After consulting with the venue and our event partners, SIA has decided to postpone the Securing New Ground conference out of concern for the safety of attendees.
(PRWEB) October 29, 2012
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that the Securing New Ground Conference, which was scheduled for Nov. 1 and 2 in New York City, has been postponed as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The Security 500 conference, which was scheduled to run concurrently with Securing New Ground, has also been postponed.
In a message to members and conference registrants, SIA CEO Don Erickson said "SIA has been closely monitoring the developing weather situation in New York, and after consulting with the venue and our event partners, SIA has decided to postpone the Securing New Ground conference out of concern for the safety of attendees. We apologize for any inconvenience."
Registered attendees will be notified when new dates are chosen for the event.
The Conrad Hotel, the venue for Securing New Ground, announced that it is under mandatory evacuation and will be closed until Wednesday, Oct. 31.
ISC East, which was scheduled for Oct. 30 and 31, and the SIA Security Week Gala, which was scheduled for Oct. 30, have also been postponed.
SIA thanks our sponsors and partners for their support of the Securing New Ground Conference, the SIA Security Week Gala, and other SIA Security Week events.
The Security Industry Association (http://www.siaonline.org) is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security industry. SIA protects and ¬¬advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities. As a proud sponsor of ISC Expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.