ESA Leadership Summit in Austin Reveals Schedule, Speakers

The executive-level conference for electronic security and life safety professionals is bringing experts from outside the industry to strengthen leadership teams and move the industry forward. Nov 1, Irving, Texas – The schedule and speaker lineup for the Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) 2019 Leadership Summit – the strategically efficient event for leadership teams within the electronic security and life safety industry – has been announced. The event will be held in Austin, TX from Jan 28-31, and will feature a variety of education and networking opportunities.

On the main stage and in classroom sessions, the industry’s leaders will engage with speakers whose expertise comes from sales, marketing, leadership and military backgrounds. This eclectic lineup is intended to expose leaders to insights and best practices from outside the industry bubble and increase their effectiveness in all aspects of their businesses.

“To drive the efforts of an operation, there must be a strong team at the helm — guiding the strategic vision. They must quell complications between employees and departments and motivate and maximize the diverse strengths of individuals. When we skip out on this time to develop and bond with our leadership team as a unit — not just catching up on production updates, but on our vision, and the impact our interactions have on our people — we make a big mistake,” says ESA CEO, Merlin Guilbeau. “We are keenly focused on packing the most valuable experience into 3 days to ensure leadership teams are energized, motivated, educated and revamped for the new year.

Guests will learn best practices through practical, inspirational sessions including “How Great Managers Retain Employees,” “Mission Critical: The Leader’s Performance Review” and “Guiding the Customer Journey.” Attendees will also experience breakout sessions, where they can take a closer look at key topics and discuss their questions and ideas in depth.

In addition to education, attendees will have ample opportunities to network at meals, scheduled one-on-one meeting times, social events and a speed networking event. These opportunities will allow executives to connect and share best practices, form friendships and find new offerings for their customers.

This year the event will introduce a new, robust networking platform to link executives with each other and event sponsors on topics of interest to make for more meaningful and strategic interactions at the Summit.

All of this will take place in the unique city of Austin, TX, known for its live music, food trucks and commitment to “Keep Austin Weird.” The Diamond Event will be held at Spin, a recently opened ping pong social club, where attendees can get competitive or cheer their friends on in a lively atmosphere with music, drinks and food.

“Leadership Summit is an opportunity to share with friends that you’ve had from years past, make new friends, meet new colleagues and share some of the things that you’ve been doing with your business,” says Roger Parks, executive director of business development at Select Security. “If you’re considering attending the Leadership Summit, stop considering. The time you invest in your people and your business will be returned back to you thousand-fold.”

All C-suite and upper-management professionals in the electronic security and life safety industry are invited to attend, regardless of ESA membership status. Special pricing is available through Nov 2, after which date prices will increase. Visit to view the full schedule, see the speakers and register.

Interlogix is the sponsor of the 2019 Diamond Event and main stage featured content. Main stage presentations and breakout educational sessions are also sponsored by Axis Communications, NAPCO Security Technologies and Telguard. For a complete list of sponsors, visit


For more information on sponsoring, contact:

Jessica DaCosta
ESA VP of Business Development
[email protected]