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Security Canada Central

Toronto Congress Centre
Toronto, ON
October 25-26, 2023

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Education Flash Sessions

Education Flash Sessions (taking place on the trade show floor) coming soon.

NOTE: these sessions are free and are included in your registration.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

11:00 A.M.

Armchair Chat: Patrick Straw, CANASA & Neil Sutton, SP&T News

Patrick Straw, Executive Director of the Canadian Security Association and Neil Sutton, Editor of SP&T News, discuss some of the latest developments across the security industry and CANASA, including educational opportunities at Ontario colleges, recent updates to the Alarm Technician Course, new memberships, relationships with AHJs and much more.

Neil Sutton

Neil Sutton

Editor, SP&T News, Annex Business Media

Neil Sutton joined the SP&T News team in 2007, managing the publication’s digital presence as online editor. In 2011, he took over management of Annex Business Media’s security group portfolio as editor of Canadian Security, SP&T News and French-language publication Securite Quebec. Neil currently oversees the editorial direction for all three brands, managing print publications, websites, social media, award programs, video content, podcasts, in-person events and now virtual events. A business media journalist for more than 20 years, Neil was previously the editor of ITBusiness.ca and holds an MA in journalism from Western University.

Patrick Straw

Patrick Straw

Executive Director, Canadian Security Association (CANASA)

Patrick is proud to be the Executive Director of the Canadian Security Association. After 33 years working in security integration as a Senior Sales Manager Patrick took over the role at the association almost 4 years ago. Patrick has extensive experience in the intrusion business including monitoring as well as all other technologies sold in the Canadian market. Patrick is currently an associate member of SIA in the United States as well as TMA, The Monitoring Association. Patrick communicates on a daily basis with the Canadian security industry from coast to coast.