The Spanish government will send 16 businessmen to Israel on Tuesday to meet with Trade Ministry and Export Institute officials with the aim of signing a cooperative agreement between the two countries that would incorporate the media, biotechnology and solar energy sectors. Last year saw 108 Israeli companies begin operations in Spain. Between January and April of this year, Israeli exports to Spain rose 19%. Separately, officials from 15 aviation security companies arrived in the country Monday as guests of the Israel Export Institute. The personnel, from seven different countries, are visiting Israel in order to learn about Israeli aviation security techniques, as well as to discuss potential deals with Israeli firms. Israel's security industry exports are expected to increase by 20% to around $1.2 billion in 2006.