Last week, 18 of Israel’s leading automotive companies were in Michigan for the Michigan-Israel Automotive Event. The five day delegation was organized by the Government of Israel Mission to the Midwest in conjunction with The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute, the Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB), and with the help of Lin Cummins Connections.
Over a packed five days, the Israeli companies visited more than 15 of the world’s leading automotive OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers, including Ford, Chrysler, Continental, and Magna. During the meetings, the Israeli companies had the opportunity to present their innovative solutions to senior decision makers and engage with them. Companies from Israel including:
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In addition to the on-site meetings, approximately 150 members of Detroit’s automotive community attended a Power Breakfast held at Compuware Headquarters. During the breakfast, the audience heard from Uri Pachter (Director of the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute), Hannan Lis (founder of Lis Ventures and Incoming President of MIBB), and Mike Finney (President & CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.) The panel of three discussed the present state of the automotive industry and opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with Israeli companies. After the breakfast program, attendees had the opportunity to engage with the Israeli companies and learn firsthand about their unique solutions and technologies.
“The major advantage of this activity,” says Yariv Becher, Israel’s Consul for Economic Affairs to the Midwest, “is that decision makers will meet Israeli companies which they have expressed interest to meet with in advance. This increases the quality of meetings. The openness and willingness to host the companies and the time that is dedicated to interact with them highlights the Israeli industry’s reputation as a world technological leader. The innovation of the Israeli industry is very relevant to the current trends of the automotive industry and we find that there is interest to learn about the solutions that come from Israel.”
To learn more about the delegation and for other information about the Israel Automotive industry, contact Ari Rokni.