Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021 Will Be Presented in Hybrid Format

The in-person event will be held in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 27-29, with a concurrent GSX virtual experience with keynotes, education sessions and more.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — ASIS Int’l announces the move of its Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021 to a hybrid experience with in-person and digital features, Sept. 27-29.

The three-day event features daily global keynote and other subject matter presenters as well as concurrent education sessions focusing on the most pressing issues faced by the security profession. The integrated event will be hosted in-person at the Orange County Convention Center located in Orlando, Fla., as well as online via the GSX event portal.

“This past year left an indelible mark on how we gather, learn and network. We took these key learnings into consideration along with our new reality in re-designing the GSX experience,” states John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, 2021 president, ASIS Int’l. “The event will showcase content related to how the world has changed and how we need to evolve our thinking around global security and safety in protecting people, property and intellectual assets. Another priority for us was to expand GSX offerings on a global scale so that security professionals anywhere in the world would have access to our best-in-class digital and in-person content and experience.”

The GSX education lineup, developed by security professionals, addresses the most pressing topics and challenges to today’s security professionals — enabling attendees to curate their experience, whether attending in-person or digitally, to advance their knowledge and understanding around these subject areas, according to an announcement.

GSX 2021 will include more than 80 education sessions covering a range of topics from national security to community safety. Registrants will be able to choose how to connect to the GSX experience. All Access registrants will be able to earn 21 CPEs. Additionally, All-Access in-person registrants will have access to pre- and post-show exclusive content.

The digital audience will have access to a broadcast studio format, watching some sessions live with the in-person audience, exclusive live interviews and on-demand sessions.

Health & Safety Paramount

In the announcement, ASIS states the health and safety of its GSX stakeholders — attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, staff and vendors — is its highest priority. More information about the health and safety protocols for GSX can be accessed here.

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC ) has been certified as a Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation venue, according to the announcement. The venue is said to be one of the largest convention centers in the U.S. to receive the GBAC STAR accreditation. The OCCC will continue to evaluate its response and consult with health and industry experts to ensure the implementation of rigorous biorisk protocols in response to the ongoing health emergency.

“In developing GSX 2021, we recognize that security professionals are straddling two worlds simultaneously — physical and virtual,” states Peter O’Neil, FASAE, CAE, CEO, ASIS Int’l. “While many professionals are focused on the health and safety of global citizens, security professionals are an essential element of that and more. By offering a truly integrated approach, GSX 2021 promises to be an event of the highest quality for the security profession.”

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