Pittsburgh to host ESX 2010

City's convenient location, unique entertainment options to sustain strong growth

June 9, 2009 - The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) will head to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA in 2010. Scheduled for June 14-18, the CSAA and NBFAA owned and sponsored event will feature programs that take advantage of the unique market strengths of Pittsburgh and its emergence as a fun, convenient and affordable convention destination.

All-Star Hosts. ESX 2010 will be co-hosted by two industry-leading integration and monitoring companies - Pittsburgh, PA-based Guardian Protection Services and Vector Security. SDM magazine ranked Vector 7th with $176 million in security installation and monitoring revenue in 2008 and Guardian 9th with over $126 million in revenue. As ESX 2010 All Star hosts Guardian and Vector are contributing to the development of the overall education and special events plan, including senior executives from their companies as presenters in ESX's increasingly peer-to-peer education program and providing tips on uniquely Pittsburgh entertainment options.

ESX Focus Areas. For 2010, ESX will continue to cover a broad range of security technologies, applications and integration/monitoring company management disciplines and business practices. The ESX show floor will be populated by manufacturers and distributors of video surveillance, electronic access control, intrusion and fire alarms, custom electronics, monitoring services and consulting and business services. The ESX seminar program will maintain its structure with tracks of courses covering: Business Development & Management, Installation Management, Sales & Marketing, Central Station Operations, Video/Access/Integration, Fire Detection, IP-enabled/Networked Security, and New Leaders. ESX will also be establishing focuses on important areas of opportunity and growth for the security integration and monitoring industry.

• ESX 2010 Advanced Application Focus: Telehealth. Demographic and health care industry changes are driving demand for a new suite of products and services designed to provide health monitoring, diagnostics and health care provision via electronics and telecommunications network. Electronic security companies are well positioned to participate in the emerging telehealth value chain. ESX 2010 will offer general session, workshop and seminar content to help integrators and monitoring companies understand and pursue these opportunities. The Pittsburgh connection? The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, not only a research institution but a $7 billion+ annual provider of health care services in the middle Atlantic states.

• ESX 2010 Vertical Market Focus: Securing Factories & Plants. While Pittsburgh is no longer a steel manufacturing city itself, it is still the corporate headquarters of major manufacturers such as U.S. Steel, PPG and food processing giant, Heinz. It is also home to one of the country's leading education institutions for robotics and production management in Carnegie-Mellon University. ESX will tap these strong local resources to develop education programs that clue integration companies into the cutting-edge security needs at factories (large, small, heavy and clean) and process industries facilities.

• ESX 2010 Business Practice Focus: Installation Management. Managing system design, installation and service is one of the core engines and keys to profit and growth for an electronic security company. The ESX 2010 seminar program is placing special emphasis on this track to tackle the most urgent and important topics and recruit the most knowledgeable presenters in the discipline.

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