Events & Experiences

2017 Conference Photo
2017 Conference Photo
2017 Conference Photo
The ESX Community is a group of passionate professionals who share, learn and brainstorm each year to elevate their game both personally and professionally. To create, support and energize this community, ESX focuses on quality engagements and creative ways to interact and break the ice.

ESX’s networking lineup of events and experiences include Main Stage Programming — luncheons, breakfasts and general sessions — cocktail receptions, casual pub crawls, award ceremonies and more!

Opening Celebration

Opening Celebration PhotoJoin us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music as we launch a week of connecting, sharing and moving the industry forward! We’ll kick off ESX 2018 and honor ESA’s Weinstock Person of the Year and reveal TMA's Excellence Award winners.

Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl PhotoVisit the Music City’s hottest nightlife with industry friends. ESX’s Crawl is an exciting opportunity to share experiences, catch up with friends and make new ones in a casual atmosphere. Let’s see what the honky-tonks have to offer in 2018!

OpenXChange Breakfast

OpenXchange PhotoIn this Main Stage session, we hit the fast forward button. Prepare to meet visionary leaders that will help you rethink the future of the industry and your company. This interactive panel discussion will identify disruptive technologies and emerging trends that will help navigate the changing competitive landscape, and pinpoint the opportunities and challenges likely to impact your company and our industry.

Opening Keynote Luncheon

Keynote Luncheon PhotoThis inspirational Main Stage session will leave you uplifted and eager for the next few days of programming. ESX is not only about taking best practices back to your organization, but it’s also a place for re-energizing yourself and reinvigorating your passion for your business. Insights from this session come from beyond the industry, taking you on an intellectual and emotional journey that will inspire your drive for success.

General Session

General Session PhotoTop business strategists and leadership experts are featured in this Main Stage session. These thought leaders will provide compelling perspectives and concrete ideas on how to successfully grow and nurture your company, allowing you to innovate, compete and win.

Closing Keynote Luncheon

Closing Luncheon PhotoThis Main Stage event identifies and discusses the trends, challenges and opportunities in keeping our communities safe through industry partnerships with law enforcement, fire officials and first responders. The college-bound son or daughter of a first responder will be awarded ESA’s Youth Scholarship.

"ESX is the best way in the industry to network with peers to grow your business."
— Jamie Vos | Security Solutions NW | WA
"ESX is the best show in the security industry to learn new ways to grow my business and to network with people who are very knowledgeable and passionate about what we do."
— Jacob Engel | Strauss Security Solutions | IA
"I was challenged to think outside the box. Seminars were inspiring and made me think about the future of our business in a proactive way."
— John Yohe | Security Unlimited Professionals | OH
"We had breakfast with a new intercom provider — and we quoted it the first day back to the office."
— Chris Gilbert | Security Pros, LLC | KY
"I enjoyed the interactions I was able to have with other owners at ESX. It seems like everyone has the same problems!"
— Agnes Albright | Security Alarm Corporation | FL
"The speakers and education programming as a whole were top notch. If you didn’t attend — you missed out."
— LJ Lynes | Stanley Security | MS
"As a business owner and the sales manager, time away from my day-to-day operations is expensive — but the insight, education, connections, and business intelligence gleaned from my time at ESX was priceless."
— Sofia Aguilar | A-1 Security | CO
"You can get what you want out of this show. There’s been a lot of great ideas gained from ESX."
— Dee Ann Harn, RFI Enterprises, CEO | CA


To ensure a successful event, it takes a concerted effort and ESX is no exception. We couldn’t do it without our exhibitors and sponsors:

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