ISC West Organizers Say 2016 Show Is Largest Ever

Nearly 30,000 security industry professionals and other stakeholders flocked to the exhibition floor during the three-day convention, according to Reed Exhibitions.

LAS VEGAS – Initial attendance numbers for ISC West 2016 have been released by the event’s producer, Reed Exhibitions, which announced this year’s show will go down as the most attended with most square feet of exhibits in its history.

Held April 6-8 here at the Sands Expo Center, the exhibition floor attracted nearly 30,000 industry professionals and other stakeholders who perused the wares and services of 1,072 exhibiting companies and brands, according to Reed Exhibitions. 

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“We are thrilled with the industry’s support of ISC West 2016. This year’s exhibit floor was the largest ever, and security professionals from around the globe have clearly embraced the event,” said Ed Several, senior vice president, ISC Events. “ISC West has become a barometer of what is in store for the business end of the security industry in the coming year, and based on what we saw at ISC West, I’d say the industry is poised for a great year.”

This year’s conference included the launch of Connected Security Expo @ ISC West sponsored by SIA (CSE), which focused on building a holistic security strategy for the connected enterprise, including how physical and information security can be used together to mitigate new and emerging cyber threats in a hyper-connected world. The Expo offered a conference program, leading-edge exhibitors and keynotes addressing the future of cybersecurity. Also, an Innovation Stage offered attendees of both CSE and ISC West a number of free sessions throughout the first two days of the event.

The 2016 SIA Education@ISC West conference, held April 5-7, offered attendees more than 65 sessions to help security professionals stay on top of the trends impacting the security industry. This programming 11 workshops covering topics such as Dealing with Active Shooters, Developing the Problem-Solving Mindset, Cyber Security, Critical Thinking for Security Professionals, Creating Fully Engaged Customers, and New-Age Selling.

Go here to check out SSI‘s in-depth reporting from the show floor.

Following are dates for the 2017 conference: SIA Education@ISC programming, April 4-6; exhibition, April 5-7. For more information, visit

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Although Bosch’s name is quite familiar to those in the security industry, his previous experience has been in daily newspaper journalism. Prior to joining SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in 2006, he spent 15 years with the Los Angeles Times, where he performed a wide assortment of editorial responsibilities, including feature and metro department assignments as well as content producing for Bosch is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mass Communication & Journalism. In 2007, he successfully completed the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s National Training School coursework to become a Certified Level I Alarm Technician.

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