U.S. opportunities in cybersecurity, HLS and emergency management will highlight January 25 program in Tel Aviv

Contacts: Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, 703-790-0600 (o) or 571-213-5065 (m) or Seth Livingstone, slivingstone@fceda.org, 703-287-4353

Business networking event to be co-presented by Fairfax County Virginia EDA and Tel Aviv chambers of commerce

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Fairfax County, Virginia -- The Tel Aviv and Central Israel Chamber of Commerce and Fairfax County Virginia Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) will co-present “Business Opportunities in the U.S. 2018,” a discussion designed with cybersecurity innovators, homeland security firms and first responders in mind.

The January 25 event, in partnership with Deloitte, Holland & Knight and Israel Advanced Technology, will be held at the Tel Aviv Chamber of Commerce, 84 Ha’hashmonaim St., Tel Aviv from 3:30 to 6:00 pm.

Startup and technology companies, venture capital firms and industry experts are all encouraged to attend.  Expert panelists will discuss securing infrastructure and emerging trends in the U.S. as well as unique opportunities presented by Fairfax County, Va., located just outside of Washington, D.C.

Topics will also include the U.S. economic outlook for 2018, new tax policies which are driving investment, enhanced opportunities for international firms and trends in cybersecurity, infrastructure and homeland security.

Speakers are scheduled to include Alan Cohen of Deloitte, Adam August of Holland & Knight, Raj Ananthanpillai, president and CEO of Endura, and Asher Kotz of the Fairfax County EDA.

"This is the ideal time for companies in Israel to plan expansion to Fairfax County,” said Dr. Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “Fairfax County is recognized as a leader at the intersection of cybersecurity capabilities, national defense assets and innovation. Its close proximity to the nation’s capital makes it not only a gateway to the U.S. market but a prime location to take advantage of a very positive economic climate.”

 “Israel companies with innovation technologies and the ability to adapt to new markets see the U.S. as an important destination for their global success,” said Yair Ephrati, Israel director, Fairfax County EDA. “With current U.S. policies emphasizing public safety, border security and also addressing natural disasters, Israeli companies with cutting edge technologies are poised to find Fairfax County as a strong partner for their U.S. expansion.”

In addition to the January 25 event, the Fairfax County EDA will have representatives at Cybertech Tel Aviv, January 29-31. 

For “Business Opportunities in the U.S. 2018” program details and to register for this event go to: www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/business-opportunities-2018-registration.

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Fairfax County offers businesses state-of-the-art infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn.

 

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