ISC East Announces First Keynote Speaker for 2023 Conference

ISC East Announces First Keynote Speaker for 2023 Conference

NORWALK, Conn. — ISC East, the Northeast’s leading security and public safety event built by RX Global, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC Chapter, announced that Greg Ehrie, Chief Security Officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will kick off the Keynote Series on Wednesday, November 15 in New York City. Ehrie’s presentation, “The Evolving Threat Landscape: Protecting New York and New Jersey’s Critical Transportation Assets,” is open to all badge holders at ISC East, which takes place November 14-16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“With his expertise in implementing security strategies into transportation systems, we are excited to welcome Greg Ehrie as our first keynote speaker at ISC East this year,” said Mary Beth Shaughnessy, ISC Event Vice President. “Through his insights, security novices and professionals alike will learn how an expansive and multifaceted organization like the Port Authority prioritizes security to protect all its stakeholders. The audience will walk away from his presentation with a better understanding of the local infrastructure they use every day and the steps taken to ensure their security at all levels.”

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey oversees regional transportation infrastructure across the two states. Every day, the Port Authority must leverage the latest innovations in security technologies to operate its systems with the utmost safety and efficiency. Ehrie’s presentation will shed light on the evolving threat landscape and how the Port Authority implements a risk-based, multi-layer security approach to protect its employees, customers, and critical transportation assets – including airports, bridges, tunnels, bus terminals, ports, and the iconic 16-acre World Trade Center complex.

“The security industry gathers each year at ISC East not only to explore a wide variety of technology solutions on the show floor, but also to unlock expert insights on the most current business trends and latest developments impacting the industry,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “In this year’s expanded three-day ISC East conference program, impactful keynote sessions featuring leaders like Greg Ehrie, combined with more than 30 compelling SIA Education@ISC sessions, will deliver an exceptional content program for ISC East 2023.”

The ASIS NYC Chapter Person of the Year Lunch will also be held at ISC East again. This prestigious gala luncheon will lead off with featured speaker, Thomas H. Kean, the former Governor of New Jersey and former Chairman of the 9/11 Commission, on Nov. 15 at 12pm. The ASIS NYC Chapter will present the Person of the Year Award to Mary Fetchet for her impactful work in the New York City community through her continuous support of the victims and families affected by 9/11. Fetchet co-founded the nonprofit organization Voices of September 11th (VOICES) in 2002 to address the ongoing needs of 9/11 victims and their families. For over 20 years, she has helped foster resilience and healing through VOICES by offering community support services, mental health resources, educational programs, and more.

“I am honored to be part of ISC East 2023 and the ASIS NYC Person of the Year Luncheon. As the Chairman of the New York City ASIS Chapter, I am privileged to be involved in an event that brings together security professionals from various industries to share knowledge and expertise. This event serves as a platform for networking, learning, and recognizing outstanding individuals in our field. I look forward to the opportunity to engage with industry leaders and contribute to the advancement of security practices in New York City,” said Brian H. Reich, CPP, New York City ASIS Chapter Chairman.

ISC East will announce additional keynote speakers in the coming weeks.

For the most up-to-date information or any additional questions, please visit


About ISC Security Events

The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC) security events are the leading exhibitions for the security tradeshow industry, ISC Security Events are held in collaboration with premier sponsor SIA and are the only holistic security events strategically designed to provide products, technology, education & networking covering physical, IT and IoT security. ISC runs various regional events across North and South America, which range in a variety of different formats, each designed to connect you directly with suppliers and buyers in the security & public safety industry.

For more information visit

Twitter: @ISCEvents, Facebook: @ISCEvents, LinkedIn: ISC Security Events, Instagram: @isc_events, Hashtag: #ISCEast #ISCWest

About RX (Reed Exhibitions)

RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face to face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at approximately 400 events in 22 countries across 42 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people.  RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. RELX serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs more than 35,000 people over 40% of whom are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX.

*Note: Current market capitalisation can be found at

About SIA

SIA (  is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,400 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.


The New York City Chapter of ASIS International, a global community of security practitioners, is among the largest Chapters in ASIS International. The membership exceeds 1500 members with a mailing list reaching over 15,000 readers. Members of the Chapter represent an entire spectrum of security professionals, security contractors and practitioners from the New York City metropolitan area. ASIS NYC provides a forum that brings together security professionals, government, and law enforcement to further their common goals and to share experiences and best practices.