The Security Industry Association (SIA) and Expo Seguridad Mexico have announced that SIA will be a Premier Sponsor of the event, the largest event for the security industry in Latin America.
According to SIA, this partnership is one of the key efforts led by its reconstituted International Relations Committee, which works to internationally represent and advocate for SIA members in the security industry.
Expo Seguridad Mexico is an annual, three-day meeting with national and international technology, solutions and knowledge for manufacturers, distributors, integrators and users. This year’s event will take place 18-20 April at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City, Mexico.
SIA’s involvement in Expo Seguridad Mexico 2023 will include the development of up to six conference sessions and a networking event presented by SIA’s RISE community for young security professionals and those new to the industry.
SIA Chair James Rothstein has appointed Jason de Souza, Vice President, Latin America at Hanwha Vision to serve as the chair of the International Relations Committee. The committee is the oversight body charged with developing and executing SIA’s international outreach strategies and programming objectives designed to promote international cooperation and marketing opportunities.
“I am honored to be joining SIA as the Chair of the International Relations Committee. SIA’s purpose of protecting and advancing its members’ interests is well established in North America and the prospect of extending SIA’s message, content and expertise to international markets, are both timely and necessary,” said de Souza.
“Our committee will focus on developing and evolving SIA’s expansion plan to maximize the promotion of international cooperation between SIA and Latin American security companies and industry trade associations. The sessions at Expo de Seguridad and the launch of the RISE community will be the start of these efforts. It will be my privilege to collaborate with the committee!”
The newly reconstituted committee’s key efforts will include developing content for Expo Seguridad Mexico conference programs, presenting webinar series and white papers, hosting committee and SIA networking programs, managing translation of key SIA publications such as SIA Technology Insights, engaging security end users in committee programs, mentoring next-generation security leaders, conducting outreach to colleges and universities and providing model program templates to SIA members operating in aligned markets.