Since March 2020, security events have evolved to take place around the world despite the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Security leaders have made strides in workplace violence prevention, pandemic management and countless other protection strategies.

It's time for security professionals to connect and share the lessons they have learned throughout the past year. Save the date for these security conferences, with topics ranging from restaurant loss prevention and fire safety to government security initiatives and international intelligence sharing.

NRF 2022

New York City, New York

January 16-18

Retail executives and security professionals can network at the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s annual show in New York City. The retail-focused show presents an opportunity for security leaders to emphasize the importance of the field when it comes to retail enterprise organizations.

ISC West

Las Vegas, Nevada and online

March 22-25

The International Security Conference & Exposition — also known as ISC West — is one of the largest security conferences in the United States. Network with security professionals from around the nation at this conference sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA).

RLPSA Annual Conference 

Denver, Colorado

April 10-13

The Restaurant Loss Prevention and Security Association (RLPSA) presents the 43rd Annual RLPSA Conference, an opportunity for enterprise security leaders to analyze the state of restaurant loss prevention and security strategies. Featuring talks from C-level operations and security executives, professionals responsible for restaurant security can develop innovative loss prevention techniques.

International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Conference

Reno, Nevada and online

May 16-18

The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) hosts the IAHSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Reno, Nevada and online, providing opportunities for healthcare security professionals from around the country to debrief the challenging healthcare security threat landscape.

TEC 2022

Denver, Colorado and online

May 16-19

The PSA Network hosts the annual TEC conference, a networking opportunity for professional systems integrators. Security leaders can connect with installers and discuss training and technology protecting enterprise organizations.

IFSEC International

London, England

May 17-19

An annual trade fair and security conference, IFSEC International 2022 reunites the industry to do business with all levels of the security buying chain. Test solutions and connect with leaders across the security supply chain in London this spring.

ASIS Europe 2022

Prague, Czechia and online

May 22-24

Registration is open for ASIS Europe 2022, an international security conference focusing on discussion and debate. Learn and share industry knowledge with peers from around the world either in Prague or online.

SIA GovSummit

Washington, D.C.

May 24-25

The SIA GovSummit 2022 highlights how the government uses security technologies to support the wide spectrum of national security operations. Attend the SIA GovSummit to learn from government security leaders and connect with other enterprise security leaders.

NFPA Conference & Expo 2022

Boston, Massachusetts

June 6-9

Create and develop necessary fire prevention solutions at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo 2022. Professionals from all aspects of the fire and life safety field can participate in educational programs and share intelligence across sectors.

National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition

Orlando, Florida

June 28-30

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS⁴) hosts a national security conference highlighting solutions and successes from the sports and entertainment security sector. Attend the National Sports Safety and Security Conference to connect with sports venue operators and security staff, law enforcement and first responders involved in event security. 


Atlanta, Georgia and online

September 12-14

Global Security Exchange (GSX) connects security leaders from around the globe to develop resiliency strategies, find new security solutions and technologies and access educational opportunities. GSX, hosted by ASIS International, raises scholarship funds for security professionals furthering their training. 

International Security Expo

London, England

September 27-28

The International Security Expo brings together security leaders from government, private industry and academia and security end users for information-sharing and previews of new security technologies. Attend the International Security Expo to debate cutting-edge topics in the industry with government security professionals and end users. 

Securing New Ground

New York City, New York

October 18-19

SIA presents the Securing New Ground (SNG) executive conference in New York City this fall. Founded in 1996, SNG focuses on intelligence sharing, business analysis and identifying market trends in the security industry.

Security500 Conference

Washington, D.C.

November 14

Security executives and government officials discuss the next steps in security, providing vital information on how to elevate their strategies. Register for the Security500 Conference to participate in interactive panel discussions, presentations, networking opportunities and a keynote address.

ISC East

New York City, New York

November 16-17

ISC East features opportunities for one-on-one discussions with top industry leaders, security education and training and networking. Hosted by sponsor SIA and partner ASIS NYC, this Northeastern conference brings together law enforcement, security vendors, enterprise security leaders and government employees for security talks.

Conferences to watch

Information on these annual conferences will be released in the coming months. Keep an eye out for dates and additional information by clicking the links below.

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