The IAPSC Conference program is set and it is a good one. The conference is drawing consultants from across the IAPSC and other independent consultants who are not members but belong to other consultant consortiums. We continue to try and get the message out to all of the consulting community and maintain an Association that provides maximum benefits to members. This year, two members of the media community in the security field will be in attendance at the annual conference, which will provide some nice public relations exposures for attendees, sponsors and the Association. We are excited about this. Thanks to Curt Baillie, CSC for getting Steve Lasky to attend and cover our conference.
In early results from the web site improvement, we received this feedback from one of our members:
“This is a great addition as I closely follow my website stats. Here's some real results, since the new improved site went live I have been retained in 5 litigation cases. Three of the attorneys said they found me through the IAPSC site.
This is a HUGE improvement over what was happening with the old site. Just those three cases translate to at least $30K in business.
I have asked for the commissioning of a finance committee to review Association revenues and expenses to ensure that we maintain a balanced budget. Like the rest of society, our expenses have risen and the Executive Committee is committed to ensuring that all expenses are directed to areas that provide fair and maximum benefits to the entire Association. Recent efforts of Harold Gillens and the Executive Committee have highlighted roles and responsibilities of all members to maximize benefits from Association fees. If you have not seen this presentation, I would encourage you to click here to get a copy so you can maximize your benefits starting today. One of the critical benefits is derived from attending the annual meeting, so everyone is encouraged to register as there are less than three weeks until it kicks off.
The IAPSC recently help a modified Successful Security Consultant seminar in Las Vegas at the ISC West show. The program was led by Rich Grassie and supported by Ken Wheatley, David Aggleton, Al Zajic and myself. Almost 30 people were in attendance at this program and it was another event with great exposure for the Association and we hope to pick up some new members as a result of the effort. Here's a testimonial from one of the attendees:
"It was a very rewarding day with the team of professionals and I have walked away hungry to hone my skills and advance in the field of consulting."
ASIS has reached out to the IAPSC for a special program at ASIS in Atlanta this year which will focus on security consulting in a much more visible way (e.g. potentially a booth on the show floor). We are working out details and logistics with ASIS and hope to have more to report on this soon.