In 2011, security will get its own week.

As announced at ISC Solutions last month, Nov. 1-4, 2011, will be Security Week in New York City. Securing New Ground, the Security 500, ISC Solutions and the Tri-Association Awards Dinner will, for the first time, be planned in concert with one another, creating unprecedented opportunities for learning, networking and deal-making for everyone from end-users to corporate executives.

Security Week will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Roosevelt Hotel with Securing New Ground, a conference that brings together investors, security company executives and security end-users.

The Security 500, the leading executive conference on managing and measuring the value of the security function within organizations, and the Security 500 Recognition Dinner have traditionally been held in conjunction with Securing New Ground, and that will not change next year. Both the conference and the dinner are scheduled for Wednesday at the Roosevelt.

On Thursday, Nov. 3, and Friday, Nov. 4, ISC Solutions, one of the top trade shows in the security industry, will take place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. In 2011, ISC Solutions will continue its commitment to working with vertical markets associations and helping end-users identify the security applications that are right for them.

Finally, on Thursday night, the Tri-Association Awards Dinner, an elegant event held to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the security industry, will be held at The Lighthouse on Chelsea Pier 61.

Each of the events by itself offers significant opportunities to members of the security industry, and combining them will offer attendees a new level of convenience and value.

Given the diversity of the (nonetheless interrelated) events, Security Week will have a broad audience. Top executives who attend Securing New Ground and the Security 500 will gather information and make connections that will improve their strategic planning; manufacturers, dealers and integrators at ISC Solutions will collect new leads that can grow their businesses; and all security professionals can enjoy networking at the Tri-Association Awards Dinner. Central to all of this are end-users, and Security Week will be focused on assisting end-users in finding solutions and helping the industry better fulfill the needs of security buyers.

Security Week is a joint project of SIA; Reed Exhibitions, the producer of ISC Solutions; and Securityand SDMmagazines, both of which help to produce the Security 500.

A website will be created at by early 2011. Until then, more information is available at