ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, has opened its annual conference on an entirely new virtual platform to provide maximum value for association members during the unprecedented global pandemic.
The new virtual experience, branded GSX+, builds on the annual Global Security Exchange (GSX) event and promises to be the largest virtual gathering of global security professionals. GSX+ is delivering a fully virtual experience that includes CPE-eligible education sessions, a robust Marketplace (virtual exhibit hall) and lively peer-to-peer networking. The event will continue through 25 September, featuring an extensive program with 140+ education sessions and daily keynote presentations. The show kicks off today with a General Session presentation by Juan Manuel Santos, two-term President of Columbia and recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
“GSX+ is truly a virtual experience unlike anything the security industry has experienced before,” says Godfried Hendriks, CPP, 2020 President, ASIS International Global Board of Directors. “The global pandemic challenged us, so we responded by seizing the opportunity to provide new value. For example, every educational session will be recorded and made available for attendees on-demand 24/7. Unlike previous in-person events, this change means that every attendee, no matter their travel restrictions or time zone, will be able to see and learn from every offered session. We are excited about every element of this new virtual event and we hope that attendees will also seize this opportunity to experience all the possibilities. Only ASIS has the experience, global reach and expertise of its members to convene a virtual event of this magnitude and quality.”
The following keynote presentations are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at GSX+ this week:
22 September: Embracing the Future: Strategies for Building Resilience and Innovation
Presented by Dr. Ilham Kadri, CEO of Solvay and Werner Cooreman, CPP, PSP, Senior Vice President – Group Security Director of Solvay
23 September: Leading in Turbulent Times
Presented by General Stanley McChrystal, 4-star General and former Commander of US and International forces in Afghanistan
24 September: The Future of Cybersecurity
Presented by Keren Elazari, CISSP, Security Analyst, Researcher and Public Speaker
The GSX+ educational line-up includes 140+ scheduled and on-demand sessions across five tracks: National Security, Physical and Operational Security, Risk Management, Digital Transformation/ Information Security and Leadership and Managing within Organisations. All-Access attendees can earn up to 25 CPEs and will be able to access education sessions through 31 December.
GSX+ also offers numerous opportunities for peer networking, including virtual receptions, awards celebrations and even the famous ASIS Break Room. Here are a few of the planned events:
- 22 September, 3:30 pm ET: ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals Happy Hour
- 23 September, 3:30 pm ET: GSX+ Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
- 24 September, 3:30 pm ET: President’s Reception
- 25 September, 12:25 pm ET: Awards Celebration
- 24/7: The ASIS Break Room
For more information, please visit www.GSX.org.