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Delegation from Hamburg visiting Tel Aviv


Westhagemann heading delegation to Israel focusing on innovations in mobility and logistics

A business delegation consisting of over 70 representatives of the logistics sector, the maritime industries and the port sector is heading to Tel Aviv Tuesday (September 3-6, 2019). Special emphasis is on logisticslife science and mobility. The delegation is headed by Michael Westhagemann, Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation, and Katharina Fegebank, Senator for Science, Research and Equality.

Digital innovations from Israel

“I am convinced that there is enormous potential for closer co-operation between north German companies and digital companies from Israel,” said Westhagemann. Israel is considered a global hotspot of digital innovations which will be mutually beneficial. “Our companies will continue to secure their competitiveness in future and start-ups from Israel will find a large number of customers and partners,” Westhagemann added.


Events on the agenda include technology scouting, targeted pitching and networking to link up established Hanseatic companies and innovative Israeli start-ups. Institutions such as the Digital Hub Logistics, Next Logistics Accelerator and Plug and Play, various Hamburg-based start-ups and Hamburg Invest are also taking part in the trip.

Hamburg is one of Europe’s most dynamic ports and centre of logistics with 12,000 logistics companies who employ around 400,000 people. Israeli has shown keen interest in Hamburg as a technological partner and is a customer of innovative solutions “Made in Hamburg”.

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Melissa KnausSept. 3, 2019
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