Economic IT/Cyber Security Mission to the U.S. with Prime Minister Rutte and Flemish Prime Minister Bourgeois?

17 Aug 2015
Author: HSD Foundation

On 24th of August an information session about the Economic IT Security and Financial Technology Mission to Atlanta, Georgia was held at the HSD Campus. The mission, which will be accompanied by Prime Minister Rutte and Flemish Prime Minister Bourgeois and which will take place on 5-7 October 2015, was open to HSD partners. (Registration is closed)


Great Opportunities

The mission will include network events, visits to businesses, innovative seminars (including a session at the Federal Reserve Bank), and matchmaking sessions. It therefore is a great opportunity to expand your business, find business partners, and meet possible clients. Atlanta is the highest growing tech region in the U.S. and is specialised in IT and cyber security. With a flourishing start-up scene, favourable investment climate, relatively low costs, and knowledge institutions like Georgia Tech, Atlanta is on its way to become ‘’the next Silicon Valley’’. Large players in the IT world like IBM, the US Army Cyber Centre of Excellence, AT&T, Intuit, Verifone, and Honeywell are all located in this area.


Possible Extended Programme

The trade mission might be extended by two days (8-9 October) with a visit to the Washington D.C. area where also many IT businesses are located. However, this is yet to be decided.


The mission will focus on:

-       IT Security

-       Cyber Security

-       Smart Logistics

-       Financial Technologies


A draft programme and more information (in Dutch) are available.