FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) executives and industry specialists will speak at a September 26 seminar in London focusing on opportunities for British companies interested in homeland security-related business opportunities in the United States. The FCEDA organized the event with the U.K. Trade & Investment (UKTI).
“Environmental Homeland Security Conference: Opportunities in the U.S.”
“Environmental Homeland Security Conference: Opportunities in the U.S.” will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre. The event will review requirements of U.S. enforcement agencies, case studies and cybersecurity opportunities for U.K. companies with niche technologies considering expansion into the U.S.
“This event is perfectly tailored to help U.K. companies understand the U.S. homeland security market, which is one of Fairfax County’s market strengths and continues to grow,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “We very much appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with UKTI to offer this session.”
Gordon will speak at the event, as will representatives of the UKTI Defence & Security Organisation. Other speakers include:
- Ed Jesson, president of OBXtek, a Fairfax County-based, service disabled veteran-owned small business that provides information technology and management services to the federal government.
- Chris Oglesby, senior vice president at Knowledge Consulting Group, which is based in Fairfax County and is one of the largest privately held cybersecurity services firms in the U.S.
- Karen Harbaugh, principal at Squire Sanders, an international law firm with offices in London and Fairfax County.
Following the presentations, U.K. companies will be able to meet with the presenting organizations and companies. Click here for more information and to register for the event.
More than 80 British companies are part of the diverse business community in Fairfax County. The FCEDA has had an office in London since 1998 to work with U.K. companies interested in expanding in the U.S. market.
Time magazine called Fairfax County, “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport and a well-educated workforce.
The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in seven important global business centers: Bangalore, Boston, Munich, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow @FairfaxEBird for FCEDA and Fairfax County business news.
U.K. Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government Department that helps U.K.-based companies succeed in the global economy. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the U.K., and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world.