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SIA Governme​nt Summit 2016
June 15-17

It's official! The Security Industry Association (SIA) will host its 2016 SIA Government Summit at the The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, on June 15-17, 2016.

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​Featured Speakers​


The SIA Government Summit brings together all facets of the security industry: executives, integrators, sales and marketing, and government relations professionals. Panels are geared towards doing business with government and gaining a better understanding of the trends facing the industry, and the event provides one-on-one networking time with government and private sector insiders.​

Luntz_Frank.jpgDr. Frank Luntz is the featured speaker at the SIA Public Policy Dinner, scheduled at The Hamilton dinner theater at 600 14th St. NW for the evening of Tuesday, June 9.

Dr. Luntz is one of the most honored communication professionals in America today. Dr. Luntz, deemed "the N​​​​ostradamus of pollsters" by Sir David Frost, was named one of "50 of America's most promising leaders aged 40 and under" by Time magazine, as well as the "hottest pollster" in America according to the Boston Globe. In 2012, he finished #87 in a Time global poll of the "most influential people in the world." 

Dr. Luntz has written, supervised and conducted more than 2,000 surveys, focus groups, ad tests and dial sessions in more than two dozen countries and four continents over the past decade. He is the author of three of The New York Times best-selling books: Words that Work: It's Not What You Say It's What People Hear, What Americans Really Want… Really and WIN: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Congressional Office Visits and Capitol Tour
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Preconference on GSA Contracting
TBD, Rayburn House Office Building
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Welcome Reception
Foyer​, Rayburn House Office Building  
Thursday, June 16, 2016  Government Summit – Day 1
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Provocative and Thought Provoking Sessions Throughout the Day
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Cocktail reception
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Policy Leadership Awards Dinner
Friday, June 17, 2016  Government Summit – Day 2
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Provocative and Thought Provoking Sessions Throughout the Day


A Look Ahead: The Security Industry and the Government
Industry leaders give their perspective on the role of the government marketplace for the security industry—where it is, and where it's going. ​

Insights from the Hill
Key congressional staffers share insights on the relationship between Congress, its committees, federal agencies and the security industry. Panelists will also discuss recent policy developments and how security solutions providers can contribute to the process.

Security and the States
Representatives of state and local governments discuss emerging security trends, policies being debated in state legislatures and how security dollars are allocated for security programs.

Convergence of Physical and Logical Security
The "Internet of Everything" is revolutionizing the security industry. This session will help define convergence at the micro and macro levels, and examine its implications for the security industry.

DHS Science and Technology Directorate​
DHS staff give an overview of S&T activities and discuss emerging technologies, procurement, engagement with industry and ways that DHS components interact with the private sector during and emergency.​

Contracting with the Government: Tips from Seasoned Veterans
Industry pros discuss opportunities for small and large businesses to work together, the benefits and challenges of the GSA supply schedules program, vehicles for contracting with state and local governments and the importance of being vigilant on evolving Federal regulations that can impact your business.

Making the Biometric Exit System a Reality
Key insiders discuss legislation implementing the biometric exit system for foreign visitors, a vitally important national security measure called for by the 9/11 Commission. The matching of biometric data allows identity confirmation for departing travelers not possible through checking travel documents and matching biographic information.

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Who Should Attend

  •         Security Executives
  •         Integrators
  •         Security Sales and Marketing Professionals
  •        ★ Government Relations Professionals​

  •        ★ Federal employees and Congressional staff​

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Register Toda​y and Save!

 ​​​​​ ​​April 1 - June 8
Nonmember$795​ ​
​​Note: Registration is complimentary for government employees. Click here to register if you are a government employee​.

IF you would prefer not to register online, please download the PDF form.

Please send your completed form to Alain Taylor at or
Marc Benson at or via fax at 301-804-4701.​       ​       

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The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
1400 M St NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 429-1700

Special room rate: A block of rooms has been reserved for June 8-10 2015. The special room rate ($299 a night) will be available until May 8 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. 

​Book Today t​o Reser​ve a Room​​


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For more information or questions about the SIA Government Summit,
please contact Jake Parker​ at 301-804-4712.



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Thank You for Attending SIA Government Summit 2015

The Security Industry Association would like to thank our participants, speakers, special guests and sponsors for making the 2015 SIA Government Summit an overwhelming success!

Click here to download the 2015 SIA Government Summit Presentations​ 
and select recording from the sessions


SIA would like to thank the sponsors of the 2015​​​ SIA Government Summit:

Government Summit Sponsors 


 2015 SIA Government Summit