Conferences

January and June Member-Only Meetings:

ISMA conducts two general meetings per year, one in January and one in June. These meetings are structured over a 3-4 day period, and generally include 2-3 days of full session, coupled with networking opportunities and an evening social agenda. These meetings are restricted to ISMA members only, with occasional opportunities for guests for special events.

ISMA/OSAC Regional Security Conferences:

ISMA partners with the U.S. Department of State in providing regional forums for the public and private sector to gather and address security issues of mutual concern to global companies conducting business in the region. Attendance at each of these 3-day conferences have included 100-200 representatives from global companies and representatives from the U.S. and British embassies in the region and local law enforcement in the region. Conferences to-date include: Bangkok (May-1999), Cairo (May-2000), and Buenos Aires (March-2001), Prague (May-2002), Singapore (March-2003), Mexico City (March-2004), Dubai (March-2005), Hong Kong (March-2006), Istanbul (March-2007) Bangkok (March-2008), Budapest (April-2009), Miami (March-2010), Dubai (March-2011), Singapore (March 2012), Bogota (March 2013), Amman (April 2013), Bangkok (March 2014), Lima (March 2015) Gaborone (September 2015), Kuala Lumpur (March 2016), Muscat (September 2016) and Mexico City (March 2017).

Leadership Program – Georgetown University:

This program is an intensive executive education and management development seminar developed by ISMA in partnership with Georgetown University. Taught and certified by Georgetown, the program is designed to prepare the next generation of Security Directors for the strategic challenges ahead. The program spans a one-year period of time and includes three phases – two sessions of classroom instruction in Washington D.C., and one session of independent study. 500+ security executives, have graduated from the program.

Leadership Program – Kellogg School of Management:

The most recently introduced program has partnered with the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, to conduct a two 4-day concentrated leadership / management course in the spring of each year.

ISMA Europe Meetings:

In the fall of every year, the European members of ISMA conduct a 3-day conference in a different city in Europe, hosted by a local ISMA member. These meetings provide the unique opportunity for our members from European companies to get together in a smaller, less formal setting, to discuss regional issues and challenges.

Membership Organizations:

Government Entities – Private Sector Partnerships:

Academic Partnerships:

  • McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • The Conference Board

Government Associate Members:

  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
  • Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
  • United Nations
  • Interpol
  • U.K. Security Service
  • BFV-Ministry of Interior, Germany
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB)
  • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Center for Protection of National Infrastructure
  • NorthCom/Norad

Business Partners:

  • Foushee Group Compensation Survey