MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and ROC Exhibitionspresent the 15th Annual NFPA Americas' Fire & Security Expo 2009, Tuesday through Thursday, July 29-31, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Fla. The expo is the most important fire, security and life safety event of the year for thousands of industry professionals from Latin America, the Caribbean and Southeastern United States. More than 4,000 professionals attended in 2007, an increase of 4.2 percent over 2006. AFSE offers unparalleled networking opportunities and more than 50 cutting-edge education seminars, workshops and certification programs organized by NFPA, International Fire Safety Training (IFST) and Latin American Security Association (ALAS), an event co-sponsor. Attendees are specialists in fire protection systems and equipment, chemical and hazardous material handling, life safety and security products, systems and services. In addition to education sessions and networking opportunities, AFSE brings together a culturally-rich marketplace featuring more than 250 exhibitors demonstrating state-of-the-art fire, security and life safety products, systems and services. Into this arena come thousands of buyers, end-users, manufacturers, dealers and distributors who define the industry in the Western hemisphere.