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ESA becomes sole owner of ESX

ESA becomes sole owner of ESX The Monitoring Association had co-owned the annual event since its inception in 2008


DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) announced it is now the sole owner of the Electronic Security Expo (ESX), an annual national convention and exhibition for the electronic security and life safety industry that had been co-owned by The Monitoring Association (TMA) since the show’s beginnings in 2008.

“While it has certainly been a tough year for in-person events, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) sees the value that the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) delivers each year to the pro-installed electronic security and life safety industry,” ESA President Jamie Vos said in the announcement. “As a previous co-owner of ESX, ESA has now acquired full ownership of the industry’s only national tradeshow developed by and for the pro-installed community. ESX is a place where you can feel the heartbeat of the industry and there’s never been a more appropriate driver of this than ESA.”

This year’s ESX is scheduled to take place June 15-18, 2021, in Louisville, Ky., following a return to Nashville the past couple of years – the site of the first-ever ESX in 2008. Last year’s conference was cancelled due to COVID-19.

ESA said it is committed to continuing to deliver the best possible annual event, “where teams from across the nation can roll up their sleeves, learn more, share more and interact more. Dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals will have access to quality educational programming, driven by peers who will share real-world advice. Industry vendors can still expect a targeted expo floor, where quality conversations that focus on merchandising, installation and profit margins can be had with decision makers and influencers.”

ESX Chairman George De Marco added, “There are a lot of passionate security professionals who rely on the content shared at ESX to develop their business strategies. We are excited to see ESA’s plans unfold as it takes the show to the next level.”

As the industry’s largest and longest non-profit association serving the pro-installed channel, ESA said it will continue to use profits from ESX to fund legislative efforts, educational programming and more. Established in 1948, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients. For more information on ESX, click here.

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