The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its upcoming Americas Linkage mission to Israel led by the Honorable Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami-Dade County.  Taking place March 25-31st, the mission to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem offers a unique opportunity to meet talented business leaders, learn about new opportunities, exchange ideas and forge personal bonds that can last a lifetime and benefit South Florida companies.

“We are thrilled to be leading a mission to Israel as we look forward to continue building and strengthening the U.S.-Israel economic relationship.  Our goal is for American business executives to identify, discuss and pursue common interests and work with individuals and organizations in Israel on matters of mutual interest,” said Alfred Sanchez, president and chief executive officer at Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. “Our goal is to emphasize the growing importance of our mutually beneficial economic partnership with Israel.”

The GMCC Americas Linkage program is designed for groups and companies who conduct or desire to conduct international business aiming at new market opportunities in an increasingly competitive global economy. Furthermore, it serves as a vehicle for entrepreneurs to identify resources to start partnerships or find new markets and provides opportunities for regional and international businesses to engage in matchmaking opportunities.  

“Israel has been a standing ally for our country and an invaluable business partner for Florida. I am honored to lead this mission to strengthen our economic relationships and open the way for new trade opportunities for local businesses looking to expand to new markets,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “I am looking forward to expanding our horizons and preparing our businesses and our county for the economy of the future.”
Relations with Israel are a very important factor in the U.S. government’s overall foreign policy in the Middle East. The U.S. Congress has likewise placed considerable importance on the maintenance of a close and supportive relationship. Israel was the United States’ 24th largest goods export market in 2019.  Israel’s $100 billion economy is larger than all its abutting neighbors combined. It has the highest standard of living in the Middle East. It also has the highest per capita home computer ownership.

Israel has the highest concentration of high-tech and startup companies (over 3,000) in the world outside of the United States. It has the highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world for woman and people over 55, and the third highest in general overall. Israel is a world leader in the invention of new technologies. Some of the technologies it has produced are the cell phone, voice mail technology, the first antivirus software, the Pentium MMX chip technology and most of the Window NT operating system.

The mission to Israel is open to everyone (members and non-members); however, space is limited, and advance registration is required.  Vaccination and acceptance of Covid guidelines are essential for registration. For more information about the Chamber’s mission to Israel contact Liane Ventura Guerra at (305) 577-5445 or lventura@miamichamber.com. 

The Chamber would like to take this opportunity to thank our mission partners including Express Travel, Miami International Airport, World Trade Center Miami and American Airlines.  Additional sponsors are Enterprise Florida, BDO, Sandler Travis Rosenberg, CBRE and LSN Partners, LLC. 

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is the proud champion for the Greater Miami Business Community and a civic engine that fuels the advancement of The Magic City. Founded in 1907 as the Miami Board of Trade, today’s Chamber boasts representing more than 400,000-member company employees and is heralded for its legacy of leadership in economic development, and its unwavering commitment to improving the Miami-Dade community. For more information, please visit www.miamichamber.com.

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