U.S.-Israel Business Initiative Membership

U.S.-Israel Color Panel - hues of blue
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

Technology is transforming every part of our economy today. Innovation ranging from transportation and manufacturing to health care and agriculture are fundamentally changing how we live and work.

While the U.S.-Israel relationship is often seen through the prism of security and defense cooperation, America's economic partnership with Israel is increasingly growing in importance.

Hundreds of U.S. companies have research and development (R&D) centers in Israel producing an amazing array of innovative solutions. And Israel is responsible for nearly 50% of the Middle East’s investment into the U.S. despite accounting for just 2% of the region’s population.

The U.S.-Israel Business Initiative (USIBI) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the premier national business advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening the trade, investment, and innovation relationship between the U.S. and Israel.

We bring expertise across a range of sectors, providing members with services to support their work in the U.S.-Israel space.

Whether you're an Israeli firm with an eye toward the U.S. or an American company seeking partnerships in Israel, we invite you to join the U.S.-Israel Business Initiative and make us your key partner in your global business.



Stakeholder Engagement

USIBI convenes meetings between members and officials in the U.S. and Israeli governments and partners with members to organize summits, trade delegations, and private roundtables with industry thought leaders, among other events.

Policy Advisory

USIBI works with members to advance their policy priorities through advocacy to decision makers across the U.S. and Israeli governments. Leveraging consultations with public and private stakeholders, the Initiative serves as a respected industry voice and translate member feedback into policy change.

B2B Connectivity

USIBI facilitates introductions and networking opportunities within our membership to support deals across industries and markets.

Commercial and Innovation Strategy

USIBI helps companies with strategic planning around market entry to tap into the right models, resources, and partners for strategic growth.

Business Intelligence

USIBI offers insider knowledge on commercial and political trends impacting investment and procurement.

Brand Amplification

USIBI provides a platform to showcase members and their economic and social impact across the U.S. and Israel. The Initiative creates enterprise opportunities for thought leadership of member companies and their executives through digital, social, and traditional media channels.


USIBI launched "Business Israel" in 2017 to bring CEOs from state, metro, and local chambers of commerce from across the U.S. to Israel to strengthen bonds between the American and Israeli business communities. 

BusinessH2O water innovation and policy events bring together business leaders, government officials, and water experts to discuss best practices in corporate water stewardship and public policies to address the growing demand for water. USIBI has hosted BusinessH2O conferences in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Denver.



USIBI membership is limited to companies – we do not offer membership to individuals. 

Vice Chair Level
  • Exclusive, company-specific strategic advisory services and support
  • Participate in setting Initiative’s advocacy goals and strategic planning
  • Priority invitations to high-level briefings and bilateral meetings with U.S. and Israeli government officials
  • Participation in USIBI’s working groups
  • Leadership opportunities at events, executive trade delegations and missions, and meetings
  • Increased visibility for company branding
Corporate Membership 
  • Opportunities to participate in member-only events, executive trade delegations and briefings with U.S. and Israeli government officials
  • Assistance with securing appointments for company executives visiting Israel
  • Sector specific and working group advocacy updates
  • Commercial and political updates


Josh Kram
Executive Director, Middle East Affairs Executive Director, U.S.-Israel Business Initiative