More than 850 vendors will showcase the cutting-edge products and services that are shaping the industry at ASIS International’s 51st Annual Seminar and Exhibits Sept. 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

Attendees will be able to find solutions and talk to product experts, service providers and manufacturers to address all their security needs. Admission to the more than half-million square feet of the latest security technology and innovations is free.

This year’s educational program features more than 135 sessions – including 33 dedicated to homeland security – and covers the gamut of emerging issues and topics crucial to today’s security management professionals. Sessions will address such areas as: crisis management, terrorism, physical security, information technology, risk management, investigations and much more. All sessions have been peer-reviewed and selected from a field of entries in a highly competitive submission process.

This year’s event will bring together more than 19,000 security professionals from around the world and across the industry, creating a unique networking opportunity for the exchange of ideas, information and experiences.

Gen. Colin Powell, the U.S. Secretary of State from 2001 to 2004, will serve as keynote speaker Sept. 13. Drawing on the experience culled from his careers in defense, diplomacy and public service, Powell will speak on leadership and taking charge in times of great change and great crises.

Other keynote speakers include Ken Blanchard, co-author of the best-selling book, “The One Minute Manager,” and TV commentator Stuart Varney, who will chair a panel of experts scrutinizing the fields of economy, risk management and strategic planning as they apply to the security management profession.

Robert Ballard, who located the underwater remains of the ships Titanic and Bismarck and other underwater discoveries, will close the program Sept. 15.

For complete information on the ASIS International 51st Annual Seminar and Exhibits, please visit seminar, call (703) 519-6200, or e-mail