When the virtual doors closed on the inaugural Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+), organisers ASIS declared that this new event is paving the way for a new generation of virtual and hybrid events moving forward. According to ASIS, attendance for the breakthrough event was strong with more than 4,500 registrants from 82 countries, along with 88 exhibitors populating the virtual Marketplace.
Presented by ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, GSX+ offered five days filled with live and on-demand education and networking for the global security community.
“GSX+ was a bold, positive statement to the world that the professional security industry is committed to learning, sharing experiences and information, and building strong interpersonal relationships across borders, time zones, and distances,” said Godfried Hendriks, CPP, 2020 ASIS President. “I am delighted by the energy and enthusiasm of the ASIS membership and the security community at large, and I am already looking forward to GSX 2021, planned to take place in Orlando, which will combine the best of this virtual experience and our traditional live event.”
The GSX+ learning lineup offered attendees more than 130 world-class security education sessions over the course of the week, across five subject areas including National Security; Physical and Operational Security; Risk Management; Digital Transformation/Information Security; and Leadership and Managing within Organizations.
All-Access attendees earned up to 25 CPEs and can now access all session recordings on-demand until the end of the year, effectively allowing attendees to view every session offered when it suits them.
Other popular GSX+ activities included the virtual Marketplace, where attendees interacted with exhibiting companies to learn about their latest offerings. Visitors had the ability to schedule private meetings, chat with booth staff during open Marketplace hours, and use GSX+ Matchmaking and Networking features to connect directly with speakers, vendors, and fellow attendees.
ASIS International closed the week with a celebration of exceptional performance in the security industry on Friday, 25 September at its virtual Gallery of Stars – a 360-degree tour of Longview Gallery where attendees could learn more about the accomplishments of security leaders who went above and beyond in 2020.