The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the Midlands region through enhanced trade and investment activity.

Following the inaugural success of The Midlands Engine Cyber initiative over the past 12 months, we are pleased to announce our return mission to Cyber Maryland 2017. Over the last year we have successfully delivered an outward mission to Baltimore, hosted an inward delegation and signed the Memorandum Of Understanding between the Midlands and Maryland to develop the cyber network. We invite you to join our growing success this October as we make our return to Maryland. This is a unique opportunity for companies to take part in a prestigious international event; Maryland has one of the largest concentrations of cyber companies, educational institutions and government agencies with a workforce of over 77,000
cyber security professionals. Midlands based companies are presented with two exciting opportunities to either exhibit or attend as a delegate at Cyber
Maryland 2017.

Why Maryland?

Maryland has one of the world’s largest concentrations of cyber security companies, educational institutions andgovernment agencies with a workforce of over 77,000 cyber security professionals. The headquarters of the US National Security Agency and US Cyber Command is at Fort Meade and some of the worlds largest IT and cyber security firms including Northrop Grumman, Verizon, Lockheed Martin and Booz Allen Hamilton are located there.

Maryland is also home to many of the most successful modern cyber innovation companies including Sourcefire,RedOwl Analytics, Cyberpoint and Tenable, five universities designated as centres of excellence in cyber education and research by the NSA and DHS and several leading hi-tech and cyber security incubators and accelerators, including Bwtech, Cync, Tedco and the Chesapeake Innovation Centre.

Cyber Maryland Conference 2017*

The high profile programme for the mission includes the CyberMaryland Conference 2017, the prestigious two day annual event which brings together more than 2,300 attendees in the cyber community. On offer to you:
The Cyber Maryland Conference across the two days
– The Cyber Maryland Industry Showcase, with opportunity to exhibit
– The Maryland Job Fair, featuring 30 local employers.
– Cyber Martini, exclusive networking social
– The Senior Leaders Breakfast – Midlands Engine Cyber will also be presented here to promote the collaboration between UK and US businesses.
– Focused and unrivalled sector specific network opportunities
*www.fbcinc.com/e/cybermdconference

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Dates: 9th – 13th October 2017
To attend, please contact: Linda.Smith@wlep.co.uk 01905 672700

Download the application form here

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