Alexandria, VA (Sept. 3, 2002)— The ASIS International 48th Annual Seminar & Exhibits — the most comprehensive educational and networking event in the security industry — begins on Sept. 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The Seminar is specifically designed for, and by, security professionals.This is the largest exhibit ASIS has ever staged. An impressive array of 1,960 booth spaces occupied by 725 companies will feature the newest, most innovative technologies, products and services available from the world’s leading security services and equipment providers—from secure ID solutions to Web-based background screening; from covert video systems to armored vehicles, and everything in between. In addition, the ASIS Seminar & Exhibits will include security-oriented tours of Sunoco Headquarters on Sept. 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.On Sept. 11, Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, the keynote speaker, will address what happened a year ago to the day in a speech entitled, “Looking Back to September 11.” On Fri., Sept. 13, a panel of security experts will convene to assess the future of security and the challenges ahead. Appearing will be representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Security Agency, the U.S. Department of State, the Soviet Union’s biological weapons program, and Steven Emerson, the award-winning author of American Jihad, The Terrorists Living Among Us. The ASIS Seminar will offer more than 150 educational sessions addressing a broad range of security topics, hosted by leaders and well-known speakers within the security industry. These educational sessions will include programs on terrorism, airport security, business continuity, cyber crime, physical security, disaster management, workplace violence, and much, much more.Details on all sessions and exhibitors can be found on the ASIS Web site, www.asisonline.org/asis2002/program.html. For more information or to register for the Seminar, visit the ASIS Web site at www.asisonline.org, or call ASIS Customer Service at 703-519-6200.