The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that the 2019 Securing New Ground (SNG) conference will be held Oct. 29-30 at the Grand Hyatt New York. Each year at SNG, the security industry’s biggest players, brightest minds and most driven entrepreneurs come together in New York City for this executive conference featuring high-quality intelligence sharing, education, analysis and networking.

SNG, founded in 1996, gathers 250+ senior-level industry leaders and financial partners each year and highlights major trends like artificial intelligence, cyber security and mobile connectivity and business focuses like funding and investment, strategic acquisitions and purchasing trends.

“SNG is a top-tier executive networking program where security industry luminaries gather to dive deep into the business of security,” said Don Erickson, SIA’s CEO. “We look forward to continuing to inspire leaders at SNG 2019 as we explore current and future trends, the potential of the industry and how the business is changing.”

The 2018 conference brought together industry leaders to discuss topics and concerns like how businesses are adapting to changing buyer preferences and economic and political conditions; security technology adoption in smart cities and advanced law enforcement and public safety systems; workforce development challenges and the value of diversity to business growth; the risks, rewards and adoption paths of cloud solutions in the security industry; how the importance of cyber security is impacting physical security technology deployments; and changes and challenges in the residential security and monitoring industries.

SNG 2018 also featured keynote remarks from Jerome Pickett, senior vice president and chief security officer at the National Basketball Association, and Valerie Thomas, renowned cyber security expert and executive consultant at Securicon.

Learn more about SNG 2019 and how you can attend here.