Security professionals to gather and formulate their organizations’ best defense at newly re-envisioned in-person/digital hybrid event
Alexandria, VA (29 April 2021)—ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, has opened registration for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021, a hybrid event taking place 27-29 September that will offer a digital experience on the GSX online platform as well as an in-person event at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, FL.
“Building resilience among security professionals begins with knowledge, and GSX is where global security professionals turn to up their security game,” said John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, 2021 President, ASIS International. “GSX is a particularly powerful tool for security professionals, and I am excited that we are able to offer up the GSX 2021 experience to global participants both in an in person and an online digital format.”
ASIS International’s top priority is the health and safety of GSX stakeholders – attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, staff, and vendors. The OCCC is one of the largest venues in the U.S. to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, recognized as the third-party gold standard in cleanliness and disease prevention. The OCCC is collaborating with Orlando Health – a premier, established healthcare system – to create a groundbreaking medical concierge program for conventions. The OCCC will continue to evaluate its response and consult with health and industry experts to ensure the implementation of rigorous biorisk protocols in response to the ongoing health emergency.
ASIS is also pleased to announce its partnership with Safe Expo, the preeminent service provider for pre-event health planning support, onsite implementation, and post-event health monitoring, as an additional precaution to ensure a safe and healthy environment for those attending GSX 2021 in person. For those planning to attend GSX 2021 in person, please familiarize yourself with the event’s health and safety protocols here.
If security is an endless game of offense and defense, the stakes have never been higher. As quickly as new threats are thwarted, new vulnerabilities are exposed, with cybersecurity attacks growing more organized by the day and physical security experiencing unprecedented challenges of its own. New risks require new rules of engagement—and GSX will offer security professionals the tools they need to stay at the top of their game.
The GSX All-Access Pass unlocks six themed learning theaters and 80+ live sessions, including inspiring education sessions, expert-led tracks, exhibitor presentations, timely General Sessions, and digital content available before, during, and after the on-site event. All-Access Pass registrants will be able to access GSX sessions through 31 December and are eligible to receive up to 21 CPEs towards recertification. The full session lineup will be revealed in May.
If you plan to attend GSX in person, you’ll have lots of opportunities to visit a vibrant trade show, to connect with industry leaders to discuss today’s most critical issues, get an advance look at the latest innovations, and gain powerful strategies that will foil attacks compromising your organization’s safety. For those attending digitally, ASIS has further refined its industry-leading approach. From the first digital kickoff event on 15 September until 31 December, GSX registrants will be able to connect to the global security community and thought leadership at every turn. Tune in to live-streamed events from two learning theaters during 27-29 September, engage in live Q&As and speaker interviews during preview and encore events, and know what is happening each step of the way through the GSX platform.
About Global Security Exchange (GSX)
Global Security Exchange (GSX) is the world’s most comprehensive event for security professionals for more than 65 years. Meeting the needs of the global security community, ASIS designed an in-person and digital experience like none other in the security profession. 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 about GSX, please 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.