Fairfax County EDA to participate in Feb. 20 Tel Aviv roundtable on U.S. opportunities for life-science companies

Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, +1 703-790-0600 (o), +1 571-213-5065 (m)

Israel Advanced Technology Industries presents event for Israeli firms

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fairfax County, Virginia USA – The Fairfax County Development Authority (FCEDA) is a partner in a February 20 roundtable discussion presented by the Israel Advanced Technology Association for Israeli life-science companies interested in expanding in the U.S. market.

“U.S. Market Opportunities for Life Science Companies: A New Era in the Trump Administration,” will be held at Tech Code Offices, 22 Rothschild St., Tel Aviv, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 20th.

The U.S. law firm of Holland & Knight LLP, which has an office in Fairfax County, and the Israel-based Yigal Arnon & Co., also are partners for the event.

Yair Ephrati, director of the FCEDA Israel office, Michael Werner and Bill Gould of Holland & Knight, and Daniel Green of Yigal Arnon, will talk about potential opportunities for life-science companies that want to do business in the U.S., intellectual property issues for med-tech and life-science firms, and business opportunities in the Washington, D.C., region, which includes Fairfax County.

“Fairfax County is becoming a leader in the life sciences because of the tremendous investment of funds and human resources we are witnessing at the Inova Center for Personalized Health, our proximity to the National Institutes of Health and our international access,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “Thanks to this partnership with the IATA, we can share our outlook on the opportunities that will be happening here.

The event, to be conducted in English, is free to attend but registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

The FCEDA has had a marketing office in Tel Aviv since 2005. More than 30 Israeli firms have a presence in Fairfax County.

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Twitter and LinkedIn.