PHILADELPHIA (July 13, 2015)—The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (PICC)’s Executive Director, Vered Nohi, will join Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter on his business development tour to Israel on July 17. This is Mayor Nutter’s second commercial mission to Israel. It is dedicated to following on his 2013 tour and the business development initiatives the City, the Commonwealth, and the PICC have launched to attract Israeli companies to Philadelphia.
During this visit, Mayor Nutter and the delegation will meet with companies and investors that are looking to open offices in the US, and Israeli companies that have recently selected Philadelphia as their US home. The agenda will include meetings with companies and investors from life science, cyber and defense, and advanced technology industries.
“The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (PICC) works closely with Mayor Nutter, the Commonwealth of PA and partners to boost the commercial and joint R&D relationships between Israeli and Philadelphia innovators,” remarked PICC President, Richard A. Bendit, Esq., senior vice president, assistant general counsel, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC Globally. “Israel, known as “start-up nation”, leads in investment in R&D as a portion of the GDP and in-turn produces 1000 new start-ups annually. Our common goal is to attract Israeli companies to open their US offices in our region and accelerate the economic impact and advanced research in both countries.”
For more info, or if you are a PICC member with special requests:
Vered Nohi, Executive Director, 302-540-6374 mobile, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce
The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (PICC) is the go-to independent organization facilitating connections between Israeli and Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware based businesses, governmental agencies and economic development organizations.
The PICC also represents the US-Israel Binational R&D (BIRD) Foundation and BIRD Energy, which annually award 20-30 grants up to $1 million to U.S.-Israeli company technology ventures.