Global NY Representatives From Europe and Israel to Visit Rome Next Week

Learn about current export opportunities in European and Israeli markets on Thursday, October 26

October 20, 2017

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Global NY’s country directors from Europe and Israel will be visiting Rome on Thursday, October 26 to speak about export opportunities for New York State businesses in their respective markets. Global NY is New York's portal for both foreign businesses looking to invest in New York and for local businesses interested in exporting internationally.

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “New York has strong cultural and economic ties with both Europe and Israel, making these ideal markets for first-time and expanding exporters.”

Speakers at the event will include Terry Potter, Senior Project Director for Global NY Europe and Gerry Stoch, Director of Global NY Israel. Participating companies will learn about sales channels, regulatory issues and how to find a reputable distributor, and will be able to join roundtable discussions and one-on-one meetings.

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Mohawk Valley Edge in Rome. To register, please send an email with the subject line “Global NY Europe/Israel Event: Rome” to and include your first name, last name, title, business/organization name, telephone, and email address.

About Empire State Development
Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency ( The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I LOVE NEW YORK,” the State’s iconic tourism brand. For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, visit  and

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