End Users, Systems Integrators Gear Up for 2007 ASIS Expo

LAS VEGAS — The cutting-edge tools and technologies the world relies on to secure its future will be put on view and demonstrated at ASIS Int’l 2007 Seminar and Exhibits, held Sept. 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

A global contingency upward of 23,000 security professionals is expected to attend the 53rd annual exposition. In all, organizers say 950 vendors will showcase the products and services that are shaping the industry, including advances in metal detection, biometrics, video analytics, thermal imaging, access control and more. End users and systems integrators will be able to find solutions and to talk to product experts, service providers and manufacturers to address their individual security needs. 

Among the industry players to unveil new products and services are Honeywell, NAPCO, GE Security, Bosch, Panasonic, Pelco, HID Global, Tyco, Tamron and many more. 

A popular draw each year at the ASIS expo is the lineup of keynote addresses. This year’s bill features business guru and former White House advisor Tom Peters (Sept. 25), who is co-author of the best-seller, “In Search of Excellence”; Dr. Henry Kissinger (Sept. 26), former Secretary of State and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is expected to discuss U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. On Sept. 27, former congressman Michael Oxley (R-Ohio) will lead a panel of experts in exploring the connection between ethics and business continuity as part of the seminar’s Security Insights program, and Christopher Gardner will share his personal journey from homelessness to Wall Street riches. 

The 2007 educational agenda will again offer a plethora of classroom and networking sessions that will focus on the latest homeland security strategies and critical issues. Among the more than 150 sessions, topics will cover crime/loss prevention, crisis management, information technology, investigations, physical security, privacy, risk management and terrorism.

For more information about the 2007 ASIS Int’l Seminar and Exhibits, visit www.asisonline.org/seminar, call (703) 519-6200 or E-mail asis@asisonline.org. Admission to the exhibits is free.

ASIS Int’l 2007 Seminar and Exhibits Planner

What follows is a smattering of just some of the many ancillary activities and events taking place at the 53rd ASIS Int’l 2007 Seminar and Exhibits.  All events are at the Las Vegas Convention Center unless otherwise noted. Most events are included with full registration or by additional ticket purchase. For event or registration information, call (703) 519-6200.

Sunday, Sept. 23
7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: ASIS Foundation 11th Annual Golf Classic — The annual tournament will be held at Desert Pines Golf Club Course. $250 per person.

6-7 p.m.: First-Time Seminar Attendee Reception — Seminar newbies can learn the ropes on how to get the most from the ASIS expo experience by meeting with key members, including ASIS President Steve Chupa.

7-9 p.m.: Get Acquainted Mixer —This casual kick-off event provides a good networking opportunity and a chance to reconnect with acquaintances.

Monday, Sept. 24
8-9 a.m.: Opening Ceremony with Neil Goldberg’s Cirque — European-styled entertainment, including contortionists, soaring aerialists and magicians will be featured here, along with other event commencing activities.
7-10 p.m.: President’s Reception — Rat Pack look-alikes will recall the days of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and assorted cohorts. Plus, gourmet foods, beverages and all that schmoozing.

Tuesday, Sept. 25
7-8 a.m.: National Association of Security Companies (NASCO) Contract Security Breakfast — Hosted at Las Vegas Hilton (Ballroom G), NASCO will serve up its 17th Annual breakfast and awards program for senior executives involved in providing contract security services. To register, contact NASCO at (703) 518-1478 or E-mail info@NASCO.org. Space is limited; register by Sept. 14.

6-8 p.m.: International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE) Mixer — Hosted at Las Vegas Hilton (Ballroom G), IOBSE invites security professionals to join them for an evening of networking. For more information, contact Chiquita Leak at (702) 845-3172 or E-mail cleak4sses@aol.com. Free admission.

Wednesday, Sept. 26
7-8 a.m.: Former Military Breakfast — An invite goes out to all the many retired officers from the U.S. military services who are serving in security positions and are members of ASIS.
A senior military officer will present a brief update on today’s military and identify the challenges of the future. For more information, contact Greg Gile at (901) 761-2288 or E-mail gilegregl@guardsmark.com. Free admission.

Thursday, Sept. 27
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Final Exhibit Hall Session — Last chance to peruse the booths!

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