A key differentiator of ESX is its relationship to the industry's powerful associations, ESA and CSAA. Because ESX is owned by the industry, the revenue generated by the conference will remain within the industry to be used for programming, education, legislative activities and public relations to benefit integration and monitoring companies.
Since the inception of ESX in 2008, CSAA and ESA have realized more than $1 million in profits.
The milestone was reached with the conclusion of ESX 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“In addition to providing invaluable education, networking and vendor contact for our member companies, ESX is an important source of funding for ESA,” said ESA past president Dom D’Ascoli. “The event has generated substantial funds for ESA during a time of general economic headwinds and has helped the association expand and improve its services.”
“CSAA is thrilled to be an owner and sponsor of ESX, and is proud of all that it does for the industry,” said Ed Bonifas, past president of CSAA. “Its profitability for the associations in every year since its launch is a testament to the event’s quality and structure.”
“AE Ventures is proud to produce an event that helps fuel industry growth through the programs of CSAA and ESA,” said John Galante, president of AE Ventures. “All parties are committed to producing a growing, high quality event and making sure the industry is the principal beneficiary of its success.”