General Colin Powell to Provide Keynote at ASIS

Retired General Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State under the Bush administration, will be the showstopper on Tuesday in Orlando when he keynotes the 2005 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits.

This famed statesman promises to discuss leadership in our changed world and what security means in today's world. His address will be held on Tuesday morning, Sept. 13, from 8 to 9 a.m. Don't miss it.

Other events held as part of the general session will include the show's opening ceremonies, from 7:45 to 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12. ASIS gives this description of an opening ceremony that promises to have more wake-up power than two cups of coffee: "Professional entertainers employ music, dance and song to depict 50 years of the society's impressive history."

Tuesday's keynote will feature Powell, but on Wednesday, in the same 8 to 9 a.m. timeslot, Dr. Ken Blanchard will be discussing management and leadership strategies that you need to know, not as a security a security director, but as a departmental leader. Blanchard is an acclaimed management expert, so if you've got the access control skills down, but need to know how to lead your department, this morning session is for you.

Though the exhibit hall closes on Wednesday afternoon, many of you will be undboutedly staying through Thursday. For more general sessions check out "Convergence of Enterprise Security Organizations", 8 - 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and "Security Insight/Strategy Foresight", held immediately after, from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. The "Insight/Foresight" session will look at "areas of interest to security management professionals who aspire to the corporate position of Chief Security Officer."

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