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Your Wednesday GSX 2023 Guide

It’s our last go round in Dallas, but there’s still plenty on the schedule to keep you busy throughout Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at GSX 2023. 

Here are some of the highlights that you won’t want to miss, as well as some upcoming events you should put on your calendar after we hang our hats up in Texas. 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 8:00 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 Sylvia Long-Tolbert, founder of Know More Marketing and leader of IBM Software’s Strategic Value Programs. Long-Tolbert shares insights on how to practice and leverage soft skills to drive more effective and impactful crisis preparation, response, and recovery. 

Line Up your Education Sessions: 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Jump start your education session planning ahead of the mid-morning keynote. Search sessions by topic, speaker, or track by using the official Session Guide or the GSX 2023 smartphone app.

One session you won’t want to miss is in our Game Changers Track: “Risk Without Borders: How Global Crises Impact Security.” At 9:45 a.m., James Morris, manager, climate resilience, UKI Sustainability Hub; Roy Manias, senior director, security and life safety, the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited; and Michael Gips, CPP, principal, GIPS LLC, will explore what a security focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) looks like and how security professionals can leverage ESG concepts as another lens on risk.

Explore the Exhibit Hall: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Today marks your last chance to take a twirl around the Dallas exhibit hall floor.

One stop on our list of spots to swing by is Career HQ at 12:30 p.m. for “Professional Branding for Military and Law Enforcement—Is Your Brand Ready for the Civilian World?” In this 30-minute session sponsored by the ASIS International Law Enforcement Liaison and Military Liaison Communities, Eric Kready, CPP, area security manager at SAP, and Lisa Young, senior security manager at Torchstone Global, will share their expertise on developing a professional brand while transitioning from the public sector into the private security industry.

Another stop is the X Stage at 1:30 p.m. for “Travel Security in a Post-Pandemic World: The Importance of Joining Health and Security Forces.” In their talk, Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec’s Director of Global Health and Safety, Annick Chalifoux, and Expert Advisor, Remy Mayo-Martin, will share their innovative approach to building a robust—and efficient—traveler security program.

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.

Sit in on the General Session: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

From the campus of the University of Southern California to foreign intelligence offices, warzones, and blacksites, Tracy Walder’s career in the CIA followed by the FBI has taken her across the globe. During her government service, she was also often the only woman in the room for critical counterterrorism operations meetings.

On Wednesday at GSX, Walder will take the stage to analyze the current geopolitical landscape, discuss emerging security threats in China and the Middle East, and other hot-button national security topics.

Before traveling to Dallas, Walder spoke with the GSX Daily about her CIA career, her decision to leave government service, and the importance of remaining connected to your true self. Read more about the conversation here.

Fill Out our Access Control Survey

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.

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.

Mark your Calendars: 2:00 p.m. and Onwards

Just because we’re hanging up our hats in Dallas doesn’t mean your security journey is complete. Mark your calendars for some upcoming ASIS events across the globe that you won’t want to miss:

ASIS LATAM Congress, 26-27 October 2023. Held in Lima, Peru, the ASIS LATAM Congress is built around the theme of Unlimited Security. More than 300 people will gather for two days to exchange experiences and knowledge on physical and cybersecurity, business continuity, risk management, and social conflict. Visit the event’s website to learn more and register to attend.

ASX ASIS-OSPAs 2023, 10 November 2023. The ASIS International Thailand Chapter (#272) will hold its annual conference with the theme of Fostering Regional Partnerships—A Regional Perspective in Bangkok, Thailand, on 10 November. The event will also incorporate the region’s first Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) ceremony. Learn more and register for the event—and awards—by visiting their website.

ASIS Europe, 20-22 March 2024. ASIS Europe—From Risk to Resilience—will be held in Vienna, Austria, next year. The agenda will focus on physical and cybersecurity risks, and the role security plays in supporting business objectives. The event is Europe’s critical gathering for established and aspiring security leaders working in multi-national environments. Learn more and register via their event website.

Sub Saharan Africa Security Conference, 24-26 July 2024. Held in Nairobi, Kenya, this regional security event is built around the theme of "empowering security professionals in the digital age" and is organized by the ASIS International Kenya Chapter. Chapter Chair Tobias See, CPP, PCI, PSP, said the event will focus on the convergence of technology and security, "and how together we can create a safer and more resilient Africa." Learn more about the event and register at the ASIS Kenya Chapter website. 

GSX, 23-25 September 2024. Adios, Texas. Hello, Orlando, where GSX will be held in September 2024. We look forward to reconnecting with you in Florida, but until then you can always find us—and our GSX Daily 2023 coverage—on the Security Management website!

That’s a wrap for Wednesday! 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.