Representatives of Israeli advanced technology companies continue to seek new markets and partners despite the ongoing violence in Israel and will participate in a seminar on Thursday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Selig Center in Midtown.

            Georgia’s accounting, financial and legal professionals will learn how to better assist Israeli companies entering the U.S. market, and Atlanta companies will be introduced to potential Israeli partners.

“Israeli companies are not necessarily leaving Israel; they are looking to expand into new markets despite the current situation there,” Sherman Cohen, attorney with Arnall Golden & Gregory LLP, told GlobalFax. “They are still getting funded for high tech business ventures.”

            Shai Schiller, venture capitalist in Israel-based Concord Ventures Inc., is to be the luncheon speaker. He will give an outlook on the future of venture capital investment in Israeli companies and highlight some Israeli firms looking to open U.S. operations.

            A panel of experts from Israeli technology companies with regional headquarters in Atlanta will present case studies of Israeli firms entering the Georgia market, and consultants will give advice for businesses pursuing ventures in the Southeast and Israel.

            Cost is $80 for American-Israel Chamber of Commerce members, $90 for guests. Breakfast and lunch included. Cost is $20 for the lunch only. Register by Friday, Aug. 16, at (404) 843-9426 or visit for more information.