Almost two full years after the coronavirus came to the US and shut everything down, in-person industry events are still few and far between. There was some hope last summer—it was almost as if COVID-19 never existed at ISC West 2021—but the emergence of the delta variant, and then omicron, again brought many events to a standstill.
While it’s still hard to know what will happen in the coming months (INNOVISION 2022 was just canceled this week) many health professionals are saying we are moving past the peak of omicron, so things could start returning to some semblance of normal soon.
Here are seven industry events we’re looking forward to going to this spring—and we hope to see you there!
MRC Vegas is the leading conference for payments and fraud prevention industry professionals to meet, broaden their networks, share ideas with industry peers, collaborate, and learn together. The four-day conference from the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) will highlight the expertise of professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds; attendees can expect dozens of speakers from organizations such as Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Google, Microsoft, Meta/Facebook, J.P. Morgan, and Salesforce. The conference will be from March 7-10, 2022, in Las Vegas.
The FMI Asset Protection and Grocery Resilience Conference provides an opportunity for loss prevention, risk management, workplace safety, and crisis management professionals in the food retail industry to network and collaborate on all aspects of protecting people, reputations, and property. The conference will be at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Fla., March 21-24. LPM is a media sponsor for this event.
3. ISC West
The International Security Conference & Exposition—also known as ISC West—is a comprehensive security trade event where you can network and connect with thousands of security and public safety professionals, attend educational sessions, and explore the latest security technologies. As always, the conference will be at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, March 22-25.
No matter what your role is within the food service industry, RLPSA’s Annual Conference has relevant and valuable content to tackle difficult challenges as well as discover industry best practices from a variety of perspectives. The conference will be at the Downtown Sheraton in Denver April 10-13. LPM is a media sponsor for this event.
The International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE) Spring Conference will be hosted by Microsoft this year, and while many of the details have yet to be revealed, it’s sure to be a great event for networking and skill building. The event will be at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., April 12-14.
The 2022 Retail Asset Protection Conference, organized by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), promises to be a chance to celebrate the community’s successful collaboration over the past two years, and an opportunity to plan for what comes next. Come to the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., April 24-27 for interactive engagement with peers and solution providers. LPM is a media sponsor for this event.
The 2022 Swing for Certification golf tournament, hosted by the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF), is open to all retailers and solution provider sponsors to benefit the Bob MacLea Scholarships for loss prevention and asset protection professionals seeking LPQ or LPC certifications. The tournament is set for June 21 at the Stonewater Golf Club in Highland Heights, Ohio, preceding the NRF Protect Conference. LPM is a media sponsor for this event.
NRF Protect—an annual conference where loss prevention, digital fraud, and cybersecurity experts unite to share insights and strategies—will address the immediate needs facing retail security professionals today through curated sessions, programs, and the expo floor. The conference will be at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Ohio, June 21-23. LPM is a media sponsor for this event.