Israeli IT Innovation Meets the Midwest's Powerhouse Financial Sector

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Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute hosts an event that will include company presentations and at least 5 pre-arranged meetings with senior IT managers at Banks, insurance companies and IT integrator firms in Ohio.

Ohio is a premier financial and banking center for the Midwest with some of the largest US banks, insurance and IT companies domiciled there.

Ohio has 171 insurance companies, over 4,000 financial institutions and some of the largest national and regional financial integrators. All of these sectors continue to grow significantly with individual companies looking for unique, advanced and innovative IT solutions.

Six of the largest 50 US banks are headquartered in Ohio including JP Morgan Chase (2), US Bank (6), Key Bank (9), National City (11), 5th Third Bank (21), Charter Bank (39) and Huntington Bank (41).

National insurance companies including Nationwide, Progressive, American Financial Group, Medical Mutual, and Ohio Casualty also make Ohio their headquarter locations.

Nowhere can you find better opportunities to meet the right companies and decision makers, sell your products, and develop business profitable relationships than in Ohio!

Now's your chance!

More information on Ohio`s Financial Sector Market

If you have innovative technology solutions for Banks or other Financial Institutions,, Insurance Companies, or Integrators and are interested in the huge mid-Western market for these products-

Join us!

WHO: Israeli IT companies offering technologies and solutions to the Financial Sector in the areas of:

  •      Storage & Data Centers
  •      Internet Applications
  •      IT Security
  •      Financial Banking
  •      Enterprise Software & Risk Management
  •      Virtualization

WHAT: The event will include company presentations and at least 5 pre-arranged meetings with senior IT managers at Banks, insurance companies and IT integrator firms (targeted but not confirmed) such as:

Banks
J. P. Morgan Chase, KeyBank, National City, Charter One, 5th Third Bank First Merit, MBNA, US Bank, Huntington Bank, AmTrust, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland;

Insurance Companies    
Nationwide, Progressive, American Financial Group, Medical Mutual, Ohio Casualty, Anthem of Ohio, Summa, State Auto, Cincinnati Insurance;

Integrators
Cisco, IBM, AT&T, Lexis Nexis, NCR, Brulant, Hyland Software, Brand Muscle, Cardinal Data Warehouse, Quatech, Blackstone

WHEN & WHERE:     Tentative itinerary:

March 9 2008
Welcome Dinner- a briefing event on the Ohio marketplace (The Club--Marriot Hotel, Key Center)

March 10, 2008
Morning
Welcoming Breakfast by Ohio's business and IT community with the participation of Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher, (Marriot Hotel, Key Center), Industry overview with top level officials, one-on-one meetings and working lunch. Company presentations & pre arranged 1-on-1 business meetings, ( National City Bank Tower Headquarters)
Afternoon:
One-on-one meetings with selected banks, IT integrators, and insurance companies ( Marriot Hotel, Key Center )
Evening:
NBA Basketball game and buffet in a private loge-Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trailblazers (Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland)

March 11, 2008
Morning:
Private Breakfast meeting with a major company; Transportation to the City of Akron (35 minutes)
One-on-one meetings with selected banks, IT integrators, and insurance companies, Working Luncheon hosted by the Mayor and City of Akron
Departure to airport for return flights.

Organizers: Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute (IEICI)
SGI Global Business Advisors, LLC, Cleveland-Akron, USA
Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, Chicago

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