New networking, revenue and funding opportunities will be found by security industry professionals at the 10th annual Securing New Ground (SNG) conference Nov. 16-17 at New York City's Roosevelt Hotel.

The 2005 conference's keynote speaker will be Frank Lanza, chairman and CEO of L-3 Communications Corp., who will speak on "Leveraging Change." In less than 10 years, Lanza guided L-3 Communications to become one of the nation's leading defense contractors and now security systems integrator with more than $4 billion in sales and 70 acquisitions.

Presentations will include industry leaders, CEOs, chairmen and presidents in panels and solo programs presenting market research and new funding and revenue sources. Program subjects include linking physical and logical security, biometrics, RFID and network video.

Among those who should attend are security industry professionals responsible for profits, growth and new business development; bankers, lenders and investors in the security industry; companies seeking strategic alliances or new technology; government agencies responsible for Homeland Security buying; government security investors; companies considering entering the security industry; and security analysts and fund managers.

Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the 2005 "Security Industry Overview," authored by Jeff Kessler, senior vice president of Lehman Brothers Inc. and SNG partner. (An $800 value)

Also included will be trend analysis from the SDM 100 and SDM Top Systems Integrators to help dealers, integrators and investors profit.

A link to an electronic publication with details on the conference is on the top right of the SDM home page.

Registration is $1,495 with group discounts available. Payment must be received by Nov. 11. For more information, visit or phone (440) 286-4900.