• 2016 Great Lakes Homeland Security Training Conference & Expo

    GLHS Banner Cityscape - Anticipating Tomorrow's Threats Tuesday, May 3 - Thursday, May 5, 2016

    DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI



    2016 Great Lakes Homeland Security Training Conference and Expo - REGISTRATION OPEN!

    Save the date and mark your calendars to join more than 1,200 emergency management and homeland security stakeholders for the 2016 Great Lakes Homeland Security Training Conference and Expo at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids from May 3-5.

    Under the banner of “Anticipating Tomorrow’s Threats,” this year’s conference examines the emerging hazards we face in an uncertain world. By being proactive and appropriately planning, equipping, training and exercising communities, we can better prepare for new and complex types of emergencies and disasters.

    A dynamic line-up of speakers has been confirmed, including keynotes:

    • Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the retired U.S. Army general who served as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    • Don Boyce, the director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Emergency Management, which oversees the federal government’s primary planning, response and recovery efforts for public health and emergency medical support.
    • Lt. Christopher Vanghele, a Newtown Police Department officer who was among the first to arrive on-scene during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting incident.
    • Kris Paronto, Mark Geist and John Tiegen, three survivors of the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, as depicted in the movie “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

    Network and make new connections as you enjoy great workshops and sessions. With this year’s thought-provoking topics, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn, share and interact with industry peers. Stay tuned as details unfold.

    Exhibitor List

    For SNC approval - State 911 Committee Dispatcher Training Funds approved for Wednesday May 4, 2016.

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