Governance, Risk and Compliance

The 17 Best Risk & Security Conferences of 2020

By Resolver Modified April 17, 2020

So you want to attend an industry conference in 2020. Maybe you want to stay ahead of industry trends, learn from your peers, hear from subject matter experts, or get hands-on training. Whatever your reason, it’s often difficult to tell which conference will give you the biggest bang for your buck, and sometimes you just don’t have the time to do the research. Good news! We’ve gone ahead and done it for you.

Below is a list of 17 can’t miss conferences for Risk and Security professionals in 2020.

Conferences with Confirmed Dates in 2020

RSA Conference

February 24-28, 2020
San Francisco, California, USA

An opportunity to learn about new approaches to information security, discover the latest technology and interact with top security leaders and pioneers. Hands-on sessions, keynotes and informal gatherings allow you to tap into a smart, forward-thinking global community that will inspire and empower you. The focus of this year’s conference is “better” – finding better solutions, making better connections, and keeping the digital world safe for a better world.

DRJ Spring World

March 15-18, 2020
Orlando, Florida, USA 

Disaster Recovery Journal, the premier source for Business Continuity in the United States, hosts an annual conference packed with engaging, interactive, and purposeful sessions to give you the skills and tools you need to put business continuity into practice. Learn how to reduce downtime, increase safety, secure your data, reduce your overall risk and save time and money by learning how to prevent disruptions or respond swiftly when they occur.

IIA 2020 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference

March 16-18, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

For nearly 40 years, GAM has been the premier experience for leaders to explore emerging issues and exchange leading practices for positive outcomes. Audit executives including CAEs, audit directors, audit committee and board members, and other stakeholders affected by the internal audit process will find the in-depth exploration of the latest issues facing today’s executives and the opportunity to network with peers over 2.5 days an invaluable experience. If you want to earn valuable CPE credits with a world-class educational program geared specifically to GAM’s executive-level delegates, this conference is a must.

The 2020 conference will continue with a future-focused theme of Influence the Next Decade of Internal Audit.

ISC West

March 17-20, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The newest products from leading manufacturers, training tailored specifically to your needs, and unlimited networking opportunities. Join the industry’s leading and largest event encompassing all of security with the most informative and competitive resources.

ASIS Europe

April 1-3, 2020
Prague, Czech Republic

ASIS Europe is a unique gathering designed for established and aspiring security leaders and innovators in security and risk management. The event addresses complex challenges in today’s fast moving, innovative business environment. An exceptional educational programme covers a wide range of cyber-physical security risk outlooks, leadership and management topics, case studies and analysis, using a variety of learning formats.

Continuity Insights 2020 Management Conference

April 20-22, 2020
San Antonio, Texas, USA 

The Continuity Insights Management Conference provides essential tools business continuity professionals need to turn their operation into a front-line resilient environment. It features the deepest, most advanced-level educational program available at any industry event for experienced business continuity professionals.

The conference comprises three days of comprehensive educational programming, numerous networking functions, a review of the latest technologies and practices, pre- and post-conference workshops, and much more, offering unmatched opportunities to learn from and network with those responsible for the integrity, availability, resilience, and security of their organizations.

RIMS 2020

May 3-6, 2020
Denver, Colorado, USA

RIMS 2020 is the largest risk event of the year. You’ll find an unprecedented number of sessions exceptional across a wide-range of risk-related topics. In addition to in-depth sessions, there are shorter presentations in the Thought Leader Theater, Global Studio, Innovation Lab and Wellness Zenter. Walk the aisles of the Marketplace to meet with current providers and discover new ones, with over 400+ companies to meet.

New in 2020 is the Technology Pavilion where conference attendees can learn about the newest technology breaking into the market.

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Compliance Week 2020

May 18-20, 2020
Washington, D.C., USA

Now in its 15th year, Compliance Week’s annual conference is a peer-to-peer event that spotlights compliance leaders and their programs. Past keynote speakers have included representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, Fortune 500 CEOs, academic thought leaders, and more. It is the event for corporate compliance and ethics, legal, and audit officers. Former FBI Director and best-selling author James Comey is set to be the headline speaker at the 2020 conference.

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

June 1-4, 2020
National Harbor, Maryland, USA

The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit is a comprehensive and definitive information download for CISOs as well as security, risk management, and business continuity professionals. You will have the opportunity to learn about the latest threats and technology trends like IoT, AI, machine learning, and blockchain. It brings together all the issues related to infrastructure protection, governance, risk management, compliance, business continuity, disaster preparedness, and response and recovery.

InfoSecurity Europe

June 2-4, 2020
Olympia, London, UK

Infosecurity Europe (Infosec) is the region’s number one information security event featuring Europe’s largest and most comprehensive conference programme with over 240 free sessions to attend and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products.

Infosecurity Europe is an annual conference that has evolved into one of Europe’s largest and most highly-regarded information security events. Its reputation is bolstered by the conference’s free rate of admission.

BlackHat USA

August 1-6, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Black Hat USA is the world’s leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development and trends. While details for 2020 haven’t been released yet, you can read about the 2019 conference here.

GSX 2020 (powered by ASIS International)

September 21-23, 2020
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) is holding its annual educational and networking security industry event, Global Security Exchange (GSX). Network with over 20,000 colleagues from around the globe, see the latest security products and services, and attend any of over 350 educational sessions. ​​

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September 21-24, 2020
Austin, Texas, USA

Interop provides a comprehensive and unbiased understanding of all the latest innovations, including cloud computing, virtualization, security, mobility and data center advances that help position your company for growth. Understand the growing threat landscape and how to mitigate risk with content on new attack vectors and how to detect them, security architectures, compliance and legal issues, ransomware, incident response, and network, mobile, and cloud security challenges. An event for the IT community, it’s an opportunity to learn about technologies and solutions outside your current ecosystems. Featuring 130+ sessions via a mix of hands-on, panel, and speaker-led sessions, build a custom educational experience suited for you.

RMIA Annual Conference

November 9 – 11, 2020
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The RMIA Annual Conference is the premier risk conference in the Asia Pacific Region. The conference brings together Risk & Resilience professionals from the Asia Pacific Region.

ISC East

November 18-29, 2020
New York City, New York, USA

Meet over 200 technical reps from over 200 brands showcasing the latest equipment, products and services to solve your business needs. Attend FREE business seminars designed to increase revenue and reduce costs. ISC East is a proven venue to build relationships and share insights and ideas with thousands of industry colleagues.

Conferences that Haven’t Confirmed 2020 Details… Yet


2020 Dates TBD (Typically in the Fall)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SecTor has built a reputation of bringing together experts from around the world to share their latest research and techniques involving underground threats and corporate defences. The conference provides an unmatched opportunity for IT Professionals and Managers to connect with their peers and learn from their mentors. Until the 2020 conference details are confirmed, you can read about SecTor 2019 here.

RIMS ERM Conference

2020 Dates TBD (Typically in the Fall)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

RIMS ERM Conference is the premier enterprise risk management event offering valuable interaction with experienced speakers, relevant and practical presentations and knowledge sharing opportunities with your peers. Attendees will gain new strategies to take your risk management program to the next level. Attendees can also earn CPE and CLE hours. Details for 2020 haven’t been confirmed yet, but you can learn more about the 2019 conference here.

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