Co-Located Events Bring Unmet Value to Security Industry

Integrators agree, the ESI Forum and ESA Leadership Summit, January 9 through 12, 2012 in Irving, Texas, are the next big thing in the industry. Each event offers unique value and their convenient co-location means busy integrators can get a lot done in a short amount of time.

ESI Forum: market insights and business inspiration

The Forum will offer three days of business strategizing, networking and quality vendor contact. Its valuable general session content explores all of the latest trends and vital business information to keep integrators competitive in this quickly evolving industry. Panelists will discuss how security companies are answering new telco and cable company competitors, the emerging PERS, senior and residential markets, cutting-edge tech tools for technicians in the field and much more. Its lineup of qualified speakers will include executives from companies like ASG Security, Guardian Protection Services and Vintage Security.

But what the Forum is probably most known for is its VIP Hosted Guest option. The event will host close to 100 decision makers from high dollar volume integration companies and ESA Leadership. These guests will get access to boardroom presentations and prescheduled one-on-one meetings with the Forum’s sponsors.

The Forum will also offer a “paid conferee” option, allowing more executives from integration and monitoring companies the opportunity to take advantage of the event’s programming, like the popular roundtable brainstorming sessions and its industry thought-leading speakers. Go to for more information.

“I learned a considerable amount about new industry trends and practices, which we incorporated back at the office,” said Bob Ryan, 2011 Hosted Guest and senior vice president of Sales and Marketing, ASG Security. “I had a great time networking with my peers at social events and the quality time I spent with vendors was unbeatable.”

For ESI Forum sponsorship opportunities, contact Chris Utter (, 508-618-4224) or Jessica DaCosta (, 508-618-4226).

The annual ESA Leadership Summit event will again offer the traditional seminars and association meetings that association leaders and members have grown to love. Open to all ESA members who wish to attend, its activities include vital association committee meetings, seminars on association leadership topics, interaction with vendors and social functions that include attendees from the ESI Forum. Go to for more information.

For ESA Leadership Summit sponsorship opportunities contact Jaclyn Sion, or 888-447-1689 x6818. To register, go to or Both events offer the same registration options. SD&I magazine and Cygnus Security Media are premier media sponsors for the events.


An Inside Look at ESA

With the ESA Leadership Summit approaching, January 9 through 12 in Irving, Texas, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is preparing the many committee meetings and association development opportunities it will host.

“We’re hosting many of the important association meetings at the Summit,” said Michelle Whitaker, ESA’s event manager. “We’re also welcoming ADT’s former head of public relations, Ann Lindstrom-O’Connor, who will offer valuable and practical information on successfully working with the news media at our Media-Communications Training Seminar.”

At the Summit, be on the look for out for ESA’s Membership Committee, Standards Committee, National Company, Government Relations Committee and many more critical meetings. Registration is now available. For a complete schedule, visit:

Did you Know

ESA has moved to 6333 North State Highway 161, Suite 350 in Irving, Texas. The association, committed to industry development, will welcome security professionals at its open house, being held during the Leadership Summit on Monday, January 9 at 2 p.m.