GSX accepting entries for Innovative Product Awards

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International, an organization for security management professionals worldwide, invites exhibiting companies to enter the 2018 Innovative Product Awards (IPA)—a competition recognizing the most groundbreaking offerings on the Global Security Exchange (GSX) expo floor. Winners will be announced and recognized at GSX, which takes place Sept. 23-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, and is expected to attract more than 20,000 security professionals from 100-plus countries, ASIS announced.

“While there are many awards programs out there, the Innovative Product Awards stand apart because the judges are security practitioners,” Howard Belfor, CPP, co-chair of the awards program and member of ASIS’ Board of Directors, said in the announcement. “They are the individuals who use these products every day, and they bring tremendous expertise to the judging process. For attendees, this means that award winners offer peer-distinguished products that address industry trends and are well worth exploring on the GSX expo floor.”

Formerly the ASIS Accolade Competition, the newly revamped IPAs will spotlight the leading products—hardware, software, testing materials, practices or thought leadership—designed to tackle current and emerging global security risks and threats. A team of judges representing security practitioners, thought leaders, and industry experts will select up to 10 winners based on their level of innovation, unique attributes, and specific benefit to the security industry. In addition, one product will be named the “Judges Choice.”

The IPAs provide an opportunity for companies to distinguish new products and services at the show—and across the security marketplace. The submission deadline is Aug. 3. Winners will be honored at GSX and will be given time to showcase how their product addresses market needs on the new X stage—a learning theater on the GSX expo floor where industry experts will present future-forward sessions on topics such as AI, mixed reality, robotics, drones, and more.

Entering its 64th year, Global Security Exchange (formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar & Exhibits) is an annual event for security professionals worldwide, dedicated to addressing fast-paced changes across the industry with a focus on immersive learning, networking, and a reimagined exhibit floor.

Attendance at GSX directly supports scholarship programs and the development of education, certification, and standards and guidelines year-round. ASIS International remains dedicated to expanding and enriching knowledge sharing, best practices and peer-to-peer connections so security professionals across disciplines—and at all stages of their career—can get access to the information and resources they need to succeed.

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