A delegation of six US and Canadian airport executives is arriving in Israel on Tuesday to explore and learn from Israeli airport security, which is expected to lead to cooperations agreements with local companies.
The three-day visit of the delegation, which is hosted by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is poised to advance cooperation agreements between Israeli HLS companies, governmental bodies and companies in North America.
The US government's security budget for 2010 amounts to $55 billion out of which $7.7 billion are allocated for transport security. The Israel Export Institute estimates that the potential share of Israeli companies in this market at $300 million.
The visiting executives are from airports in Canada, Ohio, and Alabama, as well as the under secretary of homeland security for science and technology, and the vice president of the Airports Council International for North America.
As part of the visit the Israel Export Institute is organizing a round table for the airport executives to meet executives of Israeli companies, including BriefCam Ltd., C-True Imaging Ltd., Genesis EW Ltd., IDO Security Inc. (Bulletin Board: IDOI), MATE Intelligent Video Ltd., Nemesysco Ltd., Asro, Xsight Systems, and WeCU Technologies Ltd.
The airport executives will also visit Ben Gurion Airport, the Israel Airports Authority, the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., Verint Systems Inc., Maman Cargo Terminals and Handling, and HBA Agencies Ltd.