ASIS Misrepresents Show Numbers

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 01, 2017

With years of struggling attendance and exhibitors increasingly frustrated, ASIS is gearing up for their 2017 show.

Unfortunately, their 2017 prospectus misrepresents their show numbers.

In this note, we examine the issues, contrast it to ISC West and look at the future for the ASIS show.

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Comments (18)

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