ASIS GSX 2018 Mixed Manufacturer Reviews With Declining Overall Attendance

By: Dan Gelinas, Published on Oct 02, 2018

ASIS GSX 2018 show drew 9% fewer total registrants, however, it gained 15% more paid registrations, according to ASIS.

In this note, we look at:

  • 2017 vs 2018 attendance
  • ASIS Feedback to IPVM
  • Show Space in 2019 Contracted
  • Hikvision is back (in a much smaller booth)
  • Manufacturer Survey Results - main complaints and compliments
  • ASIS shutting down 'suitcasing'

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2017 ** **** **********

**** ******** **** **,*** total *********** ** ****, down *% **** **,***** ****:

*** **** ****** ******* *** Exhibits (ASIS ****) **** **** in ******, *****. ********* September **-** ***attracting **,*** ****** *********** from 96 countries [emphasis added]

******* ** ****, **** ***** *,*** fewer ***** ***********, *** 17 **** ********* ***********:

*********20,000 ********** ********* and 550 exhibitors from more than 113 countries under one roof at the newly rebranded Global Security Exchange (GSX) [emphasis added]

*** ****** ****** ** people *** ********** ******** the **** ** ********* significantly ***** **** *** 'registrants' *****, ** **** is ****** ***** ****** registering ******, *** ****** physically ******** ** **-****. This ** **********, ** **** ******** in ****.

**** *********** *** ******** by **%, **** **** explaining ** ****:

** *****, ** *** see **% ****** ** paid ************ *** ** welcomed ********* **** ***+ countries, ************ *** ******** of *** *********** *********, the ******* ** *** attendees *** ******* **** sponsors *** **********, *** the ****** *** ** improved, *********** ******* ***** experience *** ************* ** the ******** ********.

*******-**** *********** ** *** pay ****** **** ******** on ****. 

*******-**** *********** ****** **** significantly ***** ***** *********** declined ***** **** *********** increased, ******* ******* **** and ********* ********** ** be *** ********* ******. However, ***** **** *** these *******, **** ******** to ******* ****. **** used ** ** **, e.g., *** ******** **** **** ******* report.

Show ***** ** **** **********

**** ***** ** "**** bigger *** ** ****" in ************ ***** ************ *** 2018 *****:

**** ********* ** **** that **** **** ******* forward ** ****** *** better **** ****:

******* ** **** *** more **** ** ********* increase ***** ***** *** 2019 **** **** ******** in ****, ** **** as ********* **** **** Abloy, *********, *** ********** coming **** ** *** event. ** ******* **** strong ******** **** **** increase ** ** ******** planning *** ******* ... We ****** ** ******* an **** *****, ********** agenda *** ********* ******* that ** ********* ** any ***** ***** ** the ****** ** ****.

**** *** *** ******* on *** **** ********* downsized ** ****** ** renew ***** ******.

*******, * ********** ***** **** **** ***** in *** *********** **** **** ***** in ************ **** **** ** definitely *******.

****

****

** * ***** ** reference *** *** *** floorplans, *** **** ***** is *** **** **** for **** *****, ****** visible ****** ** *** image ***** ** ** set *** ***** ** the ********** ** ** equal, ****** **** ** smaller.

**** ********* **** *** 2019 *** ** *********** and **** **** ***** can ** ********, ****** by ******, ** *** event ***** ******.

Hikvision ** ****

*** ** **** * return ** *** **** floor ****** ** **** is *********, **** * 30x50 *****, ******* **% ******* **** their ***** ***** **** ****. ********* **** ** moving **** **** *** entrance ** **** ** several **** ** ** 2019's ****:

***** ** *********'* **** positioning:

** *** *** ****, the **** **** ********* plans ** **** * booth ** * ******** sign *** ********* ********. On *** ***** ****, the **** **** ** is ** **** ******* signals ******* ************ *** aggressiveness.

Survey *******

** ****'* ****** ****** of **** ***********:

manufacturer views on asis gsx 2018

**** ** ********** ***** than**** ** ****** ***** manufacturers ************* **** ****** ***** on *** ****'* ***********.

******

***** * ******** **** found *** **** ******, quality ********* *** * common **********:

  • "***** ** * ***** location *** *** ***** that *** **** ** there ***** ****. *** overall ******* ****** *** compared ** ***** ***-**** coast *********, *** *** quality ** *** ************* was **** ****. ***** that **** ** *** a **** ****."
  • "**** ********* ** *** quality ** *********. *** users *** *********** **** well ***********."
  • "******** ** *** ****** than ********. **** ******* Day * & *** 2. ******** ** ** first ******* ***** *** final ** - * day, * ******** **** that ** ***** ****. Traffic ** *** **** day, *** *** **** only * *****, ***** counters ****."
  • "**** - ** ************ were **** *** * suppose. ** *** ******** project ************* *******, *** a *** ***** ** security *********** **** **** first-time *********, *** *** event *** **** ***. The ******* ***** ********* and *** *********'* ********* were *** ***** *** provided ******* *****. *** did * **** *** of ******** ** ***** organizations: ***, ***, ******** Exchange ******* ** ******** them **** ***********. ** were *** ***** ** renew *** **** ****, but **** ********* ** otherwise."
  • "** *** **** ******** with ******** ********* *** found * *** *** ones. *** ******** ** had **** **** - we **** ****** ** had ****."

*******

**** ********* ***** ********** **** the **** *** ******* had ***** ***********:

  • "*********. *** * *** of ********* ****** **** by *** ****. *** man **** *** **** there *** **** ******* a *** ** **** prospects."
  • "*** * *** *** first **** ** *** 2 *** * ****** strong **********. ***** ***** on *** * *** all ** *** * were * ******** *****. Only ***** *** ***** find * ******** *** the ************* **** ****** alcohol."
  • "**** **... **** *** good. *** *** **. Thursday - *********** (**** like **** ****). ****** on ******... ** **** on *** ***** *** of *** ****. ***** was *** ** ******** in **** ****. * think **** *** * negative ****** ** *** traffic. *** **** **** I ****'* ****** ****. I *** ******* ** partners *** *** ***** prior ** *** **** and * **** ******** said **** **** *** going. *** **** *** mentioned ** *** **** reason ***."
  • "** **** ********* ***** our ********** ********** ** ASIS. *** ******* *** stronger **** **** *** 2017. ** **** *** how **** **** ***** out ** *******."
  • "******* ** *** ********, it ****** **** **** people **** *** ********* decided *** ** ******. Las ***** ** ** longer ***********, ** ** a **** ****, *** ISC **** ** ***** every ****. ** *** difficult *** **** ***********, end *****, *** ********** to ******* *** ******* to ** ***** ***** in *** ****. ********** since *** **** *** become *** **** **** most ** *** *** products *** ******** ** the ******. ********* ** that ** *** * push *** *** ****. There *** **** * months **** ** *** year ** ****."

****

*** ********* **** ***** weak **** ******** ***** poor ********, *** ***** or ******* **********:

  • "'********, *****, *********, ********, horrifying, ********, **********, *********, abominable, **********, *********, *********' all ******* ** ** answer. **** **** **** be ** ******* ***** YEAR ** *******. **** would ** *** ****** west ***** **** *** GSX ***** ** *** fall **** ***** ****."
  • "*********** ********** **** ***** year. *** **** ** used ** **..."
  • "** *** **** **** meetings **** *** *********, however, *** ******* ******* was ****."
  • "**** ******* **** *-*. Why **** ****** **** day * **** ** is **** **** *** 3 *****??"
  • "**** ****** ********* ** sign ** *** **** year ****** **** * smaller *****."
  • "*** ****** ** ********** from **** **** ** poor. ***** *** **** spent **** ******** ********* and ******** ** ********, new **** ********** ** very **** *** ** why * ****** **** manufacturers ** ******** ** invest **** ** **** show."
  • "* *** *****, * see, ** **** ********* send *********, *****, *** management ** *** ****. They *** *** ******* key *********** ****** **** are ******* *** ********* for ********, **** ******* and ******."
  • "** ********* ** * technology *******'* *****. ********** seemed ** ** **** from ***** *****. * did *** **** ******** count *** ***** *** ~21,000 ********** *********. **** is ******* ********* ** they ***** ** **** down ******* ******* ***** set ** ** ***** manufacturers ******* **** **** 'drawing ********* ** ****** off *** *****' - which ** ************. *** 'thousands' ****** **** *** on ***** ***."
  • "************. ** ******* *** booth ***** *** *** number ** ********* ***** and ** *** ***** too ****. *** ************* with *** **** ********** were *** **** ******* a *****. *** **** was ** ***** **** they ***** **** ****** and **** ******** ** demand."
  • "** ***** **** **** forced *** **** **** an *** ***** *****, manufacturers ****'* **** ** be *****, *** ***** didn't **** ** **. And *** **** ****** who *** ******** *** of ** **** *** coordinators ** *** ****"

Shutting **** **********

**** *** ******* ** the ********** **** **** shut **** ***-**** ******* rooms ** ***** ********* in *****:

** **** **** ** one ******* ***** **** occurred ** ** *** this *** * ******* that *** *** ********* to *** ** *** way **** ****. **** were ***** *** *** brand ** ***** ********* to *** ****** ** come ** ***** ******* event. **** **** ********* and ************* ********** *** event, ********** ** **** our *********/****** **** **** our ******** ********* ******** on *** *****. **** should ** ***********! ** will ******** ** ** everything ** *** ***** to ******* *** ********* who ******* **** ** on ***.

2019 *******

**** ********* ******* **********, can **** ******** *** 'quality' ** ***** *********? The ******** ** **** attendance ***** **** *** the ****** ******* ** total ********** ***** ****** that.

******* *** *** ********* of ***** ****** *********** from *** ****** *** also ********* * ****** for **** ******, ***** could ******** ******* **** the **** *** ****. And ******* **** ************* recommending * ***** ******** for ****, ** **** continue ** ****, **** Chicago *********** ***********, ** manufacturers *****:

  • "***** ***** ** ******* next ****, ** **** consider ******** *** ** a ******** *****."
  • "******* ** * ********* and ********* ******** *** next *****' ****."
  • "******* ** * *********** inhospitable ********, ** **** be ******** *** *** to **** *** ***** convenient *** *********, **** hotels *** ********* ** vendor ***** *** ***** sitting *****."

Comments (15)

**** **** **** ** in ******* ***** **** to *******. **** ***** be *** ****** **** coast **** *** *** would ** *** **** east ***** ****."

**** ****** **** * sound **********.

**** ********** ******* ** September ** ***** ******** season *** *******, **** every * ** ** years ** ***** ******** be ******** ** ******** impacted **** **** ***** attendance, ***.

***** ***** ****** **** moving ** ******, * don't ****.

****, **** ***** *** might ** ******. ********** then *** **** ** rare. ** ***** **** be ****** ******* ** the **** ** **** heat **** **** ****.

* ***** ******* ***** be ****** ** ****. For *******, **** **** the **** ****** ********* 8th, *** **** ***** Labor ***, ******* ** as ***** *** **** after ******.

***** *** ********* ***** add ** *** **********.

* ******** *** **** year ** ** ** ** own ** ******* *** socialize **** ** *****, I ***** ** *** just "**" *** ***** not ***** ** ****/**** to ****** **** **** just *** **** **** ** N. ******.  ***** * did **** **** ******* folks * ******* **** many ** *** "******" were *** ** **********, I ***** * **** pass ** ******* **** year, * **** ***** venue with ********** **** ** *** to *** ******** *** hotels **** *** *** away.

**** ********** **** *** is **** **** *** in *** *****, * town *** ** *** large *********** **** **** of ****** *** ******** within ******* ********.  *** wants ** ** ** Orlando ** *** ******/**** with ****% ********, **** rooms *** ***** ******* no *** ***** ** go ***** **** **** of ****, **'* *** "shoulder" ******.

 

**% ** *** *.*. population ***** **** ** the *********** *** **** represent * ********** ********* attitude ******* ***** ************ adoption.  *** ******* ** Florida ** ******* *******, kids *** ** ****** and *** ********* *****’* gone ***** ***. #*****************

**** ** ******* **** +/- **% ** *** GDP ***** **** **** of *** ***********

************ (** ******** $***)
************,***,***
*******,***,***
**** *****,***,***
***********,***

 

 

*********, '**********' ** * term ****** *** ***** show ********, ******** ********* ** **:

********** ****** ** ************* who ** ** * show ** ** ********, but **** *** ***********, samples, ***. ***** ***** business **** * ********, literally ** ************

**** **** ** ********** appears ** ** ****** 'outboarding', ******** **** ********** ** as:

*********** ** **** * company **** ****** ** a ******* ** ** event ******* ******* ** host ***** *** ********* event ******* *** ******* of *** ******** ***** organizer. *********** ****** **** event ********** ******** ** costing **** ******* **** the ********* *******, ** well ** ******* **** any ***** ******** ** the ********** ***** **** might **** ********* **** spent ** ******** ******.

** * ******* **** the *****'* **** *** branding ** *********, **** is ********* ***** *** not **** **** ******* they **** ** ****** simply **** **** *** event's ********. 

** *** ****** **** companies *** ***** ****, it ******* **** *** show ** **** / **********, because ******* *** **** has * ******* ********* having *** **** ********* located ***** ********** ** attendees.

** *** ****** **** companies *** ***** ****, it ******* **** *** show ** **** / overpriced, ******* ******* *** show *** * ******* advantage ****** *** **** centrally ******* ***** ********** to *********.

******.

***** ** ****** ******* ASIS *** ** ***** this, *** **** **** it. *** **** ********* solution ** ** **** all *** ***** ** nearby ****** *** **** them *** *********, ************ payment ** *** ***** rooms (** ************ ** least **% *********). **** is ******* *** ** a ******** ** **** such * ****** **********.

* ***'* ***** *********** should *** *** **** of ** ***** ** heavy ********* (**: ***** email ********* **** "**** see *** ******* ***** at *******"), *** ******** a *** ** ******** contacts, ** ******** ** people **** ***** *** to ***, **** ******** like "**'** *** ** the **** *****, *** have * ***** ** FooHotel" ** ** ** expected, ***.

** **** ***** ** stop ****, ** ** easy, **** *** **** more **** ********* ***/** make ** * ****** draw ** ************** ** ISC ****. * ***'* hold ** ****** *** that ** ****** ******.

*** ***** ****** ****** be ******* **** *** GSX ******** ******* ** ISC. 

*** ****

*******

*******

*******

*** ***** ******* ? 

*** *****

**** ******* ************. 

** **** **** * plan ** ****** *** four *** **** **** drive ** ******* **** year. 

**** ****** **** *** GSX’s ****** *** **** *** ****

********...........

**** ***

**** ******* 

**** **** ******* **** a ********** ******** ** an *********** *****, *** ROI ** *** **** floor ********** ***** ** drop. *** *** ********* got ****** *** ******* leasing ******** ***** **** booths. * ***** ** interested ** *** *** many "*********** ***********" **** accredited **** **** *** how **** ** *** money ** ****** ** from *********** *******. 

***'* *************, **** ** a ***** ****** *** Educational ******** *** ************ credentialing *** ***** *** any ****** * **** host *** * ********** Showcase. ***** ** ******** years ** ********* ********** we ***** ** ***** 2018 *** ** *** selected ***** *** *** commitment ** *****, **** appropriate, ********* ***** *****. ISC **** ***** ** it ******* ** **** industry *** ***** **** has ********* ***  ********** emphasis ** ***, **** should **** *** *********** Show ********* *********** *** quit ****** ** ******. **** maybe **** ***** **** down *** ********.

**: *** *** ***** Convention ****** ** *** of *** ******** *** most ********* ****** ** get ** ** *** I **** **** ********. Maybe ******* **** ** better *** *** ******* hard ** *** ******* about ******* ***** ***** upon *** ****,****,**** & now *** **** *******.

********* ***** ** ******* might ** ***** **** the ********** ****** ** Las *****. ******* ** a ***** **** *** the ********** ****** ** inaccessible. 

**** **** ******* **** a ********** ******** ** an *********** *****, *** ROI ** *** **** floor ********** ***** ** drop.

***** ** ******** ***** of ********* ********** ** opted ** ***** ****

#*, ******. ********: *** the **** **** ************ different ** ***** ***?

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