South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
August 5, 2009
Florida companies are organizing a mission to Israel Nov. 14-22 to strengthen ties in such areas as water technology, alternative energy and life sciences.
The visit coincides with a water technology and environmental controls conference in Tel Aviv schedule for Nov. 17-19.
Israel is known as a leader in water technology, pioneering the fields of drip irrigation and ocean desalination to stretch its limited fresh water resources.
The Florida Israel Business Forum is coordinating the trip, with help from such groups as Enterprise Florida, the state’s economic development partnership.
South Florida traded $135 million worth of goods directly with Israel last year, but ties extend far beyond trade. Dozens of Israeli companies operate in Florida, mainly high-tech firms. They include Starlims, a maker of laboratory information management systems with an office in Hollywood . Some of the Israeli companies use Florida as their base for sales across the United States or the Americas.
For information on the mission to Israel, contact Diego Echeverri at 305-925-9411 or firstname.lastname@example.org