The American Israel Chamber of Commerce Southeast will hold a Huntsville Defense and Aerospace Seminar on May 15. The seminar is an opportunity for Alabama companies to meet with and learn from Israel Ministry of Defense officials.
The Israeli officials will discuss the country’s security needs, especially in technology, equipment and other supplies, and talk about how to do business with the Israeli government. Currently, the Israel Ministry of Defense purchases over $2.2 billion annually from U.S. companies.
Alabama Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey will open the seminar, and Israeli Consul General Opher Aviran will give a presentation. Victor Mintz, general counsel of the Israeli government mission to the U.S., will also speak.
The keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. Professor Isaac Ben-Israel, chairman of the Israel Space Agency and the Israel National Council for Research and Development.
A presentation will be made by Dadeville-based Vector-Hawk Aerospace, on their major contract with Israel to supply and upgrade aircraft engines. Boeing will give a presentation on their Arrow Weapons System joint venture with Israel Aerospace Industries.
Pre-selected Alabama companies will have meetings with the Israeli delegation, to present their products and services.
The event will be at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Educator Training Facility from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration is $30, including lunch.