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US Dept. of Commerce: Oil & Gas Trade Mission to Israel 10/28-11/1

The United States Department of Commerce (DOC), International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS), is organizing an Executive-led Oil and Gas Trade Mission to Israel, October 28 – November 1, 2012.

The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to Israel’s rapidly expanding oil and gas market and to assist U.S. companies pursuing export opportunities in this sector. The mission to Israel is intended to include representatives from leading U.S. companies that provide services to oil and gas facilities, from design and construction through to project implementation, maintenance of facilities, and environmental protection.

Laviathan Rig
Leviathan Rig

The mission will visit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and will include a visit to a to-be-determined site (e.g., port or company office). Mission participants will attend the 2012 Israel Energy and Business Convention. Held for the 10th consecutive year, by Eco Energy and Tachlit Conferences, this is Israel’s major energy forum. The mission will include one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with government officials; and high-level networking events. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than travelling to Israel on their own, will enhance the companies’ ability to secure meetings in Israel.

Israel’s oil and gas industry is growing rapidly. There are opportunities in exploration, production, pipeline construction, logistical services, workforce training and other related subsectors. Addressing an oil and gas delegation in March 2012, Shaul Tzemah, Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Energy and Water Resources stated that, “All parties with expertise and know-how in prospecting, extraction and infrastructure are welcome… It’s now or never – if you want a presence, there are opportunities to be grasped.” Whether you are in the Israeli oil and gas market, or this will be your first venture, The U.S. Commercial Service, can help your company export to Israel, the largest U.S. export market in the Middle East!

To apply for this mission, please download and complete the mission application and submit to Please apply by September 7, 2012.


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