ATLANTA – September 5, 2013 – Managers and executives from U.S. Security Associates (USA) are joining more than 20,000 security professionals convening in Chicago this month for the ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits.
ASIS International is the leading organization of security management professionals, with 38,000 members worldwide. From September 24-27 at McCormick Place in Chicago, ASIS is holding its annual seminar, with more than 200 educational sessions, 700 exhibitors of security technology and services, and attendees from over 80 countries.
ASIS President Geoff T. Craighead, CPP describes the conference as the "epicenter for security education and technology." The expo includes everything from networking events to certification classroom reviews to sessions on operational and cyber security, high-profile incidents like the Boston Marathon bombing, and security management best practices.
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, is delivering the keynote address at the general session on Wednesday. John Howard, former prime minister of Australia, is the keynote speaker on Thursday, and NFL coach Mike Ditka is speaking at the closing luncheon on Friday.
U.S. Security Associates is one of the largest security companies represented on the exhibit floor, centrally located at Booth #1337. Senior executives from USA's 11 regional business units will be on hand to greet visitors, along with managers from many of the company's 160 national security services offices. "We are excited to meet with our prospects and clients, while demonstrating some of our true service and technology differentiators in the market," commented Alton Harvey, Senior Vice President, Global Accounts for the company. Surrounding USA's booth in the exhibit hall is 230,000 square feet of show floor with exhibits featuring the latest security products and services.
Former ASIS president, Ray O'Hara, CPP, will be available to answer inquiries about services available through USA's consulting and investigations division. O'Hara is executive vice president of the company's consulting and investigations team that provides executive protection, threat assessments, workplace violence prevention, active shooter training, and other specialized security solutions for USA clients in more than 100 countries worldwide. O'Hara is leading three educational sessions on Wednesday: Characteristics of Executive Security Leaders (2117); Intelligence Driven Enterprise Security Operations Centers (3209); and Bullying in the Workplace (3311).
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world's best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA's rise as one of the largest innovative security solutions leaders is a natural byproduct of these differentiators and enables the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.
Natalie Fischer, Marketing Manager