NEW ORLEANS — The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans has announced that registration is now open for a July 12-18 mission to Israel. Visit www.louisianatoisrael.com for mission information and to register.
By expanding its traditional cultural exchange mission to include a multi-sector business and commercial development mission, Federation Mission 2022 will strengthen Louisiana’s economic ties with Israel by helping to increase exports to the country, build strategic relationships and explore new business opportunities.
The trade mission features a range of “all-star” partners, including Jones Walker LLP, Ochsner Health, NFP, Tulane University, New Orleans Business Alliance, World Trade Center New Orleans, GNO Inc., Louisiana Economic Development and the Trust charity Oscar J. Tolmas. The mission will include a track on traditional Jewish culture and history (“Explore Israel”), as well as four industry tracks in sectors where Israel is among the world leaders in business and innovation:
- Energy/Water Management/Engineering
The mission will include visits to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and industry-specific locations of interest for each of the four trade streams. The delegation will consist of approximately 200 business, community, educational and government leaders. Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in the opening ceremonies of the Maccabiah Games, the third largest sporting event in the world.
Information sessions will be held on Zoom on February 8 and 10. Those interested in learning more about each track can register for each session at www.jewishnola.com/israelmission/webinar:
- February 8 | 11:30 a.m. – Medicine/Biotechnology/Health
- February 8 | 1h00 – Energy/Sustainability
- February 8 | 7:00 a.m. – Explore Israel
- February 10 | 11:30 a.m. – Transport/Port/Maritime
- February 10 | 1:00 p.m. – Cybersecurity/Innovation
“Israel is known as the ‘start-up nation’ and this upcoming trade mission represents a unique opportunity for Louisiana companies to access this major international hub of innovation and technology,” said Arnie Fielkow, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.
“We are honored to be part of this trade mission to Israel and are always happy to support opening the doors of economic development for the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans,” said Bill Hines, Managing Partner of Jones Walker. “We look forward to exploring and expanding economic relations between the private and public sectors in Israel and the private and public sectors in our city and state.”
Small businesses can request reimbursement of registration and travel costs related to the trade mission by Louisiana State Commerce Expansion Program. Refunds are subject to the availability of funding from the US Small Business Administration.
For more information, visit www.louisianatoisrael.com.