC March 23-24. At the Summit, the Israeli delegation members, along with investors from 72 countries, will hold one-on-one meetings with State Economic Development Organizations to talk about each State’s commercial environment, developing markets and State incentives. The summit will hold moderated panels presenting the latest information on all aspects of investment in the U.S. Ambassador Shapiro praised this unique opportunity, and urged more Israeli companies to sign up for the delegation: “This summit is a chance for some great Israeli companies to find their market in the United States, grow their business, and expand trade between the U.S. and Israel. I strongly encourage more Israeli companies to join me on this delegation and take advantage of this unique opportunity. Israeli investors have contributed significantly to the American economy, contributing to make the U.S. the most attractive destination for investment.”

For more information: sigal.mendelovich@trade.gov


Israeli Desalination Company sourced U.S. Technologies

On January 12, 2015 CS Israel Yael Torres visited the Sorek desalination plant, located about 15km south of Tel Aviv. The plant has a seawater treatment capacity of 624,000m³/day, which makes it the world's largest seawater desalination plant. The facility caters for about 20% of Israel’s domestic water consumption. The plant's major stakeholder is the Israeli based technology company –IDE. The U.S. based Protec Arisawa (“Protec”) and Dow Water & Process Solutions (“Dow”) supplied the pressure vessels and reverse osmosis membranes for the project. IDE is also the contractor and plant operator of the Carlsbad, California seawater desalination project, infusing $350 million into the South California economy and supporting an estimated 2,500 jobs in the desalination, engineering, construction and other services industries.  Based on an Israeli water treatment technology, financing for the Carlsbad Seawater Desalination Project brings $734 million in tax-exempt bond financing to build the nation’s largest seawater desalination plant and a related 10-mile pipeline.

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