Las Vegas Convention Center

Networking Events

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.

Please note: Additional registration fees may be required for some events.

Brooklyn Bowl MarqueeOpening Night Celebration

Brooklyn Bowl | The LINQ
Sunday, 23 September | 7:00–10:00 pm

​​​Mark your calendar and make plans to join us as we officially kick off GSX 2018! The Opening Night Celebration promises to deliver a can’t-miss experience including food, music, and more!

Open to all attendees and exhibitors; tickets required.


Outstanding Security Performance Awards Luncheon

Monday, 24 September | 12:00–1:30 pm

Join your peers and colleagues for a seated lunch as we celebrate our industry’s biggest achievements and successes during the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Luncheon.

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. For more information on the awards, judging, and how to enter, visit

Deadline to enter: Monday, 23 July

Drai's Night ClubPresident’s Reception

Drai’s Nightclub | Cromwell Las Vegas
Wednesday, 26 September | 7:00–10:00 pm

Nothing else matches the energy and camaraderie that is created when the security profession comes together at the annual President’s Reception! Drai’s Nightclub provides an unrivaled view of the famous Las Vegas Strip and beyond from the 11th story capstone of the stylish Cromwell hotel. Join us for an unforgettable evening of live entertainment, food and drinks, and unparalleled networking.

Open to all attendees and exhibitors; tickets required.

Please check back often for updates on even more can’t-miss events.