Three Days to Explore the GSX Exhibit Hall

With only three days to take advantage of all that the Global Security Exchange exhibit hall floor has to offer (and only three days left to plan!), it’s important that you plan your time wisely! We want you and your colleagues to have a great time in Chicago, and not to miss out on anything! Here are some of the must-see features in the exhibit hall this year at McCormick Place.


At our booth, we will be able to provide tools, resources and connections! Be sure to stop by to meet with ASIS HQ staff to learn about what’s new, how to get involved, new research and programs, advancing your career and so much more. If you’re not a member, feel free to stop by to learn more about us and how to join! You could also participate in a live Q&A session that will stream across our social media networks, so be sure to come camera ready!

Disruption District

The district is the place to be to experience all the innovation, expertise, technologies and companies that are shaping the suture of the security industry! In the district you will find new and enhanced programs like D3: Drones, Droids and Defense, the X learning Stages, the Pitch Competition and Innovative product Awards. This part of the exhibit hall will be accessible for all attendees, so come one, come all!

ASIS Foundation Sharpshooter Contest

At this new interactive feature at GSX, you can test your shooting skills and compete for prizes (and bragging rights) at the Sharpshooter Competition sponsored by Smart Simulators and SB Tactical. Tickets are required, so make sure to donate and stop by on either Tuesday (10am-5pm), Wednesday (10am-5pm) or Thursday (10am-12:30pm)! If you know you want to put your skills to the test and compete for prizes, you can secure your tickets in advance.

International Lounge

In the International Lounge, which is open to all attendees and exhibitors, you will find private conference rooms for meetings and a relaxing lounge to recharge and connect with your colleagues. This might be the perfect time to even meet someone new and make a valuable connection, so have those business cards at the ready!

Bistro GSX

Did someone say food? Bistro GSX, the “crème de la crème” for trade show dining, will offer an extensive menu and plenty of seating for you to dine in comfort and style. To make things even more convenient, you can purchase you lunch in advance, and have your ticket available on your GSX badge! Visit the Bistro webpage to learn more about hours, reserving tables, securing your tickets, and pricing.

Red Cross Blood Drive

As a part of our efforts to give back to the Chicago community, we will be sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross. The drive will be up and running at Booth #4407 on Tuesday September 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. So, schedule a time (using sponsor code GSX) to roll up your sleeves and play your part in leaving the community healthier and safer than when you came.