Mayor Nutter and the City of Philadelphia are joining with Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI), Israel’s leading technology and life sciences association, to host an exciting conference in Philadelphia. Partnering with the City are Comcast Corporation, Drexel University, Greenberg Traurig, the Philadelphia Israel Chamber of Commerce, and many leading corporations, institutions, and organizations in the region. The Conference will afford a select group of Israeli companies an opportunity to meet with leading corporations from Philadelphia and the east coast of the U.S. to explore strategic partnerships and expansion of their business.
Philadelphia is one of America’s leading cities when it comes to healthcare and healthcare IT. The City is home to a number of world-class institutions including the #1 children’s hospital in the U.S., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jefferson Health System and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, making it a natural hub for established and emerging companies in this sector. Drexel University is the host of an exciting incubator focused on early stage healthcare IT companies, in partnership with Dreamit Ventures and Independence Blue Cross, one of the largest healthcare insurance companies in the US.
Comcast Corporation is one of the largest media companies in the world and chose Philadelphia for their world-class headquarters. Next to its headquarters it is developing the $1.2 billion Comcast Innovation and Technology Center in Philadelphia, projected to be one of the tallest buildings in the U.S. The Center will employ 1,500 new employees and promises to be a game-changer with the most talented tech workers in the country seeking to live and work in Philadelphia. In addition, Philadelphia’s technology sector is growing fast with a vibrant startup culture, growing VC community, and a number of well-established businesses investing in this sector.
Israeli companies focusing in healthcare IT,and media, who would like to launch or expand their presence in the U.S. and meet strategic partners. The Conference is most appropriate for companies who have launched products, and want to market in the U.S., or explore beta tests or pilots. For questions, please do not hesitate to contact Beth Cohen, Director Global Emerging Growth Services, Greenberg Traurig, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for an application.
The Conference will afford industry, institutions, investors, customers, integrators and strategic partners an opportunity to meet with Israeli companies in the three targeted sectors. Click here to see the initial list of U.S. participants. This list will be supplemented frequently as we are continuously reaching out to additional industry partners. Please note space is limited. Click here to register.
Breakfast, Networking and Welcome
Location: Drexel University
Gerri C. LeBow Hall
Grand Meeting Room and Terrace
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Panel Discussions with leaders of Philadelphia industries, government, investors and Israeli companies
Welcome remarks by:
- Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter
- President John A. Fry, Drexel University
- Israel Consul General Yaron Sideman
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Provost and Dean, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Industry Roundtables and One on One Meetings
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Reception at Comcast Corporation, open to Conference registrants and invited guests only.
Location: Comcast Corporation
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19103
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Tours & one-on-one meetings:
The companies will be able to visit and attend one-on-one meetings at various Philadelphia locations, including Comcast, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and others.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Investor Roundtable Lunch, hosted by the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic
Location: Greenberg Traurig
2001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Afternoon and 29th:
Israeli companies are invited to attend
IMPACT, the largest venture conference on the East Coast. There is a special entrepreneurs rate of $200. Israeli companies will be able to display information on Oct. 29th so they can meet attendees at IMPACT, and the conference team will provide "hosts" to help the companies meet appropriate individuals at IMPACT.
Please enjoy discounted hotel reservations for this conference by contacting Katy Drinkwater, Citizens Diplomacy International (CDI), at email@example.com or 215-683-0993.
Representatives from the following companies and institutions have been invited and plan to attend the Conference to meet with Israeli companies.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
City of Philadelphia
Independence Blue Cross
Philadelphia Energy Solutions
Philadelphia Water Department
Sci-Tek Consultants Inc.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
University of Delaware
University of Pennsylvania
Shekel Healthcare, a division of Shekel Scales Ltd.