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August 13th, 2009

ASIS International

ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits

More than 22,000 members of the global community of security management professionals are expected at the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2009). The event will be held September 21-24 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA and is widely acknowledged as the security industry’s most influential event.

ASIS 2009 brings together security, corporate, research and government professionals from 90+ nations, while a comprehensive educational program offers the chance to hone current skills and develop new ones at some 175 sessions. The exhibits area will feature over 281,000 sq. ft. of today’s (and tomorrow’s) security technology, best practices and innovations. Approximately 850 companies will be on hand, demonstrating both evolutionary and revolutionary products, practices and services.

If your firm will be on the ASIS 2009 exhibits floor, or leading a seminar session, a first-rate plasma screen rental from CRE will help you stand out from the crowd. You might consider multiplying the effectiveness of your convention staff by deploying a Friendlyway interactive touchscreen kiosk rental, nicely outfitted with your company colors, logo or other brand ID.

This year’s lineup of speakers is particularly impressive. Condoleezza Rice, national security advisor and Secretary of State in the George W. Bush administration, will be a keynote speaker, along with actor, lawyer, author and cultural gadfly Ben Stein. Stein will speak on Tuesday, the 22nd, at 8 a.m., while Rice will impart her extraordinary insights in current global affairs during her keynote address on Wednesday, the 23rd, also at 8 a.m.

The first general session on the 24th will convene an illustrious panel of chief security officers from different industries, moderated by Steve Chupa, CPP, Johnson & Johnson corporate director of security. The panelists will proffer possible solutions to the age-old but still relevant question, “What keeps you awake at night?”

At the second general session, internationally renowned ethicist and consultant to government and the Fortune 500, Michael Josephson, will lead a lively discussion on the ethical and compliance-related issues now being addressed by security professionals. Later on the final day of ASIS 2009, political satirist and best-selling author P.J. O’Rourke, called “the funniest writer in America” by Time magazine and the Wall Street Journal, will bid the attendees farewell at the closing luncheon.

Interbike

2009 Interbike International Bicycle Expo

Interbike, the leading bicycle industry “B2B” event management firm, once again brings together top retailers, manufacturers, media and industry advocates to the 2009 Interbike International Bicycle Expo. Three information-packed days of product demos, exhibits, meetings, seminars and celebrations—September 23-25—will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Interbike Expo has over 1,100 cycling-related brands and nearly 23,000 total attendees every year.

Interbike Expo, as the international “trade fair” for bicycles and bicycle components, will feature top manufacturers of mass-market products, OEM producers, custom builders and makers of specialized, top-quality brands. Attendees run the gamut from import/export firms, manufacturers and service providers to suppliers of bicycle parts and related components, other affiliated professionals and the general public.

If you have a booth at Interbike Expo, consider adding a plasma screen rental or high-definition LCD touchscreen monitor as a “virtual greeter.” It has the brains to offer true interactivity to your booth visitors, and the brawn to run flawless videos if you want to present product demos or other multimedia presentations. If you are one of several employees staffing your booth, you might want to rent a couple of laptops or tablet PCs from CRE to stay in touch with the built-in Wi-Fi and take notes—customer information, seminar topics, competitors’ product lines, etc.

Interbike Expo is strongly promoting its “early online registration” this year, as it saves both organizers and attendees time and money and guarantees access to the premier bicycle industry event of 2009. Retailers and distributors of finished, brand-name goods registering before August 19 will receive free Interbike Expo credentials by mail. Online registration is also available for exhibitors and media.

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