What’s in Store for GSX 2021: ASIS President John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP

Please join me and thousands of security professionals from across the globe at this year’s Global Security Exchange (GSX) on 27-29 September 2021 in Orlando or through our online digital platform. Beginning with our digital kick-off event on 15 September, GSX 2021 will no doubt serve to support, nurture, connect, and inform a diverse group of global security professionals with robust digital and in-person programming—that’s the GSX advantage!

This year’s GSX means a little bit more for many of us. As the first in-person GSX in a little over two years, this year’s event will serve as the first opportunity in that time for us to reconnect in-person with many valued colleagues and friends.

I’ve been an ASIS member for over two decades. I understand the value that these connections provide to security professionals. GSX is far more than just an event. It’s community-building at its finest for the individuals who make our world a safer place to live and work.

GSX Education

When it comes to learning that sharpens your security game, GSX is your playbook for success. The GSX education program addresses the biggest trends and challenges in security, including:

  • access control,
  • asset protection,
  • surveillance,
  • remote workforces,
  • workplace violence,
  • cybersecurity,
  • business continuity,
  • crisis management, and more.

The GSX All-Access Pass unlocks six learning theaters and more than 80 live sessions—including inspiring education sessions, expert-led tracks, exhibitor presentations, timely insights from Game Changers, and pre- and post-GSX sessions—and the ability to earn 21 CPEs.


Additionally, the in-person format of GSX 2021 will feature nearly 300 exhibitors with cutting-edge innovations, technologies, and services. GSX’s in-person host is the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida—which received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) Star™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response, and recovery. Rest assured that we are taking every precaution to safeguard your health and safety. 


If you can’t join us in-person in Orlando, every player is valued at the GSX digital experience. From the digital kickoff event on 15 September, you’ll have to access on-demand content through the end of the year.

Tune in to live-streamed events from two learning theaters during 27-29 September. Engage in live Q&As and speaker interviews during pre- and post- encore events through the GSX platform. With access to on-demand content available through 31 December, you can maximize your schedule by attending some sessions live and others later.

Build Your Game Plan

Another benefit of being team GSX? Your involvement in GSX directly supports the funding of scholarships for security professionals and the administration of essential industry certifications, standards, and guidelines.

Please visit the following links at your convenience and begin mapping out your personalized game plan for GSX 2021:

I look forward to seeing you in September!

John Petruzzi, Jr., CPP
President, ASIS International