Tennessee BFAA to meet at ESX
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Tennessee Burglar & Fire Alarm Association president Scott Slough's enthusiasm for the newest security show on the calendar--the brand new Electronic Security Expo (called ESX) scheduled to debut here June 25 through 27, 2008--was evident in August when he announced that his organization would hold its annual convention at ESX (search "CSAA, NBFAA to team for show" at www.securitysystemsnews.com).
Slough said the TBFAA is eager to support the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and also wants to expose as many Tennessee member companies as possible to "a show of this size."
"It's going to be a great show," Slough said. "The NBFAA and the CSAA have put a lot of work into it," he added. The Tennessee organization's annual convention generally changes location every year, moving from Knoxville to Nashville to Memphis. Because Nashville is centrally located, "the shows in Nashville are always the biggest," Slough said.
Training, education and networking are the focus of the Tennessee annual convention, Slough said, so merging with ESX will allow the local organization to offer its members the same opportunities, "but on a much larger scale."
NBFAA president George Gunning said the TBFAA decision is further evidence that the industry is rallying around the concept of an "industry-owned national event with a strong focus on training and integrated systems." In a statement, Gunning said, "Combined with the CSAA decision to merge its mid-year meeting into ESX, this move also shows how the associations are working to consolidate activities into a unified, cost-effective marketing platform at ESX."