Tis The Season to Save - Early Bird Pricing Ends Soon!
If you have not registered yet for the 2016 ESA Leadership Summit yet, be sure to do so before Dec. 31, 2015. Summit registration prices will rise from $349 to $449 on Jan. 1, 2016, with Rising Leader registration increasing from $249 to $349 as well. Attendees are in store for a wealth of information and experiences unavailable anywhere else at a price point that can’t be beat! Register now to take advantage of lower pricing by clicking here!
Hotel Block Pricing Still Available (But Not For Long!)
Special Leadership Summit pricing is still available for rooms at the beautiful Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. The deadline to book at the exclusive rate of $159 ends on Dec. 18, so act quickly! To make reservations please call (800) 946-4452 or click here to make your reservations online.
ESA Mentorship Program to Kick Off at the Summit

The 2016 Leadership Summit will mark the kick-off of ESA’s newest effort to foster the growth of tomorrow’s industry leaders: the ESA Mentorship Program. The structured, nine-month program will connect those looking for guidance and growth in their security industry career with industry veterans who have committed to sharing their experiences and perspectives. Applications are still being accepted for potential mentees and mentors. Interested candidates must be ready to take their professional development to the next level!

For more information on the Mentorship program, contact ESA Marketing Manager Jaclyn Sion at Jaclyn.Sion@ESAweb.org or call (972) 807-6818.

Learning Gets Interactive at the Summit
This year’s Interactive Sessions are bringing knowledge and expertise to bear that you can’t find anywhere else in the industry. The first session begins at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 with facilitator Steve Firestone, Kelly Bond and Steve Paley carrying on the discussion from last year’s “What Keeps You Up at Night” talk. The three speakers will elaborate on the issues that cause security business owners sleepless nights, in an open mic setting where thought provokers and the audience will discuss the positioning of the industry to survive the next ten years. The second session, set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, will be facilitated by Adele Cehrs and will focus on the many ways your business can market itself to engage potential customers in 2016. Cehrs will assess the marketing processes of three companies and provide them feedback on how effectively they are reaching their target consumers. You won’t want to miss it!
Start Your Summit Right with Sunday Funday!
One of the most prominent benefits of attending the Summit are the opportunities to make new connections, see old friends and learn from other colleagues in unique, entertaining and engaging ways. Kick off the week with the Sunday Funday welcoming event, sponsored by QGistix, on January 31, 2016 at 6:00-7:00PM located at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino (Ocotillo & Patio). This event is the perfect icebreaker, complete with hors d'oeuvres, to set the stage for several days full of networking and education!
Monday, February 1
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
“Speed Networking”
Tuesday, February 2
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Tuesday General Session Featuring:
Keynote Presentation - Performance Excellence–The Employee Factor, presented by Dennis Snow
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Interactive Session:
What Keeps You Up at Night 2016, facilitated by George De Marco, Kelly Bond & Steve Firestone
2:45 PM -3:45 PM
Seminar-Ding Happens! How to Improvise, Adapt, and Innovate in an Ever-Changing World!, presented by Avish Parashar
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar-Improvised Innovation! How to Unleash Creativity and Leap Ahead of the Competition, presented by Avish Parashar
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Diamond Event
• Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year Announcement
Wednesday, February 3
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Interactive Session: Marketing Report Card, facilitated by Adele Cehrs
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Keynote Presentation: Your Growth & Opportunities Over the Next 2 Years: The Latest Political, Economic, And Technological Trends That Will Dominate Your Business Through 2017, presented by Gene Marks
2:45 PM -3:45 PM
Seminar-Stop These Time-Wasting, Brain-Draining Mistakes, presented Shelley Row
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar-Use Your Gut Effective Decision-Making in an Over-Thinking World, presented by Shelley Row
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seminar-Selling Has Nothing to Do With Selling, presented by Richard Farrell
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Closing Event
View the entire schedule
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