August 2020 ASIS News
Print Issue: August 2020
Following months of careful evaluation of the risks associated with convening 20,000+ professionals from around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic, ASIS leadership concluded that cancelling the live Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2020 event was the correct course of action—in the best interests of ASIS’s members, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and the public.
Enter Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+). Taking place 21–25 September, this new, virtual experience includes more than 80 industry-leading security education sessions, a robust marketplace, and unique peer-to-peer networking opportunities.
“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,” says Godfried Hendriks, CPP, president of the ASIS Global Board of Directors. “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. Without any necessary travel, GSX+ offers the global community of security professionals a forum to gather for important real-time conversations about trends, best practices, and the future of the security industry.
Topics of GSX+ education sessions will range from workplace violence and behavior detection to return to work, pandemic lessons learned, and well-being of security personnel.
“The new GSX+ will deliver more continuing professional education credits (CPEs) than GSX, more accessibility with a lower cost to participate, and GSX+ educational content will live online for several weeks after the experience concludes,” adds ASIS CEO Peter J. O’Neil, FASAE. “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.”
For more information about the GSX+ experience, visit GSX.org.
GSX+ Frequently Asked Questions
How will GSX+ support networking events?
The GSX+ platform will allow participants to network with peers through one-on-one meetings, small group discussions, and larger networking events.
Look for tutorials on using the platform to be shared closer to the event.
How can I experience new security technologies at GSX+?
Through the GSX+ Marketplace, attendees can engage companies directly and request private meetings or product demos, watch on-demand or live scheduled product demos and tech talks, and more.
How many CPEs are available for attending GSX+?
• All-Access Pass: 25 CPEs (includes sessions, Marketplace, and on-demand recordings)
• One-Day Pass: 5 CPEs per day (sessions and Marketplace)
• Marketplace-Only Pass: 5 CPEs
What if I miss a live education session? Will sessions be recorded?
GSX+ sessions will be recorded and available to All-Access registrants through 31 December 2020.
Learn more at GSX.org/FAQs.