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ASIS Rebrands Annual Security Conference as ‘Global Security Exchange’

The 64th Annual ASIS Seminar and Exhibits will take place in Las Vegas next September as the newly branded Global Security Exchange.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — ASIS Int’l, a leading association for security management professionals worldwide, announces it has changed the name of its annual security conference from the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits to the Global Security Exchange (GSX).

The move comes after the 63rd iteration of the event took place Sept. 25-28 in Dallas. The newly branded GSX will take place in Las Vegas from Sept. 23-27, 2018.

“In what will be our 64th year of delivering the security industry’s flagship event, the Global Security Exchange, or GSX for short, will build upon the change and reinvention introduced at ASIS 2017,” says Peter J. O’Neil, CAE, CEO, ASIS Int’l. “This name reflects the Society’s commitment to unite the full spectrum of security—cyber and operational security professionals from all verticals across the private and public sector, allied organizations and partners and the industry’s leading service and solution providers—for the most comprehensive security event in the world.”

ASIS says GSX will offer a best-in-class environment for education, networking and business building that will provide year-round benefits for attendees and exhibitors alike.

The education program, led by ASIS, InfraGard and ISSA subject matter experts, will deliver an immersive and interactive learning environment for security professionals at all experience levels, according to the organization.

The exhibit hall will be transformed into a learning lab environment, showcasing new and emerging products and technologies such as machine learning, robotics, forensic analysis and artificial intelligence. In addition, revitalized networking events will facilitate relationship building and the sharing of best practices with peers from across the globe.

“From the Internet of Everything and soft target attacks to data breaches a​nd drones, the velocity of change and risks knows no boundaries,” says Thomas J. Langer, CPP, 2017 president, ASIS Int’l. “GSX fills the industry’s need for a global event that brings together the entire security industry, to exchange ideas and lessons learned, keep informed of current and emerging risks and gain exposure to the emerging technologies shaping society and our workplaces.”

The full rebrand will launch at the 2018 ASIS Int’l Leadership Conference, which will be held Jan. 16-19, in Arlington, Va. As you can see in the video above, ASIS actually hinted at the change as far back as Oct. 10 — the date the video was uploaded.

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