Trade mission builds on international relationships, MOU with U.K.’s Midlands region

BALTIMORE, MD (June 3, 2019) – For the third consecutive year, the Maryland Department of Commerce will lead a delegation to Information Security Europe 2019 in London, from June 4-6. Known as Europe’s leading information security conference, “InfoSec” attracts more than 19,500 industry professionals from around the world. Maryland’s delegation includes Baltimore Cyber Range in Baltimore City, Captiva Solutions in Greenbelt, Carson & SAINT in Bethesda, Cybrary in College Park, Identity Checkpoint in Pasadena, ITnova in Glen Burnie, and Penacity in Pasadena.

“InfoSec Europe provides an outstanding showcase for Maryland’s very vibrant cybersecurity sector. Maryland cyber companies are in an international spotlight at this conference,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. “Maryland businesses are creating technological innovations which can be utilized by U.S. and international organizations. Actively participating in InfoSec opens new, global markets for our delegation to explore international opportunities.”

“InfoSec Europe is a great opportunity to promote Maryland as a premier cybersecurity hub, to encourage U.K. companies to consider a Maryland location, and to expose Maryland companies to opportunities in international markets,” said Ken McCreedy, senior director of aerospace and cybersecurity for the Maryland Department of Commerce. “We’ve seen some very positive outcomes from prior InfoSec conferences, and look forward to more good news coming out of this event.”

Following the conference, the delegation will spend one day in the Midlands region, a leading cybersecurity cluster in the U.K. In 2017, Maryland Commerce signed aMemorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Midlands Engine to strengthen the relationship between Maryland and the Midlands region. Over the past two years, Maryland and Midlands Engine have built on the relationship established with the MOU, hosting cybersecurity businesses from the U.S. and the U.K. and making introductions to markets in each country.

“I am delighted to welcome a number of innovative businesses from Maryland, USA to our offices in Malvern, Worcestershire,” said Gary Woodman, chief executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership. “The visit will allow attendees to learn about the fantastic opportunities available to them through key speakers and networking with specialised local cyber companies. The Memorandum of Understanding with Maryland showcases the great relationship between the two regions and this visit will further support this.”

About Maryland Commerce

The Maryland Department of Commerce stimulates private investment and creates jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing financial assistance to Maryland companies. The Department promotes the State’s many economic advantages and markets local products and services at home and abroad to spur economic development and international investment, trade and tourism. Because they are major economic generators, the Department also supports the Arts, film production, sports and other special events. For more information, visit

Leave a Reply