The US Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) ceremony is taking place at GSX 2022 in Hall 5B on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Here is the link to the GSX ticket registration page.

Doors open to the event at 4:00 pm and the event will start promptly at 4:30 pm – it is due to end around 6:30. It is advisable to arrive as early as possible.

The event is going to be streamed live – and the link will be made available here soon. Please feel free to share with your network as there is no charge to view and you do not have to be registered to attend GSX.

Professor Martin Gill and Christine Brooks will be at GSX on booth 1252 - so do drop by and introduce yourself if you can.


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Mission Statement Part I.

The International Foundation for Protection Officers provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.

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