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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM OpenXchange: Coffee & Conversation

Prepare to be introduced to disruptive technologies and ideas that will help you rethink the future of your company. This lively panel discussion moderated by ESX Chairman George De Marco will discuss emerging technologies and how they are likely to impact our industry. Topics will include: How security will tie into the IoT, including the types of devices we can expect to see and how it will all operate; what is likely to come next after 3G and 4G technology; how the emerging communications protocols will affect end users, security/life safety integrators and monitoring stations—and more.

Panelists will be: Rod Coles, CEO Bold Technologies, Alexei Erchak, CEO, BeON Home

And Syed Zaeem Hosain (“Z”), Chief Technical Officer, Aeris Communications, Inc.

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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Networking & Public Safety Luncheon

Eat, network, and learn at this event where we celebrate the vital relationships that keep our communities safe. Our featured speaker, Anthony W. Batts, Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, will speak on how future partnerships between law enforcement and the security industry will be intrinsic to community policing and problem solving moving forward.

In addition to the Commissioner’s important message, deserving individuals will be honored. We'll announce the winner of the ESA Youth Scholarship Program, the recipient of the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award--presented jointly by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) and Security Sales & Integration (SS&I) magazine, and the inaugural presentation of the CSAA Public Sector Award, given in recognition of an individual's contribution to public sector efforts. We’ll also reveal the winner of the William N. Moody Award also presented by SIAC.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Industry Excellence Awards Breakfast

For the first time—CSAA and ESA unite to honor the people and companies whose hard work keep our industry moving forward:

  • The CSAA Excellence Awards recognize the central stations and managers, operators and support people who perform in the highest professional manner and make significant contributions to the betterment of the industry. 

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  • The Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year Award, the highest honor bestowed by ESA, recognizes outstanding achievement and ongoing efforts by an individual on behalf of the association.

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  • The CSAA Five Diamond Marketing MARVEL Awards Program recognizes a CSAA Five Diamond company that has used its CSAA Five Diamond designation to better position themselves in the marketplace.

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    Security Sales & Integration
11:30 AM- 12:45 PM Opening Keynote Luncheon

Prepare to be inspired as Major General James ‘Greg’ Champion, one of our highest-ranking veterans, speaks on how to motivate men and women--even in the most extreme circumstances. Major General Champion is a retired Special Forces officer with over two decades of experience leading our nation’s elite Green Berets in peacetime as well as in the Global War on Terror. General Champion will share his insights on leadership and talk about his command of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2003. Leave with a greater appreciation for the Quiet Professionals known as the Green Berets, learn how you can help these heroes and their families—and even how you might mentor some of these men as they leave active military service and return to the civilian world.  

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Friday, June 26, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Closing Keynote Luncheon

Alan Beaulieu, principal of ITR Economics, will share his insights into the economy and help us answer that big question: Is this the right time to pursue that business opportunity?  Hear what Beaulieu has to say about long and short-term economic forecasts - and how they will impact the electronic security industry. Bealieu was a contributing editor for Industry Week, and is co-author of the book Propsperity in the Age of Decline.

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Connect with colleagues from other security and life safety companies to build a peer network you can use year-round for business support, or to establish a life-long friendship.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ESX Welcome Reception

Kick-off your ESX experience at our welcome reception. Enjoy a drink and appetizers as you build your network, re-connect with old friends, and make new ones. You might even find someone who has the answer to that business challenge you are facing.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ESA Celebrates

Join us for hors d’oeuvres and drinks as we network and celebrate the contributions of ESA volunteers, committees, professional groups and Executive Strategic Partners. Learn more about ESA’s annual philanthropy project, ESA Gives Back! Sponsored by ESA’s Executive Strategic Partners and Professional Group Sponsors.

8:00 PM - ? The Crawl

The ESX Club Crawl is the year’s best opportunity to kick back with people who really get what you do day in and day out. They share your challenges and they feel your pain. Heck, they even know what RMR means! 

We'll start at Leinenkugel's Beer Garden and then explore some of the other venues at Power Plant Live! Come early and have dinner at one of the many restaurants. Show your badge and you'll receive food and drink discounts.

Meet at: Leinenkugel's Beer Garden at Power Plant Live!
10 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 2120

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SDM 100 Gala

The 10th Annual SDM 100 Gala is off to the Races! The 10th Annual SDM 100 Gala will take place on June 25, 2015 in Baltimore, MD in conjunction with ESA and CSAA's Electronic Security Expo (ESX). This social event honors and celebrates an incredible group of leading security executives from the nation’s largest installing and monitoring companies ranked on the SDM 100 Report. Now in its 25th year, the SDM 100 Report ranks U.S. companies that earn their revenues from the sale, installation, service and monitoring of electronic security systems to residential and non-residential customers. In 2013, recurring monthly revenue (RMR) was over $663 billion for all SDM 100 companies. The SDM 100 Report continues to prove that security is a significant concern of both homeowners and business leaders and we are excited to see results of the 25th annual report this spring. Join the winner’s circle for this year’s “Night at the Races” horse racing themed event this June. You can bet that this will be an evening of exciting entertainment and fun memories! Visit to learn how you can get tickets to attend the 2015 SDM 100 Gala.

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