The largest conference for security and law enforcement professionals in the Northeastern United States, the ASIS 24th New York City Security Conference & Expo drew more than 2,400 professionals to the Jacob K. Javits Center, March 13-14. Security practitioners, corporate decision-makers, and law enforcement personnel from 35 states and 16 countries were in attendance.
Hosted by the ASIS NYC Chapter, the conference offered two days of education sessions, including a track dedicated to terrorism, networking events and exhibits. This year’s show welcomed 34 new exhibiting companies. Traffic throughout both days was heavy and steady.
Joseph P. Dunne, the first to serve as Chief Security Officer in the newly created security department within the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, drew a standing-room only crowd for his keynote address. New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico was honored with the 2014 Person of the Year Award at a special awards luncheon on Friday, March 14. More than 700 people paid tribute to Superintendent D’Amico, marking a record attendance for this annual event, which is a highlight of the conference.
“This forum offers unparalleled peer networking opportunities for security professionals in the public and private sectors. Dialogue around lessons learned and business strategies permeate the education sessions and networking events. For those planning a second career in security following law enforcement or military service, this is a must-attend event year after year,” remarked George W. Anderson, chair, ASIS New York City Chapter.
The 25th New York City Security Conference & Expo will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Center, April 22-23, 2015.