ISC West breaks records for attendance, exhibitors
The 2016 edition of ISC West attracted the largest attendance and hosted the largest number and square feet of exhibits in the long history of ISC West. The event, which was held in early April in Las Vegas, is sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA).
By SP&T Staff
The ISC West exhibition floor welcomed almost 30,000 industry professionals and offered attendees the opportunity to learn about, test and discuss cutting-edge products and technologies from a record 1,072 exhibiting companies and brands.
This year’s ISC also included the launch of Connected Security Expo @ ISC West sponsored by SIA, 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, dynamic keynotes addressing the future of cyber security and an Innovation Stage, offering attendees of both Connected Security Expo and ISC West a number of free, innovative information sessions.
“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.
The 2016 SIA Education@ISC West conference, held April 5-7, offered ISC West attendees more than 65 sessions to help security professionals stay on top of the trends impacting the security industry. This year’s program included eleven 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.
TIGER from LYNX TFG Ltd. won Best New Product at the SIA New Product Showcase. Text Speak Design took the Judges’ Choice Award for its Text Speak Ear Bridge.
“The innovative products exhibited at ISC West and on display through the SIA New Product Showcase reflect the incredibly fast-growing IP-centric security industry. The compelling SIA Education@ISC conference sessions provided clear direction and insights to be immediately brought back and put into practice by end users and channel partners as a key part of their strategies,” said Don Erickson, CEO of SIA.
The dates for ISC West 2017 have been announced. The exhibition will take place April 5-7 and SIA Education@ISC will present its education conference April 4-6.