July 17, 2014
In This Issue
- Featured Event: 2014 Professional & Business Seminar
- Israel's Energiya Global Brings Electricity to Africa
- The Bridge by Coca-Cola Connects Israeli Innovation to Markets
- Thanks to conexx Summer Student Volunteers
- Partner Programs: GSMA in Israel & Atlanta, TAG Excalbar Awards
- Calendar of Events
- Welcome New Members
- Thanks to Renewing Members
- Inaugural conexx Golf Tournament
Answer: the 2014 Professional & Business Seminar
Enhancing US - Israel Connections Through Innovation and Expertise  
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Early Bird Registration Expires 8/1/14 

Keynote Speakers


Yosef Abramowitz

 President & Co-Founder



* scroll down for additional information

Kobi Rasner


Synergy Overseas Ltd.
Author of the book "Doing Business in America: How to Sell a Horse to a Cowboy" and an expert on helping Israeli companies enter the US market.

Also on the program:
  • Incubators in Israel - The Bridge by Coca-Cola (* scroll down for additional information)
  • New Opportunities with US-Israel Investor Visas
  • Professionals as Agents of Economic Development 







 For further information contact

 Barry Swartz: (404) 843-9426 or bswartz@conexx.org

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Israel's Energiya Global Brings Electricity to Africa
Energiya Global President & CEO Yosef Abramowitz Introduces Solar Panels in Rawanda
1.3 billion people around the world live without electricity. 6oo million of them - 70% of the population - are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Energiya Global is a multinational solar energy company that was founded with the purpose of bringing new sources of power to Africa and other underserved and emerging markets. 
Energiya Global was founded to export the successful, pioneering model for affordable and sustainable solar energy projects, developed in Israel by Arava Power Company (APC), Israel's leading solar developer and builder of Israel's first utility-scale solar field at Kibbutz Ketura  the successful, pioneering model for affordable and sustainable solar energy projects, to the rest of the world.
Yosef Abramowitz, President & CEO of Energiya Global and co-founder of APC, will keynote conexx's Professional & Business Seminar on August 21st in Atlanta (registration information above).

The Bridge by Coca-Cola Connects Israeli Innovation to Markets
Alan Boehme, Coca-Cola's Chief of Enterprise Architecture, Business Innovation and Emerging Technologies Introduces The Bridge in Atlanta
The Bridge is a unique commercialization program for startups, acting as a bridge between the Israel Startup Community and the US Commercial Market. 
The program lasts for six months in total and is looking for young early stage or growth companies with a solution that could fit one of five core themes: Consumer Engagement, Consumer Retail, Supply Chain, Marketing Innovation and Health & Wellness.

The Bridge provides startups with the means to gain marketing training from Coca-Cola, have access to experienced internal and external business mentors, a connection to one or more Coca-Coca Business sponsors, an opportunity to pilot within the organization and a chance to market and license to Coca-Cola and/or its partners. In addition, Coca-Cola is partnering with a number of leading technology companies and Investors providing access to their products & services for startups in the program, forming a partnership to help the development and ongoing operations of The Bridge. 
"This model, pioneered by The Coca-Cola Company, can and should be expanded to other companies to benefit Israel and Atlanta," said Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO of Metro Atlanta Chamber. Anthony Newstead, The Bridge Program Lead will present the program in-depth at the conexx Professional & Business Seminar.

Thanks to conexx Summer Student Volunteers
L to R: Gabe Cohen, Zach Banov, Biddy Fraga, and Ben Brasch;
Not in Picture: Sylvie Dodell and Ethan Arbiser

This summer, conexx is fortunate to have a group of enthusiastic and committed student volunteers. Their contribution to our work is significant and we would like to thank them for it. Please click here to read more about these remarkable young women and men.


If you know a student that might be interested in volunteering with conexx during the academic year or over the summer, please have them contact Barry Swartz.


Partner and Community Programs

October 24, 2014

conexx members, partners, and southeast organizations are welcome to submit 
their events for promotion in this section to bswartz@conexx.org.  
We reserve the right to select which programs to include.
Sponsor Message

For 2014 advertising rates, please click here or contact 
(404) 843-9426


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Members' Corner
William Lee 
Atlanta, GA
After graduating from the University of Georgia in the summer of 2007, I began my career as an analyst with Applied Economics, and within a few months I was attending conexx's annual Professional Seminar. I have found that the Chamber (as it was formerly known) is a great place to develop professional relationships and friendships. To this day, I still connect with people I met at my first professional seminar. 
The firm's founder, Michael Beeghley, initially joined the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce in 2002 because it was important to his clients. What he found, though, was that it was the first organization he was involved with that actually accomplished something. In fact, his experience meeting Israeli entrepreneurs and learning about Israel has resulted in his participation in developing a multi-faceted joint venture between the University of Georgia and the University of Haifa as a board member of UGA's College of Public Health. 
Applied Economics is a financial advisory firm specializing in corporate finance and business valuation. As a member and sponsor since 2002, we have found the networking opportunities and strong relationships provided by conexx to be essential to our success within the Atlanta community. 
As a Director with Applied Economics, I am now tasked with overseeing the firm's transfer pricing practice. We advise clients on their cross-border, intercompany transactions for tax purposes. Many of our clients are U.S. subsidiaries of foreign-owned corporations. conexx provides an excellent forum for us to interact with Israeli corporations in this area. 
As with everything in life, you get out what you put in. Get involved with conexx and the benefits will follow!

Calendar of Events

7:30 am
9:00 am


Welcome New Members

Israel Ben Tsur
Directory Listing

Sara Halevi
Energiya Global Capital
Directory Listing

Thanks to 
Renewing Members

Cherry, Bekaert, & Holland LLP

Dolce Catering and Bakery Inc.

Eric Wittmayer Photography LLC

Graphic Ardt & Design

Medintec Ltd

Office Furniture Expo

PharmaCentra, LLC

Roper St. Francis Healthcare

State of Israel Bonds


The Media Trainers


Judy Bozarth

Sandra Cutler

Cary Rosenthal 

Save the Date
Inaugural conexx Golf Tournament
Monday, November 3, 2014
Jan Williams 
AXA Advisors
Tournament Chairman
conexx will host its inaugural golf tournament at The Standard Club in John's Creek, GA. Please mark the date on your calendar. Jan Williams of AXA Advisors will chair the event. 
Members interested in serving on the planning committee, or those interested in sponsorship opportunities, should contact
Barry Swartz 
404-915-1354 bswartz@conexx.org

Why did we change 
our name?
AICC is now conexx: America Israel Business Connector
Shai Robkin, President & CEO unveils conexx at the 2014 Eagle Star Awards Gala