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MichAuto Hosts Israeli and Korean Delegations During Detroit Visits

November 19, 2019

This month, MichAuto and fellow economic development organizations hosted two international delegations, whose visits to the Detroit region served to acquaint them with the robust automotive and mobility ecosystem it offers and connect them with local businesses and potential partners.

The Israeli Economic Mission, hosted by MichAuto, Michigan Israeli Business Accelerator, and PlanetM visited the Detroit Regional Chamber on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for a day of startup pitches and match meetings. Following a brief program, 12 Israeli startups had the opportunity to pitch their work to potential business partners. The rest of the day was filled with productive match meetings, connecting the startups with Michigan-based companies and resources. The featured startups included Alango, Aurora Labs, C2A, ContinUse Biometrics, Cybellum, EVchip, Fleetonomy, Hi Auto, Jungo, Ottopia, Saemode, and CipherSIP.

The Korean SIDA and Hebron Star Automotive Manufacturers Detroit Delegation participated in presentations and tours led by the Detroit Regional Partnership, MichAuto, and PlanetM on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Glenn Stevens Jr., executive director of MichAuto and vice president of automotive and mobility initiatives for the Detroit Regional Chamber, gave a presentation on the past, present, and future of the automotive and mobility industry to the group of Korean automotive executives. The delegation also visited the PlanetM Landing Zone for a tour and networking lunch to learn more about the support the Detroit region offers to companies seeking to partake in the industry’s growth here.

Delegation visits like these continue to highlight the state’s notoriety as a leader in the automotive and mobility industry and gather the regional partners bolstering that growth.