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IN the shadow of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sofia will host a Conference on defense and cyber security in the countries of Southeast Europe. Regional leaders and dignitaries, as well as defense and cyber industry experts, will discuss lessons from the Russian invasion and challenges for the region. Leading Israeli companies and technologies in the field of defense and cybersecurity will be presented at the forum.
The organizer of the conference is the Israeli platform IMPROVATE, giving access to leading technologies and innovations in new markets worldwide. IMPROVATE’s advisory board includes former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria 2012-2017, Prof. Zeev Rothstein and IDF Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Amos Galaad.
The main speaker will be former world chess champion, artificial intelligence expert and outspoken critic of the Russian regime Garry Kasparov.
The host of the conference will be Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria 2012-2017.
Leading Israeli companies will participate in the forum: Aeronautics, TripleP, CopterPIX PRO, Cognyte, TSG, RAFAEL, Axon Pulse, etc. They will have the opportunity to present their technologies to executive and business representatives in the region.
Garry Kasparov, author of the book “Winter is Coming”: “In the past, defense against military aggression was carried out by traditional means, but today the defense of the border is carried out with the help of advanced technologies means that generate more effective and comprehensive protection of lower cost and with much less labor. Israel is one of the most advanced technological powers in the world today in this field, and the countries of Southeast Europe will have an outstanding opportunity to meet up close with the world’s leading cyber security and defense companies.”
The two-day conference aims to address the issues and challenges facing the countries of the region, in the context of the current instability and significant changes in military policy and the huge increase in defense spending.
IMPROVATE President Irina Nevzlin: “IMPROVATE’s goal is to make innovation and high technology accessible to markets around the world. The war in Ukraine has created a huge demand for defense and cyber technologies among countries in the region. We decided to hold IMPROVATE Defense & Cyber as a regional conference where leading Israeli companies in the field can present their solutions. We hope that the conference will create rapid connections that will strengthen the defense of the region.