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GSX Networking Events

Security Connections, Multiplied.

Connections are made all throughout GSX—in sessions, receptions, lunches, and the exhibit hall—you never know who you’ll meet next! And there’s no better place to network with the global security community than these must-attend events.

ASIS Town Hall Meeting

Sunday, 8 September | 4:00 – 5:30 pm

ASIS is committed to being accessible and collaborative and keep an open line of communication between ASIS staff and membership. These Town Hall meetings are an example of how we intend to deliver on that promise—in person in Chicago and throughout the year online.

Opening Night Celebration—Chicago on the Silver Screen

Sunday, 8 September | 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Start GSX 2019 off on a high note by greeting old friends and making new ones at Revel Motor Row, a popular Chicago landmark originally home to the Illinois Automobile Club. Enjoy our take on a night out at the movies as you wander from the high energy of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” to the rockin’ blues of “The Blues Brothers” to the elegant chic of “Chicago,” with plenty of food, beverages, and entertainment. This event is open to all attendees and exhibitors. Tickets required; included with All-Access Pass or purchase online.

Networking Luncheon

Monday, 9 September | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
New for 2019! After a morning of exchanging ideas in the conference sessions, take a break and continue the conversations over lunch while meeting new friends.
Tickets required; included with All-Access Pass.

Awards Reception featuring the Outstanding Security Performance Awards

Monday, 9 September | 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Join your friends and colleagues as we celebrate our industry’s biggest achievements. Many of our ASIS chapter members will be honored. In addition, the luncheon will feature the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs), which recognize and reward companies and individuals across the security sector. They are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers to be recognized and their success celebrated. Tickets required; included with All-Access Pass.

Call for Nominations: The U.S. OSPAs are part of a global awards organization currently running in eight countries and designed to recognize and reward outstanding performance within the security sector. Entry to the U.S. OSPAs is open to companies, teams, and individuals who have performed at an exceptional level, and you can enter as many categories that are applicable. Nominations will be accepted through 1 July 2019. For more information on the awards, visit or download a fact sheet.

Karen Marquez Honors Reception

Monday, 9 September | 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Join colleagues for this special reception where ASIS will present the Karen Marquez Honors Award, which recognizes a female security professional who has consistently worked for the betterment of the security industry.

ASIS Happy Hour

Tuesday, 10 September | 4:30 – 5:30 pm
While exploring the GSX exhibit hall, relax and chat with other attendees and exhibitors during the happy hour. Enjoy complimentary drinks as you discuss the events of the day. Open to all.

Women in Security and Young Professionals Happy Hour

Tuesday, 10 September | 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Join the ASIS Women in Security Council and Young Professionals Council from across the security industry for this informal networking reception. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with colleagues, ASIS leadership, and experienced security practitioners.

President’s Reception—Fight for Your Right to Party!

Wednesday, 11 September | 7:00 – 10:00 pm

This is it; the can’t-miss event of GSX 2019! Who doesn’t love a high-energy party to wrap up the week with your friends and colleagues? And…wait for it…we are going back in time to the 80s—the decade of Madonna, Prince, Journey, “Back to the Future,” and “Top Gun.” Don’t forget to bring your best 80s attire (neon anyone?) and dance to live entertainment, play iconic video games, and enjoy food and drinks and top-notch networking at Wintrust Arena. This event is open to all attendees and exhibitors. Tickets required; included with All-Access Pass or purchase online.

Check back in the coming months for additional details about our networking events.