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We are delighted to welcome you to GovSec West in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. from November 19 -21, 2013. GovSec West will take place at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and convention center. Brimming with authentic Texas style and hospitality, the awe-inspiring Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center invites you to experience the energy and excitement of the Lone Star State. Overlooking beautiful Lake Grapevine, Gaylord Texan is just six minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Underneath our signature majestic and climate-controlled glass atriums, you’ll fine some of the most distinctive shopping, dining and recreation options all under one roof!

The 2-day advanced level conference gives attendees access to 20+ sessions, keynote presentations, exhibit hall access, meals, networking receptions and much more! A “one-stop shop” for the latest products, services and solutions specifically designed to meet all aspects of security challenges, GovSec West has a combined exhibit hall with CPM West which focuses on COOP, contingency planning and business continuity.

To help you experience a smooth visit to the United States, please review additional information on GovSec West 2013, visas and visa letters of invitation, registration, housing, insurance and more below. If you have further questions or need more assistance please contact Don Berey at



About GovSec West

GovSec West is the leading event for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Cyber and Physical Security professionals looking for proven strategies and technologies to protect our communities, critical infrastructures, and key assets.

During the 2-day GovSec West conference, attendees have the opportunity to:

Participate in Breakout Sessions led by thought leaders and security experts from the public and private sector on topics including counter and anti-terrorism, cybercrime, cyber terrorism, cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, physical security, campus security and life safety, workplace safety, and more.

Hear and enjoy Keynotes and Special Presentations: Our conference opens with the presentation of colors and national anthem followed by our opening keynote speaker. Other special presentations include our Wednesday morning keynote and special guest speakers in the exhibit hall.

Learn about the latest technology and solutions at the Expo. Visit leading vendor booths and find the available solutions that work best for you.

Network with professionals in your field throughout the conference and at our special events to learn and share best practices!

Visa Information

APPLY EARLY! If you require a visa to enter the United States to attend GovSec West 2013, you need to apply early. U.S. regulations now require security checks for most visitor visas, resulting in a process that may take three months or more. Citizens of certain countries must have an invitation in hand before they can obtain a passport from their government, and then apply for a U.S. entry visa.

  • Review general information on the U.S. visa application process and U.S. visa policies and procedures at the U.S. Department of State website.
  • Apply for your visa. Visa applicants are advised to apply as soon as they decide to travel to the United States and at least 90 days in advance of the departure date. 

The Visa Waiver Program
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of 27 countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. VWP travelers must present a machine-readable passport (MRP) at the U.S. post of entry to enter the U.S. without a visa. Otherwise, a U.S. visa is required. Not all countries participate in the VWP. To obtain the complete list of exempt countries and learn more, visit the Visa Waiver Program website.



Select your registration package and then register online!


Lock in your discounted room rate the Gaylord Texan now with 2 easy reservation options — and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win your stay for free!

1. GovSec West's Conference + Hotel Packages (one stop shopping!) — Register Now!


2. Book your hotel room separately at the GovSec West rate here.

By booking your room in the GovSec West block (using one of the two methods listed above), by October 23, 2013, you will be entered for a chance to have your GovSec West stay refunded in full! Two lucky attendees will be announced November 19, so be sure to book your room today!

Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas 76051

  • Relâche Spa & Fitness Center, a 25,000-square-foot European inspired spa (Relâche Spa, Fitness Center)
  • 20-meter indoor lap pool, located in Relâche Spa
  • Six restaurants and seven lounges
  • Eight unique retail outlets
  • In-Room computing systems with a host of hotel services and high-speed Internet access
  • Earn Marriott Rewards for your stay!

PLUS, enjoy other activities taking place the Gaylord Texan. With 1.5 million twinkling lights, 15,000 ornaments, an amazing 54-foot-tall rotating Christmas tree, ICE! featuring The Nutcracker, Kung Fu Panda Awesome SNOW Tubing, and other exclusive holiday events and attractions.

Deadline to book your room is October 23, 2013!

Dress Code/Attire

GovSec West is a professional business event. We encourage attendees to dress in business casual attire: button-down shirt with business pants/skirt; business suit with tie; or shirt and tie. Jackets are not required. Military personnel are encouraged to wear uniform or business casual attire.

Show Schedule

See the full GovSec West 2013 show schedule here.

Getting to CPM West 2013

Visit the Hotel/Travel page of the GovSec West website for details on airports, SuperShuttle and car services.

Become an Exhibitor

Want to learn more about exhibiting at GovSec West 2013? Click here. 

If you have further questions or need more assistance please contact Don Berey at