1st Israel HLS Conference

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Over 600 participants, of whom 250 senior experts, are expected in Israel next week for the First Israel HLS International Conference, a two-day seminar organized by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute to be held 31 October – 2 November, 2010. Among the highlights are introduction of innovative methods and technologies for the protection the safety of cities (safe city projects) and airports security.

Yuval Diskin, director of Israel’s Security Agency (Shin Bet) will be the keynote speaker on the first day, followed by a discussion of the international terror threat, opened by a keynote by Federal Minister Thomas De Maziere – Ministry of Interior, Germany. Another session will address the challenges of suspect identification, covering an analysis of suicide bombers’ origins and development, the threat of air terror and optimal response from the regulator’s point of view. This topic will be addressed by the ISA head of Direction & Regulation department.

A session on airport security will focus on the current and future security strategy guiding the evolving security system at the Ben Gurion International Airport. Israel Airport Authority officials will cover plans for implementing new baggage screening systems and self-service biometric security systems being implemented at the airport.

Another session will cover evolving new technologies for applications in security and homeland defense. The second day will focus on ‘Safe Cities’, with keynote speech by Mr. Roberto Maroni, Minister of the Interior, Italy, and Riccardo de Corato, Seputy Mayor of Milan, introducing plans for the hosting of Expo 2015 in Milan. Another session will cover opportunities in Brazil.

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Click here for the Conference Program