With only 15 days left until this year’s Global Security Exchange (GSX) at Chicago’s McCormick Place, it’s time to start preparing for your trip! Whether this is your first time attending GSX or your 65th, figuring out which sessions to attend or which exhibitors to visit can be overwhelming. However, to ease that bout of anxiety and understand how to best plan your time in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place!
Here are our tips on how to set yourself up to have a successful week in the Windy City:
Have so many questions, you don’t know where to start?
The best place to get an overview of the conference, and familiarize yourself with what this years’ exchange will entail, is the GSX My Show Planner. Here, you can create your account, learn about the education sessions and exhibits being offered, learn about pre-conference opportunities, and even find out what to do if there are sessions you can’t make it to.
Download the GSX App
With the GSX app, you can save information on the exhibitors you want to visit, use the maps feature to get around, and even check on show and education information and times. Make it easier for yourself while meeting new friends or catching up with old ones. To download the app, search the App Store or Google Play for GSX 2019.
Pack your business cards!
Remember, GSX will be hosting specific events for networking purposes to help you boost your career or get answers from fellow colleagues and peers. Having a business card will make it easier to share your information or know how to keep in touch with someone new while in Chicago! Learn more about the networking events and receptions taking place.
Speaking of packing…
There are a few essentials to remember to pack, especially if this is your first time at GSX. You may gravitate to wear what you normally would in the office but be wary of how much you will be walking! It’s best to wear comfortable shoes, which will make it much easier to get around. And don’t forget to bring a sweater! It might be warm outside, but it can get chilly inside the convention center.
Tell your friends!
With 15 days to go, there’s still plenty of time to get your friends and coworkers to join you! GSX will bring the best of security together – subject patter experts, next-level solutions, and practical applications – all under one roof. So register today, and find out why GSX is home for all security practitioners and their partners.