In an announcement made at Montreal City Hall in June, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said he will lead an economic mission to Israel in the fall. He will be joined by Toronto Mayor John Tory.
The mayor made the announcement standing beside Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, who was in town to speak at the Jewish National Fund of Montreal’s Negev Gala.
The November 12-18 trip is being organized alongside the Board of Trade of Metropolitan of Montreal. Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Be’er Sheva are already on the itinerary with more trip details yet to be released.
Both mayors expressed shared goals of creating business opportunities, particularly in information technology and digital arts.
Representatives of Mayor Huldai who attended the announcement said Coderre is highly impressed in what a place like Tel Aviv and Israel has to offer for growth.
The Israel mission expanded to include Toronto participation following the signing of an agreement between the two mayors in April. They agreed to “co-operation and partnership” in matters of shared interest, including joint overseas economic missions to promote investment in their own cities.
This trip follows upon the May 2016 Ontario Trade Mission to Israel which was the largest trade mission ever undertaken by the Ontario government to Israel. Noam Goodman, DLA Piper partner based in Toronto, was a delegate on this trade mission which was specifically aimed at the Life Sciences Sector.
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