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Source: United Kingdom – Government Statements

The companies will meet with local businessmen, government authorities and will share their experiences at a public event. The forum, entitled “Safe Cities” will showcase examples of integral security and the application of the latest technology in risk analysis and prevention. The companies visiting Guatemala are:

  • Rapiscan Systems (non-intrusive security)
  • G4S (security systems)
  • Inmarsat (satellite and mobile communications)
  • Buddi (monitoring bracelets)
  • Indigo Vision (visual solutions for security needs)
  • Marble Aereo (border surveillance)
  • Leonardo (aerospace)
  • Hensoldt (naval security)

The visit also aims to better understand the Guatemalan authorities’ plans for improving security at national and municipal levels, and assess the country’s business environment in light of potential deals or partnerships as a result of the mission.

The British Embassy in Guatemala and the British Chamber of Commerce are promoting the visit as a mechanism for strengthening the economic and bilateral relationship following the UK’s departure from the European Union. The visit is also a chance to explore opportunities within the recently ratified UK – Central America Association Agreement, which is due to be implemented in 2021, after the implementation period.

Nick Whittingham, British Ambassador to Guatemala, said:

This visit is a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the leading UK technology and security companies and provide them with a platform to develop key partnerships in Guatemala. The UK is a global leader in these sectors, and the delegation will share innovative solutions that are useful to create smart and safe cities that lead economic and social development.

For more details about the trade mission’s agenda please visit UK in Guatemala

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