A delegation from Vaughan will visit Israel this fall to meet with business and government officials. The trip, which Thornhill Councillor Alan Shefman said has been in the works for the past four or five months, will be centred on Tel Aviv, the business and financial capital of Israel, and will see upward of 25 business partners from the Greater Toronto Area join two staff members and Mr. Shefman, Ward 2 Woodbridge West Councillor Tony Carella and Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua on a week-long working visit.
“We want to make the City of Vaughan a significant jump-off point for Israeli business in North America, a strategic location for their businesses. The second largest number of companies on the New York stock exchange are Israeli companies and the amount of technological innovation in Israel is second to none,” said Shefman.
The City of Vaughan trade mission to Israel is in partnership with the UJA Federation,The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, the Government of Israel Economic Mission to Canada, the Canada Israel Chamber of Commerce, Centennial College, and ColdSpring Commerce. This business focused mission will visit a number of innovative business regions all concentrated around Tel Aviv, Haifa, Eilat/Eilot and Jerusalem.