Bradley D. Spacy and K.T. McFarland Announced for Global Security Exchange Keynote Lineup
ASIS International, the world's largest association for security management professionals, recently reported Air Force Major General Bradley D. Spacy and former Trump Administration Deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland will join the keynote lineup for Global Security Exchange (GSX), the security industry's flagship event. In the first year of its rebrand following a 63-year history as the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, GSX is expected to attract more than 20,000 operational and cyber security professionals and 550 exhibitors to the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 23-27.
"Our keynote lineup—featuring recognized experts in global affairs, technological innovation and industry transformation—delivers on our new brand promise to host a truly comprehensive global event" says Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP, 2018 President, ASIS International. "These speakers provide diverse perspectives that will set the tone for each day and bring to light both the risks and opportunities facing the profession and businesses at-large."
As Commander of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, General Spacy is responsible for mission support capabilities to 77 Air Force installations, nine major commands and two direct reporting units with an annual budget of approximately $10 billion. His Sept. 26 keynote, kicking off Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, will examine the changing security landscape, both in the U.S. and around the world. In addition, Spacy will provide details on the new AFWERX innovation and tech hub in Las Vegas and how the Air Force is looking to collaborate with the private sector to bring new security product ideas to market. Attendees will also learn about the evolving AFWERX/ASIS partnership and will be the first to hear a special announcement about the AFWERX Challenge.
McFarland will close out the conference on Sept. 27 with her address, which will take attendees on a fast-paced geopolitical tour around the globe. As the first deputy national security advisor in the Trump Administration, she will share an insider's perspective on critical foreign policy and defense issues. McFarland's presentation is open to all GSX registrants—including Expo-Only registration.