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Frequently Asked Questions

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General

What is Global Security Exchange (GSX)?

ASIS International has long set the standard for excellence as the leading organization dedicated to security professionals worldwide. By bringing together the highest caliber education, thousands of innovations, and a global network, members get access to the full spectrum of security solutions. And the association’s 64th annual flagship event will continue with this commitment by connecting real-world risks and opportunities with cutting-edge products and technology, targeted information, and extensive collaboration.

Formerly the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Global Security Exchange (GSX) continues to serve as the leading destination for operational and cybersecurity professionals and executives from around the world to discuss current challenges with peer and subject matter experts, and experience a full range of innovation to effectively manage enterprise risk. As the world’s most comprehensive security event, GSX delivers new opportunities to exchange ideas, expand connections, and experience innovations to empower security professionals—now and into the future.

When and where is GSX 2018?

GSX 2018 will be held 23-27 September at Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

  • Pre-Conference Workshops: 22-23 September
  • Conference: 24-27 September
  • Exhibit Hall: 25-27 September

Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)
3150 Paradise Road | Las Vegas, NV 89019

What are the exhibit hall hours?

  • ​​Tuesday, 25 September: 10:00 am–5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 26 September: 10:00 am–5:30 pm
  • Thursday, 27 September: 10:00 am–1:00 pm

What is the schedule of events?

View the schedule of events to start planning your time.

How can I become a speaker at GSX?

Call for Presentations closed on 16 January 2018. The 2019 Call for Presentations will open in November 2018. If you would like to be added to the notification list, please contact Becky Mangan.

How many CPEs can I earn for attending GSX?

CPPs, PCIs, and PSPs can earn CPE credits for attending GSX sessions and visiting the exhibit hall. Credits will be automatically posted in your record (allow up to four weeks for credits to be viewed online). Below is the breakdown of CPE credits based on your registration package:

All-Access Pass: 23 CPEs (15 for sessions + 8 for visiting the exhibit hall)

One-Day Pass:

  • Monday: 5 CPEs for sessions (no exhibit hall today)
  • Tuesday and Wednsday: 7 CPEs (4 for sessions + 3 for visiting the exhibit hall)
  • Thursday: 4 CPEs (2 for sessions + 2 for visiting the exhibit hall)

Expo-Only: Up to 8 CPEs

Pre-Conference: Up to 7 CPEs

Exhibitors: 9 CPEs + 1 CPE per session attended

  • Note: exhibitors must submit a copy of their badge as proof of completion

When and where is the Opening Night Celebration?

The Opening Night Celebration will take place on Sunday, 23 September from 7:00-10:00 pm at Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ. This event is open to all attendees and exhibitors; tickets are required.

When and where is the President’s Reception?

The President’s Reception will take place on Wednesday, 26 September from 7:00-10:00 pm at Drai’s Nightclub, located at the top of the Cromwell Las Vegas. This event is open to all attendees and exhibitors; tickets are required.

Is GSX wheelchair-accessible?

Absolutely. Scootaround, Inc. offers onsite rentals of mobility scooters, wheelchairs, powerchairs, and oxygen equipment. Daily and weekly rates are available with operators on call seven days a week at 888. 441.7575, or visit scootaround.com. It is strongly encouraged to reserve your mobility equipment in advance.

Registration

What is the cost to attend GSX?

Registration fees vary depending on your membership status and various packages that are available. View registration packages.

Do I have to pay if I only want to walk the exhibit hall?

Expo-only registration is free for ASIS members. Nonmembers can register for free in advance or $75 onsite.

Are the keynotes included with exhibit hall registration?

Keynotes are not included in the expo-only pass, except for the Thursday morning keynote, which is open to all participants.

Is there a separate fee to attend pre-conference programs?

Yes, there is a separate registration fee for each pre-conference program. View fees.

How do I register to attend?

There are five easy ways to register for GSX:

  1. Online: Register Now!
  2. Phone: 888.887.8072 or +1.972.349.7452
  3. Fax: 972.349.7715
  4. Email: asis@wyndhamjade.com
  5. Mail: ASIS International, P.O. Box 17673, Baltimore, MD 21297-1673

Download the registration form (PDF)

What are the registration deadlines?

Early-bird registration ends Friday, 29 June. Advance registration ends Friday, 10 August.

I am traveling from outside the United States and need a letter of invitation. How do I get one?

To receive a letter of invitation, you must first register for GSX. Your letter will be available in your registration dashboard after you complete the process. Your registration fees will be refunded if the visa was applied for in time and proof is shown that a visa could not be granted even though all requested documents were submitted. Refund requests must be made in writing and sent with the proof to GSX 2018 Registration, by email, no later than 24 August 2018. Refund requests received after that date will not be accepted.

Do I have to be an ASIS International member to attend GSX?

No, you do not have to be an ASIS International to attend GSX. However, ASIS members do receive discounted registration rates. Learn more about becoming an ASIS member.

Are government rates available?

Yes, government rates are available on All-Access and One-Day Passes for local, state, federal, or national government employees. You must present a valid government or military photo ID when picking up your badge onsite. If you do not have a photo ID, you will be charged the onsite nonmember rate.

Can students attend GSX?

Yes, students who are members of ASIS International register for a complimentary All-Access Pass, which includes access to all conference sessions and the exhibit hall—plus access to all conference recordings (reception and luncheon tickets can be purchased separately). You must present a valid student ID when picking up your badge onsite. If you do not have a valid ID, you will be charged the onsite nonmember rate.

Students who are not members of ASIS must pay appropriate registration feesDid you know? Students can join ASIS for only $20 and save up to $250 on your GSX registration! Visit asisonline.org/join to learn more.

Can spouses or guests attend GSX?

Yes, spouses and guests are welcome to attend, however they must have an official GSX badge to gain access to the exhibit hall and networking events. They can register for a Guest Pass and pay the appropriate fee. Please check back in June for more details.

Can I bring my children with me to GSX?

No one under the age of 16 will be admitted in the exhibit hall or in classrooms. Anyone over the age of 16 must have an official GSX 2018 badge.

What is the cancellation policy?

To receive a refund, all cancellation requests must be made in writing and submitted to GSX Registration at 888.887.8072, +1.972.349.7452, or via email no later than 24 August 2018. All cancellations are subject to a $100 administrative fee. New registrations and cancellation requests received after 24 August 2018 are non-refundable. Expo-only passes are non-transferable. Ticketed events are non-refundable.

ASIS International will review special requests for refunds after GSX 2018 and no later than 14 December 2018. ASIS retains the right to determine what constitutes an emergency situation, if additional supporting documentation is required, and if a refund will be given, and ASIS’ decision will be final. ASIS will not refund due to travel carrier cancellations or other unforeseen incidents beyond attendees control. All attendees are urged to purchase personal travel insurance.

Can I share my badge with another attendee or exhibitor?

Attendees and exhibitors may NOT exchange, give, trade, or sell their GSX badge to anyone. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be immediately removed from the convention center and no refund for registration fees paid will be provided.

Plan/Prepare

Do you offer shuttle service to/from the convention center?

When you book your room through the official GSX housing block, you will receive a free shuttle bus pass for service between the convention center to official hotels. Passes can also be purchased onsite for $50. Please check back in August for the shuttle bus schedule.

Please note: MCI is the only official housing provider for GSX 2018. For your own protection, please do not make reservations through any unknown housing or travel company.

What should I wear?

Business/business casual attire and comfortable walking shoes are recommended in educational sessions and the exhibit hall. For the Opening Night Celebration and President’s Reception, casual or business casual attire is recommended.

Are there special airline discounts available?

Travel discounts are available on the Hotel & Travel page. Please check back often for the latest discounts.

Is there a GSX mobile app?

Yes, the GSX 2018 mobile app will be available in the App Store and Google Play in August. With the mobile app, you can view session descriptions and handouts, create your own schedule, locate exhibitors, receive alerts, and more.

Exhibit/Sponsor

​How can I reserve a booth?

To reserve a booth at GSX 2018, review the current floor plan and select an available booth location. Once you’ve selected a booth, complete the exhibit space application, located on the right-hand side of the floor plan. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your event sales manager.

If you are a returning exhibitor, please contact your event sales manager to retrieve your booking code.

Who can I talk to about reserving my booth?

Please contact your event sales manager to discuss exhibiting at GSX 2018 and to reserve booth space.

Companies #s-F
Julie Sullivan | +1 703.518.1475

Companies G-P
David Donahoe | +1 703.518.1448

Companies Q-Z
Luigi Buttafuoco | +1 703.518.1502

Are children allowed in the exhibit hall?

No one under the age of 16 will be admitted in the exhibit hall or in classrooms.

What is the cancellation policy?

If a booth is cancelled before 2 April 2018, 50% of the total booth cost is due as penalty. If the booth is cancelled after 2 April 2018, 100% of the total booth cost is due as penalty.

How do I register my booth staff?

Exhibitors will need to log in to their Exhibitor Dashboard, where you will find an Exhibitor Registration tile. Click on this tile to access the registration website where you can register your booth staff.

Where can I pick up my badge?

Registration will be located in the Grand Concourse between the North and Central Halls in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Please bring your confirmation email and a photo ID with you to a registration counter to pick up your badge. Badges will not be mailed in advance. Please note the main point of contact on the account will receive all event tickets.

Do exhibitors receive complimentary badges?

Exhibitors receive 8 booth personnel badges per 10’x10’.

How do I book a hotel room for my exhibit staff?

To book hotel rooms, log in to your Exhibitor Dashboard, where you will find an Exhibitor Housing tile. Click on this tile to access the exhibitor housing website where you can select your hotel and quantity of rooms needed.

When you book your room through the official GSX housing block, you will receive a free shuttle bus pass for service between the convention center to official hotels. Passes can also be purchased onsite for $50. Please check back in August for the shuttle bus schedule.

Please note: MCI is the only official housing provider for GSX 2018. For your own protection, please do not make reservations through any unknown housing or travel company.

How can I become a sponsor?

Sponsorships can help you build brand awareness, position your company as an industry leader, and drive sales. Visit the sponsorship page or contact your event sales manager to learn more and reserve your opportunity.