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US Israel Chamber Update May 2010


In this Issue:



May 12, 2010                          Seminar: Financial Opportunities for Israeli Companies in the U.S.

June 15, 2010                          Annual Awards Dinner at the Herzliya home of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel


May 11-June 3, 2010              Upcoming Events by our Sister Chambers

in the U.S.


Chamber Committees

Business Opportunities

New Members

Benefits for Members


Future Events


Chamber Annual Awards Dinner


On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, the Chamber will hold its annual Awards Dinner Ceremony, during which awards will be granted to companies, organizations and businesspeople excelling in trade between the U.S. and Israel. The guest of honor will be Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor, Binyamin Ben Eliezer. The event will take place at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Hon. James B. Cunningham, who will attend, 40 Galei Tchelet St. in Herzliya. The reception will begin at 7p.m., followed by dinner at 8p.m.

The event is sponsored by Continental Airlines, Boeing and American Express. Registration fee: 250NIS, VAT not included. RSVP by June 8, 2010 at Tel: 03-6952341 email: Official invitations will be sent shortly.





Conference: Financial Opportunities for Israeli Companies in the U.S.


The Chamber, together with FedEx, the U.S. Embassy and Atrafin Israel, is hosting a conference on Financial Opportunities for Israeli Companies in the U.S. and Trade and Transportation Contacts between the two Countries, on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel, 99 Hayarkon St.

Speakers include:

* Mr. James Cramer, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial


* Mr. Yossi Atoun, Managing Director, FedEx Israel

* Amb. Dan Halpern, Vice Chairman of the Chamber and Former Israeli Economic Minister in Washington, DC

* Mr. Alan Wielunski, Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service

* Mr. Harry Kaplan, CEO, Atrafin USA

* Ms. Tamar Guy, Executive Director, Israel - America Chamber of Commerce


Participation is at no cost. RSVP by May 6, 2010 to email with full name, company and cell phone.


Mark your Calendars- 19-20 Oct, 2010, USA


The Chamber, in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will hold a conference marking 25 years since the FTA was signed between the U.S. and Israel, on Oct. 19 in Washington, D.C. On Oct. 20, the Chamber will hold its annual conference in New York, in cooperation with the Israel-America Friendship League and the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce in New York. Complete details will be provided in due course.


Chamber Committees


A number of committees were formed during the Chamber board meeting on April 14. We call on Chamber Members who would like to donate their time and experience to take an active role in the committee/s of their interest.


* Advisory Committee on the Annual Conference in the U.S., headed by the Chairman of the Chamber, Chemi Peres

* Strategy, headed by Chemi Peres

* Energy Zvi Rome, Chairman

* Cleantech Booky Oren and Moshe Gaon, Chairmen

* Membership Avi Friedman, Chairman

* Visas Liam Schwartz, Chairman




Upcoming Events by our Sister Chambers in the U.S.



May 18, 2010, Chicago. IL                 Presentation: Israeli Hi-tech in

the Mid-West. For information, click here.

May 23-24, 2010, Chicago, IL           Israeli Wine Tasting.

For information, click here.

May 25, 2010, Philadelphia, PA         Meeting with Mr. Mike Granoff,

Head of Oil Independence Policies at

Better Place. To register, click here

June 3, 2010, Los Angeles, CA          The Israel Conference.

For information and registration, click here.


Business Opportunities


Members interested in distributing and/or seeking business opportunities in the U.S. are invited to contact Mr. Amos Fabian at the Chamber,


Business Opportunities from Israel


  1. Marketer of industrial grease and chemicals is seeking industrial oil dealers on the East Coast (233).
  2. Turnkey company specializing in electro optics, micro electronics and software design is seeking clients (230).
  3. Manufacturer of jewelry is seeking sales representatives (232).



Business Opportunities from the U.S.


1.      Georgia company is offering its warehouses for companies interested in entering the southeast region of the U.S. (816).

2.      Pennsylvania manufacturer of hats is seeking agents and distributors (819).

3.      Georgia manufacturer of decorative wood products for cabinetry and furniture is seeking clients and distributors (817).

4.      Oklahoma marketer of horse hay is seeking distributors (818).

5.      Pennsylvania manufacturer of a treatment for wound healing, approved by the FDA and the Israeli Ministry of Health, is seeking distributors (820).

6.      New York pharmaceutical company, which specializes in care and

pharmaceutical products, is seeking clients (821).



New Members

The following companies have joined the Chamber in the last two months:

BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd., modernization solutions

Mr. Arik Kilman

Dolphin HaSharon Swimming Sports & Leisure

Mr. Simon Davidson


Knock n' Lock Ltd.

Mr. Naftali Elbogen

Luxury Homes Properties in Israel

Mr. Noam Dzialdow

Newton Propulsion Technologies

Mr. Guy Rom


RAD Dental Devices Ltd.

Mr. Jafar Sabbah

Mr. Yosi Turkaspa

Soglowek Food Group

Mr. Pini Kamari

Taldor Communications Ltd.

Mr. Ronen Regev`

Tech Pub, LLC, technical writing

Mr. Mario N. Hallphone

Yair Erez Ltd., industrial grease

Mr. Yair Erez

Yaniv & Ella Nechasim,

marketing of real estate

Ms. Emanuella Shemer



Benefits for Members


Member to Member Service


Tech Pubs, a Member of the Chamber, provides technical writing and training programs, as well as translation services for government projects and general issues.

The company is a vendor approved by the U.S. Department of Defense and Israeli Ministry of Defense, and meets U.S. Foreign Military Financing requirements. The company has 25 years of relevant experience.

Chamber Members may receive a free initial consultation. For further information, contact Amos Tel: 03-6952341 or email:



Chamber Boardroom


The Chamber is providing its Members, at a symbolic price, its boardroom on the 8th floor in the America House in Tel Aviv. Up to 18 people can be seated around the table, or up to 35 people in a theatre configuration. Services include a first-rate projector, a "barcode" for presentation purposes. To make use of the boardroom, contact the Chamber.



Fast-Track Visa to the U.S.


The Chamber assists its Members with a fast-track service for interviews for visas to the U.S. The service is designated only for business trips. The service includes a fee.

For information, contact the Chamber.

Make sure your employers hold valid visas and renew them well before

the expiration deadline.


Membership Renewal


Membership renewal invoices for 2010 have been sent to our members two months ago. We would appreciate you taking care of this matter shortly, to enable us to continue our services and activities.


The Chamber expresses its condolences

to the Guzman Family and Ziv & Haft Firm

with the passing of Chamber Member Yigal Guzman Z"L



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