ASIS announces enhancements to this year’s show in Dallas

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International, an association for security management professionals worldwide, announced new schedule changes and enhancements to its lineup of top networking events for its 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), convening Sept. 25-28 in Dallas, Texas.

ASIS 2017 is doing away with its traditional welcome reception and launching an Opening Night Celebration at Gilley's Dallas on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

"The opening night celebration will be unlike anything you've experienced in the past," Charles E. Andrews, CPP, Texas native and director, ASIS International Board of Directors, said in the announcement. "There will be mechanical bull riding, armadillo races, live music, and of course, plenty of old-fashioned fun. We look forward to welcoming attendees to Texas and showcasing what makes our state so special."

ASIS also announced that the President's Reception is moving to a new night in 2017 and will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at AT&T Stadium—home of the Dallas Cowboys—from 7:00-10:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind event, which provides the opportunity to participate in on-the-field games and drills, tour of the locker rooms, and to meet the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders.

"ASIS has a renewed commitment to making its Annual Seminar and Exhibits the industry's flagship event of the year," Thomas J. Langer, CPP, 2017 president, ASIS International, said in the press release. "We've listened to our members, attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors, and that feedback is reflected in our modernized agenda for Dallas. The enhancements being made to our lineup of networking events allow attendees to make—and strengthen—vital connections at dynamic events kicking off and closing out a busy week that advances and celebrates the security profession."

"ASIS has a tremendous legacy of excellence and reinvestment in the security profession all year long,” Peter O'Neil, chief executive officer of ASIS International, said in a prepared statement. “Unlike other industry events, your attendance at ASIS 2017 directly supports scholarship programs and the development of education, certification, and standards and guidelines. ASIS remains dedicated to expanding and enriching knowledge sharing, best practices, and peer-to-peer connections so security professionals across disciplines—and at all stages of their career—can get access to the information and resources they need to succeed, personally and professionally."

Registration is now open for ASIS 2017, which is produced in partnership with InfraGard and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). Keynotes, the complete education lineup and sponsors will be announced soon. For more information, visit www.securityexpo.org.