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Security Canada ready for virtual event

Security Canada returns with a virtual event to meet the needs of the security community


October 5, 2020
By Patrick Straw

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Like many industries, ours has had to confront the challenges of the worldwide pandemic.

While the way we do business may have changed, we recognize that the importance of doing business remains a vital part of your success. Our Virtual Security Canada Trade Show will help you build and sustain the relationships that matter to your business.

At our 2020 Virtual Security Canada Trade Show, you’ll be able to identify the attendees who are interested in your product or service in one click, and immediately book a meeting with your top prospects. You can transform your virtual booth into an engaging, multi-platform showcase, complete with sales copy, downloads, videos, and links to your very own education session. Then, during the trade show, you can host video chats and view details on everyone
who visits. Sponsor coffee and wellness breaks, host a livestream, and even offer swag — it’s all possible at Security Canada 2020!

Haven’t participated in a virtual trade show in the past? No problem. We’ll provide live and on-demand training to get you up to speed. Once you’re on board, unprecedented visibility, one-on-one connectivity, and tangible, measurable results will follow.

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Security Canada has long been the best place to do business and 2020 will be no exception. Please contact us for additional information if you have not received our prospectus.

Education

We are pleased to announce that Conestoga College in Waterloo, Ont., has received approval to commence with the development of a security technicians course.

CANASA has been working with the college and assisting them in finding the expertise they will need amongst our members to put together the curriculum for this exciting initiative. We have had an immediate response from across the country with experienced technical people willing to offer assistance.

While the timeline has been pushed back due to the pandemic, mid to late 2021 is currently the target date for a completed program.

A big thank you to Conestoga and their team for stepping up.

This will be a major part of helping to fill the void of skilled technicians.

Membership

Over the past few months, CANASA has had unprecedented engagement with our members.

Our committees have worked tirelessly to provide best practice guidelines for our member companies.

Security Canada’s weekly webinar series has exceeded our expectations and we are booked well into the fall. We are still working closely with various government agencies on monitoring issues such as PERS and MPERS.

If you are not a member of CANASA, I would love an opportunity to speak with you and tell you about the many benefits and what we are doing for the growth and development of our industry. You can reach me at pstraw@canasa.org.

Patrick Straw is the executive director of the Canadian Security Association (CANASA).