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Michigan’s Revived Auto Industry Attracts New Interest From Israel

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS — In an effort to bring the latest global technology to the revived United States auto industry, the Michigan Israel Business Bridge announces the Michigan Israel Automotive Event. MIBB will host a delegation of more than 20 Israeli companies interested in doing business with auto-related companies in Michigan.

The event, to be held June 19-21, is the third organized by the MIBB and the first since 2009.  The event will convene a high-level discussion between the leading innovators from Israel and Michigan automotive OEMs and suppliers designed to foster economic development and partnership.

The Israeli companies visiting Michigan bring a variety of solutions to the automotive industry from technological advancements to parts suppliers to software. The innovations developed by the Israeli companies create value by focusing on improving quality and reliability, as well as environmental, safety and technical features of a vehicle.

Michigan automakers and suppliers will be able to meet one-on-one with the Israeli companies during the three-day event. Lin Cummins Connections Inc. is serving as a consultant and arranging these meetings.

As a centerpiece of the Event, the MIBB will host the Automotive Power Breakfast on June 20, starting at 7:30 a.m. at Compuware Headquarters in Detroit. Speakers include Mike Finney, president and CEO of Michigan Economic Development Corp., and Uri Pachter, Director of International Projects and Target Countries for the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute. Following the breakfast, attendees can visit the adjoining Expo showcasing technologies and products of Israeli companies. At the same time, they will have an opportunity to meet with the leaders of these companies.

“This event is part of our strategy to accelerate the growth of innovation and technology in the automotive sector and create new jobs in the State of Michigan,” said Chuck Newman, president of the Michigan Israel Business Bridge and founder of ReCellular Inc. “Since we started MIBB, we have seen time and time again how Israeli innovation and Michigan’s strong business attributes are ingredients for successful collaboration and growth.”

Michigan auto companies and suppliers interested in participating in the Event should visit www.michiganisrael.com.

The event is organized in partnership with the Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest and the Israeli Export and International Cooperation Institute.  Sponsors include Compuware and Rock Ventures.

“Israel is a world leader in technology. Michigan is the recognized world leader in automotive. We’re bringing the two together to create opportunities for growth for every company involved,” added Pamela B. Lippitt, Executive Director of the MIBB.

The Michigan Israel Business Bridge is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization established to facilitate business and investment opportunities between Michigan and Israel for their mutual economic benefit. MIBB brings new business to Michigan and creates jobs by encouraging Israeli businesses with new technologies to establish their North American business centers in Michigan. To contact MIBB phone (248) 642-1701 or email info@michiganisrael.com.

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