The International Security Management Association (ISMA) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) have confirmed their support for the 2017 US OSPAs.

ISMA the premier international security association of senior security executives from major business organisations located worldwide.  ISMA’s mission is to provide and support an international forum of selected security executives whose combined expertise will be utilized in a synergistic manner in developing, organising, assimilating, and sharing knowledge within security disciplines for the ultimate purpose of enhancing professional and business standards.

RILA the trade association that represents the largest and most successful retailers in the US.  RILA is able to provide a substantive perspective on the many issues facing the industry.  Their experts are well versed in both industry operations and public policy and are the important link between the two.  Their members employ millions of Americans, operate more than 100,000 stores and distribution centres and represent more than 1.5 trillion in annual sales.

Other associations who have offered their support for a second year include:

ASIS International

ASIS Foundation

Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA)

International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)

International Association of Private Security Consultants (IAPSC)

National Association of Security Companies (NASCO)

PAS Security Network


Award nominations are currently open and will close on the 7th August.  Full details about how to enter and the award categories can be found here.


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