According to ASIS International, the Global Security Exchange conference, which was held Sept. 27-29 in Orlando, Fla., exceeded attendance expectations, drawing 300 exhibitors and 8,600 registrants from 80 nations.
The event was staged as a hybrid event — a mix of in-person and virtual engagement opportunities — with the majority of attendees (more than 7,200) participating on site.
“I’m proud of my friends and colleagues for arranging what is by all metrics a fantastic GSX,” said John A. Petruzzi, 2021 president of ASIS International, in a statement issued by the association. “We’ve received an overwhelming response from exhibitors and attendees commenting on the high quality of this year’s show. We’re pleased that the new event footprint — placing learning theaters in the exhibit hall — was well received, allowing for ease of access between our event’s best-in-class education and the solutions offered by our exhibiting companies. I’m incredibly thankful to our show’s international contingent for the lengths that they went to in order to gather here in person. The dedication of these individuals just proves the commitment of our profession to make GSX the industry’s premier event.”
This year marked ASIS’s return to an in-person GSX. In 2020, the event, dubbed GSX+, moved to an all-virtual platform in light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation.
On-demand sessions will be available to attendees with all-access passes until the end of 2021 via the event’s digital platform. According to ASIS, encore presentations of the show’s best attended sessions will be broadcast on Oct. 20 and Nov. 10, with the original presenters available for Q&A in real time.
GSX 2022 is scheduled to take place Sept. 12-14 in Atlanta, Ga.
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