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Frequently Asked Questions

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General

What is Global Security Exchange (GSX)?

Powered by ASIS International, Global Security Exchange (GSX) multiplies access to the expertise, connections, and innovations our community of global security professionals need to serve as valued leaders and trusted advisors in today’s complex and rapidly-evolving enterprise security risk landscape.

GSX unites the full spectrum of security—end users, systems integrators, service providers, supply chain and vendor partners, as well as allied organizations from across the public and private sectors— for meaningful collaborations and idea exchange. The event distinctly focuses on the nexus where cyber, operational, and physical security converge to identify, evaluate, and mitigate risk and ensure business continuity.

GSX continues to innovate the event experience with timely and peer-reviewed learning sessions, revitalized networking opportunities, and an immersive trade show floor that allows you to explore the current and future security landscape, exchange key ideas and best practices, expand global connections, and experience firsthand the latest technology on the market. It’s the expert-level education, networking, and marketplace the industry has come to know and value—multiplied.

When and where will GSX be held in the future?

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us!

GSX 2021
September (dates TBD)
Orlando, Florida, USA

GSX 2022
September (dates TBD)
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

When and where is GSX 2020?

GSX 2020 will be held 21-23 September at Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Pre-Conference Workshops: 19-20 September
Conference: 20-23 September
Exhibit Hall: 21-23 September

How can I become a speaker at GSX?

Call For Presentations is Closed

What do I do if I need special assistance at GSX?

If you require any special assistance to participate or have special dietary requirements, please indicate your specific needs during the registration process.  A member of our team will be in touch with you regarding your request.

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 if you register prior to the show opening (through 20 September). Onsite member fee is $50. Nonmembers can register for free through 6 July. After 6 July, price varies depending on registration date. Reference our registration package page for more information.

To acquire a code for a free expo-only pass, contact one of our exhibitors and ask them to supply you with their code. View a list of the GSX exhibitors and reach out today to set up meetings while onsite.

Are the keynotes included with exhibit hall registration?

Keynotes are not included in the expo-only pass. However, their are X Learning education sessions included in the expo-only pass and held on the X Stages in the expo hall.

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

Yes, there is a separate registration fee for each pre-conference program. Learn more.

How do I register to attend?

Registration is open.

ASIS International is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Currently, Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2020 will proceed as planned. As always, ASIS remains your trusted partner all year long—so please know that you can register for GSX with confidence. If you are unable to attend due to COVID-19, we have you covered. View our satisfaction guarantee policy.

There are five easy ways to register for GSX:

  1. Online
  2. Phone:
    U.S. & Canada: +1 888.887.8072
    International: +1 972.349.7452
  3. Fax: 972.349.7715
  4. Email: [email protected]
  5. Mail: ASIS International c/o MCI USA
    6100 W Plano Pkwy, Suite 3500
    Plano, TX 75093 USA
    Form coming soon

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.

International Attendees: Your registration fees will be refunded if you are unable to obtain a visa, provided that the visa was applied for well in advance of GSX 2020 and all necessary documents were submitted in a timely manner.To receive a refund, all cancellation requests must be made in writing and submitted to GSX 2020 Registration, 888.887.8072, +1.972.349.7452, or [email protected].

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.

Did 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 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 2019 badge.

What is the cancellation policy?

To receive a refund, all cancellation requests must be made in writing and submitted to GSX 2019 Registration, 888.887.8072, +1.972.349.7452, or [email protected] no later than 9 August, 2019. All cancellations are subject to a $100 administrative fee. New registrations and cancellation requests received after 9 August 2019 are non-refundable. Expo-only passes are non-transferable. Ticketed events are non-refundable.

ASIS International will review special requests for refunds after GSX 2019 and no later than 8 November 2019. 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. Special requests for refunds submitted after 8 November 2019 will not be considered.  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

What do I do if I need special assistance at GSX?

If you require any special assistance to participate or have special dietary requirements, please indicate your specific needs during the registration process.  A member of our team will be in touch with you regarding your request.

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 for the shuttle bus schedule.

Please note: MCI is the only official housing provider for GSX 2020. 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 Welcome Reception and President’s Reception, casual or business casual attire is recommended.

Exhibit/Sponsor

​How can I reserve a booth?

To reserve a booth at GSX 2020, 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 2020 and to reserve booth space.

Companies #s-L
Julie Sullivan | +1 703.518.1475

Companies M-Z
Femke Morelisse | +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 exhibit booth cancellation policy?

If a booth is cancelled before 1 April 2020, 50% of the total booth cost is due as penalty. If the booth is cancelled after 1 April 2020, 100% of the total booth cost is due as penalty

Please know that no matter the situation, our availability and service to our Global Security Exchange (GSX) community is our top priority. Currently, we are not expecting COVID-19 to impact GSX; however, we are regularly evaluating the situation. Planning for GSX continues and we are expecting to have a great event with a robust and engaged marketplace, and we are committed to supporting the bottom-line success of your company and the global community of security professionals that you serve.

You can exhibit at GSX with confidence. Plan to put your company in a great position now. If we get closer to September and GSX is affected by COVID19 and it prevents your organization from participating, we will work directly with you to minimize any inconvenience and financial impact——we’ll make it right. 

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.

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 2019. 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.

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.