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Exhibit Hall Features

GSX 2020 Exhibit Hall Features

As the world’s most comprehensive security event, GSX delivers new opportunities to exchange ideas, expand networks, and experience innovations to empower both operational and cybersecurity professionals around the globe now and into the future. The reimagined exhibit hall serves as a learning lab environment featuring presentations and demonstrations on the latest products and services, including machine learning, robotics, forensic analysis, surveillance, IoT, and artificial intelligence.

Don’t miss these special exhibit hall features where you can compare cutting-edge technologies, acquire the latest information, network with peers, and find new solutions—all in one place.

Disruption District | X-Learning  | D3 Xperience: Drones, Droids, Defense | Startup Sector | Pitch CompetitionCareer HQ  | Sharpshooter Contest | Orientation Tours | International​​ Lounge  | ASIS Hub  |  Bistro GSX  |  ASIS Store |   Red Cross Blood Drive

GSX 2020 Disruption District in the Exhibit Hall

The GSX Disruption District is the nexus point for innovation within the security industry, bringing together domain expertise, disruptive new technologies, and companies that are shaping the future. The Disruption District is accessible to all attendees and can be found in the exhibit hall. It includes new and enhanced programs such as the X Learning stages, the D3 (drones, droids, defense) Learning Theater, the Pitch Competition, and the Innovative Product Awards.

To anticipate the future, we must gain a new perspective. Join the innovators who are shaping the future of the security industry—starting this September at GSX.

GSX 2020 X Learning Stages in the Exhibit Hall

X Learning is a series of experiential sessions designed to actively shape the future of the security professional, offering cutting edge solutions and contextual understanding of frontier tech. Innovation and change, whether evolutionary or revolutionary, are required to navigate tomorrow’s security landscape.

Multiple learning stages, each with its own style and content, are designed to offer the security practitioner something unique. Located right on the show floor, these stages relevant and timely topics and encourage dialogue among attendees. Check back in June-July for specific topics and descriptions.


GSX 2020 D3 Xperience: Drones, Droids, Defense 


Supported by Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

Back by popular demand! Whether in the air, on the ground, or underwater, unmanned robotics are changing the world of security and protection as we know it. Join us for a special feature area on the show floor to explore the use of unmanned and interactive robotics in security. See demonstrations  of the latest unmanned aircraft platforms, counter UAS systems, and ground-based robots seamlessly interacting with humans. And then take your own turn at the commands to pilot a drone through the “gauntlet”—our own UAV obstacle course.

The D3 Xperience: Drones, Droids, Defense, is your one-spot destination to hear about real-world applications, implications, and challenges in security that come with these innovations. Industry experts, CSOs, and enforcement organizations will cut through the hype to provide answers to real-world questions such as:

• When is it ok to shoot a drone out of the sky?
• If drones can be flown in swarms, how hard would it be to weaponize these UAVs?
• Are DBIEDs (drone-based IEDs) for real?
• And so much more!

If you are looking to implement a drone program within your organization, need to hire a drone-as-a-service company to augment security, are concerned about how to counter the threat of rogue operators, seek to understand how to harden your facility to prying eyes or more dangerous incursions, or just want to learn about the latest cutting edge technologies, the GSX D3 Xperience will open your eyes to what’s possible!

GSX 2020 Startup Sector in the Exhibit Hall

The GSX Startup Sector is a new and featured area within the Disruption District that highlights new companies with emerging technologies. Come visit these entrepreneurs, see demonstrations, and discuss the future of security technology and how it can impact your business. Go home with an understanding of potential changes coming and how you can prepare to get ahead of the curve.

GSX 2020 Pitch Competition in the Exhibit Hall

The GSX Pitch Competition is an event that brings together an elite group of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders to watch some of the world’s most exciting early-stage startups pitch their ventures. Each company is given time to pitch, followed by Q&A and feedback with world-class investors and top CSOs. Another opportunity to leave GSX with an understanding of potential changes coming and how you can prepare to get ahead of the curve.

Career HQ

The Career HQ is where you’ll find FREE resume reviews, the Headshot Studio, career coaching, professional development sessions, and networking opportunities with employers and peers.

Headshot Studio

Stop by the Headshot Studio, located in the Career HQ, for a FREE professional headshot taken by award-winning photographers—with makeup artists present for touch-ups. The Studio is open during exhibit hall hours and headshots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations are appreciated and accepted to support the ASIS Foundation.

Sharpshooter Contest

Test your shooting skills and compete for bragging rights and prizes in the popular ASIS Foundation laser Sharpshooter Competition.

This simulated marksmanship competition will take place Tuesday and Wednesday in the exhibit hall during GSX show hours. Your donation allows you to compete for prizes to be awarded both days. Register to compete on the day of your choice or on both days. If you would prefer to try some laser shooting but not compete, you may do so during the ‘open play’ times for a suggested donation of $5 or more. Check back for details on how to register for a slot.

Get Oriented with a Show Tour

New to GSX or just want a quick orientation of the exhibit hall before you start hitting the aisles? Start networking with other attendees during a tour around the exhibit hall. ASIS staff will point out various lounges, program areas, and of course where to eat, and introduce you to some fellow security experts.

International​​ LoungeGlobal Security Exchange (GSX) international delegations

GSX 2020 unites the full spectrum of security for world-class education, vital business connections, and the latest solutions and innovations on the market. Connect with peers and colleagues from around the globe to explore the trends and technologies driving the security industry.

All attendees and exhibitors are invited to stop by the International Lounge, located in the exhibit hall, where you will find:

  • Private conference rooms for meetings
  • Relaxing lounge to recharge and connect with colleagues from around the world

​ASIS Hub​

ASIS International thrives on providing its members with the resources, tools, and connections to grow professionally. Visit our booth to learn more and take advantage of all that we have to offer.

ASIS Program Information

Meet with ASIS HQ staff and volunteer leaders to learn more about how to join, what’s new, how to get involved, new research and programs, advancing your career, and so much more!

  • Certification
  • Membership
  • Standards and Guidelines


Stop by the ASIS Hub to participate in live Q&A sessions that will also be streamed across our social media networks. Topics include discussions such as fire and life safety, the SAFETY Act, ESRM, ASIS certifications, accessing assets through hacking and deception, and so much more. In addition to this lineup, check back throughout the day for interviews with some of your most cutting-edge technology and innovation partners!


Meet with ASIS Community leaders to get your questions answered, hear about upcoming activities, and become more involved.

Passport Prize Drop Off

Visit all the destinations on the passport you receive at registration and turn it in fully filled out for a chance to win a prize!

Charging Lounge

Relax at the booth and charge your devices after a long day walking around the exhibit floor.

Bistro GSX

Take time during your busy day at GSX to refresh, eat lunch, talk with other attendees, or check your email.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Security Cares will roll up its sleeves to help save lives as we partner with the American Red Cross for a blood drive. Check back for information on how to sign up in advance to make an appointment. Walk-ups will be accepted as well.

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.