ISC East Arrives in NYC With a Bang!
New York City in the summertime is always an attraction for the millions of tourists who visit this buzzing city each year. Adding to the hustle of the city will be thousands of security professionals.
Once again, the International Security Conference (ISC) and Exposition East will be held Aug. 28-30 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. A long list of special events, seminars and presentations will take place during the three-day event, as well as the display of hundreds of security products that prompt dealers from around the world to attend.
As with ISC West in Las Vegas earlier this year, ISC East will co-locate with The Home Automation Show and Conference, which will feature all types of products, applications and technologies related to home automation installations and services.
So whether you attend ISC East for security products or want to learn more about the home automation market, this event is the place to do it all.ISC East Presents Pavilion for PC SecuritySecurity and protection is now an issue that spans throughout other industries, especially when dealing with computers and confidential information. That’s why this year, ISC East will introduce its Infosecurity Pavilion for attendees looking to buy computer and data security devices.
Already considered a separate Information Technology (IT) event in Europe for the past five years, the pavilion at ISC East will showcase suppliers of secure E-commerce; disaster recovery; network and Internet security; firewalls; virus protection; encryption; and biometrics.Security Bookstore Offers 15% Discount to AttendeesSomething also new to ISC East is the Security Bookstore, hosted by international security publisher Butterworth-Heinemann. The bookstore is scheduled to be located in the show’s main lobby, between the registration and food lounge.
Butterworth-Heinemann, which features books from authors in their respective fields and is in conjunction with major organizations and associations, will offer attendees a 15-percent special discount for books purchased during the show.ISC Adds More Security Tours in NYC Locations
ISC East 2000 presented a security tour of the World Trade Center in New York City. This year’s show will present additional security tours to some of the most famous locations in the Big Apple.
Aside from the World Trade Center security tour and briefing, which will again take place this year (registration deadline for this tour was July 27), ISC East will offer a security tour of the famous toy retailer FAO Schwarz Monday, Aug. 27, in two groups comprised of 20 people. The first group will tour the store from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; the second group from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $225.
Want to join a security tour that’s a little more historic? Two groups of 20 people will be able to go on a tour of the American Museum of Natural History Aug. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $225. No cameras will be allowed inside the command center and in specified critical building areas.51 Entries Vie for SIA AwardsThe Security Industry Association’s (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) at ISC East this year totals 51 entries. The NPS awards will be presented on the show floor Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. in front of the NPS showcase. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
A panel of security professionals have reviewed and evaluated each NPS product entry based on the level of innovation; value of the problems solved/needs addressed; ease of installation and implementation; and number of strengths and benefits vs. costs.
The second round of judging will take place on ISC East’s opening day, where judges meet with the representatives of the semifinalist companies to view product demonstrations and ask questions. Then, judges will select award winners in the following categories: Innovation Award; Judge’s Choice (commercial); Judge’s Choice (residential); Product Achievement Award(s); and Special Achievement Award.
For a complete list of NPS entrants and product entries for 2001, see Security Sales’ August issue, page 70.ISC East/NYC Visitors Bureau Thank Attendees With Discount Savings Once the ISC East show buzz ends for the day, attendees have so many options on where to go, what to see and what to do. But make sure to keep your show badge after-hours, as it will grant you discounts to several restaurants, museums, shops, theaters and more, thanks to the Delegate Pass Program, presented by NYC & Co. and sponsored by American Express. Offers are good only during the ISC show dates, Aug. 28-30.
For a full list of locations and discounts, contact the New York Convention & Visitors Bureau at (212) 484-1200 or (800) NYC-VISIT, or visit its Web site at www.nycvisit.com. Photograph was provided courtesy of the New York Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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