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With the backdrop of Israel’s stable economy and innovative companies, AICC’s Professional Committee presented another outstanding seminar on August 23rd in Atlanta that addressed many aspects of “US Jobs and Economy: The Israel Innovation Effect”.  Almost 100 members and guests were treated to the program that featured presentations, case studies, and panels to illustrate the theme and engage to participants.

“The presenters delivered another great program that educated our audience about the value of the US-Israel business relationship and prepared them for successful interactions with Israeli companies,” said Greg Kirsch (Ballard Spahr), new chairman of the Professional Committee.

Highlights included the presentation of NeuroTech Solutions, a Rehovot-based start up with a unique diagnostic tool for ADHD that is about to enter the US market; the case study of Elbit Vision Systems, a Caesaria-based developer of automatic optical inspection and quality monitoring systems with its US headquarters in Greenville, SC; the case study of the $172 million acquisition of Tel Aviv-based BigBand Networks by Atlanta-based Arris; the preview of Flashpoint Israel, a new collaboration involving Georgia Tech, Microsoft Israel, and Technion; and a panel on Cultural Differences led by attorney David Schulman (Greenberg Traurig) that included perspectives of American and Israeli executives.

We thank our sponsors for their support of another outstanding seminar!

Corporate Sponsors: The Coca-Cola Company, AGH, Applied Economics, Atlanta Jewish Times, Ballard Spahr, BDO, Berman Fink Van Horn, Friedman Dever & Merlin, Fish & Richardson, Porter Keadle Moore, Raymond James, Swerdlin & Co., Consulate General of Israel, Israel Economic Office to the US South, Newstalk 1160 / AM 1690, Williams Benator & Libby, and Woodcock Washburn.
Organizational Co-sponsors:  American Israel Education Institute, Atlanta Bar Association, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Metro Atlanta Chamber, TAG, and World Chamber of Commerce.

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