The Security Industry Association's third annual Government Sales and Marketing Summit will be June 14-15 in Washington, D.C. The two-day conference and networking event is designed to introduce companies to the business opportunities, legislative initiatives and key decision makers involved with government business relevant to the electronic physical security industry.

This event will bring top procurement officials from various federal agencies, top policy officials from Congress and key representatives from prime government contractors together with attendees in an interactive conference and networking forum.

Sessions for the 2005 summit include: GSA Schedule Contracting - Benefits and Challenges; Government Procurement - Profiles of Success; and Specifications and Technologies - Proven Pathways to Key Decision Makers.

The summit is designed to help both small start-up companies and seasoned veterans of government contracting to better understand how to achieve success in this rapidly growing marketplace.

An additional benefit of this year's event is appointments with members of Congress to discuss key legislative initiatives affecting the industry and to garner support for SIA and the work being done by its member companies.

The Government Sales and Marketing Summit is sponsored by TransTech Systems, DSC and Stanley Security Solutions.

The cost of the event is $195 for SIA members and $295 for non-members. This is the first year the event is open to non-SIA members.

For more information on the event and registration, please contact Cathy Mrosko, associate director of industry groups and government affairs, at (703) 683-2075.