IAPSC 2019 Conference
This year’s IAPSC annual conference, held May 4-6 in Miami, was chock full of innovations designed by a creative planning committee. These included a shortened two-day format, breakout sessions that met the interests of the diverse consulting community, high-profile speakers including Andrea Schultz, CPP, of the National Football League, sharing insights on security within high traffic events and venues, and a host of other interesting presentations on marketing, technology, trends in security consulting, and much more.
New this year, we welcomed our manufacturing partners into the session room to facilitate engagement amongst all of our conference attendees. There was plenty of time for networking including a fun Cuban-themed dinner complete with cigar rolling, music, dancing, and a mojito bar. That same evening IAPSC recognized its members who have contributed greatly to the IAPSC and presented Norman D. Bates with Meritorious Life Membership for his valued service since 2000 in various leadership roles in the organization and most significantly, in the pursuit of excellence in the development of standards and in the category of security expert testimony ever since. Also presented was the Charles A. Sennewald Distinguished Service Accolade, IAPSC’s most prestigious award for a security executive, educator, author, or industry leader who has made an outstanding and significant contribution to the security profession. It was presented to Milton (Mick) Moritz, CPP, a former President of the American Society for Industrial Security (Now ASIS International), for his more than fifty years of security experience, service, and leadership in the security industry.
Finally, a well-received and appreciated change to the conference was the attire: “Miami-casual” was worn throughout the conference and island shirts and sandals set the stage for comfortable networking minus a suit and tie!
Many thanks to the hardworking Annual Conference Committee for putting together an excellent line-up of speakers and topics, along with these many innovations: Al Zajic, AWZ Consulting (Chair), Frank Pisciotta, Business Protection Specialists, Inc., Mitchell Fenton, Baltusrol Golf Club, Michael D’Angelo, CHPA, Secure Direction Consulting, LLC, Kelly Klatt, Center for Security Solutions, William LaTorre, LaTorre Consulting Inc., Karim Vellani, Threat Analysis Group, LLC.