Security professionals outside the United States who are looking to attend the industry’s most anticipated event of the year can start planning their travel now.

Global Security Exchange (GSX), formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, is proud to once again participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP).

The IBP is a government-industry effort to bring global buyers to the United States for business-to-business opportunities with U.S. firms at major industry trade shows.

According to the department’s website, “every year, the IBP results in approximately a billion dollars in new business for U.S. companies, and increased international attendance for participating U.S. trade show organizers.”

Taking place September 23-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, GSX is expected to attract more than 22,000 registrants from more than 100 countries.

International attendees are encouraged to join an IBP delegation and take advantage of special registration rates and benefits – available only to IBP participants. To register with an official delegation, contact the Commercial Service Specialist at your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate to discuss attending GSX 2018 and receive a special registration code. To learn more about the International Buyer Program, visit