Leadership doesn’t just happen. The Electronic Security Association (ESA) demonstrated that again last week.
In Phoenix, for their annual “Leadership Conference,” ESA brought together experts from the security industry and other fields to share their knowledge and help give attendees a leg up on how to better prepare for the years ahead. SIAC attends this event every year, and we find it very helpful, but this past week, the sessions stood out more than usual.
Stan Martin had this to say: “It was the best ESA conference I have ever attended. It was well organized, the hotel was great and there were incredibly talented and professional speakers. Dealers who missed it will lack the insights gained by those who attended.”
A number of revealing statistics emerged during the sessions, including: Who is buying what particular products and why they make those purchases; understanding younger employees and customers – the dynamic differences between Baby Boomers, Gen-X and Millenials.
“The networking was incredible, with numerous key industry players and the top vendors on site. In my opinion, it would be nearly impossible for security dealers to gather all the information presented at the conference by themselves. The information presented is critical to the future success of their business,” Martin observed.
SIAC also would like to congratulate John Knox, winner of the prestigious Weinstock Award, and George Bish, who won the Sara Jackson Award, both well-deserving individuals who have dedicated the better part of their lives to this industry!