Sands Expo Centre, Las Vegas.

ISC West March 2020 has been postponed a second time, with organisers, Reed Exhibitions and the Security Industry Association, now hoping to run the event October 5-8 at the Sands Convention Centre in Las Vegas.

“Considering the escalation of COVID-19, travel and social distancing restrictions, and the economic impact over the past five weeks across the United States and the world, it is necessary to reschedule the event to October,” said Will Wise of Reed Exhibitions.

“Working closely with the Sands Expo, we were committed to pursuing the best opportunity for ISC West to facilitate the conduct of business, education and peer-to-peer engaged platforms.

“Holding the event 6 months from now in October will offer the best scenario to support the security and public safety industry, in addition to the Las Vegas community. It is an unprecedented time, and we appreciate how the community is adapting, adjusting and rallying,” Wise said.

The event will now take place October 5-8 at Sands Expo in Las Vegas, with the following schedule highlights:

The SIA [email protected] West Conference Program will kick off one day prior to Exhibit Hall opening per usual on Monday, October 5 and run through Wednesday, October 7. SIA Committee Meetings and the SIA Market Leaders Reception will also take place on Monday, October 5.

The ISC West Exhibit Hall will be open starting Tuesday, October 6 through Thursday, October 8 with our standard operational hours. The ISC West Keynote Series (stay tuned for updates!) will take place Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 7, with the SIA Women in Security Forum Breakfast event taking place on the final day of ISC West on Thursday, October 8.

“Our industry is essential to the safety and security of our communities, infrastructure and businesses. This is going to be a very tough year for people everywhere, and the sooner we can get some clarity on the new normal and provide solutions relevant to our situation, the better,” said Pierre Trapanese of SIA.

“We look forward to ISC West Fall 2020 providing a forum from which everyone in our industry can begin to re-establish ties with each other and work toward succeeding in this new environment.”

Regardless of whether ISC 2020 is able to run early October, borders will almost certainly remain closed on both sides of the Pacific, meaning the usual flood of visitors from ANZ will need to wait until 2021 to see the latest security technology at the biggest U.S. event.