Attending any industry event can be a considerable expense. You’ll take time away from the office and —  let’s face it — with airfare and accommodations, attending can be an investment.

We value your time and resources and I can tell you with full confidence that the 2013 ESA Leadership Summit is well worth the investment. The Summit, being held February 18-21 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla., was designed with the growth of companies like yours in mind. 

You’ll feel the pulse of an industry in the midst of a profitable evolution, as its most successful players —including executives from many SDM 100 companies — gather for educational sessions, association meetings, the ESA of Florida Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament, social events and our Showcase Meeting Area. You’ll make important connections and have valuable information at your fingertips.

The 2013 new structure — incorporating the first annual meeting of our new ESA of Florida — will add a fresh new perspective to this uniquely valuable event.

You’ll be surrounded by peers — by friends — whose insights and support may make all the difference in the way you do business. You’ll be re-energized as concrete action plans are conveyed, providing a roadmap to the heights you can achieve in this evolving industry. 

At the Summit, you may learn a new practice for training your technicians. You may meet a vendor with a product or service that will revolutionize the way your company does business. And most importantly, you may meet someone who has successfully overcome the same challenges your company is currently facing and he or she may share important information to help you succeed.

Make a commitment to meeting your goals this year and register for the Summit. You’ll be happy you did.

Please take a couple of minutes to view the event schedule ( and the Summit program ( detailing session descriptions.

I hope to see you in Orlando!


Merlin Guilbeau

 ESA-Executive Director and CEO