SIA to host Securing New Ground Conference

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The 16th annual Securing New Ground Conference, hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), is a unique forum bringing together leading investors, executives and end users in the security industry. Held this year Nov. 1-2 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, the conference focuses on the business of security and on identifying business trends and opportunities for the coming year.

"The Securing New Ground conference is a great event for financiers to attend because its focus is on security business issues led by some of the most influential and credible players in the industry," says Mark Melendes, Managing Director, The PrivateBank and Trust Company. "It also provides great networking opportunities."

Highlights of this year’s conference include:

2012 Industry Landscape: This special presentation offers a market outlook from research conducted by the Security Industry Association and presented by SIA Chairman Gordon Hope; the SDM Industry Forecast Study presented by SDM Editor Laura Stepanek; and a global economic outlook for business conditions presented by Bill Taylor, President of Panasonic Systems Network Company of America.

Wall Street Perspectives: As 2012 arrives, there is considerable money for investments by the full range of companies from family operators to large private equity backed organizations. Discipline by lenders and realistic expectations among sellers are driving today's deals.

View from the Top: The industry's leaders share their vision for successful business strategy and execution in 2012 as well as reflect on their successes and surprises during 2011. In addition to revealing their hopes and fears for the year, they will share their economic outlook and offer a bold prediction on the year ahead.

All conference attendees receive a copy of the Securing New Ground annual report, a valuable investment tool also available for purchase post conference for $695.

SIA is offering free registration to qualified first-time investors. To register for the conference visit the SNG website or contact Rebecca Hall at (703) 647-8492. Investors who have attended in the past should contact Ms. Hall for special pricing options.