NJIT, the Israel Economic Mission in New York and the New Jersey-Israel Commission will present on April 1, 2009 an Israel Homeland Security Conference at NJIT. Leading U.S. integrators, public entities and security companies are invited. ZAG S& W LLC and Millennium Communications Group are sponsors. (ATTENTION EDITORS: For more information about the event contact Beth Belkin, 212-499-5628 or Ranya Tawfik at 973-596-5519.)
The conference will feature 11 Israeli homeland security (HLS) companies that will present innovative technologies and solutions. "We hope that this initiative will further cooperation between Israeli security companies and U.S. integrators,” said Yair Shiran, Israel Economic Minister to North America. “Israel is at the forefront of cutting-edge solutions and technologies for the security industry and this event presents a perfect opportunity for Israel to showcase its advances in HLS and civilian-related products."
Conference highlights include a panel discussion with leading American integrators Steve Talpas, New Jersey Office of HLS and Preparedness; Donald Sebastian, NJIT; Marvin Schnapper, MSI; Dan Aloia, Millennium, and Rom Robison, Raytheon. Joseph Picciano, deputy director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, will deliver the keynote address which will focus on regional catastrophic planning and overall planning initiatives in the state. Floyd Ribe, PhD, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command at Picatinny Arsenal’s Homeland Defense Center of Excellence, and William Marshall, assistant vice president for government and military relations at NJIT, will also address attendees.
Following the conference, the Israeli companies will visit Newark Airport and Port Elizabeth. The onsite visits were organized by the Port Authority of NY & NJ.
The New Jersey event follows a day-long event in New York for the Israeli Homeland Security companies at the Port Authority of NY& NJ headquarters.