ISC East Sees Continued Growth, Success in 2019

Putting an emphasis on the Tri-State and Northeast Region helped ISC East see a 6% increase in attendance, as well as more than 100 new exhibitors.

NEW YORK CITY — ISC East saw thousands of security and public safety professionals make their way through the doors of the Javits Center for the 2019 show — 7,600 to be exact, a 6% growth in verified attendees compared to 2018.

Co-located for the second year with Infosecurity ISACA North America, ISC East featured over 350 leading security brands and companies, more than 100 of which were new.

Product categories included access control, biometrics, IT & IoT security, detection technology, mass notification, smart home solutions, video surveillance, AI, drones & robotics, bollards and more.

“ISC East has been on the upswing for the past few years and continues to grow. This year kicked into a new level of success with expanded product offerings and content, plus we’ve secured the spot as the largest Northeast converged security show,” says Mary Beth Shaughnessy, event director for ISC Security Events. “Education tracks were created to provide attendees with greater opportunity to connect and learn with their cross-functional security & public safety industry peers both on the IT and physical security side of their organization. Attendees left the show with the insights and knowledge needed to defend and protect against new and emerging threats.”

This year’s ISC East saw a pair of security and public safety leaders in Deanne Criswell and Angela Stubblefield headline the 2019 SIA Education@ISC East Keynote Series.

Criswell spoke to her first-hand experiences and insights on emergency preparedness, crisis management and disaster response, including lessons learned and best practices to take away, while Stubblefield engaged her audience touching on how the FAA works with security partners to consider how to set requirements for the aircraft, airspace and airman in order to help reduce security risks, how intent can be difficult to determine, and how different tools help to differentiate the clueless and careless from the criminal, which require different response capabilities.

Security professionals had numerous opportunities to network and connect formally and informally through over 15 special events, including the returning SIA Women in Security Forum Breakfast, the Mission 500 Hygiene Kit Building, the ASTORS Homeland Security Awards, ISC East’s Featured Product Showcase, the returning Tech Tank session which enabled four exhibitors to demo and pitch their most innovative technology and more.

“It was exciting to experience yet another year of growth for ISC East, with two strong days of community engagement, exhibitor innovations and SIA Education@ISC content sessions. We appreciate the robust support of the Tri-State and Northeast Region security and public safety community. The dedication and commitment to the industry is impressive as we all get ready to begin the new decade,” says Will Wise, group vice president, Reed Exhibitions.

ISC East will return to the Javits Center Nov. 18-19, 202o with a new partnership with ASIS Int’l. The ASIS Int’l NYC Chapter work collaboratively with Reed and SIA on educational programs, networking events and market engagement activities. Learn more about the partnership, here.

For a visual overview of this year’s event, make sure to check out the video at the top of this article.

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