Greater Rochester Enterprise hosts representatives from 12 Israeli high-tech and medical technology companies as they explore opportunities to form business partnerships with local firms through the Rochester-Israel Business Attraction Visit II.
Learn about the event and its strategic importance to the Rochester Region through a variety of activities that are open to the media:
Event kick-off, Tuesday, June 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Avenue, Rochester (phone number: 461-5010): At this event, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Rochester Mayor William Johnson Jr. will join GRE Chairman Tom Richards and GRE President and CEO Michael Finney in welcoming the Israeli companies. GRE officials will discuss the event agenda, and set the stage for this business attraction visit. Major General Amos Malka, (Major General Reserves, retired), President and CEO of the Elul Group, will be the guest speaker. Major General Malka retired from the Israel Defense Forces in 2002 after a long and distinguished career in the Israel Defense Forces, last serving as Head of IDF Ground Forces and later as Director of Defense Intelligence. His reports and recommendations to the Israeli Knesset in the 1990s helped shape Israeli policy. Q & A for the media will take place at the end of the session.
College tour, Tuesday, June 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m., of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, 20 Lomb Memorial Drive, Henrietta (phone number: 475-4950, contact: Paul Stella): Israeli security firm AR Challenges Ltd. and Israeli telecom firm Telecont Communications Ltd. will tour the Golisano College from 1 to 3 p.m. Shiloach Software Systems will tour the college from 3 to 5 p.m.
Closing-night dinner program, Wednesday, June 9, starting at 6:30 p.m., at Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road, Suite L, Rochester (phone number: 288-7170): New York State Senator Joseph Robach and Dixon Schwabl Advertising CEO Lauren Dixon will join GRE officials and Israeli company representatives for this closing-night event. Media is welcome to attend and interview Israeli companies about their reactions and experiences in Rochester. The event is hosted by Dixon Schwabl Advertising.
About the visit:
The Rochester-Israel Business Attraction Visit II builds on GRE's first Israeli business-attraction visit held in February. During this second event, Rochester and Israeli participants hope to establish mutually beneficial relationships between their business communities. Throughout the visit, the Israeli companies will have the opportunity to meet with Rochester-based companies, tour technology centers, identify potential partnerships and joint ventures, and learn more about doing business in Rochester and in New York State. The visit will also be comprised of networking events and opportunities for Israeli guests to get a sense of the culture and quality of life in our area.
Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) is a public-private partnership established to professionally market the Rochester metropolitan region as a competitive, high-profile place for business location and growth. GRE will collaborate with business, academia, not-for-profit organizations and government to ensure a unified approach to regional economic development efforts.