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Top 5 Security Trade Shows You Need to Know About

Note: All dates are subject to change in light of COVID-19

Attending security-related expos is a great way to expand one’s knowledge about the newest trends in the industry, and to network with other security firms. It provides a chance to display your products and find the right buyers. If you are a security company trying to stay at the top of the game, go through this list of the top 5 security trade shows and start planning your trip. 

1. Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2020

When: To Be Announced

Where: National Harbor, MD 

Why you should attend:

The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit aims to provide quality education about cyber security to brand owners. This summit will help you devise a cybersecurity strategy for your company. The speakers, who are all esteemed experts, will talk about cyber risk management techniques and plans that will help you be prepared for any threats. 

No matter what part of the IT security landscape you belong to, you will find someone here to learn from. Security executives and CISOs can learn about strategy generation, risk or governance executives can learn the relationship between risk and digital businesses, and planners and security architects can educate themselves on how to effectively implement the theoretical strategies being discussed. Keeping these different needs in mind, the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit is divided into 4 programs. These are Management & Leadership, Security Technology & Architecture, CISO Circle, and Digital Risk Management.

You will also get to network with more than 3500 people who are also in your position. This is a great opportunity to give live demos of your latest products and make a name for your brand.

2. Global Security Exchange


When: Sep 21-23, 2020

Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.

Why you should attend:

Presented by the ASIS, The Global Security Exchange is the annual event that brings together experts of all kinds of security including cybersecurity, operational security, and physical security. The event is attended by both the private and public sector and many allied organizations also take part. Such varied attendance makes Global Security Exchange the most comprehensive security conference in the area. 

The ASIS review course certificates are available at The Global Security Exchange. The ASIS certification is a very respected certificate that is proof of your dedication to your job as a security professional. It gives you a chance to highlight and validate the skills you have. So attending The Global Security Exchange will give you the golden chance to get the certificate for your PCI, APP, PSP or CPP exams.

There will also be pre-conference workshops where you will get hands-on training on many relevant subjects. Moreover, the GSX education program has over 300 experts delivering lectures on the most important aspects of security. There are general sessions, game-changer sessions, and experiential sessions. Apart from education, GSX also has an expo that features more than 500 exhibitors. They get access to an educated and open-minded audience and the chance to generate leads.

3. Security Canada Ottawa


When: To Be Announced

Where: Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.

Why you should attend:

Security Canada Ottawa gathers companies, government officials, military personnel and other people relevant to the field of security. It is a great networking and educational opportunity. Attending Security Canada Ottawa is very easy as it does not have any registration fee and you can easily register on their website before the due date. Even if you miss the late, you can still register at the venue by paying $20 if you are a member and $40 if you are not.

The exhibition floor is massive and contains more than 50 booths. The event is attended by over 4500 security integrators and 2600 companies. This is your opportunity to learn face-to-face from big companies such as IDN Canada, GeoVision, Graybar, Altronix Corporation, Amika Mobile and so many more. The exhibition floor has a buffet and an open bar so you can socialize with people in a relaxed environment. 

Included in the exhibition are educational sessions by reputable companies regarding their products and other important topics. These sessions are free and are incredibly helpful in developing an understanding of the newest trends. Axis Communication, Genetec, Inner Range and Inaxsys are the companies that will be hosting the educational sessions.

4. Electronic Security Expo


When: June 9-12,2020.

Where: Nashville, TN.

Why you should attend:

The Electronic Security Expo is held by the collaboration of The Monitoring Association (TMA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA). In 2020 the expo will have its 13th run. The Electronic Security Expo focuses on life security and electronic security domains. The event highlights the highest quality products and services relevant to the fields. 

It is a 5-day event that is jam-packed with educational sessions, general sessions, keynote speeches, and exhibitions. There is even a pub crawl to make sure you have fun. Electronic Security has an educational program that focuses on strategies to grow your business, making your monitoring center efficient, leadership, customer service and being prepared for the future. The opening keynote will be delivered by Ryan Estis, while the closing will be done by Klint Walker. 

The expo is attended by 1800 specialists and is a great place to promote your brand to an educated audience. If your company deals in security integration, monitoring or life safety, you should definitely exhibit here because it is a great chance to network and generate leads.

5. Black Hat 2020


When: Aug 1-6, 2020

Where: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

Why you should attend:

Because more and more companies depend on electronic databases and software, the definition of security has expanded to include data security. In lieu of this, the Black Hat conference has been educating information security experts for 23 years now. 

The first 4 days of Black Hat 2020 will contain technical training regarding defensive and offensive strategies. Some of the other topics featured include social engineering detection, directory attacks, penetration testing, cloud security, hardware hacking, and many others. The next 2 days are the main event, the conference. There will be more than 100 carefully selected, unbiased and useful researcher presentations. 

The Arsenal exhibition will also be held during these 2 days where researchers can showcase their latest tools. Live demos in a relaxed environment which will enable attendees to get hands-on experience of the new products. If you have developed something the world should see, you should apply to exhibit at The Black Hat. You will get a large audience for your product and most of them will be professionals from big companies so this could turn into a great job offer. 


Attending security trade shows is very important to stay in the know and generate leads at the same time. If you have made up your mind about attending a trade show and need help in designing your booth, Aplus Expo is here to help. Choose from our wide range of rental booth displays or let us design a customized booth suited for your needs. 

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