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 and 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