EXCLUSIVE: GSX 2023 – Mission possible

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Christine Murphy Peck, CAE, Chief Global Learning Officer, ASIS International reveals everything happening at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2023.

[Cue the Mission Impossible theme song]…

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to attend GSX 2023.

This year’s event will take place in Dallas, Texas on 11 – 13 September at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

GSX 2023 features three certification review sessions (CPP, PCI, PSP) and a comprehensive package of pre-conference activities and workshops (occurring on 9 – 10 September). Included in our pre-conference offering are three new workshops – Facility Security Design (two days), Successfully Implementing an ESRM Approach in Your Organization (one day) and Secure Horizons: An Immersive Experience for Senior Security Executives – for CSO Center Members.

During the main conference program, ASIS will offer three General Sessions (i.e., keynote presenters), more than 200 educational sessions (designed for security professionals by security professionals), three Game Changer Sessions and education on the show floor on four different stages. Registrants can earn up to 22 CPEs.

ASIS International’s GSX 2023 helps make your personal mission possible through its best-in-class educational offerings, numerous global networking opportunities and highly anticipated exhibit hall featuring more than 400 leading innovators and solution providers from the world of security. 

ASIS International brings together the best and brightest minds for this industry-leading global event. GSX 2023 educational tracks include a range of themes, from career and professional development to risk management, cybersecurity and AI, including:

  • Career HQ stage (15 Sessions) – this interactive experience offers one-on-one resume reviews and career coaching with industry experts. Attend 16 educational sessions on career growth and recruitment strategies and check out the Headshot Studio to power up your personal brand
  • Crime (12 Sessions)
  • CSO Center (17 Sessions)
  • Cybersecurity Pavilion (five Sessions) – hear from a series of 16 short, 20-minute sessions delivered by cyber leaders to help anticipate and avoid cyber-threats within your organization
  • Digital Transformation (30 Sessions)
  • Information Security (24 Sessions)
  • Law & Ethics (two Sessions)
  • Managing Organizations (40 Sessions)
  • National Security (17 Sessions)
  • Physical & Operational Security (77 Sessions)
  • Professional Development (37 Sessions)
  • Risk Management (63 Sessions)
  • Uncrewed U Stage (three Sessions) – the UnCrewed U Stage explores the emerging technology around uncrewed systems
  • X Stage (eight sessions) – the X Stage is the ultimate destination for security executives and integrators looking to stay mission ready. Join us for a series of 16 dynamic 20-minute sessions and product demos that showcase the latest and greatest in security technology


GSX 2023 will officially kick-off on Monday 11 September with featured keynote speaker, Radosław “Radek” Sikorski, a senior statesman and acclaimed expert and speaker on geopolitics. In June 2019, he was elected as a member of the European Parliament. He is Chairman of the EU-US delegation for the Parliament. He is also a Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) and the Subcommittee on Security and Defense (SEDE). Sikorski is the EPP’s spokesperson on China, the largest political grouping in the European Parliament.

On Tuesday 12 September, GSX 2023 will feature keynote presenter, America’s 43rd President, George W. Bush, sponsored by Altronix. President Bush will have a thoughtful conversation on stage with ASIS International’s President of the Global Board of Directors, Tim McCreight, to offer his perspective on today’s most pressing challenges and global security, drawing from his eight years in the White House, his response to the 9/11 attacks and working with world leaders. [Please note: This closed session is exclusive for GSX attendees, with no personal photography, notetaking, recording, filming, broadcasting, livestreaming or press access.]

On Wednesday 13 September, GSX 2023 celebrates the first-responder community via Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day honoring the individuals who make our communities and world a safer place. As a thank you for your service, all active duty and retired law enforcement, military and first responders receive a FREE One-Day Pass to GSX on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s keynote presenter is Tracy Walder, former CIA Officer and FBI Special Agent. She served as a covert operative for the CIA, helped uncover a Chinese spy ring with the FBI and traveled to warzones and black sites across the globe. Today, as an author and educator, she’s bringing her unique perspective to GSX. Hear her views on the current geopolitical landscape, emerging threats in China and the Middle East and other timely hot-button topics. Walder will be sharing her incredible true story of working in special operations during the era of 9/11, including frequent meetings with President Bush, assuming aliases and hunting terrorists worldwide.

If you can’t make it to Dallas, we have you covered through our robust digital experience with three Live Sessions per time slot – concurrent sessions, exhibit hall theaters (e.g., Career HQ, Cybersecurity Pavilion, Uncrewed U, X stage sessions). In total, ASIS will be livestreaming 46 sessions from GSX 2023. Digital attendees can also earn up to 22 CPEs as well and can experience GSX 2023 wherever they may be across the globe.

GSX 2023 also offers an array of networking exciting and entertaining events you won’t want to miss, so mark your calendars now:

  • ASIS Awards of Excellence alongside Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) – the OSPAs will once again recognize leading security professionals from across the globe on Sunday 10 September (5pm – 6:30pm). Tickets are required for this event (and included with All Access Pass)
  • Coffee with Exhibitors – each morning (and Tuesday afternoon) we invite attendees to stop by and enjoy a FREE cup of coffee while networking with other attendees and exhibitors
  • Exhibit Hall Happy Hour – the party is coming to the show floor the afternoon of Monday 11 September! This event brings together GSX attendees, vendors and integrators for an exciting networking opportunity. Enjoy complimentary wine and beer while mingling with colleagues and exhibitors
  • ASIS Celebrates! – ASIS International will be hosting its reception, ASIS Celebrates! on Tuesday 12 September at House of Blues in Dallas. Tickets are included with All-Access passes and will not be sold separately
  • Women in Security and NextGen Happy Hour – ASIS International’s Women in Security and NextGEN communities will be hosting a happy hour celebration at the Omni Hotel, the evening of Monday 11 September. This event will be exclusive to community members. Registration will be available closer to GSX in the community forums on ASIS Connects, so keep an eye out!
  • Mentor Speed Networking – Tuesday morning, ASIS will host speed networking. The event will run for one hour and fifteen minutes and give each potential mentee ten opportunities to find a mentor that matches their goals. Registration for this event will open soon, so keep an eye out in the ASIS Connects GSX 2023 Community!

The ASIS Foundation will again offer FREE headshots in the headshot lounge in the exhibit hall. Use this opportunity to get a dazzling new professional headshot and donate to the ASIS Foundation – supporting its mission of helping security professionals achieve their career goals with certification scholarships, practical research, member hardship grants and more. The ASIS Foundation is supported by generous donations from ASIS members, chapters and organizations.

We look forward to seeing you in Dallas in September! For more information about Global Security Exchange (GSX) or to register for the event, please visit gsx.org.

This article was originally published in the August edition of Security Journal Americas. To read your FREE digital edition, click here.

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