New virtual experience delivers world-class security education, networking, and marketplace all over the globe
Alexandria, VA (22 June 2020)—ASIS International, the world's largest association for security management professionals, today announced its decision to move Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2020 to a fully virtual experience, titled Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+), which includes more than 80 industry-leading education sessions, a robust exhibition marketplace, and unique peer-to-peer networking opportunities.
Following months of careful evaluation of the risks associated with convening an event of 20,000 professionals from across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic, ASIS leadership concluded that transitioning GSX to a virtual-only environment for its 2020 event was the correct course of action, in the best interests of its members, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and the public.
Previously scheduled to take place 21-23 September in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the new online GSX+ will bring together a global audience with live and on-demand features from 21-25 September.
“Launching GSX+ as a virtual-only experience will provide our members, exhibitors, sponsors and others with a one-of-a-kind approach that will advance security worldwide,” says Godfried Hendriks, CPP, president of the ASIS Global Board of Directors. “While circumstances dictate that we must forgo an in-person meeting this year, we are excited for GSX+ to deliver to a wider global audience the exceptional security networking, marketplace, education, and training that truly set GSX apart. There is a growing demand for a comprehensive experience that helps the entire security profession learn and grow together.”
GSX+ will deliver every element of a live event in an online environment: Community, Content, Commerce, and Connection. GSX+ provides a new, fully virtual forum for the global security community to connect and engage with live discussions on the most pressing industry issues, CPE-eligible education sessions, a robust marketplace, and peer-to-peer networking. Unlike other security-industry events, GSX+ is produced by ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals. By the industry and for the industry, GSX+ is where a global audience of leading professionals and partners showcase their knowledge, products, and services through an easy-to-use, safe, and secure platform. Topics of education sessions will range from workplace violence and behavior detection to return to remote work, pandemic lessons learned and well-being of security personnel.
“We are pleased to unveil our new GSX+ model, which will deliver the same number of CPEs as GSX, more accessibility with a lower cost to participate, and will live online for several weeks after an initial 5-day live event,” Peter J. O’Neil, FASAE, CEO, ASIS International. “It’s never been more important for organizations to focus on risk management and business continuity. GSX+ offers a new way for professionals to come together, discover new technologies and approaches, and dive into important discussions around global best practices.”
About Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+)
Taking place 21-25 September 2020, Global Security Exchange has been the world’s most comprehensive event for security professionals worldwide for more than 65 years, dedicated to addressing fast-paced changes across the industry with a focus on immersive learning, revitalized networking, and a reimagined online marketplace. Attendance at GSX+ directly supports scholarship programs and the development of education, certification, and standards and guidelines year-round. ASIS International remains dedicated to expanding and enriching knowledge sharing, best practices, and peer-to-peer connections so security professionals across disciplines—and at all stages of their career—can get access to the information and resources they need to succeed. For information, visit www.GSX.org
About ASIS International
Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Global Security Exchange (formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits)—the most influential event in the profession—ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets. Learn more about the work we do at www.asisonline.org.