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South Carolina to be Featured at Globes Israel Business Conference

Centerpiece for December Mission 

Based on the well-deserved successful reputation of the South Carolina-Israel Collaboration, Israel’s most important business media company, Globes, has selected South Carolina as the only US state to be featured at their acclaimed Israel Business Conference this year to be held in Tel Aviv, December 7-9.  Last year’s Globes Conference attracted over 3,000 participants including Israel’s most prominent business, university, and government leaders as well as distinguished international visitors.   The state has been offered the opportunity to present four workshops on various aspects of “Doing  Business with South Carolina” at the conference which will be the centerpiece of the Collaboration’s 3rd annual South Carolina Business & Research Mission to Israel.  The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region organized and has managed the Collaboration since its founding in 2011.

“This is an amazing opportunity to expose our state to top Israeli decision makers, and we are proud and excited to have been chosen to be spotlighted at the prestigious Globes Conference,” said AICC Vice Chairman Jonathan Zucker (The InterTech Group) who chairs the South Carolina-Israel Collaboration.  To support the state’s participation, several of South Carolina’s most prominent companies and economic development agencies have agreed to be sponsors.  To date, they include the South Carolina Research Authority, Medical University of South Carolina, Clemson University, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Womble Carlyle, University of South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Commerce.  The four conference sessions are expected to showcase the industry and university research strengths of the state with particular focus on the 6 priority clusters chosen for focus by the Collaboration—Biomedical, Sustainable Systems, Transportation, Defense / Homeland Security, Advanced Materials, and Insurance / Health IT.

To kick off recruitment for the December mission, meetings have been arranged in the state’s major regions later this month. AICC’s new president Shai Robkin will be visiting Greenville  and Columbia on August 21 and Charleston on August 22. Members, prospects, and economic development partners in South Carolina are encourage to attend these sessions.  For further information, contact shai@conexx.org.

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