The Electronic Security Association is in gear to host the 2012 ESA Leadership Summit and Electronic Security Integrators Forum. The co-located events will be held at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, Jan. 9 to 12, 2012.

The Summit will feature its traditional association meetings, leadership programming and social networking events to provide resources for the association’s volunteer leaders to sharpen their leadership skills, especially at the chapter level.

After ESA revamped the summit in 2012 by launching a hosted guest portion, the 2012 Summit will again be co-located with the newly titled Electronic Security Integrators Forum (ESI Forum). The ESI Forum will host successful security integration companies in an intimate setting. Hosted guests will have opportunities for idea sharing and networking.

The ESA Leadership Summit will consist of association meetings, association leadership development, a vendor showcase area and social functions. The ESI Forum will feature a hosted buyer event, integrator business seminars, interactive roundtable sessions, a vendor showcase area and social functions.

Attendees have several options when it comes to participation in sessions offered. The ESI Forum will offer a parallel track of Pay-to-Attend seminars for integrator and chapter staff conferees not participating in the hosted buyer program.

The 2012 Summit also has an a la carte option. Attendees may pick and choose which events to attend. ESA committee meetings and the board of directors meeting are free to attend. The new 2012 format allows both programs to serve the different needs of members and volunteers.

“ESA is excited to bring back the traditional ESA Leadership Summit, while still offering the hosted guest and integrator seminar elements now flying under the ESI Forum name,” said Dom D’Ascoli, ESA president. “The association has so many volunteer leaders who mark the Leadership Summit as an annual must-attend event on their calendar; they gain tremendous value from the event."

To be considered as a hosted guest, companies should fulfill any of the following criteria: revenues of $2.5 million annually or more, 15 employees or more, and/or double digit revenue growth for three or more years consecutively.

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