Yesterday, 16th September 2014, more than 170 decision makers from governments and public organizations, including top Army and Police Generals (Lt. General Bunjerd Tientongdee, Lt. General Thankerngkarn Sriampai, Pol Lt. General Dr. Prawut Thavornsiri, Pol. Major General Attachai Duang-amporn), as well as private sectors in Thailand, attended the “ISRAEL HLS 2014: Israeli Homeland and Cyber Security” event in Bangkok.
The event was led by the Economic & Trade Mission, Embassy of Israel in Bangkok with the collaboration of the Israeli Defense and the Police Ministries attaches at the Embassy of Israel in Bangkok, as well as the collaboration of the Israel Export Institute and International Cooperation (IEICI).
The Israeli companies participating in the event are considered as leading in the world in their fields: VERINT SYSTEMS, NICE SYSTEMS and IAI in the field of Cyber Security, and RAFAEL in the field of Crisis Management and Border control and management.
The Ambassador of Israel in Thailand H.E.Simon Roded and Mr. Barak Sharabi, Head of Economic & Trade Mission, Embassy of Israel in Thailand, spoke about Israel’s technological edge in the HLS and Cyber Security fields.
Lt. Gen. Bunjerd Tientongdee – DG, Defence Informaiton and Space Technology Department, Ministry of Defence Thailand, shared with the participants of the event Thailand’s challenges in a new era of Data flow, fast internet and Social Media.
This event Included high rank levels in the Royal Thai Army, the Royal Thai Air Force, the Royal Thai Navy, the Royal Thai Armed Force, and the Royal Thai Police, as well as top management levels in NECTEC, NSTDA, ETDA, FTI, and private sectors such as airlines, and leading system integrators.
The event aimed for promoting the upcoming significant event related to homeland and cyber security that will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel during November 9th -12th, 2014 under the title ”The International HLS Conference 2014”, which is an international conference and exhibition organized by the collaboration of various Israeli governments, ministries, and the IEICI including other public organizations every 2 years.
“Israel faces many challenges to its country’s security, critical infrastructure and civilian’s safety daily and accumulated vast experience and knowledge in protecting its interests in those HLS challenges and threats.
This event today served as an opportunity to share with Thailand, our friend, this knowledge and experience, and we invite our Thai partners to visit Israel HLS event in November” said Mr. Barak Sharabi, Head of Economic & Trade Mission, Embassy of Israel in Thailand.
Israel is well known as a leader in developing innovative defense and security technologies. In the decade following the terror attacks of 9-11, Israeli security exports rose from about $2 billion a year to more than $7 billion, according to data supplied by SIBAT, Israel’s Defense Export and Defense Cooperation Agency. Part of the rise was attributed to the growing international demand for more effective homeland security systems.
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