Welcome to the GSX blog. On behalf of the HQ team, we’re excited to be able to share program news and updates, offer sneak peaks of the education and technology you will experience in September, and provide behind the scenes glimpses of what it takes to put on the industry’s flagship event. This blog will help you connect with fellow attendees, speakers, companies, allied organizations, and partners that will be at GSX, as well as put faces to the names of HQ staff that serve the membership and the profession throughout the year.
Building on our 64-year legacy of event distinction, the newly rebranded GSX will bring the full spectrum of security together for one powerful global event. Our modernized education, transformed exhibit floor, and refreshed networking events are just the beginning of the event enhancements that will continue in the years ahead. And, it’s clear the industry has taken notice. Already we have seen:
- Record-setting number of education proposals and a blockbuster 300+ session education lineup
- An allied partners program that continues to grow
- Significantly increased attendee and exhibitor satisfaction
- Expanded opportunities to engage attendees with more theaters, immersive learning experiences, and career center programming
And, with four months to go and more announcements on the horizon, all signs point toward an experience in Las Vegas that will truly be talked about all year ‘round.
And this excitement extends beyond GSX. Growth, engagement, and satisfaction for all our global events continue to rise. From the exclusive content and conversations at our CSO Summit to the jam-packed ASIS Europe in Rotterdam—and with record attendance predicted for ASIS NYC—GSX is poised to deliver an extraordinary experience for both attendees and exhibitors alike.
In the days ahead, we’ll be sharing details related to every aspect of the attendee and exhibitor experience in Las Vegas. For today, I’d like to end with this thought:
There are a lot of industry events you can choose to attend. Security practitioners and product and service providers have options. Some event organizers are focused on selling you a product, sending you on your way and seeing you again in a year. At GSX, you can take pride knowing your event investments aren’t just funding the bottom line for a corporate entity. As the leading association for security professionals worldwide, ASIS serves the profession all year long and reinvests proceeds from GSX back in the profession each and every day in the form of professional development, certification programing, resource development, and best practice sharing. Convening the industry at GSX to share insights and highlight technologies and services driving the industry forward is a critical component of that strategy. Everything about ASIS International – and Global Security Exchange – is truly informed and driven by the industry and for the industry.
So I’ll close by saying thank you. We appreciate your continued support as it allows us to address critical industry issues together…as a community, both in-person at the event and all year long. Together we will make the communities where we all work, live, and play safer, smarter, and more resilient.
Chief Global Marketing & Business Development Officer | ASIS International