The doors have closed on this year’s Global Security Exchange (GSX), held at Chicago’s McCormick Place this week. Presented by ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, the event offered six days filled with education and networking for the global security community.
Attendance was strong with 20,000 registrants from more than 125 countries and 550+ exhibitors packing the convention center. Security professionals also engaged in sessions around the world via Global Access LIVE! streaming—with participants in more than 15 countries.
“GSX serves as a powerful forum for convening security leaders across the globe to learn, share information and network,” said Christina Duffey, CPP, 2019 ASIS President. “I leave this year’s GSX more energized about our association, our profession, and our industry. I am eternally grateful to our Chicago Chapter and host committee for their strong support and look forward to GSX 2020, which will take place in Atlanta.”
New to GSX this year and a first for the security industry, 12 companies were selected to compete in the first-ever GSX Pitch Competition.
Expanded for 2019, the Security Cares program was created to empower and positively impact the local communities serving as GSX host cities. Now in its fourth year, the program connected leaders of Chicago area community organizations and small- to medium-sized businesses with free access to valuable security education, networking, funding opportunities, and resources.
GSX 2020 will take place September 21-23 in Atlanta. For more information about this year’s event, or to learn more about next year, visit GSX.org.