Still Alive and Kicking at GSX
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Sep 12, 2023
That first day on any tradeshow floor is always grueling. How was your first day?
I believe this makes close to 25 ASIS/GSX tradeshows for me. I’ve only missed one, thanks to that nasty pandemic a couple years ago. Is it true that COVID, or some variant is coming back?
My first ASIS tradeshow was held in Las Vegas, and it was a huge event. If memory serves, it was unseasonably hot on my first ASIS show. Just so you know, someone here in Texas has dialed down the heat factor just for this event. Last week the temperatures were quite annoying.
So, this is Day 2 of GSX, and after a rather successful first day outing, I anticipate there will be more attendees. People don’t like flying on Sunday, to get to work on Monday. I’m just saying.
Monday evening was a blast, and lots of walking in and near the downtown area. Once the day’s tradeshow activities ended, I and many, many others hit the customer appreciation circuit. Here is where I landed, though I am sure there were many other events. I spent a few minutes with SALTO at The Exchange Hall on Akard Street, caught up with my friends at AMAG at the Woolworth on Elm Street, then a brief stop at the Security 101 event on Olive Street, and topped it off with Hanwha Vision at Union Station.
This morning, my friends in the media and I opened the day with an AXIS booth tour, and then it is non-stop until 5 p.m.
One last note to my friends who make all these cool products. About 10-12 days following the show, my staff and I produce a Product Showcase eNewsletter. I want to personally thank all for their time explaining the innovative solutions and technology and encourage you to join us in one of these powerful digital issues. If you have any questions about this just email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (214) 773-1690.
I’ll have another note in the morning about the final day of GSX 2023.
Ralph C. Jensen is the Publisher of Security Today magazine.