ASIS International’s Annual Seminar and Exhibits rebranded as Global Security Exchange

ASIS International has changed the name of its annual security conference from the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits to the Global Security Exchange (GSX). Building on a 60-plus year legacy of security event distinction, the newly-branded GSX will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from 23-27 September 2018 in partnership with InfraGard and ISSA.

“In what will be our 64th year of delivering the security industry’s flagship event, the Global Security Exchange, or GSX for short, will build upon the change and reinvention introduced at ASIS 2017,” stated Peter O’Neil CAE, CEO of ASIS International. “This name reflects the Society’s overriding commitment to unite the full spectrum of security – cyber and operational security professionals from all verticals across the private and public sector, allied organisations and partners and the industry’s leading service and solution providers – for the most comprehensive security event in the world.”

GSX will offer a Best-in-Class environment for education, networking and business building that will provide year-round benefits for attendees and exhibitors alike. The education programme, which is to be led by ASIS, InfraGard and ISSA subject matter experts, will deliver “an immersive and interactive learning environment” for security professionals at all experience levels.

The exhibition hall will be transformed into a learning lab environment, showcasing new and emerging products and technologies such as machine learning, robotics, forensic analysis and Artificial Intelligence.

In addition, the revitalised networking events will facilitate relationship building and the sharing of Best Practice between peers from across the globe.

“From The Internet of Everything and soft target attacks through to data breaches a​nd drones, the velocity of change and risks knows no boundaries,” commented Thomas Langer CPP, 2017 president for ASIS International. “GSX fills the industry’s need for a global event that brings together the entire security industry in order to exchange ideas and lessons learned, keep informed around both current and emerging risks and gain exposure to the emerging technologies now shaping society and our workplaces.”

*The full re-brand will launch at the 2018 ASIS International Leadership Conference. This event is to be held from 16-19 January in Arlington, Virginia

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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