Security conferences provide both public and private sector security leaders with an opportunity to network with colleagues, learn about new business & security strategies to develop their own physical security & risk programs.

Security magazine brings you a list of the top physical security conferences to attend across the world in 2024.

ASIS Europe

Vienna, Austria

March 20 — 22, 2024

ASIS Europe brings together aspiring and established security leaders from across the continent and the world to discuss enterprise risk and resilience in the changing threat landscape.


Las Vegas, Nevada

March 24 — 27, 2024

The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) Annual Conference provides restaurant security professionals an opportunity to network and share sector-specific insights across organizations, strengthening the overall security of the restaurant industry.

ISC West

Las Vegas, Nevada

April 9 — 12, 2024

As one of the largest North American security conferences, ISC West serves as a meeting place of security professionals, technology specialists and other industry leaders. This conference includes women in security events, networking opportunities for young professionals, educational sessions and keynotes from prominent security leaders.


Orlando, Florida

April 29 — May 1, 2024

Healthcare security leaders who attend the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition will gain the opportunity network within their sector and strengthen the hospital information-sharing network. This year's event includes leadership keynotes and sessions focused on emerging & enduring threats to the industry, such as workplace violence.

The Security Event

Birmingham, England

April 30 — May 2, 2024

The Security Event — hosted in the National Event Centre — provides a space for enterprise & public-sector security professionals to network with each other and discover new security technologies. Co-located with a number of other events, including a fire safety conference, The Security Event caters to security professionals across a number of industry sectors.

International Public Safety Association Annual Conference

Mesa, Arizona

May 1 — 2, 2024

The 2024 International Public Safety Association Annual Conference brings together public safety officials representing law enforcement, fire, EMS, telecommunications, emergency management and allied emergency responders from around the United States and internationally. It combines networking events with educational resources for professionals to grow in their field.

SIA GovSummit

Washington, D.C.

May 21 — 22, 2024

Government security leaders gather at the SIA GovSummit each year. The 2024 event is free to government attendees with a focus on how governments can leverage security technologies. Keynote addresses will come from industry leaders in well-respected organizations.


Chicago, IL

June 15 – 19, 2024

Held in Chicago, ghe International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (IFCPP)'s 25th Annual Conference cultivates interorganizational learning as security leaders from museums, universities and other cultural institutions gather to network and share security strategies specific to the field.


Phoenix, Arizona

July 9 — 11, 2024

More than 500 sports safety professionals convene each year at the NCS4 Annual Conference, taking place this year in Phoenix, Arizona. Panels held by event & facility safety leaders will focus themes affecting the industry in the past year, from how to mitigate emerging threats to strategies for patron protection.


Orlando, Florida

September 23 — 25, 2024

The Global Security Exchange (GSX) conference from ASIS International unites security and technology leaders to discuss the newest trends and security challenges seen across the world. This year's conference will feature a large exhibit hall and information sessions, as well as networking events.

International Security Expo

London, England

September 24 — 25, 2024

The International Security Expo is a conference for security professionals worldwide at all stages of their careers, from entry-level professionals to seasoned executives. Both government and private-sector security leaders are encouraged to engage with each other and explore new technologies and security strategies at this event. 

Securing New Ground

New York City, New York

October 8 — 9, 2024

Entrepreneurs, security executives and those on the cutting edge of the industry meet at the Securing New Ground (SNG) conference from SIA to identify new trends in security threats and strategies.

Security Canada Central

Toronto, Ontario

October 23 — 24, 2024

Every October, thousands of security professionals come to Security Canada Central to see the latest technology innovations, access unparalleled educational opportunities and take part in the conversations defining today’s industry. This is the biggest security show in Canada. 


Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

October 25 — 28 October, 2024

CONSULT is an annual event hosted by SecuritySpecifiers and geared towards security consultants. Conference attendees can explore new and developing technologies and their implementations across sectors, featuring a number of informational panels and discussions from industry leaders in technology, consulting, cybersecurity and more.

SECURITY 500 Conference

Washington, D.C.

November 18, 2024

The 16th annual SECURITY 500 Conference from Security magazine will take place this November in Washington, D.C. The event features panel discussions and keynotes from a number of influential physical security and cybersecurity executives and unites government and private sector security leaders.

ISC East

New York City, New York

November 19 — 21, 2024

ISC East provides security professionals with the opportunity to engage one-on-one with top industry leaders, as well as participate in security education, training and networking. Hosted by sponsor SIA and partner ASIS NYC, ISC East brings together law enforcement, security vendors, enterprise security leaders and government employees for security discussions.


London, England

December 2 — 4, 2024

Co-located with events on fire safety, intelligent buildings, health & safety, and facilities, IFSEC Global's International Security Event serves as a reunion of security leaders from across the globe responsible for international security at their organizations. 

Conferences to Watch

Intersec and the National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Forum will return in 2025.

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