The sixth annual Electronic Security Expo (ESX), the security industry’s most important tradeshow, networking and education event, opens a week of activities in Nashville’s brand new Music City Center starting on June 17 until June 21. The event, designed for security integration and monitoring companies, is the industry’s only tradeshow owned and sponsored by the leading associations, the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA).
ESX returns to Nashville for the third time in its six-year history, one year after being held in the Nashville Convention Center and five years after the inaugural event held in 2008 in Music City. The country’s leading security companies will head to Nashville for a week of education, networking, meetings, and discovering new opportunities.
“The electronic security industry prides itself on being innovative, entrepreneurial and service oriented, with a long history of delivering solutions that provide peace of mind, safety and convenience for customers,” said George De Marco, ESX Chair. “ESX provides a unique ecosystem for security integration and monitoring companies to come together once a year to share best practices and learn about new products and services that help improve safety and security while enriching their customers’ quality of life.”
The week of events includes association meetings, a focused tradeshow floor where business gets done, the industry’s leading conference and education program, special events and networking opportunities, along with celebrations honoring longtime contributors to the industry.
ESX begins on Monday, June 17 with a packed lineup of association meetings for both CSAA and ESA at the new Music City Center, ending the day with the annual ESA Professional Groups Kickoff Reception at Nashville’s Whiskey Bent Saloon. The reception is proudly sponsored by ADI, Alarm Capital Alliance, Altronix, Axis Communications, GEM Electronics, Honeywell, Interlogix, Linear, Monitronics, Security America RRG, System Sensor, Telguard, The Decal Factory and Tri-Ed Distribution.
Tuesday, June 18 begins bright and early with the ESA Eye-Opener Breakfast, presented by ESA’s YSPs, sponsored by ADI, Alarm Capital Alliance, Altronix, Axis Communications, Honeywell, Interlogix, Security America RRG, System Sensor, Telguard & Tri-Ed Distribution, where Robert Owens, international speaker and leadership development coach will discuss the skills required to lead and to be a positive influence. Owens, a former United States Air Force serviceman and Special Ops team leader, has lectured on leadership development in more than 30 countries and has completed eight Ironman Triathlons in four countries.
After additional association meetings, the ESX Industry IceBreaker Luncheon will welcome Newtown, Conn. police Chief Michael Kehoe, who was a first-responder at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December 2012. Kehoe will share his thoughts on how the public and private safety sectors can work together to protect schools and communities. The Luncheon will also feature the presentation of the CSAA Marketing Marvel Award, Security Industry Alarm Coalition's William N. Moody Award and PDQ Awards and the ESA Youth Scholarship Award, sponsored by Vivint.
Following the Industry IceBreaker will be the Conference and Education program, where more than 90 of the industry’s top minds will contribute to sessions on topics ranging from sales and marketing to central station operations and more. The nine seminar tracks in this year’s program are: