Brett A. Vassey  President & CEO  Virginia Manufacturers Association and Shraga Brosh President of the Manufactures Association of Israel signed an MOU to develop manufacturing and R&D partnerships.

At the invitation of Governor Ralph Northam, The Virginia Israel Advisory Board conducted a teaming event between thirty Israeli and Virginia defense manufacturers to explore developing Virginia-based manufacturing and R&D partnerships. Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin also participated.

Senior officials from the Israel Ministry of Defense; Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball attended the event where the Presidents of the manufacturers associations of Israel and Virginia signed an MOU to enable their collective 9000 member companies to develop manufacturing and R&D partnerships in Virginia. 

The Virginia Israel Advisory Board organized the event as part of on-going program of exchanges between Israeli and Virginia defense manufacturers which includes  an online teaming platform  on the  Virginia Israel Advisory Board’s web site  where Virginia and Israeli companies can input their business interests and search for partners.

Right to Left: Honorable Brian Ball Secretary of Commerce and Trade Commonwealth of Virginia Dov Hoch Executive Director of the Virginia Israel Advisory Board (event organizer) Shraga Brosh President of the Manufactures Association of Israel Ruby Ginel Managing Director of the Manufactures Association of Israel

There will be a three-day follow-up event related to naval and maritime technologies with the Israeli Ministry of Defense in the Hampton Roads region this October.

Expert presenters at the event included: Williams Mullen Law Firm - Federal Contracting team; Bakertilly - government contractor advisory practice; GENEDGE Virginia's public resource for manufacturers; Locklheed Martin. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership participated and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority who hosted the event.

Looking forward to your participation in our Hampton Roads defense contractors teaming event and other undertakings of the Virginia Israel Advisory Board.