One of the local South Florida IT security resellers, Mission Critical Systems hosts several Technology Showcases each year. These showcases bring together several IT security vendors. Yes, there is the standard sales pitches from them in the Exhibit hall, but what is great is the series of presentations from each of the vendors that avoids being just a sales pitch. This puts the event on a different level, in my opinion.
Another ones of these is coming up in the South Florida area on September 19, 2013. Registration for the event is already open at their website HERE. This will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Davie, Florida.
Disclaimer: I am NOT connected in any way with Mission Critical. I don't work for them, I don't do business with them. I do know several of the people who work there, that's it. So I don't gain anything from promoting this event.