ESA Leadership Summit Launches Registration for January Event

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New Format Will Focus on Sharing Business Intelligence for Growing Companies

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This year’s event will focus on sharing business intelligence for growing companies. We want company leaders to leave with actionable plans to help them compete in the expanding market.

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) announced today that registration is open for the seventh annual ESA Leadership Summit. Scheduled for January 19-23, 2014, the Summit will take place at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

“This year’s event will focus on sharing business intelligence for growing companies,” said John Knox, ESA president. “We want company leaders to leave with actionable plans to help them compete in the expanding market.”

With a strong emphasis on learning from experts outside of the industry, this year’s program will feature speakers with business insights that security professionals don’t traditionally have the opportunity to hear. The new format will also provide more time for participants to network and learn from their peers.

Steve Firestone, Select Security executive vice president and Leadership Summit advisor said, “We wanted to focus this year on giving attendees more than just a 30-thousand foot overview of the relevant topics. Rather, our aim is to have them walk away with a list of practical 'how-tos' from each of the presenters. Several of the general sessions have been designed with subsequent breakout sessions, held by the keynote speakers that will guide the participants towards an understanding of how to take what they've learned and translate it into something they can use in their business successfully.”

In addition to the robust speaker and seminar line-up, ESA of Florida will host a golf tournament benefiting their Youth Scholarship Program. “The tournament will take place on Thursday as a perfect ending to the Summit. We encourage everyone to participate,” said Knox. “There’s plenty of sunshine, it’s a fun course and it’s for a worthy cause.”

The 2014 ESA Leadership Summit will be headquartered at the Rosen Centre Hotel. It is formatted to appeal to security industry professionals who want their businesses to thrive, not just survive. Accordingly, the Summit will feature a robust speaker and seminar line-up to give attendees actionable and applicable takeaways that they can immediately implement. The event is sponsored by Interlogix, Honeywell, Axis Communications, Telguard, Tri-Ed Distribution, ADI, Altronix, Security America Risk Retention Group, 2GIG Technologies,, GEM Electronics, Intertek, I-View Now, Linear, Micro Key Solutions, OpenEye, OPTEX, Uplink, WeSuite, and Yale Locks & Hardware.

To register, go to For more information, call Melissa Unger at 972-807-6807. For Leadership Summit sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shannon Murphy at Shannon(dot)Murphy(at) or call her at 972-807-6835.

About ESA
Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at

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