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e’ve heard from many clients that in 2024 they want to prioritize attending conferences or industry trade shows more than in the past. Maybe everyone is itching for a return to pre-COVID normalcy, or maybe we’re all just burned out on videoconferences. Still, there is no denying that face-to-face time with your peers, vendors, and customers feels valuable right now. 

To help our customers, we’ve compiled a list of the most interesting and promising conferences across North America and broken them down by industry. We hope to see you at a few of these to connect in person! 

 

Law enforcement conferences 

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Police Tech Conference and Expo

April 30 - May 1, 2024 | Toronto, ON

The Police Tech Conference and Expo is a major Canadian law enforcement event. Over two busy days, it will offer discussions on practical initiatives and strategies presented by law enforcement experts. The expo floor will feature vendors presenting cutting-edge technology solutions tailored for public safety applications. Among other topics, the conference will explore cybersecurity, body-worn cameras, AI, machine learning, wireless communications, and more.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The 2024 International Public Safety Association Annual Conference aims to unite public safety officials across law enforcement, fire, EMS, telecommunications, and emergency management from the US and abroad. This event is designed as a networking platform and a learning experience, offering attendees valuable educational resources, tips, and strategies relevant to their respective agencies.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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IACP Technology Conference

May 21-23, 2024 | Charlotte, NC 

The IACP Technology Conference is a premier event in law enforcement physical and information technology, gathering industry leaders to explore optimal approaches for adopting and implementing new technologies in policing. With over 750 attendees, the conference offers around 50 education sessions and features 75 industry exhibitors.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The NSA Annual Conference and Exhibition has vendors showcasing various products and equipment relevant to various facets of law enforcement, covering areas such as jails, prisoner transport, courtroom security, and police operations.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Police Leadership Conference, hosted by the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police (BCACP) and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), is the largest Canadian gathering dedicated to police leadership. The 2024 theme, "Police Leadership: Reinvigorating a People-Focused Organization," addresses the challenges of recruiting, retaining, and enhancing resilience within the policing and public safety community. This conference aims to explore innovative strategies, from fostering resilience to embracing cutting-edge technologies like AI, to reshape our organizational cultures and strategies, redefining the essence of a career in policing for the present and future.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The 2024 Annual Conference and Exposition by the IACP is one of the year's most significant law enforcement events, anticipated to draw over 16,000 public safety professionals. Over four days, attendees gather to discover new methodologies, advance their expertise, and prepare their departments for continued effectiveness. This conference offers extensive training, networking opportunities, and a vast exhibit hall hosting over 600 vendors showcasing products and services that aid the law enforcement sector.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Corrections conferences 

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American Correctional Association 2024 Winter Conference

January 4-7, 2024 | National Harbor, MD 

ACA's annual Winter Conference stands out as one of the most highly attended events in the corrections industry. Attendees and exhibitors alike benefit from direct interaction with thousands of corrections professionals. This gathering hosts numerous workshops, meetings, and events, providing invaluable education and networking opportunities. Participants can pursue professional certification and gain insights crucial to their daily work. Additionally, an extensive exhibit hall allows attendees to engage with numerous companies in the correctional technology space.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The NCIA 2024 National Training Conference focuses on the correctional and jail industries. This conference will draw industry leaders and professionals seeking the latest products and services tailored to their work programs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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American Jail Association Conference & Expo

May 18 - 22, 2024 | Fort Lauderdale, FL 

The American Jail Association (AJA) Conference stands out as the sole national event centered on addressing the needs and challenges of local jails and detention facilities. Participating in this event ensures direct access to the other primary decision-makers within the jail industry, presenting an invaluable opportunity for companies to connect, engage, and network effectively. The event also provides a unique setting to interact with and learn from other prominent suppliers servicing the corrections industry.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Corporate security conferences  

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ISC West

April 9-12, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV 

ISC West is a SIA (Security Industry Association) sponsored event. It is the premier security trade show event in the United States, hosted annually at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. ISC West allows attendees to explore cutting-edge technologies and connect with peers, vendors, partners, and customers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SIA GovSummit

May 21-22, 2024 | Washington, DC 

The SIA GovSummit is an annual event held in Washington, D.C., focusing on security technologies government agencies use to protect the public, the government, and their own institutions. Sessions at this summit scrutinize emerging policy trends, the government's technological requirements, and shifts in the risk landscape.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Global Security Exchange 2024

September 23-25, 2024 | Orlando, FL 

Security threats continue to evolve into complex challenges for corporate security teams. GSX was created to help security professionals do just that. Immerse yourself in expert-led education encompassing vital physical and cybersecurity subjects. Explore cutting-edge innovations, products, and trends reshaping the security landscape. Draw inspiration from keynotes delivered by forward-thinking leaders and distinguished speakers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Security Central

October 23-24, 2024  | Toronto, ON  

Security Central is always an important annual event for security professionals seeking business growth or career advancement. Each October, security experts gather to explore cutting-edge technological advancements, engage in enriching educational sessions, and participate in industry-defining dialogues. Recognized as one of the most extensive and influential security exhibitions, it is a significant meeting place for the security sector.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ISC East

November 19-21, 2024 | New York City, NY 

ISC East is the largest security-focused industry event in the Northeast. Sponsored by SIA, this event allows attendees to connect with technical experts from numerous top-tier brands in the security industry. It's a chance to explore the latest products, gain a competitive edge, and stay updated with innovations across various sectors—from video surveillance and access control to smart home technologies and unmanned security. You'll discover products and services tailored to benefit your company and clients.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Warehouse operations & Manufacturing conferences 

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MODEX 2024

March 11-14, 2024 | Atlanta, GA  

MODEX 2024 brings the entire manufacturing and supply chain industry together to explore solutions that cover every step of your operations. At MODEX, you’ll find four main talks, 150 educational sessions, and top solutions from over 1,000 leading manufacturing and supply chain service providers. With over 45,000 professionals attending—seeking solutions for their operations from traditional equipment to sustainability, automation, robotics, and new technologies—you'll be part of a collective seeking the next steps for the industry.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CME 2024

June 5-6, 2024 | Timmins, ON  

The Canadian Mining Expo draws professionals, suppliers, and innovators nationwide and beyond. Renowned for its comprehensive showcase of cutting-edge technologies, equipment, and services, the Expo offers a platform to explore the latest advancements driving the mining sector forward. Attendees can engage in discussions, witness live demonstrations of the latest technologies, and network with industry experts. This gathering serves as a hub for mining companies, suppliers, and investors to collaborate, exchange ideas, and delve into the most pressing challenges and opportunities shaping the mining landscape.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ISM World Annual Conference

April 29 - May 1st, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV 

The ISM World Annual Conference is one of the year's highlights for over 2,000 procurement and supply chain professionals. This event offers cutting-edge education, networking opportunities with industry leaders and peers, and access to innovative suppliers showcasing the latest products and solutions. This event is a must-attend for supply management professionals seeking to stay ahead.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Association for Supply Chain Management Connect

September 9-11, 2024 | Austin, TX  

Explore the latest developments and upcoming shopping, logistics, and supply chain trends. Gain insights into transforming business strategies with a comprehensive offering that includes 70 educational sessions guided by experts, 12 distinct learning tracks, thought-provoking keynote addresses, interactive Innovation Labs, and Connection Cafés. ASCM Connect is dedicated to enhancing professional impact by providing opportunities for education, networking, and innovation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Expo 2024

September 29 - October 2, 2024 | Nashville, TN 

Join one of the top educational and networking events for supply chain professionals. They anticipate over 2,700 attendees at this three-and-a-half-day conference, offering unbiased content and actionable strategies in talks, specialty sessions, and other industry-focused events. EDGE aims to provide attendees with access to the latest industry trends, insights, best practices, and a chance to connect with the global supply chain community. Attendees gain access to over 100 educational sessions, 30 specialty sessions, and 25+ hours of dedicated networking opportunities with industry leaders.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Casinos & gaming conferences 

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AML Fundamentals for Casinos

January 22-24, 2024 | San Diego, CA  

Learn the latest anti-money laundering (AML) practices, regulations, and challenges unique to casinos. You need to ensure compliance and guard against financial crimes. Attendees connect with peers, vendors, and regulators. These connections will not only enrich attendees’ knowledge to further their own careers, but through the exchange of best practices and studying the latest technologies, they will collaborate to foster a safer and more secure industry.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention provides invaluable insights and strategies to excel in the competitive gaming industry. This event offers a prime chance to network with industry leaders, discover the latest gaming and business administration technologies, stay updated on cutting-edge trends, and honor a rich tradition of achievements.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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East Coast Gaming Congress 2024

April 17-18, 2024 | Atlantic City, NJ 

The ECGC organizers understand that attendees have constraints on both time and budget. That is why they have strategically priced and scheduled their conference to maximize availability to interested industry professionals. The event creates a forum where critical issues are comprehensively addressed by bringing together government officials, technology suppliers, and operators. It allows leaders to convene, set policies, make decisions, and present their ideas within a broad context.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Global Gaming Exchange (G2E) 2024

October 7-10, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV  

G2E is one of the most important annual gatherings for the gaming industry, promoting innovation and facilitating growth by bringing together the global gaming community. It offers opportunities to establish new connections, find potential business partners, and engage with industry experts. With over 350 exhibiting companies showcasing innovations, attendees can explore emerging trends and solutions that are influencing the future of gaming.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hotels & hospitality conferences 

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BITAC Operations 2024

April 14 - 16, 2024 | Savannah, GA   

The BITAC Operations Conference is a comprehensive two-day event centered on education, relationship-building, and private meetings. It brings together decision-makers and solution providers to discuss various aspects of hotel operations across the United States and beyond. The event caters to executives from independent and branded hotels, gaming and resort establishments, cruise ships, and management companies.

Regardless of their business, these industry leaders are responsible for procuring services and products to manage and operate lodging properties effectively. The event serves as a platform for networking among peers and engaging with solution providers offering various services, including technology, sales, marketing, and more.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hospitality Design Expo 2024

April 30 - May 2, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV  

The Hospitality Design Expo and Conference (HD Expo) brings together industry professionals, designers, technology providers, and suppliers from various hospitality sectors to explore innovative designs, trends, safety concerns, and products shaping the industry. With a range of exhibits, educational sessions, and networking opportunities, attendees can discover the latest advancements, engage in discussions, and forge new connections.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2024 Boutique Hotel Investment Conference

June 5, 2024 | New York City, NY 

The conference will convene leaders and participants from the boutique hospitality sub-sector, focusing on business administration, security, and investment. It will provide a platform for discussions on emerging business models. Attendees will delve into the complexities of investment strategies, market insights, and successful approaches while fostering networking opportunities with potential clients, investors, and collaborators.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC)

June 24 – 27, 2024 | Charlotte, NC   

The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference will return to the US in 2024. Hospitality leaders will gather to explore the latest business, security, and service technological innovations. Previously hosted in Toronto, the event attracted over 4,500 attendees from more than 60 countries and featured 325 exhibitors.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hotel Data Conference

August 7 - 9, 2024 | Nashville, TN 

The Hotel Data Conference (HDC) is a yearly event for hospitality industry executives who use data to improve their hotel's performance. The conference features presentations, industry perspectives, trends, and tips. This 15th annual conference will place a specific emphasis on providing expert analyses, new strategies, and best practices centered around the latest data-gathering technologies.