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MNEC Industry Symposium Highlights Information to Discover New Marketplace

Oct 12, 2012 3:00 PM

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The size of the Mass Notification and Emergency Communications (MNEC) market and the potential for systems integrators is staggering, yet the risks and rewards of entering this market must be weighed carefully. Attend NSCA’s inaugural MNEC Industry Symposium to learn more about the challenges, opportunities and key stakeholders you should understand before incorporating MNEC into your business plan.

The MNEC Symposium will include a full-day of sessions and presentations including:

MNEC: What’s this all about and why should I care? The opening session will highlight the latest changes to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) codes and regulations, along with information on the size of the MNEC market, potential barriers to entry, skill sets needed, and how systems integrators can capitalize on the opportunities this market can provide over the next several years.

Creating a Holistic Emergency Management Program: How to Build a Culture of Preparedness As the number of natural disasters and acts of mass violence continue to climb, the sense of urgency to disseminate information has increased exponentially. During this keynote presentation, Michael Mulhare, P.E. of Virginia Tech will provide details about the emergency notification system, special alerts and protocols refined over the last few years at Virginia Tech.

Concurrent Sessions: MNEC 101 from the AV Perspective or MNEC 101 from the from the Fire/Life-Safety Perspective Choose from one of two sessions, each focused on the fire/life-safety integrators and A/V integrators from the opposing perspective will provide insight into how the code changes have impacted the two types of integrators and ways to forge strategic partnerships in order to provide integrated solutions for your customers.

It All Starts with the Risk Assessment Learn how risk assessments are conducted, how threats to businesses are identified, and how the vulnerability of these risks are equated. Once risks are identified, help your clients understand how the investment in mass notification and emergency evacuation systems and development of security measures can keep employees and assets safe.

The Impact of Mass Notification and Emergency Communications for Your Business

It all sounds good, but now what? What can you expect from code writers, consultants, and manufacturers moving forward? This closing session will define how each constituency group envisions its strategy for working with systems integrators going forward to help the broader systems integration MNEC team realize success.

Register for the inaugural event today at Registration includes attendance for an opening reception on November 13, and all sessions (listed above) on November 14. Registration fees for both NSCA members and non-members are $249; however, NSCA members can apply $100 in NSCA Education Credits toward the registration cost. Additional savings are included for groups of three or more employees from the same company.

Sponsors to date include BIAMP, Cooper Notification, EVAX Systems, Flexx USA, IED, Lencore Acoustics Corporation, NOTIFIER, NSCA Education Foundation, Penton Audio USA, and Valcom. This event is also endorsed by The Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA).

For more information or to register for the MNEC symposium, visit or call NSCA at 800.446.6722.

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