|[March 26, 2014]
US opportunities in HLS, cybersecurity and infrastructure protection to be spotlighted 2 April in Tel Aviv
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. --(Business Wire)--
County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) on 2 April will
present "Gateway (News - Alert) for Israeli Companies: US Opportunities in Homeland
Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection," a breakfast
roundtable program at the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel for businesses looking to
expand into the US market.
Supporting the morning program are the US
Commercial Service, the Israel-America
Chamber of Commerce, the Israel
Advanced Technology Industries, an umbrella organization that
represents the high tech and life science industries, and the Virginia-Israel
Presentations will include:
The US market for businesses in the homeland security, cybersecurity
and infrastructure protection sectors - US Commercial Service.
Successful models of entering the US market - Partners2Partners.
Case studies about Israel-based companies that have entered the US
market through Fairfax County: CYREN,
Electronic Systems, Gilat
Legal issues for Israeli companies entering the US market - Rimon
Yair Ephrati, director of the FCEDA's Tel
Aviv office, and Asher Kotz, FCEDA business development manager for
Israel, will discuss Fairfax County business opportunities for Israeli
companies. Fairfax County is minutes from Washington, DC, and is home to
more than 6,700 technology companies.
here to learn more and to register for the event.
"With CYREN's US headquarters located in Fairfax County, we have daily
exposure to the significant talent the area brings within the IT
sector," said Lior Samuelson, chairman and CEO at CYREN. "It's this
sizable pool of well-trained and experienced professionals that helped
solidify Fairfax County as our location of choice."
The FCEDA opened a Tel Aviv office in 2004 to work with Israeli
companies interested in expanding in the US market. More than 20 Israeli
companies, most in technology sectors, have a presence in Fairfax County.
"The cybersecurity and infrastructure safety protection market in the US
will be worth billions of dollars annually for the foreseeable future,
but it is important for Israeli firms in the cyber market to understand
that they will find many of these opportunities in the Washington, DC,
market and specifically Fairfax County," said Gerald L. Gordon, PhD,
president and CEO of the FCEDA. "This event will help us identify those
market opportunities for Israeli companies, while the growth of Israeli
companies here will create jobs and diversify our economic base even
Time magazine called Fairfax County "one of the great economic
success stories of our time." Business growth and innovation helps
Fairfax County fund the nation's top-rated school system and other
public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents.
Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications
infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles
International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a
highly skilled, well-educated workforce.
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as
and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business
development assistance, and connections with county and state government
agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In
addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County's largest
business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in seven
important global business centers: Bangalore,
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