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.
Disruption District | X-Learning | D3 Xperience: Drones, Droids, Defense | Startup Sector | Pitch Competition | Career HQ | Sharpshooter Contest | Orientation Tours | International Lounge | ASIS Hub | Bistro GSX | ASIS Store | Red Cross Blood Drive
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Test your shooting skills and compete for bragging rights and prizes in the popular ASIS Foundation laser Sharpshooter Competition sponsored by Smart Simulators and SB Tactical.
This simulated marksmanship competition will take place each day in the exhibit hall during GSX show hours. Your donation allows you to compete for prizes to be awarded each day. Register to compete on the day of your choice or on all three days. If you would prefer to try some laser shooting but not compete, you may do so during the ‘open play’ times each day 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.
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 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!
- ASIS Foundation
- 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 council leaders to get your questions answered, hear about upcoming activities, and become more involved.
Passport Prize Drop Off
Relax at the booth and charge your devices after a long day walking around the exhibit floor.
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.