ASIS GSX 2018 Mixed Manufacturer Reviews With Declining Overall Attendance

Author: 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 ** **** **********

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

******* ** ****, **** ***** *,*** ***** ***** ***********, *** ** **** countries ***********:

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

*** ****** ****** ** ****** *** ********** ******** *** **** is ********* ************* ***** **** *** '***********' *****, ** **** is ****** ***** ****** *********** ******, *** ****** ********** ******** in **-****. **** ************, ** **** ******** ** ****.

**** *********** *** ******** ** **%, **** **** ********** ** IPVM:

** *****, ** *** *** **% ****** ** **** ************ and ** ******** ********* **** ***+ *********, ************ *** ******** of *** *********** *********, *** ******* ** *** ********* *** engaged **** ******** *** **********, *** *** ****** *** ** improved, *********** ******* ***** ********** *** ************* ** *** ******** industry.

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*******-**** *********** ****** **** ************* ***** ***** *********** ******** ***** paid *********** *********, ******* ******* **** *** ********* ********** ** be *** ********* ******. *******, ***** **** *** ***** *******, ASIS ******** ** ******* ****. **** **** ** ** **, e.g., *** ******** **** **** ******* ******.

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

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**** *** *** ******* ** *** **** ********* ********* ** failed ** ***** ***** ******.

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** * ***** ** ********* *** *** *** **********, *** Axis ***** ** *** **** **** *** **** *****, ****** visible ****** ** *** ***** ***** ** ** *** *** width ** *** ********** ** ** *****, ****** **** ** smaller.

**** ********* **** *** **** *** ** *********** *** **** this ***** *** ** ********, ****** ** ******, ** *** event ***** ******.

Hikvision ** ****

*** ** **** * ****** ** *** **** ***** ****** in **** ** *********, **** * ***** *****, ******* **% ******* **** ***** ***** ***** **** ****. ********* **** ** ****** **** **** *** ******** ** 2017 ** ******* **** ** ** ****'* ****:

***** ** *********'* **** ***********:

** *** *** ****, *** **** **** ********* ***** ** have * ***** ** * ******** **** *** ********* ********. On *** ***** ****, *** **** **** ** ** ** much ******* ******* ******* ************ *** **************.

Survey *******

** ****'* ****** ****** ** **** ***********:

manufacturer views on asis gsx 2018

**** ** ********** ***** ******** ** ****** ***** ************* ************* **** ****** ***** ** *** ****'* ***********.

******

***** * ******** **** ***** *** **** ******, ******* ********* was * ****** **********:

  • "***** ** * ***** ******** *** *** ***** **** *** West ** ***** ***** ****. *** ******* ******* ****** *** compared ** ***** ***-**** ***** *********, *** *** ******* ** the ************* *** **** ****. ***** **** **** ** *** a **** ****."
  • "**** ********* ** *** ******* ** *********. *** ***** *** consultants **** **** ***********."
  • "******** ** *** ****** **** ********. **** ******* *** * & *** *. ******** ** ** ***** ******* ***** *** final ** - * ***, * ******** **** **** ** works ****. ******* ** *** **** ***, *** *** **** only * *****, ***** ******** ****."
  • "**** - ** ************ **** **** *** * *******. ** had ******** ******* ************* *******, *** * *** ***** ** security *********** **** **** *****-**** *********, *** *** ***** *** well ***. *** ******* ***** ********* *** *** *********'* ********* were *** ***** *** ******** ******* *****. *** *** * nice *** ** ******** ** ***** *************: ***, ***, ******** Exchange ******* ** ******** **** **** ***********. ** **** *** going ** ***** *** **** ****, *** **** ********* ** otherwise."
  • "** *** **** ******** **** ******** ********* *** ***** * few *** ****. *** ******** ** *** **** **** - we **** ****** ** *** ****."

*******

**** ********* ***** ********** **** *** **** *** ******* *** mixed ***********:

  • "*********. *** * *** ** ********* ****** **** ** *** show. *** *** **** *** **** ***** *** **** ******* a *** ** **** *********."
  • "*** * *** *** ***** **** ** *** * *** a ****** ****** **********. ***** ***** ** *** * *** all ** *** * **** * ******** *****. **** ***** you ***** **** * ******** *** *** ************* **** ****** alcohol."
  • "**** **... **** *** ****. *** *** **. ******** - Tumbleweeds (**** **** **** ****). ****** ** ******... ** **** on *** ***** *** ** *** ****. ***** *** *** an ******** ** **** ****. * ***** **** *** * negative ****** ** *** *******. *** **** **** * ****'* expect ****. * *** ******* ** ******** *** *** ***** prior ** *** **** *** * **** ******** **** **** were *** *****. *** **** *** ********* ** *** **** reason ***."
  • "** **** ********* ***** *** ********** ********** ** ****. *** traffic *** ******** **** **** *** ****. ** **** *** how **** **** ***** *** ** *******."
  • "******* ** *** ********, ** ****** **** **** ****** **** the ********* ******* *** ** ******. *** ***** ** ** longer ***********, ** ** * **** ****, *** *** **** is ***** ***** ****. ** *** ********* *** **** ***********, end *****, *** ********** ** ******* *** ******* ** ** there ***** ** *** ****. ********** ***** *** **** *** become *** **** **** **** ** *** *** ******** *** released ** *** ******. ********* ** **** ** *** * push *** *** ****. ***** *** **** * ****** **** in *** **** ** ****."

****

*** ********* **** ***** **** **** ******** ***** **** ********, new ***** ** ******* **********:

  • "'********, *****, *********, ********, **********, ********, **********, *********, **********, **********, egregious, *********' *** ******* ** ** ******. **** **** **** be ** ******* ***** **** ** *******. **** ***** ** the ****** **** ***** **** *** *** ***** ** *** fall **** ***** ****."
  • "*********** ********** **** ***** ****. *** **** ** **** ** be..."
  • "** *** **** **** ******** **** *** *********, *******, *** general ******* *** ****."
  • "**** ******* **** *-*. *** **** ****** **** *** * when ** ** **** **** *** * *****??"
  • "**** ****** ********* ** **** ** *** **** **** ****** with * ******* *****."
  • "*** ****** ** ********** **** **** **** ** ****. ***** the **** ***** **** ******** ********* *** ******** ** ********, new **** ********** ** **** **** *** ** *** * expect **** ************* ** ******** ** ****** **** ** **** show."
  • "* *** *****, * ***, ** **** ********* **** *********, sales, *** ********** ** *** ****. **** *** *** ******* key *********** ****** **** *** ******* *** ********* *** ********, both ******* *** ******."
  • "** ********* ** * ********** *******'* *****. ********** ****** ** be **** **** ***** *****. * *** *** **** ******** count *** ***** *** ~**,*** ********** *********. **** ** ******* concerned ** **** ***** ** **** **** ******* ******* ***** set ** ** ***** ************* ******* **** **** '******* ********* of ****** *** *** *****' - ***** ** ************. *** 'thousands' ****** **** *** ** ***** ***."
  • "************. ** ******* *** ***** ***** *** *** ****** ** employees ***** *** ** *** ***** *** ****. *** ************* with *** **** ********** **** *** **** ******* * *****. The **** *** ** ***** **** **** ***** **** ****** and **** ******** ** ******."
  • "** ***** **** **** ****** *** **** **** ** *** tired *****, ************* ****'* **** ** ** *****, *** ***** didn't **** ** **. *** *** **** ****** *** *** anything *** ** ** **** *** ************ ** *** ****"

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

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** **** **** ** *** ******* ***** **** ******** ** LV *** **** *** * ******* **** *** *** ********* to *** ** *** *** **** ****. **** **** ***** the *** ***** ** ***** ********* ** *** ****** ** come ** ***** ******* *****. **** **** ********* *** ************* suitcasing *** *****, ********** ** **** *** *********/****** **** **** our ******** ********* ******** ** *** *****. **** ****** ** embarrassed! ** **** ******** ** ** ********** ** *** ***** to ******* *** ********* *** ******* **** ** ** ***.

2019 *******

**** ********* ******* **********, *** **** ******** *** '*******' ** those *********? *** ******** ** **** ********** ***** **** *** the ****** ******* ** ***** ********** ***** ****** ****.

******* *** *** ********* ** ***** ****** *********** **** *** coasts *** **** ********* * ****** *** **** ******, ***** could ******** ******* **** *** **** *** ****. *** ******* many ************* ************ * ***** ******** *** ****, ** **** continue ** ****, **** ******* *********** ***********, ** ************* *****:

  • "***** ***** ** ******* **** ****, ** **** ******** ******** GSX ** * ******** *****."
  • "******* ** * ********* *** ********* ******** *** **** *****' show."
  • "******* ** * *********** ************ ********, ** **** ** ******** for *** ** **** *** ***** ********** *** *********, **** hotels *** ********* ** ****** ***** *** ***** ******* *****."

Comments (15)

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