Scheduled for June 22 through 26 in Baltimore, last year's inaugural show logged some 2,000 attendees. Advance attendee registrations are nearly triple the registrations received during the time frame for the 2008 event.
Industry News & Trends Get Ready for ESX 2009 With the 2009 Electronic Security Expo (ESX) com- ing up shortly, key industry professionals are already filling up their calendars with daily events, educational sessions and The ABCs of Growing Your Business presentations and just plain fun. as a New UL Central Station Scheduled for June 22 through 26 in Baltimore, last year’s inaugural show logged some 2,000 attendees. Advance at- Scheduled for June 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Baltimore tendee registrations are nearly triple the registrations received Convention Center, this half-day workshop discusses the during the time frame for the 2008 event. John Galante, presi- benefits and requirements of a various Underwriters dent of AE Ventures, producers of ESX, also agreed that this Laboratories (UL) listings for central stations. Attendees year’s turnout is already way ahead of last year’s show, thanks will learn how to prepare for a UL evaluation, when to to a number of key factors which include a larger show floor apply and where to get answers to questions that arise at the Baltimore Convention Center; more conference offer- throughout the process. Other key points addressed will ings including advanced educational sessions for attendees, focus on building configuration and equipment used installers and integrators; and an expected increase of day-to- that could provide up-front cost savngs. The course will day attendees, based on Baltimore’s close proximity to major be taught by Peter Tallman, section manager UL. metropolitan areas in the East. “There are several hundred central station operators who could benefit from the distinction and discipline as- sociated with a UL listing,” said John Lombardi, presi- PBFAA Sponsors 2009 ESX dent of CIA Security, Fishkill, N.Y., and chairman of the ESX Program Advisory Committee. “This session offers The Pennsylvania Burglar & Fire Alarm Association a way to concisely review both the advantages and re- (PBFAA) is sponsoring this year’s ESX show, co- source requirements of pursuing a listing.” located with its annual exhibition which annually draws approximately 200 owner/operators and top management decision makers from Pennsylvania’s Following the educational track installing and monitoring companies for two days of A main topic of discussion for this year’s ESX regards the education and networking. PBFAA will also host a Board youth movement that the National Burglar and Fire Alarm As- of Directors meeting and a special general membership sociation and the Central Station Alarm Association are work- meeting on Thursday June 25, which will provide an ing to put in effect for 2009 and following shows to come. update on state licensing issues during ESX. “We wanted to address programming that would appeal to upcoming leaders,” said Galante. 2009 CALENDAR JUNE McCormick Place, Chicago JULY 21-24 4 Visit www.nfpa.org 28-30 ASIS Northeast Security
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