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Your Tuesday GSX 2023 Guide

With thousands of people in attendance, hundreds of security exhibitors on the show floor, and dozens of education sessions throughout the day, there’s a lot happening at GSX 2023 today.

Here are some of the highlights that you won’t want to miss whether you’re in Dallas in person or attending digitally. All times are in Central Time (CT).



Security and Surveillance Solutions Like No Other

At GSX 2023, Hanwha Vision is showcasing an array of new products and solutions in Booth #3123 in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hanwha stands at the forefront of AI innovation and will demonstrate new uses of AI in PTZ and Q series cameras, delivering precise detection, robust search capabilities, elevated data analysis, and enhanced image quality. Also on display will be FLEX AI technology machine learning which helps our cameras continually learn to recognize key objects for more efficient operation.

Wake-Up and Commute to GSX: 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Walk, jog, or take a shuttle bus over to the convention center in the morning. On your commute, we recommend listening to one of our special GSX podcast episodes featuring an interview with Mark Herrera, director of education for the International Association of Venue Managers and a representative of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection through the Public Assembly Facility Sub-Sector Council. He shares insights on security measures and best practices for creating safe spaces at convention centers.

Listen In: "Where Security and Guest Services Cross-Pollinate"

Sit in on the General Session: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Hall 4, Level 2

Headlining the education at GSX on Tuesday is 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush, who will have a thoughtful conversation on stage with ASIS International President Tim McCreight, CPP, about today’s most pressing challenges and global security, drawing from his eight years in the White House, his response to the 9/11 attacks, and working with world leaders.

If you’re planning to attend the general session, prepare to arrive early because the doors will close at 8:45 a.m. and you will need to go through a magnetometer before entering the room. No weapons are permitted in the general session room. There will be an overflow viewing area at the convention center for attendees who must be armed while attending GSX.

ASIS is also implementing a bag policy for Tuesday’s general session, prohibiting all bags larger than a clutch-sized bag. Exceptions to this policy will be made for medically necessary items after inspection. There will be a bag check in Lobby D near Registration if you would like to check your bag at the convention center.

Additionally, Tuesday’s general session is closed to all media representatives (even those attending in an unofficial or personal capacity). Personal photography, notetaking, recording, filming, broadcasting, and livestreaming are not permitted.

Walk Over to the Exhibit Hall: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

With numerous exhibitors, education sessions, and networking opportunities, you’ll want to dedicate a portion of your time to exploring the exhibit hall in Dallas.

One stop on our list to visit on Tuesday is the X Stage at 12:30 p.m. for “Defending the Nation’s Utility Grid: Threat Awareness at Distant Perimeters” where Jordan Lippel, CPP, vice president of sales at ECAMSECURE, will share how adopting artificial intelligence and video analytics can help protect electrical substations from physical assaults.

Another stop on our list for Tuesday is an education session at the UnCrewed U Stage in booth 1001 where Michael Lees, program specialist at the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), will present “Secure Your Drone Fleet: Best Practices for Commercial Drone Cybersecurity” at 1:30 p.m.

Over in the Career HQ booth 1655, Josh Szott, CEO and co-founder of Surefox, will share insights on making the transition from the military into the security industry. Join his talk at 2:00 p.m. and then stick around to meet with a career coach for a free resume review (schedule your review here).

We also hope you’ll stop by the ASIS Hub in booth 1503 to pick up a print copy of Security Management and meet some of the members of ASIS International’s subject matter communities that are hosting information sessions throughout the day.

View our GSX 2023 Product Showcase and share what you’re seeing and learning on social media with us by using the hashtag: #GSX2023.

Line Up your Education Sessions: 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

There are dozens of education sessions to choose from today. Feeling overwhelmed about where to start? Consider attending Mackenzie Grahek’s session “LGBTQ+ Safety in the Modern Industrial Democracies” at 10:30 a.m. to learn how security managers can ensure their teams are safe while traveling for work. Grahek is a security manager at International SOS and shared how she’s preparing for her first GSX with us. Read the interview here.

Additionally, catch a special session at 10:30 a.m. on "Geopolitics in Context: How Global Affairs Affect Local Security." Security experts Diana M. Concannon, PsyD, PCI, CTM; Alejandro Liberman, CPP; RC Miles, CPP; and Peter L. Morton, CPP, will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Godfried Hendriks, CPP, about how geopolitics and political instability affect extremism, risk, and organizational resilience.

Also on our must-see list today is the session in our Game Changer track: “Navigating Global Mistrust.” Starting at 2:00 p.m., security leaders will discuss the factors driving global mistrust and how to establish yourself as a trustworthy partner. This session will be rebroadcast for GSX Digital attendees on Wednesday, 13 September, at 11:15 a.m.

And stick around to learn about “Partnerships that Work: Retail & Law Enforcement Become Allies in the War Against ORC” at 3:15 p.m. Joseph Courtesis, inspector at JcourConsulting LLC (3SI Securities), and Michelle Anderson-Silva, senior manager, investigative systems and tools at Gap, Inc., will talk about the impact of organized retail crime and the measures being taken to combat it.

Fuel your Brain with Real Food: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Schedules get very full at GSX, but without fuel—aka food—you brain will be mush during the afternoon portion of the day. Bistro GSX in booth 501 is open from 11:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. and is included in all access and one-day passes for GSX attendees. On-site tickets can also be purchased, but supplies are limited.

Fill Out our Access Control Survey: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What access control technology do other companies use? What access control solution do security practitioners wish was more available? The answers to those questions and more will be gathered in our ASIS Access Control Technology and Policies Survey.

Share your knowledge and experiences by answering the survey, and we’ll give you early access to a detailed analysis of the results. Learn more and take the survey here.

Put on your Dancing Boots for ASIS Celebrates: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

After education sessions wrap and the exhibit hall closes for the day, head over to the House of Blues Dallas (2200 N Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202) for ASIS Celebrates! sponsored by Securitas and FiscalNote. The official GSX 2023 party is open to all access pass attendees.

And that’s all for Tuesday! Looking for more resources on today’s plan? Here’s the GSX Digital Attendee Info, the Schedule at a Glance, GSX Frequently Asked Questions, and Health & Safety Policies at the Show.