“ISC West 2024 is the perfect place to exchange knowledge, make connections, and discover new opportunities.”

ISC West

Taking place April 9-12 (SIA Education@ISC: April 9-11 | Exhibit Hall: April 10-12) at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, the International Security Conference & Exposition – also known as ISC West – is the leading comprehensive & converged security trade event in the U.S., according to conference organisers. In this exclusive interview with ISC Event Vice President, Mary Beth Shaughnessy, we hear all about what this year’s show has on offer for visitors.

What is the event offering?

MBS: “ISC West is the leading comprehensive and converged security trade event in the U.S., and our team is thrilled to return to Las Vegas this year to host the event at the Venetian Expo April 9-12. Attendees will enjoy an extensive list of offerings where they can discover the latest security innovations, cultivate professional relationships, learn from industry experts, and much more throughout the four-day event.

“As the country’s flagship destination for today’s cutting-edge security insights, we look forward to delivering an enriching and memorable experience for all ISC West attendees. With a diverse lineup of more than 260 speakers, over 120 education sessions, and 750+ exhibitors, eventgoers can take their security knowledge to the next level by exploring hundreds of industry-leading brands and products and engaging with thousands of security and public safety professionals.”

Who should attend?

MBS: “Anyone who’s interested in learning about the ever-evolving world of safety and security!

“ISC West serves as a hub where security novices as well as experts, thought leaders, and visionaries can come together to learn and share the latest industry trends and advancements. Our education program, SIA Education@ISC West, is proud to present an expansive lineup of programming that touches on the most relevant technology and trends in the business of security.

“While ISC West offers an abundance of educational programming, it also gives eventgoers the chance to meet and network with professionals from across the industry. No matter if you’re a long-time practitioner, making a career change, or are just starting out in the field, ISC West is the perfect place to exchange industry knowledge, make professional connections, and discover new career opportunities.”

What can delegates expect to gain from visiting?

MBS: “We update our offerings each year to provide our attendees with the best experience possible. This year, the ISC West team is excited to host both fan-favourite and never-before-seen programming.

“With SIA Education@ISC West, attendees should be ready to explore industry mainstays like Access Control, Alarms & Monitoring, and Video Surveillance, as well as emerging trends in Drones & Robotics, Cybersecurity & Connected IoT, Smart Home, and much more. Additionally, SIA Education@ISC West sessions qualify for continuing education and professional development certificates, so attendees can get credit for their time and bring new skills to the workplace.

“ISC West also puts a huge emphasis on professional development with programming through the Career Zone, especially for young professionals and next-gen leaders in the security field. With sessions on leadership, productivity, emerging tech, and more, attendees will hone the skills they need to advance their careers. Additionally, ISC West will offer an array of networking opportunities on and off the show floor – from breakfasts and happy hours to highly anticipated social events. This year, we’re excited to host the first-ever ISC West Concert with Grammy-winning headliner The Wallflowers! We hope the concert not only delivers another opportunity for professional connections but also provides a fun and memorable experience beyond exhibit hall hours.”

What can exhibitors gain from exhibiting?

MBS: “ISC West is the premier destination for security professionals and companies to promote their products, network with industry peers, and expand their customer bases. With over 750 exhibitors on tap, practitioners will be able to explore the latest trends and innovations to inform their businesses and products as well as get a glimpse into the future of the industry. Plus, reporters from around the world will be in attendance, and exhibitors will have the chance to engage with the media and showcase their contributions to the safety and security field.”

What are some of the key areas the event addresses, and are there any keynotes or elements of the programme that attendees might be especially interested in?

MBS: “ISC West is proud to present our trio of influential Keynote Speakers from across the industry. Through these presentations, we hope eventgoers walk away with greater understanding of how cutting-edge security innovations touch countless aspects of our lives from national security to our favorite sports leagues to workplace productivity and everything in between.

“Our Day 1 speaker, Admiral Mike Rogers, Former NSA Director and head of US Cyber Command and the Central Security Service, will cover today’s threat landscape and big picture solutions in the field of cybersecurity.

“Our Day 2 speaker, Jeff Stonebreaker, Senior Vice President of Safety and Security at Major League Soccer, will present on his career transition from military and law enforcement to the safety and security of top talent in professional sports.

“Finally, our Day 3 speaker, Crystal Washington, Technology Trends Expert and one of Forbes’ 50 Leading Female Futurists, will open the annual Women in Security Forum Keynote Breakfast with a presentation on leveraging generative AI and other emerging tech to drive productivity and business growth.

“ISC West looks forward to welcoming everyone to four jampacked days of programming. To register for the event, follow this link, and we hope to see you in Las Vegas this year!”

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