Important international cybersecurity event selects Indiana for October conference

By May 21, 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana has caught the eye of Cybertech conference organizers.

The important cybersecurity conference, which originated out of Tel Aviv, Israel, has done events in the United States before, but this will be the first time the annual U.S. meeting will be held in the Midwest, according to Inside Indiana Business. Cybertech is planned for October 23 at the JW Marriot Hotel and is expected to attract some 700 cyber experts and thousands of event-goers.

At a recent event in Tel Aviv, there were 15,000 attendees at a Cybertech conference. Cybertech also has international meetings planned in Rome, Tokyo, Singapore, and Latin America.

“We are absolutely thrilled to bring the Cybertech to Indiana for our flagship U.S. event,” said Cybertech founder Amir Rapaport. “We see Indiana as the ideal location for our Cybertech event due to its vibrant cyber eco-system, with incredible involvement and passion from the state, industry, academia and local government when it comes to cybersecurity, protection and innovation.”

According to the conference’s website, the gathering attracts worldwide leaders in cybersecurity and gives them an excellent opportunity to branch out in networking and gain new ideas for their businesses or startups. It will attract company execs, startup heads, government officials, and academics, among other figures. Talks will focus on the growing importance of cybersecurity to hacking threats posed on governments and businesses.

On top of the meeting in Indiana in October, Cybertech will be coming back to the Midwest in June of 2019.

Governor Eric Holcomb secured the meeting for his capital city after a recent meeting with officials in Israel.

“We’re thrilled to host the first-ever Cybertech Midwest conference in our capital city,” he told Inside Indiana Business. “Our trip to Israel demonstrated the collaborative potential Indiana has with Israel on cybersecurity issues, and no one hosts major events better than Indianapolis. We look forward to showcasing Hoosier Hospitality to cybertech leaders from around the world.”

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