Security Professionals Prepare to Meet for North Shore ASIS Chapter Conference

Chicago -- To discuss the latest trends in security technology and services, and how they relate to terrorism prevention, security experts and professionals will be gathering for a free conference in Elk Grove Village, Illinois on October 19 for the Security Solutions 2005 Seminars and Exhibits sponsored by the American Society for Industrial Security. (A.S.I.S.)

The conference will help bring together Corporate Security Managers, Homeland Security Professionals, Law Enforcement Officials, Emergency Services and First Responder Personnel, Building Management Professionals, Risk Managers, Professional Investigators, and Business Owners interested in increasing their security knowledge and effectiveness.

"Preparation for and prevention of terrorist attacks are concepts that weigh heavily on the minds of not only government officials but also professionals in the private sector," said Craig Lawrence, CPP, Director of Operations at United Risk Partners in Elk Grove Village, IL and Chairman of the Illinois Northshore Chapter of A.S.I.S. "Terrorism is the subject matter most pressing for Security Directors right now, and in response industry professionals are joining together to deal specifically with terrorism and homeland security issues in the private sector."

The keynote speaker for the event is Howard Safir, who will be speaking on Current Trends in Terrorism. Mr. Safir was appointed as the 39th Police Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in 1996. In his four years as Police Commissioner, he achieved a 38% reduction in major crime and reduced homicides by 44%, bringing the total number of murders in New York to the lowest level in three decades.

The featured speaker is Craige Maxim of Triple Canopy, who is currently directing the Executive Protection Division of that company. Mr. Maxim has managed several high profile details, including twelve months as chief of security for General Norman Schwarzkopf, and thirteen months in Afghanistan as detail lead for President Hamid Karzai.

Other speakers include Mark Hall & Offer Baruch from Air Security International, who will be speaking on travel security and intelligence.

The event will be held at Belvedere Events & Banquets, located at 1170 West Devon Avenue in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, approximately 10-15 minutes west of O'Hare Airport. Doors open at 8 AM on October 19, 2005. Interested persons can register online, click here.