ISC West is celebrating a successful 2022 event. The conference drew just under 20,000 guests to the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas as it returned to its early spring time slot for the first time since 2019. The 2020 show switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19, while the 2021 event was pushed back to July to make sure that more people could gather in person.
This year’s 20,000 figure reflected a phenomenal 88 percent increase over that July show, and suggests that live events are finally starting to take on the stature that they enjoyed prior to the pandemic. ISC West 2022 featured more than 550 brands and exhibitors, while the guests themselves were treated to 65 SIA Education@ISC sessions. The SIA Education@ISC series ran from March 22-24, while the show floor was open from March 23-25.
While the 20,000 person attendance is still well short of 2019’s 30,000 tally, the organizers believe that the 2022 show was a clear demonstration of interest from the security industry, and should pave the way for future success. The organizers will now turn their attention to November’s ISC East event, which takes place November 16-17 at the Javits Center in New York City, and ISC West 2023, which will return to the Venetian from March 28-31.
“It truly was amazing to see all our attendees, exhibitors and partners in person again,” said Mary Beth Shaughnessy, the event director for ISC Security Events. “Clearly the security and public safety industry is ready to get back to face-to-face meetings. We are excited about the positive momentum and are already looking ahead to future success and further growth.”
The Security Industry Association served as the premier sponsor for ISC West, and declared the winners of the New Products and Solutions Awards in addition to managing the SIA Education@ISC West program. The latter enjoyed a 119 percent boost in attendance for 2022. You can also check out the roundup of our ISC West coverage to find out what you missed if you couldn’t make it to this year’s event!
April 5, 2022 – by Eric Weiss