This morning, Rosemary Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation at the Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, will take the stage to speak with ISC West attendees about how aviation security technology advancements are streamlining LAS operations and business continuity. Vassiliadis will conduct the opening keynote for ISC West at 8:45 a.m. in Venetian Ballroom F.

As the travel industry emerges from the pandemic, Las Vegas is welcoming air travelers at a renewed pace thanks to an influx of new amenities and major special events. The recent debut of world-class resorts downtown and on the Las Vegas Strip, expanded convention space, plus a state-of-the-art, 65,000-seat NFL stadium have further increased the drawing power of Las Vegas, while also creating new challenges and opportunities for airport operations and security staff.

In this keynote address, Vassiliadis will discuss Las Vegas’ continuing evolution while sharing insights into how Harry Reid International Airport is likewise evolving to keep flyers moving safely and efficiently. She’ll also highlight the airport’s Innovation Checkpoint, a unique testing ground at which the Transportation Security Administration’s Innovation Task Force is running live trials on new technologies and processes that are already improving security at airports across the nation, and will continue to do so into the future.

In addition to directing all operations at LAS airport, Vassiliadis oversees four general aviation airports in Southern Nevada. Prior to taking over the Department of Aviation, Vassiliadis served as its deputy director, giving her more than two decades of experience in aviation leadership.