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Israeli Delegation to Israel Dealmakers Summit 2014 to Feature Cleantech Companies

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager

The 6th annual Israel Dealmakers Summit will take place March 4-5 in New York, sponsored by Landmark Ventures. This premier event will bring together over 1,000 invitation-only senior executives from around the world to discuss innovation across key growth sectors, including mobile, internet, healthcare, cleantech and more.

An Israeli delegation of companies, lead by the Investment Promotion Center and the Israeli Economic Office in New York and with Minister Naftali Bennett in attendance, will soon be heading to New York for the event. The delegation includes 11 cleantech companies including Brenmiller Energy, Ener-t, GreenVision, Takadu, WaterGen and Woosh Water Systems.

Oded Distel at last year's Summit

Oded Distel at last year’s Summit

Oded Distel, head the Investment Promotion Center and Israel NewTech, commented on the delegation. “This event is an outstanding opportunity for Israeli companies to get quality access to investors and international companies at the highest levels. The fact that there are 11 water or energy companies in the delegation is another indication of the strength of the cleantech industry in Israel’s economy.”

One of the Israeli companies which attended last year’s Summit was Phinergy, a company developing zero emission, high energy density battery systems. We spoke with Phinergy Founder & CEO Aviv Tzidon to hear about their experience at the event: “The Israel Dealmakers Summit was the first time we spoke publicly about our breakthrough metal-air technologies after working for more than five years in stealth mode. This event was a great opportunity for Phinergy to gain public exposure and to establish contacts with key investors and industrial companies.”

Speakers at the Israel Dealmakers Summit include some of the biggest influencers in different industries, including for example Jon Medved, Founder and CEO of OurCrowd, Sue Siegel, CEO GE Ventures, Pat Dewar, Executive VP Lockheed Martin International, and other heads of international investment houses, government leaders, and corporate professionals.

Nili Shalev, Israel’s Economic Attaché in New York, said “We feel our involvement in this event is very valuable. This is the largest conference of its kind in the U.S., which focuses on advancing cooperation and investment between Israel and the U.S., and there are many companies involved in the event which could potentially expand their activity in Israel. This is the second year in which the event is taking place in New York, and we found that after last year’s event the activity of the Economic Office fostered follow-up activities. For example, a number of American companies visited Israel to examine potential investments following the event. In addition, our involvement opened the door for Israeli companies to be exposed to the investment community, as well as to advance professional cooperation opportunities, each company in its industry.”



    Business Delegations, Energy, Investment, Start-ups, Water
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