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What you can expect from Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2024, taking place 3 – 6 June in Louisville, Kentucky.

Electronic Security Expo

Hosted by the Electronic Security Association (ESA), the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) premier trade show and educational conference is set to take place 3 – 6 June at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY.

Secure your spot at ESX 2024 and prepare to revolutionize your approach to security.

Register now and mark your calendars for an event that’s sure to inspire innovation and drive success in the electronic security industry.

Best-practice sharing education sessions

Designed by industry peers and thought leaders, ESX education sessions offer invaluable insights and practical advice for dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals alike.

Dive into a wealth of topics including effective RMR strategies, innovative sales team management techniques, essential key performance indicators and streamlined approaches to reducing truck rolls.

Gain actionable knowledge and elevate your skills to new heights at ESX.

The 2024 ESX Education Program features over 30 sessions under 4 tracks:

  • Operations: sponsored by: The Connection Xchange (TCX)
  • Management: sponsored by: NAPCO Security Technologies
  • Sales: sponsored by: Prima by NAPCO Security Technologies
  • Monitoring: sponsored by: RSPNDR

Executive Leader Workshops

Monday 3 June 1pm – 3pm & Thursday, 6 June 8am – 10am

The ESX Executive Leadership Track is an opportunity for connecting, learning and growing with other C-suite operators and owners of electronic security and life safety companies.

The program will offer insight to freshen up your leadership approach and motivate your team with these two intensive workshops.

Renowned speaker Paul Epstein, a former NFL & NBA Executive and WHY Coach of the 49ers, will share his wealth of knowledge and experience with ESX 2024 attendees.

Epstein, a best-selling author and advisor to Fortune 500 companies, pro athletes and high-growth founders, will delve into the essential elements of creating a purpose-driven company culture that fosters excellence.

Through these two workshops, Epstein will equip participants with strategies for confident decision-making, inspired action and navigating change amidst uncertainty to drive sustainable growth and success.

The most successful business leaders never stop learning.

An Executive Pass is required for access to these workshops and includes access to all ESX programming.

Main Stage

Education, motivation, inspiration – just steps away from the expo floor, the ESX Main Stage welcomes award winners, industry disrupters and motivators for the audience of electronic security and life safety pros.

OpenXchange Breakfast

Tuesday 4 June | 8:30 – 9:45am

In this session, ESX will be accelerating into the future.

Get ready to encounter forward-thinking leaders who will inspire you to reassess the trajectory of both the industry and your company.

These visionaries will challenge you to reimagine the business of security in the future.

Engage in a dynamic panel discussion that identifies disruptive technologies and emerging trends, providing insights to navigate the evolving competitive landscape.

ESA’s Youth Scholarship Award will be presented and sponsored by COPS Monitoring. Sponsored by: Becklar Enterprise Monitoring.

ESX Opening Keynote Luncheon

Tuesday 4 June | 11:30am – 12:45pm

Self-Leadership: 7 Tools to Help You Lead Yourself Better & Inspire Others

Presented by Ryan Leak, best-selling author and executive coach

Have you ever wondered, “What’s it like for people to be led by me?” When someone is hired to be a leader in an organization, what often doesn’t come with the gig is a leader… for the leader.

One of the biggest hurdles leaders face is not actually leading people, but leading themselves. Most leaders are often given titles with very little vision.

They’re often given expectations with very little direction. The old saying rings true. It’s lonely at the top.

Leaders desperately need a go-to strategy and system they can rely on when they feel like they’ve got no one else in their corner to guide them.

ESA’s Sara E. Jackson Award will be Presented by Telguard.

General Session

Wednesday 5 June | 11:15am – 12:45pm

The Huddle & The Hustle: Leading Teams through Change, Adversity & Opportunity

Presented by Justin Forsett, Co-Founder and CEO of Hustle Clean and a former NFL running back

In his engaging presentation, Justin Forsett delves deep into the intricacies of guiding teams through dynamic circumstances.

ESA’s Morris F. Weinstock Award will be Presented by Resideo.

Closing Luncheon

Thursday 6 June | 11:45am – 12:45pm

Missed a session or want to relive the highlights of the ESX 2024 educational program?

We’ve got you covered. Dive deep into the knowledge security pros gained from the three-day program and discover the key takeaways and trends that emerged from over 30 best practice-sharing sessions.

Interact with a panel led by ESA Chairman John Loud to distill the essence of the education program into a brief, bite-sized digest for your team.

Stay informed and stay involved, even if you can’t catch every session.

ESA’s Security Technician of the Year Award will be Presented.


At ESX, attendees won’t hear rattled-off product pitches.

They can expect to tap exhibitors for advice on marketing, sales, installation training, merchandising and more.

ESX is uniquely only open to the pro-installed channel, so exhibitors can better target their conversations – for a more focused experience for everyone involved.

By design, the event offers attendees from across the industry a more intimate experience to facilitate one-on-one interactions and quality conversations.

Explore tech and services in categories, like:

  • Access control/ID systems
  • Video surveillance
  • Intrusion detection
  • Fire detection
  • Monitoring center equipment and software
  • Identification systems
  • Smart home and building control
  • Sound/commnications and automation products
  • Digital health
  • IT/networking

Expo floor activities

Expo open: Tuesday 4 June:  1pm – 5pm

  • Tech Talk and Coffee Break @ ESA Central | 1:30pm – 2pm
  • Innovation Awards Presentation | 2:30pm – 3pm
  • ESA Central Interactive Training Session | 3pm – 4pm
  • Expo Block Party Reception | 4pm – 5pm

Expo open: Wednesday 5 June:  12:45pm – 3:45pm

  • Lunch on the Expo Floor | 12:45pm – 2pm
  • Tech Talk Presented by Napco @ ESA Central | 2pm – 2:30pm
  • Expo Bourbon Trail Reception | 2pm – 3:45pm
    • Sponsored by: DMP, Kings III Emergency Communications, NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., Snap One and Security America

Celebrate Kentucky flavor at the Expo Block Party

Explore four distinct Louisville-themed corners on the expo floor, each showcasing lite bites inspired by iconic Kentucky staples.

From finger-lickin’ good KFC delights to a taste of Muhammad Ali’s legendary spirit, float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Savor the essence of the Kentucky Derby and swing by the Slugger Museum corner for a taste of baseball history.

And don’t miss out on the libations – enjoy refreshing drinks from our open bars scattered throughout the aisles.

Indulge in the Spirit of Kentucky at the Expo Bourbon Trail

Embark on a culinary journey across the expo floor, where each corner offers bourbon-infused treats and lite bites that perfectly complement the rich flavors of the infamous Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Join us as we raise a glass to Kentucky’s heritage with handcrafted bourbon-inspired delicacies.

And just like before, quench your thirst with a variety of beverages from the open bars conveniently located throughout the show floor.

To experience the full flavor of our expo, be sure to visit all stops along the way!


Opening Celebration

Monday 3 June | 6pm – 7:30pm

Join us for a bourbon-themed welcome celebration with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music – as we launch a week of connecting, sharing and moving the industry forward.

All ESX registrants are welcome to meet up with old industry friends and make introductions with new security pros. Here’s a toast to friendship, business and advancing the industry!

Located at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

Pub Crawl

Tuesday 4 June | 7:30pm – late

Visit the local Louisville nightlife with industry friends. ESX’s Pub Crawl is an exciting opportunity to share experiences, catch up with friends and make new ones in a casual atmosphere.

  • Stop 1: Barrel Bar and Grill
  • Stop 2: Patrick O’Shea’s, Louisville Downtown
  • Stop 3: Number 15

Sponsored by: Immix and JLM Wholesale.

ESA Weinstock Celebration

Wednesday 5 June | 6pm – 7:30pm

Let’s celebrate ESA’s Weinstock Person of the Year, Derby Style!

Come dressed in your favorite Derby attire as we bring the thrill of the Kentucky Derby to our annual celebration.

Dust off your fancy hats and don your dapper attire as you enjoy great conversation, live music, local Louisville fare and more.

The Weinstock Celebration is open to ESX registrants with Executive, Deluxe and Expo Plus passes.

Sponsored by: Resideo.


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Registration is sponsored by: M2M Services.

This article was originally published in the May edition of Security Journal Americas. To read your FREE digital edition, click here.

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