Date: Sept. 15-18
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans
Scheduled for shortly after the second anniversary of 9/11, ASIS International, the largest security exhibition in the U.S., continues to reflect the changing face of building safety by hosting a variety of educational sessions on topics ranging from homeland security to anti-terrorist building design.
More than 750 exhibitors and 17,000 attendees are anticipated this year for ASIS International's 49th Annual Seminar and Exhibition, whose theme is "Forward Thinking in a Changing World."
The panel discussion "Security Insights: Terrorism from Global to Backyard" will include anti-terrorism experts, an ambassador, and an investigative reporter. Keynote addresses from Lt. General Harold G. Moore and Richard Butler will relate first-hand wartime experiences and address the realities of the war in Iraq and what that means for homeland security.
ASIS educational sessions will run Monday through Wednesday and include the following topics: "Security Design Process," "Office Building Security," "New Fire Alarm Codes," "High-Rise Building Design after 9/11," and "Systems Design and Engineering for Secure Buildings."
Special events include a get-acquainted mixer and networking luncheons, each of which offer exhibitors and attendees an opportunity to meet colleagues and exchange information and ideas. The 21st Annual ASIS Foundation Dinner will follow the final day of exhibition. Proceeds will go to student scholarships and industry research.