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Code of Conduct

ASIS International Code of Conduct

ASIS International (“ASIS”) is committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience for all event participants as defined below.

Any participant regardless of:

  • Race or ethnicity;
  • Disability;
  • Religion or political affiliation;
  • Gender, or gender identity or expression;
  • Sexual orientation; or
  • Any other distinguishing characteristic

should feel welcome and safe at any ASIS event.

Expected Behavior

This Code of Conduct applies to all event attendees, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, contractors, other service providers, and ASIS staff (“participant”) at any event, meeting, conference, forum, social event, or meeting-related event, including those sponsored by organizations other than ASIS but held in conjunction with ASIS events in which they participate (an “event”). This expectation applies to any such event, as defined above, whether delivered in-person or virtually. As such, ASIS expects that participants at events will:

  • Remain positive and welcoming to others;
  • Recognize that an event is a place for diversity of thought, organization, and individuals;
  • Be inclusive of others;
  • Be alert and report any discriminatory, harassing, aggressive, or exclusionary behavior or speech immediately to the contacts set forth below;
  • Respect the specific rules and policies of the event; and
  • Otherwise uphold the reputation of ASIS
Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Intimidating, threatening, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct;
  • Inappropriate physical contact (e.g., unwelcome sexual advances, groping, sexual assault);
  • Physical stalking or written, verbal, or other abuse; or
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images or language in event presentations, or otherwise failing to obey any rules or policies of the venue or ASIS.

Whether such behavior constitutes unacceptable behavior as defined above shall be determined by ASIS and its representatives, in their sole discretion. ASIS takes matters of such unacceptable behavior in any form seriously.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. Any event participant requested to stop any unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

At any ASIS event, ASIS staff (or their designee) may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including removal of a participant, for any unacceptable behavior as described above.

Anyone engaged in unacceptable behavior may be subject to expulsion from the event, in ASIS’s sole discretion, without refund. Depending on the severity of the unacceptable behavior, further consequences may include termination of membership in ASIS, or denial to participate in future ASIS events or meetings in accordance with ASIS policy and procedure.

Reporting Unacceptable Behavior

If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior as defined above, have witnessed any such unacceptable behavior, or have additional concerns, please immediately notify ASIS by emailing code.of.conduct@asisonline.org or by speaking directly with:

  • Jeremy Ornstein, Chief Human Resources Officer;
  • Susan Mosedale, Chief Global Member Engagement Officer; and/or
  • Amy Peters, Senior Director of Events

Requests for confidentiality will be honored to the extent permitted by the law and ASIS procedure and if the rights of others are not compromised.

Any participant experiencing or witnessing behavior that at any time in their judgment constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety is advised to contact 911 immediately.

 

ASIS International approved 15 August 2018, updated March 27, 2020.

GSX was amazing! I got my money’s worth and more with the education sessions and networking opportunities.
Matthew Porcelli, CPP | Security Manager, Harvard Protection Services
From the breakout training sessions to the evening social events, the overall experience was amazing. If this was a representation of this event, I will be an attendee for life.
Chris Kopp | Sergeant, Lockdown International, LLC
GSX proved to be an informative and refreshing change to the traditional security show formats.
Kevin Brooks | General Manager, BMK Consulting
GSX was a great experience for me. I was able to meet with CEO’s, Directors of Sales, and Sales Reps. on security products that my company sells, services, and installs. Thank you GSX!
Robert Martinez | President / CEO, RJR Communications Technologies
Great overall show experience, the recent changes have definitely added value! If you haven’t attended in past two years you have not experienced GSX. I am looking forward to the ongoing changes and improvements, which are definitely making GSX the go to event.
David Jarrett | Senior Physical Security Adviser, Southern California Edison
GSX was an invaluable experience. I am transitioning from Law Enforcement over to private sector security management.  The education and networking opportunities here are a tremendous advantage. It’s helping me jump start my next career!
Scott Gwinn | Asst. Manager of Security Operations, Allied Universal
GSX has something for everyone. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, you will always find something new and exciting at GSX.
Anthony Haney, CPP | General Manager, G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
GSX is absolutely vital to building and maintaining relationships with vendors, technology experts, and other security professionals. These relationships, along with the technical information gained at the events, persist through the years and enable our business. I can’t afford to miss the event – it always pays for itself many times over.
Michael Dye | Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
GSX provides a one-stop-shop to make a year’s worth of industry exchange and business relationships. It is simply the best use of any security professionals’s time to get a complete overview of the state of the industry.
Guillaume Banville | Cluster Security Manager, AWS
I have attended for 25 years and find the changes to be refreshing. I especially like the opportunity to experience technology first-hand and meet with people I would not otherwise get to talk with.
Teresa Stanford | VP, Account Management, Security Engineers
My experience at GSX was an excellent one. If there’s only one event I can attend the entire year, it would be GSX. From innovative products and solutions, to expert advice, career opportunities, honorable guest speakers, education, training, and networking; where else can you find this?
James Harrell III | Assistant Vice President, City National Bank
GSX is an amazingly beneficial investment for myself and my company. The opportunity for learning, presenting, and networking is unparalleled in the industry. GSX has something for everyone. I am looking forward to GSX 2019 in Chicago!
Jeffrey Slotnick | President, Setracon Inc.