GSX 2023: “A truly remarkable experience”

GSX 2023

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GSX 2023 delivered over 200 educational sessions and showcased more than 470 security innovators at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

Presented by ASIS International, the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2023 offered discussion and idea exchanges for the security community. Attendance exceeded projections, with nearly 16,000 registrants from 95 countries along with more than 470 exhibitors demonstrating the latest security solutions.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the success of our annual conference and trade show. GSX is not just an event; it’s a testament to the passion, dedication and collective brilliance of our members and ASIS staff,” stated Tim McCreight, CPP, 2023 President, ASIS International.

“Together, we’ve created a truly remarkable experience for security professionals across the globe that will have a long lasting impact.”

This year, GSX was supplemented by a weekend of pre-conference events, such as Secure Horizons: An Immersive Experience for Senior Security Executives, ASIS Volunteers’ Day and the ASIS Awards of Excellence alongside the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).

GSX kicked off on Monday 11 September commemorating 9/11 and featured a keynote presentation from current member of the European Parliament, Radek Sikorski. Sikorski’s presentation, titled “Securing Democracy Worldwide: Why We Must Win”, discussed the threat Putin poses not only to Ukraine, but also to Poland, Europe and democracy at large. Sikorski urged both the EU and the US to support the efforts in Ukraine.

Following Sikorski’s keynote presentation, the event’s exhibit hall opened – showcasing more than 470 industry leaders from three continents. Monday also launched the start of 218 education sessions over this three day event.

In Tuesday’s general session, President George Bush discussed his time in office, conflict abroad and the 9/11 attacks. President Bush also shared his thoughts on the most pressing issues facing the US today and the effectiveness a President can have when dealing with those issues.

Tuesday featured a speed mentoring session that allowed members of ASIS who are looking to further develop their career to meet with more experienced security practitioners who can help them advance their career. The speed mentoring session featured participants from across five continents.

On Tuesday, the World Security Report 2023, commissioned by Allied Universal and their international business, G4S, was also unveiled.

The final day of GSX, Wednesday 13 September, celebrated Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and featured former CIA Officer and FBI Special Agent Tracy Walder. As a thank you to all active duty and veteran military, law enforcement and first responders, these groups were invited to attend GSX for free this day.

On Wednesday, ASIS announced a tool and supporting materials developed by the ASIS Professional Certification Board and the ASIS Military Liaison Community that will help active duty military and veterans translate the skills they learned in the military to work in the private security sector.

The initial launch began with the US Army; however, the tool will soon be expanded to serve other branches of the US military, and later, law enforcement and other global military branches as well.

GSX 2023 also highlighted three Game Changer sessions with industry experts who provided lively presentations on ethics, navigating global mistrust and the impact of global crises on security. Among the robust learning opportunities at GSX, the event featured a number of “speed learning” sessions, such as the X Stage, which featured cutting-edge solutions that actively shape the future of the security professional.

“We are proud to advance the security profession”

“GSX is a global gathering of thought leaders and industry disruptors and underscores ASIS International’s dedication to excellence in education while presenting the most recent advancements in the security sector,” commented Peter O’Neil, FASAE, CAE, CEO, ASIS International.

“With a world-class educational lineup, networking events and opportunities to meet with industry leading solution providers, we are proud to advance the security profession in meaningful ways.”

GSX delivered opportunities to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits: All-Access Pass (in-person or digital): 22 CPEs; One-Day Pass (in-person and digital): 8 CPEs for Monday and Tuesday; 6 CPEs for Wednesday; Expo-Only Pass: 3 CPEs; Exhibitors: 3 CPEs; Pre-Conference Review Program Attendees: 13.5 CPEs per program (APP, CPP, PSP).

According to Visit Dallas, GSX 2023 generated both a direct and indirect economic impact of more than $35m and supported 7,000 jobs in Dallas.

The industry is excited for GSX 2024, taking place 23-25 September in Orlando, Florida. Advance booth space selection for GSX 2024 represents more than 90% of GSX 2023’s exhibit floor space. To find out more information about this year’s show, upcoming encore events or GSX 2024, please visit:

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