Nashville road trip has team appeal
NASHVILLE--In whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s being billed as Ã¢â‚¬Å“the premier training event for security integration and monitoring companies,Ã¢â‚¬Â ESX, the Electronic Security Expo, will take place here June 25 through 27.
That promotion Ã¢â‚¬Å“speaks to the idea of what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re really focused on-training,Ã¢â‚¬Â said John Galante, president of AE Ventures, a subsidiary of EH Events, which is producing the event for the CSAA and NBFAA, who own the event. Ã¢â‚¬Å“There will be 56 [75 minute] seminars broken into tracks Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s designed to appeal to the team.Ã¢â‚¬Â Galante said organizers hope security installation and monitoring companies will bring the management team as well as a lead technician and lead operator. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have a critical mass of courses for each profile.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Bringing a group from the office tends to be more valuable, he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“That way you can test the information that you gather against the information others gather. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a greater sense of obligation, and thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s something about a road trip that builds camaraderie.Ã¢â‚¬Â
If you havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t registered yet for the training, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a deal available, Ã¢â‚¬Å“a pass for all three days of training seminars for $395--itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a cost-effective way to do it,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Georgia Calaway, spokeswoman for the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It works out to $33 per session,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said. You must register by May 31 to get that pricing, however.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“There will be more than 150 exhibiting companies occupying 22,000 net square feet of space,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Galante. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The projected total attendance is 3,500, 750 exhibition personnel and 2,750 visitors.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The exposition will take place during the last two days of the conference, June 26 and 27. The expo will feature four special-interest pavilions: the ESX Consulting and Business Services Pavilion; the Tennessee Burglar & Fire Alarm Association Reps and Distributors Pavilion; the IP-based Security Pavilion; and the CEPro Pavilion.
ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more: The CSAA, NBFAA and TBFAA have a full roster of association events; Security Systems News editor Sam Pfeifle is moderating luncheon forums where you can hear from the industryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s younger-than-40 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rising StarsÃ¢â‚¬Â on Thursday and from kids taking over businesses from their parents as the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Next GenerationÃ¢â‚¬Â on Friday; thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mystery Keynote AddressÃ¢â‚¬Â and two special security tours.
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t forget to put these party events on your calendar, either: The Thursday Night Ã¢â‚¬Å“Big BashÃ¢â‚¬Â with country music star Marty Stuart; skeet shooting with the TBFAA; and a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Club CrawlÃ¢â‚¬Â organized by the TBFAA.
For more information and to register, visit www.esxweb.com.