Peter Feldmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH International Marketing of the Region and Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt: "Frankfurt RheinMain is one of the most innovative and dynamic regions. We are the birthplace of Pfizer-BioNtech's vaccine and home to the largest cluster of cloud data centres in Germany. We have a rapidly growing tech and startup community here with a B2B focus. Israel is one of the most successful high-tech locations with one of the best ecosystems for startups in the world. Examples of Israeli innovations are the USB stick, voice-over-IP telephony or the firewall. There are more than 120 Israeli companies in Frankfurt RheinMain, 500 Israeli citizens live and work in our region."
Mayor Feldmann and Lior Shapira, Chairman of the Tel Aviv City Council spoke to representatives of Israeli tech companies about the long-standing economic relations between Frankfurt RheinMain and Israel. Ram Shoam and Christian W. Jakob, two well-known and networked representatives of the Frankfurt start-up scene, spoke about opportunities and possibilities for companies in the Frankfurt RhineMain region. In his welcoming address, Eric Menges, Managing Director of FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH International Marketing of the Region, urged young Israeli technology companies to consider Frankfurt as a location for a branch office because of the region's tech expertise. More than 50 decision-makers from Israeli companies, associations, corporations and guests from the world of politics were represented at the reception.
"The great interest of innovative Israeli company representatives in our event, despite ongoing Covid challenges, was gratifying for us. Tel Aviv is the most important tech location in the world. Israeli companies are internationally oriented from the start due to their own market size and the country's geopolitical position. Germany, as the largest European market, is one of the most important export markets. Due to its internationality, excellent connections to European markets and business location for numerous key industries, Frankfurt RhineMain is the perfect location for Israeli companies looking to expand their business in Europe," says Eric Menges, President & CEO of FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH International Marketing of the Region.