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Terrorist activities continue unabated on a daily basis in many parts of the world. Global peace and national harmony are threatened. New terrorist groups are being formed and funded, and in the light of these developments specialists in counter terrorism and internal security need to understand the multiple threats that Governments are currently facing.
The GSA 2015 Conference will be held concurrently with the Exhibition and will bring together leading experts and specialists in the fields of Counter Terrorism, Internal State Security and Civil Defence. During the three days they will share their experiences, knowledge and expertise to discuss and identify potential threats that Governments and security professionals are facing today. The Conference will discuss how national counter terrorism policies, perspectives and strategies can stay ahead of the increasingly sophisticated threats and will analyse many of the security issues facing the region.
The Conference is focussed, and has an enviable reputation of delivering quality, meaningful discussions and analysis, and addressing practical perspectives that are currently faced on a daily basis by operational personnel.
Asia Pacific’s Premier Exhibition & Conference on Counter Terrorism and Security
Global Security Asia has achieved an enviable reputation and established itself as the premier “must-attend” International Exhibition and Conference focusing exclusively on Counter Terrorism, Internal State Security, Law Enforcement and Civil Defence in the Asia Pacific.
As in previous shows in the Series, GSA 2015 will retain its format as a 3-day Event showcasing the latest technology solutions in the Defence and Security environment. The Show will address the fundamental issues of global terrorism and internal state security which will present opportunities for specialists and engineers in the vitally important areas of internal state security and counter terrorism to share their experience and expertise regarding the sophisticated threats currently facing Governments in the region.
Besides the familiar National Pavilions, GSA 2015 will also be launching three new Pavilions focusing on CCTV, Perimeter Security and a special launch for First Time Exhibitors. Given the current level of Exhibitor bookings the 2015 Event promises to be even larger and more highly focused than 2013.
Join the GSA 2015 Show and enjoy the company of some of our bellwether Exhibitors who have already confirmed their participation including Ametek-Ortec, Research Electronics International (REI), Sig Sauer, Senstar Corporation, Cristanini S.p.A., Glock, Altrus Pte Ltd and Cornerstone Technica Pte Ltd to mention but a few.
Global Homeland Security Market: US$545 billion industry by 2018
Asia Pacific Second Biggest Growth Opportunity
Governments invest in Homeland Security products and services to ensure their readiness to avert any terrorist attacks on the homeland and to provide resilience in case of an attack. They also have to provide credible security against cyber fraud and cyber espionage and provide detection and protection capabilities against CBRN threats.
The global homeland security market is suggested to have reached a value of around US$415.53 billion at the beginning of 2013, and is forecast to hit a total of US$544.02 billion by the end of 2018. This suggests a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.54% between 2013 and 2018.
The cumulative market for homeland security during the forecast period is estimated at US$2,842.47 billion. However, about 15% of that total is expected to be the capital expenditure.
The threat of cross border terrorism, cybercrime, piracy, drug trade, human trafficking, internal dissent, separatist movements has been a driving factor for the homeland security market. The risk of terrorist attack has led to an increase in aviation security spending. The illegal arms and drug trafficking and immigration has led to heightened border and seaport security and has increased the demand for explosive detection systems, body scanners and baggage screening systems. The threat of a cyber-attack disrupting public and private network and infrastructure has driven the cyber security spending across the past decade.
The need for effective identification and security checking and the need to provide access control to critical infrastructure have led to the adaptation of biometric and other identification technologies. The general IT modernization has greatly improved record keeping and coordination of cases across the internal security department and thus has gained wide acceptance across the world and is seen as yet another driver in the homeland security sector. Similarly the need for effective command, control and intelligence apparatus for the first responders has led the need for effective C3I systems.
The upgrading of border security and the demand for effective immigration control has fuelled the need for biometrics, fixed surveillance devices, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
US and Europe are expected to remain as the main market for homeland security systems and the region has the top industry participants who cater to this sector.
The second biggest growth opportunity is from the Asia Pacific region where the growing economies are set to increase their homeland security expenditure. Opportunity also exists in Middle East, followed by Latin America and Africa.
Although Asian market especially China's internal security spending is significantly higher than the US, it is of less interest as the market is restricted to western firms.
Source: Companies & Markets.com
SUNTEC Singapore is located at the heart of a self-contained, totally integrated events infrastructure in the Marina Bay Area that is only 20 minutes from Changi International Airport.
SUNTEC Singapore has hosted some of the world's most renowned conferences including APEC, IMF, World Bank and ASEAN. From a simple meeting for five people to a plenary session for 5,000, SUNTEC offers customisable conference facilities and a multitude of flexible break-out rooms.
The Venue’s flexible, customisable space, adjacent loading bays, free Wi-Fi and a host of other event services make SUNTEC the venue of choice for exhibitions and tradeshows.
Backed by highly trained and capable SUNTEC experts, approved partners and alliances, the entire SUNTEC Team will work seamlessly with the Organisers to ensure that your expectations become reality, and you have an enjoyable and very successful Show at GSA 2015.
Who Should Attend
The Conference is designed to benefit an international audience working in the following organisations and areas of responsibility:
Are you launching a new product? Have you a Case Study to highlight the efficacy or effectiveness of your product or discovered a new technology that you wish to share? Our Exhibitor Workshops present you with the ideal platform to achieve these objectives and more…..
It is a free-to-attend specialist workshop open to all Trade and Professional Visitors to update themselves on the latest products and services showcased in the Exhibition at GSA 2015. Each presentation will be 30 minutes. Exhibitors can book multiple slots according to requirements.
94% of our Trade and Professional Visitors rated the Exhibitor Workshops Good to Excellent. Present your latest products/technologies to the influential audience attending GSA 2015.
The proposed themes for the Workshop Sessions are:
Bookings for Presentation Slots and the Schedule of the Presentations will be announced later.
Trade and Professional Visitors from the following Organisations and Agencies will be invited to attend GSA 2015:
October 18-25, 2014
Chameleon Associates in collaboration with IMI-Academy for Advanced Security & Anti- Terror Training is delivering a one-of-a-kind executive seminar on the Israeli Security Model. Seminar sessions provide an overview of Israel's security threats and mitigation methods, with emphasis on the protection of critical infrastructure and key assets, as well as emergency preparedness and response, and innovations in, and use of, security technology. Attendees leave with concrete methods for adopting strategies they've learned, on the home front. This exclusive seminar will benefit any security, law enforcement or government executive who aims to adopt best practices in the following areas:
Below, you will find all the information you need about the seminar. For further assistance please contact us .
SCHEDULE — October 18-25, 2014
Seminar sessions provide participants with an overview of Israel’s security threats and mitigation methods, with emphasis on the protection of critical infrastructure and key national and local assets.
In particular, the sessions and site visits provide participants with a unique inside look into the security operations of a number of Israel’s most secured facilities and protected environments, including: government facilities, borders, critical infrastructure and more. In addition, the curricula cover many Israeli agencies involved in security from the national to local levels, threat identification and mitigation approaches, emergency preparedness and response capabilities, and innovations in security technology.
Throughout the Seminar, participant discussions will focus on the key concepts underlying the Israeli practices, their application to the participants’ national security strategies, and challenges in adopting and sustaining the concepts and practices in diverse country environments. The following describes specific Seminar sessions.
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Poor cyber security is increasingly affecting all levels of society, whether it is national, local, or personal. With a few strokes of a keyboard, nation states, terrorist groups, stateless organizations, and rogue individuals can launch a cyber-attack from anywhere, at any time, disrupting and damaging our democracy and way of life.
The Summit’s mission is to establish a multi-stakeholder consortium that brings together industry, government and academic interests in an effort to improve the state of cyber security on both a domestic and international level. We believe that cyber security cannot be contained and outsourced to any one sector. Due to the vast scope of cyber threats, it requires active engagement of all stakeholders, including entities and organizations – large and small - across every industry.
We believe that Minnesota is uniquely positioned to become one of the first in the nation to develop and practice this model of cyber security. Our state has unique elements, which if combined and leveraged effectively, can yield innovative cyber security solutions. These elements include a private sector with a global footprint and an understanding of corporate and international dimensions of cyber security, high tech industry segments that depend on securing their assets, world renowned research university institutions and faculty, and informed and engaged public policy leaders. However, one of the most important resources that Minnesota boasts is its engaged and active IT-minded community.
The time is now to Plan Globally and Act Locally to protect our country and its citizens.
Summit attendees come from the public and private sectors, bringing together thought leaders from industry, government, and academia. Our audience is designed to reflect the growing challenge that cyber security poses by no longer being contained within the realm of IT. Effective communication, understanding and collaboration between IT and operations within organizations and businesses are necessary for security.
C-level executives, technology leaders, public policy makers, lawyers, forward thinking business owners, and end users interested are encouraged to join us at the Cyber Security Summit.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Please use the information below to contact us about travel and registrations.
Welcome to IACP 2014
Join us in Orlando on October 25-28, 2014 for the 121st Annual Conference and Exposition
Featuring renowned keynote speakers, forums and technical workshops, and the largest exhibit hall of s and services in the law enforcement community, the premier event for law enforcement provides thousands of dedicated professionals from across the country and around the world with an exceptional, concentrated forum for learning, collaborating and experiencing new technology. Join delegates from local, state, county, tribal and federal agencies at the IACP Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida on October 25-28 2014, as they address law enforcement’s critical issues, advance their knowledge and careers, and equip their operations for the future.
IACP 2014 is the 121st Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Law Enforcement Education and Technology Exposition.
Your Best Opportunity To Better Your Agency
IACP 2014 gives you concentrated access to the vital information, relevant resources and critical expertise you need to make your operation better across the board. Join your colleagues and peers in sharing strategies,learning different practices and discovering what's new on the technology front. As a serious law enforcement professional whose career success is measured by the caliber and effectiveness of your organization, you have much to gain by being here.
Acquire knowledge, stay informed and prepare your force for the future. The IACP Conference delivers top-notch education tailored to the requirements of law enforcement. Your entire team will benefit from the range of topics covered in 200+ sessions and 12 targeted tracks.
Experience technology in action. The newest advances in technology for your profession are on full, interactive display at the IACP Expo. Take advantage of live demonstrations, hands-on exhibits and participatory events to learn all about what's new.
Extend and strengthen your professional network. Law enforcements main event brings your colleagues and peers together from all over the world—providing valuable opportunities to make important connections, extend your horizons and expand your circle of professional contacts.
IACP 2014 Registration Categories & Fees
Registration Now Open
IACP 2014 is a professional law enforcement event, open to IACP members, their registered guests and Expo exhibitors. Mark your calendar and sign up early to save over 21%.
Schedule At A Glance
No Better Way To Invest Four Days
This year, IACP's full schedule of events, education sessions, demonstrations and exhibits will be held over four highly focused days for a dose of learning, networking and bettering your agency to make it more concentrated than ever before. Plan your agenda now to maximize your time at the Conference and Expo.
All events, unless otherwise indicated, will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
Plan Ahead For A Better Conference Experience
Plan your visit to the IACP Annual Conference and Expo ahead of time, and you’ll make every minute count while you’re here. Follow these easy tips and you’ll be ready for anything once you arrive.
Register in advance and save time and money. Registration Opens May 7, 2014.
Book your hotel early at the IACP 2014 Official Show Hotels to take advantage of best rates and availability. Housing Opens May 7, 2014.
Plan your show strategy. What conference sessions do you want to participate in? What companies do you want to see while you’re here? View the floor plan to decide then set up appointments ahead of time. But be sure to allow for time to walk the show floor so that you can see demonstrations on new s and services and find new resources and suppliers. Full program details will be available June of 2014. NOTE: You can create your presonalized conference and expo schedule by using My Itinerary andExpo Floor Plan & Planner. You must log-in to start, this will also allow you to sync this information to your mobile device if you plan to use the IACP 2014 Mobile App.
Invite your team. Your agency benefits more when you attend IACP 2014 as a team.
Get the word out. Help us help our profession by recommending IACP 2014 to your colleagues.
Convention Event Request Form (CERF)
Planning An Event During IACP 2014? We are here to help!
The Convention Event Request Form (CERF) was designed to help organizations attending IACP 2014 who are interested in holding a meeting, meal function or hospitality suite in conjunction with IACP 2014 to obtain meeting space at official IACP conference hotels. If you are holding an event at IACP 2014, you must fill out a CERF so that we may assist you in your planning and proper inclusion in the IACP 2014 program*. You must receive approval from IACP in order to work with an IACP official hotel on your event. IACP will review and approve the CERF on a first-come, first-served basis. We will notify your specified hotel when your event is approved and they will contact you directly to move forward.
*In order for your event to be listed in the IACP 2014 program, submissions must be received by June 1, 2014.
Please contact Mairi Ferguson, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions regarding hotel and off-site CERF requests.
Please note, the convention center is reserved for IACP staff events only.
Become A Member Of The IACP
IACP members enjoy 21% savings on Conference & Expo registration.
Click here for details. But that's not all you get from being a member of the leading professional organization for law enforcement executives.
Professional development opportunities. Whether it's the IACP training, conferences, leadership tools or executive searches, membership in IACP mean access to high-quality education and career development year-round.
A build-it network of valuable connections. Through our many divisions, sections and committees, you will be professionally linked to thousands of law enforcement colleagues, researchers, experts and thought leaders.
Strategies and standards to ensure the high caliber reputation of your agency. IACP works to foster ethical behavior and professional performance on the part of law enforcement officers, and provides you with the tools and information necessary to increase the public's trust in your agency.
Guidance and leadership on pressing issues. Addressing hot topics and critical issues, IACP provides the blueprint for accountability and action that can help you better serve and protect.
Thousands of pages of online resources. At your fingertips 24 hours a day, IACP's robust website is constantly updated to give every member instant access to current information on hundreds of topics that impact how you conduct business.
A solid foundation on which to build your agency and career. As a member, you can take advantage of police chief training, resources and mentoring services to ensure the success of your administration.
Stay Connected at IACP 2014
Stay current when you stay connected – before, during and after the show with IACP 2014 Social Media. Network with industry professionals; receive critical show updates and important and useful conference news and information – all you need to know when you need it – all at your fingertips.
For assistance, contact the IACP Center for Social Media email@example.com.
Follow @TheIACP for the latest IACP news and conference happenings.
The IACP will also be using Twitter to post trivia questions about Philadelphia and the IACP. When we tweet the question, the first person to respond with the correct answer wins! Just remember: you have to follow @TheIACP and tweet your answer with #IACP2014.
Official Twitter Contest Rules:
Check out the IACP Facebook page where you’ll find updates and information:http://www.facebook.com/TheIACPPage
Stay tuned to the IACP Blog for insight into attendee, presenter, and international member experiences; information from the host chief agency; and tidbits from IACP about what to expect, what not to miss, and more.http://theiacpblog.org
IACP 2014 APP
The IACP smartphone app will be available to download for free to attendees and exhibitors and will include comprehensive information to help you navigate through everything that IACP 2014 has to offer. View floor plans of the Orange County Convention Center and the expo hall. Access the exhibitor list, workshop schedules, rate workshops, build your own conference schedule, shuttle bus information, —all this and much more is at your fingertips with the IACP 2014 app.
Who Should Attend?
We've planned an agenda with a broad range of audiences in mind. You'll find numerous topics and training opportunities for:
How do I Become an Exhibitor?
For more information on becoming an Exhibitor at the 2014 Conference, call the Conference Hotline at 1-610-494-2240 or click here to go to the For Exhibitors page.
What is the Attendee Registration Fee?
The registration fee is $300 or $275 for three or more attending from the same organization.
Attendees who register by September 26 will receive a $50 discount for a low registration fee of only $250. If three or more are attending from the same organization, the early bird rate is only $225 per registration.
There is a one-day registration fee of $150.
A large group registration (up to 30 individuals) is also available at only $3,995.
What is Included in the Conference Fee?
How do I Register?
Click on the red Register tab at the top of the page.
Who are the Conference Organizers and Hosts?
The conference is sponsored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania LEPCs with support from the City of Wilmington and New Castle County, Delaware LEPCs. The key Federal conference partner is the Department of Homeland Security/Office of Infrastructure Protection. Bridge Consulting Corp. is the meeting planner/organizer.
A number of other Federal, state and local agencies participate on the conference planning committee and support the conference with speakers and training programs.
Early Bird Registration Discount Ends June 27!
Exhibit Hall Highlights for 2014
Exhibitor Registration & Floor Plan
Click here to register online as an exhibitor or Conference Champion.
You can print out the appropriate form below and fax to 610-494-7406 or send by mail to the address on the form.
Click here to print or download an exhibitor registration form
Click here to print or download a non-profit/government agency registration form
Click here for an exhibitor information sheet
Click here for exhibitor terms and conditions
Click here for the exhibit hall floor plan
Exhibitor service manual (will be posted soon).
Call our Conference Hotline at (610) 494-2240 or
If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please e-mail a description of the topic and a short (one-paragraph) bio on the speaker to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Agenda Committee will review the information, and our conference planner will be in touch with you to acknowledge receipt and inform you of the Committee's decision.
Thank you for your interest in sharing your expertise and experience.
Make your reservations by the hotel’s cut-off date to ensure you receive the conference room rate. Identify yourself as an attendee of the Emergency Preparedness & Hazmat Response Conference.
Valley Forge Radisson
The Valley Forge Radisson is located at 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA. The convention center is attached to the hotel.
At this newly renovated hotel, you'll enjoy the attached new casino, numerous restaurants, a luxury spa, nearby shopping and golf courses, free Wi-Fi in your room, and easy access to many historic and visitor attractions.
Rooms are available at the conference rate of $126 per night plus 8% tax for single and double occupancy. Rooms are available at this rate until October 6 or the room block is full.
For reservations, call 610-354-8118 and identify yourself as attending the Emergency Preparedness & Hazmat Response Conference.
If you have any problems with hotel reservations, call the Conference Hotline at 610-494-2240, and we’ll be glad to assist you.
AIRPORT AND TRAIN TRANSPORTATION SHUTTLE
More information on shuttle service transportation from the Philadelphia International Airport and 30th Street Station will be posted soon.
DRIVING AND PARKING
Free parking is available at the hotel.
The Valley Forge Convention Center and Radisson Hotel are located between all major highways including I-476, I-76, Routes 202 and 422, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The complex is 25 minutes from downtown Philadelphia and the Philadelphia International Airport.
By fax: Conference Administrator, 610-494-7406
HUNDREDS OF OPPORTUNITIES
The 2014 professional program will offer emerging topics and categories to address water sector challenges in grouped sessions that span the entire four days.
Organized by technical topic, this year’s program presents solutions to water sector challenges in defined tracks of professional sessions that span the entire four-day ACE14 program. You will find sessions on key topics that address the full spectrum of the issue – from research to planning to treatment to management. It's the one-stop conference for the topics of your choice.
Strategic Leadership for Utility Management
As a water, wastewater, or stormwater utility manager, you know that new challenges and innovative solutions are part of the fabric of a water utility. Seven sessions in this track will explore many factors that are part of visionary leadership, including innovative planning and management of your financial and human resources.
Solutions to Keep Your Utility Thriving
Join the discussion as we explore the best practices for keeping your utility running smoothly—especially during times of crisis. Seven sessions will cover customer service, workforce diversity, and planning for risk.
Utility Project Implementation
Water systems are a vital, yet costly, component of every community and in today's economy, every penny spent is scrutinized by policy makers and ratepayers. Come learn from the experts in eight sessions that will cover project delivery and management as they discuss the business side of running a successful utility.
Communicating With Stakeholders
In the age of information, communicating with stakeholders about important water issues has become more efficient, but also more complex. Four sessions in this track will explore best practices used by water professionals to share critical messages about water with their communities.
Regulatory Compliance: Tomorrow's Solutions Today
With constantly evolving regulations, compliance, and policy issues, there's always something new to tackle on the regulatory front. This track presents six sessions on the latest developments on current issues and provides valuable tips for managing federal, state, provincial, and local issues that affect utility operations, management and, ultimately, the bottom line.
Think Globally, Act Locally
We all speak the common language of water. In five sessions, water professionals in this track will discuss their experiences in working abroad and provide guidance about the opportunities and requirements for working in foreign countries. Come join the discussion and be challenged to apply a global perspective to your methods, procedures, and practices.
Integrated Resource Management
Long-range planning requires careful analysis of risk and the interplay among all aspects of the water cycle. Six sessions in this track will be discussed as experts cover the best methods for incorporating risk and uncertainty into the management of your utility.
Potable Reuse: Trends and Opportunities
As water utilities seek to diversify their water supply portfolios, potable reuse is becoming an option for more and more of them. This track will discuss the challenges and opportunities of using potable reuse as a new source of supply in three sessions.
Resource Conservation and Efficiency: Practical Applications
Effective energy and water conservation programs reduce demands, operating costs, and capital expansion requirements. Join experts in the field of resource conservation to discuss best practices for protecting your resources and implementing programs that encourage wise water and energy use. This track will cover five sessions.
Solutions to Source Water Quality Challenges
It takes the entire community to protect local water resources. Seven sessions in this track will discuss methods and case studies for enhancing stakeholder collaboration and creating strong source water protection plans.
Pathogens and Emerging Contaminants: Identification and Monitoring
Interested in cutting-edge information related to contaminants in drinking water? Seven sessions will focus on the latest results and approaches to meeting drinking water issues and provide case studies and lessons learned. Consideration is given to emerging contaminants, DBPs, and premise plumbing.
DBPs: Monitoring and Treatment
This track will focus on the latest developments for disinfection by-products (DBPs) in five sessions. Come learn from the experts as they discuss DBP sources, monitoring, and treatment. Disinfection trends and lessons learned from real-world case studies are also highlighted.
Inorganics and Algae: Treatment and Mitigation
What's in your water? Join experts in the industry to learn about the latest advances in treatment methods for algae and inorganics in four sessions.
Water Treatment: Enhanced Design Principles
Come learn the latest in treatment plant design. Experts in eight sessions will discuss the best practices for designing new facilities and retrofitting existing ones. Case studies are included to provide on-the-ground examples of successful designs in action.
Rethinking Treatment and Distribution Infrastructure
The design and retrofit decisions you make today will impact your utility for decades to come. In four sessions, this track discusses the latest innovations and improvements in distribution and plant operations and design to help you make the decisions that will keep your utility humming.
Infrastructure Replacement and Renewal
Effective infrastructure replacement and renewal is essential to keeping water utilities running in top shape. Eight sessions in this track will present best practices for maintaining your utility's infrastructure. Experts will present case studies and discuss practical applications for implementing asset management plans.
Technology for Utility Operations
Keep things flowing in your distribution system with the latest innovations in technology. In six sessions, this track will focus on ways to optimize your system as industry leaders present the latest technological advances to make your job of operating a utility easier.
Optimizing Distribution System Operations
Efficient operation and maintenance of your distribution system is vital to your utility's performance. Six sessions will focus on distribution system design considerations, water quality and monitoring, and advances in leak-detection and water-loss control techniques.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to interact directly with presenters. This year poster sessions will be held on the exposition show floor. Four poster presentations will be displayed with posters rotated in groups and sorted by topic. The poster authors will be present for the full duration of each poster session to provide in-depth discussion about their topics to attendees.
Exhibit Hall Hours
Exhibit Hall Events
Take advantage of expanded education and networking opportunities inside the Exposition
Sneak Peek Reception
Sunday, June 8 | 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Official Opening
Monday, June 9 | 10:00 a.m.
After the Opening General Session you will want to head down to the Exhibit Hall on the lower level for the official Grand Opening. There will be hot coffee and donuts to help fuel your energy level as you prepare to visit over 1,100 exhibit booths housed in a 400,000+ sq. ft. exhibit hall brought to you by over 450 exhibiting companies.
Tuesday Networking Social Hour
Tuesday, June 10 | 4:00–5:00 p.m
Full-conference attendees receive a complimentary lunch on Monday or Tuesday, open 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. In addition to the Expo Café, two Grab and Go opportunities will be available to pick up a quick snack or beverage.
Featured Innovation Pavilion exhibitors:
Take a break in one of the networking lounges, relax, and treat yourself to a complimentary massage (provided by AWWA)! Open during Exposition hours.
Additional Exhibit Hall Highlights
Career Center Job Fair
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center | Boston, Mass.:
415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
Facility Security Conference and FSO Academy was created to give members of the international port community a unique opportunity to have direct access to the foremost leaders that establish the industry's best practices and procedures.
The Conference will allow port facility professionals from around the country and world to share their expertise as well as current and future trends. Attendees will hear from senior Coast Guard personnel and other key partners that will deliver cutting-edge insight on regulation changes with a spotlight on exemplary facilities that are leading the way.
The event will open with an award ceremony on October 29th acknowledging these facilities and organizations followed by two days of dynamic presentations from their area of expertise including: Large/Small Port, Container, Cruise, Petro-Chemical, Cyber Security, CDC/LNG and MARAD FSO Training Requirements.
In order to give attendees the most beneficial experience the Conference has a limited capacity and registration will be performed on a strict first come first served basis.
Three Day MARAD Certified Facility Security Officer Course
The FSO Academy will have a Three Day MARAD Certified Facility Security Officer Course available from October 27-29. This highly interactive and engaging course focuses on the knowledge and skills required of facility security officers. The scope of this training is designed to satisfy the maritime security training requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, Chapter IX-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the IMO IPS Code and relevant Coast Guard regulations. In particular, the duties and responsibilities with respect to security of a port facility, for ensuring the development of a Facility Security Assessment, for ensuring the development of, implementing, maintaining and updating a Facility Security Plan and for liaising with Ship Security Officers (SSOs) and Company Security Officers (CSOs).
One Day FSO Refresher Course
The FSO Academy will feature a One Day Refresher Course on October 29 for those who have previously taken a MARAD certified Facility Security Officer course. This refresher allows participants an update on recent changes in laws and regulations that are vital to understand. This course will re-ground you in your duties and responsibilities with respect to security of a port facility, implementing, maintaining and updating a Facility Security Plan and for liaising with Ship Security Officers (SSOs) and Company Security Officers (CSOs).
One Day Facility Personnel with Specific Security Duties Course
The FSO Academy will have a One Day MARAD Certified Facility Personnel with Specific Security Duties (FPSSD) Course on Ocober 28th. This highly interactive and engaging course focuses on the knowledge and skills required of personnel with security duties. This course is intended to provide the knowledge required for facility personnel who are assigned specific security duties in connection with a Facility Security Plan (FSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 and/or Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended and/or the IMO ISPS Code, IMDG Code, the IMOILO Code of Practice on Security in Ports, guidance contained in IMO MSC. 1/Circ. 1341 and/or U.S. Coast Guard regulations contained in 33 CFR Chapter 1 Subchapter H. The course follows the guidance provided in IMO Model Course 3.24 Security Awareness Training for Facility Personnel with Designated Seurity Duties, 2011 Edition.
Opening Award Reception
Conference Day One consists of a cocktail reception open to all registrants followed by an introduction by Commander Edward P. Seebald, USCG, Ret. The evening will conclude with an awards ceremony that recognizes the exemplary in the facility security realm.
Who Should Attend the Facility Security Conference & FSO Academy:
All Registration Levels Include the Following:
1-day Personnel w/Specific Security Duties Course
(Conference is Complimentary)
You may designate a substitute in writing before the conference. Cancellation requests must be sent in writing (email or fax) and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No cancellations or substitutions will be accepted within 4 (four) weeks prior to the program start date. PLEASE NOTE: No shows will be liable for the entire registration fee. In the unlikely occasion that an event is cancelled or postponed, please note our reimbursement is limited to paid tuition only. We have the right to refuse registration to any attendee at any time.
Marriott at Houston Hobby Airport
9100 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77017
Facility Security Conference and FSO Academy is produced by:
Seebald & Associates
For speaking opportunities: email@example.com
For sponsorship opportunities: Gail Venezio, firstname.lastname@example.org
For registration inquiries: email@example.com
For FSO Course inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now is the time to plan your attendance at the 7th Annual CBRNe Convergence Congress & Exhibition in Long Island, New York, USA from 28 October - 30 October, 2014. The most important annual meeting for the global CBRNE community, benefit from a Pre-Congress Workshop on ‘The new explosive threat: emerging trends in domestic and international terrorism,’ (Day one), a streamed congress with over 30 expert speakers from around the world and an exhibition of over 40 companies (Days two and three). A dynamic exercise of CBRNE and hazmat assets courtesy of a variety of Suffolk County/New York region agencies is also planned.
To book your exhibition place simply contact email@example.com or call +1 321 7509237
EXHIBITION INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
To enquire about or reserve an exhibition stand please contact David Levitt at Falcon Communications.
CBRNe Convergence is pleased to announce that the Conference hotel for CBRNe Convergence is the Hyatt Regency, Long Island. Located an hour by public transport from New York City or hub airports (Penn Station or La Guardia have direct links), or 15 minutes cab from Long Island MacArthur Airport (flights from BWI and elsewhere - IATA: ISP) this is a fantastic venue for our 2014 event. Rooms will go fast, so be sure to book early!
IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) is a new conference series in IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) core conference portfolio and the only ComSoc conference focusing solely on cyber security. IEEE CNS is a spin-off of IEEE INFOCOM, the premier ComSoc conference on networking. The goal of CNS is to provide an outstanding forum for cyber security researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and users to exchange ideas, techniques and tools, raise awareness, and share experience related to all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security.
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural conference, IEEE CNS 2014 seeks original high-quality technical papers from academia, government, and industry. Topics of interest encompass all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security, all the way from the physical layer to the various network layers to the variety of applications reliant on a secure communication substrate. Submissions with main contribution in other areas, such as information security, software security, system security, or applied cryptography, will also be considered if a clear connection to secure communications/networking is demonstrated.
About the VCOS Symposium
The leadership training available at this symposium will help you address the unique needs of volunteer leadership in your department. The networking opportunities give you the chance to share ideas and solutions with colleagues from all over the country. The vendors attending can help departments of any size, giving you the tools and equipment necessary to ensure everyone on your team comes home.
Certificates of Attendance
All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for their participation in the VCOS Symposium.
2013 Attendees: Your certificates are still available for download.
Volunteer & Combination Officers Section of the IAFC
The IAFC’s Volunteer & Combination Officers Section provides chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism.
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) provides leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers and managers of emergency services.
Make Plans Now for the 2014 Symposium
Join hundreds of volunteer and combination leaders from around the country at the Symposium in the Sun. Registration is now open.
This conference sells out every year so make plans early to be a part of this year's exciting event.
"The VCOS Symposium is the ONLY conference that allows participants to interact face-to-face with leaders of rural and suburban combination departments. This is the best conference available for combination organizations."
- Ken Preston, Commissioner, North Greece (NY) Fire District
Each year the VCOS Symposium strives to develop a comprehensive program that covers the important issues and trends fire departments are currently facing. The Symposium focuses on the unique needs of volunteer and combination leaders. Topics Include:
The Symposium offers unbeatable networking! There are unlimited networking opportunities to share best practices and brainstorm new solutions with other like-minded colleagues. The Symposium will help you connect specifically with other leaders of volunteer and combination departments from around the country.
Connect With Your Customers
Face-to-face marketing is still one of the best tools you have to reach and influence customers. The VCOS Symposium offers you the opportunity to connect with the chiefs and officers who make, approve, influence, recommend, and make purchases for their departments.
Registration and Hotel
Register Online: VCOS Symposium online registration
Register by mail or fax: Download the registration form
Mail to: IAFC c/o Experient, Inc., PO Box 4088, Frederick, MD 21705
The Hilton Clearwater Beach is now taking reservations for 2014. The headquarters hotel does sell out every year so make your plans early. Discounted room rates are available from November 3-10, 2014 for $169/night (plus tax).
Phone Number: 800-753-3954
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Need Help Getting Approval to Attend the IAEM-USA 2014 Annual Conference?
Getting approval to attend an educational conference can be challenging. It is important to ensure that you are getting the best value for your dollar and that your employer knows that too.
To assist in getting approval, download our sample Letter to Your Supervisor that you can customize to help build your case for attending. You can also download an invitation requesting your presence at IAEM-USA 2014.
IAEM Headquarters is maintaining a list of IAEM members who have a current student membership and wish to be considered for a student registration fee stipend in the amount of $300 (early bird rate) for the basic registration fee to attend the IAEM-USA 2014 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Students should e-mail their interest to be considered for the registration fee stipend lottery to IAEM Membership Manager Sharon Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, August 22, 2014, along with the following information: your full name, complete contact information, and the name of the university you are attending. Notifications will be sent via email by mid-September.
If selected, in order to claim the stipend you will be required to do the following:
Information on Obtaining a U.S. Visa to Attend Conference
If you need a U.S. Visa to attend the IAEM-USA Annual Conference, information can be found on the U.S. Department of State website here. To assist in getting approval download the sample Letter to Your Supervisor that you can customize to help build your case for attending.
Make Your Exhibit Space Reservations Online Now and Visit the Virtual EMEX!
The Virtual EMEX is also open. This is an invaluable year-round resource for the emergency management professional. It includes a comprehensive directory of suppliers. Use it to find products and services needed for your EM program – shelter supplies, warning systems, communications solutions, training & exercise specialists and 16 other categories are included. Take advantage of this wonderful resource at www.emex.org.
The IAEM-USA Annual Conference provides a forum to discuss current trends and topics, share information about the latest tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security, and advance the work of IAEM. Conference sessions encourage stakeholders at all levels of government, the private sector, public health and related professions to exchange ideas and collaborate to protect lives and property from disaster.
Download an invitation from IAEM CEO Beth Armstrong requesting your presence at the IAEM-USA 2014 Annual Conference & EMEX –the leading emergency management event of the year!
The goal of the IAEM-USA Annual Conference is to improve your knowledge, competency level and collaborative skills. IAEM-USA accomplishes this by attracting relevant and high-profile speakers to address current topics and practical solutions. In addition to this annual event, IAEM’s Emergency Management & Homeland Security Expo (EMEX), draws a myriad of exhibitors who are the top suppliers to the fields of disaster preparedness and homeland security.
Benefits of Conference Attendance
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GovSec West is growing into Security Today!
We live in a dangerous world where challenges to our security come from home and abroad. Whether from government, law enforcement, education or private industry you need the strategies, tools, and technology to protect your communities, businesses, and the homeland. Security Today combines training, tools, and technologies for meeting those challenges head-on.
Attended by security professionals with diverse responsibilities and backgrounds, Security Today’s networking in the classroom and exhibit hall allows you to learn from your peers by sharing diverse solutions to common threats. The time you spend at Security Today gives you the solutions you need to secure your future.
Security Today is the comprehensive event addressing the security challenges of the public and private sectors in the western United States. Bringing together the public and private sectors in one event will foster interaction and cooperation that manifests in an increased level of protection for their communities, companies and the homeland.
ABOUT SECURITY TODAY
Security Today is the comprehensive event addressing the security challenges of the public and private sectors in the western United States. Security professionals attending Security Today are exposed to a broad suite of physical and IT-based security solutions that will enable them to meet their shared and unique security challenges. Security Today, by bringing together both the public and private sectors in one event, will also foster interaction and cooperation that manifests in an increased level of protection for their communities, companies and the homeland.
The event contains a free expo, 2-day conference and features the CPM symposium and Safe & Secure Campus Symposium.
Gaylord Texan Resort
1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051
For more information, visit: http://security-today.com/events/st-2014/home.aspx
After leading CBRNe events in Europe and Asia, the NCT CBRNe event series is coming to the Middle East!
NCT CBRNe Middle East will take place 9-11 December 2014 in Abu Dhabi, providing a one-day live CBRNe demonstration as well as two days of conference and workshops.
Taking place in a region, which has repeatedly been endangered by the proliferation and usage of nuclear and chemical weapons, NCT CBRNe Middle East 2014 will discuss this enduring threat to regional and international security, and how military special forces and first responders can prepare for the worst case. Being surrounded by conflict regions and increasingly failed states, especially countries on the Arabian Peninsula must prepare for nonconventional attacks on their homeland and people. States such as Kuwait, the UAE and Saudi-Arabia are living with CBRNe threats since the First and Second Gulf War. However, the conflict on the Iranian nuclear program, civil war and chemical weapon incidents in Syria, political instability in North Africa, as well as concerns of CBRNe proliferation to terrorist networks operating in Yemen, Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Afghanistan make the nonconventional threat a more immediate and realistic one.
IB Consultancy will therefore assemble leading international experts and regional decision-makers and first responders to discuss this imminent threat, best practices and effective approaches in CBRNe detection, mitigation and decontamination.
NCT CBRNe Middle East Highlights
Building on the success of three years of NCT CBRNe events in Europe and Asia, this 3-day event will face challenges and discuss novel solutions and approaches of experts from the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe and the US. While recognizing the need for exchange of information and best practices between international decision-makers and military experts, NCT CBRNe Middle East 2014 will provide the perfect platform to exchange views and novel approaches to counter this enduring threat.
About the Conference
The Conference is co‐hosted by the National Healthcare Resource Center, a program founded and operated by three non‐profit healthcare coalitions, the MESH Coalition, Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance, and the Northwest Healthcare Response Network.
Oral presentations: Sessions are 75 minutes (including Q/A) and are designed to be interactive and produce identifiable outcomes. Presentations may be made by single or multiple presenter(s), or panel formats. Please indicate which two tracks most closely align with your presentation topic:
□ Behavioral Health
Posters: Displays of innovative practices and award‐winning programs, documents and ideas/questions. Posters will be displayed for the entire duration of the conference. Poster presenters will have dedicated times to be available to answer questions about the materials displayed.
Required Content ─ Abstracts must include the following information:
Please email completed abstract submission forms to email@example.com. Once an abstract is submitted it cannot be changed.
Registration and Travel Costs ─ Travel costs for all accepted presenters are not covered by the conference and will be the sole responsibility of the presenter. However, the registration fee for all accepted presenters will be charged at a reduced rate.
All speakers will be required to submit a financial conflict of interest disclosure form. Please note: all presentations will be posted on the conference website following the event.
For More Information
- See more at: http://healthcarecoalitions.org/2014-call-for-abstracts/#sthash.cS0lXPRo.dpuf
2014 Call for Abstracts
Abstract Submission Instructions
- See more at: http://healthcarecoalitions.org/2014-call-for-abstracts/#sthash.cS0lXPRo.dpuf
ABOUT EMS TODAY
EMS Today Conference and Exposition, now on its 34th year, brings together EMS professionals through high-quality continuing education, networking events, and an exhibit hall boasting the latest life-saving technology.
Who Should Attend?
EMS Today promises to deliver:
EMS TODAY 2014 RECAP
Conference & Exhibition Highlights
Additions to the Exhibit Hall
JEMS Games Highlights
CE Credit Information
To download a PDF of your 2014 EMS Today Conference Continuing Education Certificate, please go tohttp://sessions.ats-leads.com/ems14/
Just a few highlights from EMS Today 2014:
EMS Today will build on the success of 2014 as we plan ahead to be back in Baltimore for 2015. EMS Today is the event that provides manufacturers and suppliers of emergency medical products and services the opportunity to meet and conduct business with a diverse audience of EMS professionals. With more enhanced education and networking events in 2015, EMS Today will draw the high-level buyer that you're targeting.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
FOUR WAYS TO REGISTER:
1. Online: Click here to register online
3. Fax: Click here to download the registration form. Then send the completed form to:
4. Mail: Click here to download the registration form. Then send the completed form to:
Questions: If you have any questions regarding registration, call: +1-918-831-9160 or 888-299-8016 (US Only)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm CST (GMT-6)
*Early Bird Cut-off Date: January 19, 2015
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