As it does every year, the 2018 TMA Annual Meeting brought together a most impressive group of industry leaders and influencers, who gained new connections and information to help them advance their businesses. Attendees praised the event, held in Palm Beach October 13-17, for its unmatched networking and high-level conversations supported by a leadership-focused program developed by the TMA Education Committee.
“The 2018 Annual Meeting lived up yet again to its billing as a gathering of the best of the best in our industry,” said TMA President Ivan Spector. “As we had expected, our event attracted the most engaged and committed people, enabling them to have conversations at a level above any other industry event and to take away information that will help them advance their businesses. I was gratified to see so many new members, first timers, and younger folk in Palm Beach, as well as our long-time stalwarts. You could really feel the dynamism of our association!”
TMA members at the Annual Meeting shared their enthusiasm for their organization by participating in the ongoing “TMA. That’s My Association” campaign. See more photos from the campaign here.
Attendees engaged with each other in committee meetings, the general membership meeting, shared meal functions, theme events, special tours, and education sessions. “With the landscape and technology in our industry changing faster than ever it is important for us as members to gather together to identify and work towards solutions for our industries future,” said Wayne E. “Trey” Alter III, president and CEO, Dynamark Security Centers. “TMA has always been at the forefront of this and I can think of no better venue than our annual meeting.”
“As a first-time attendee, the highlight for me was the networking,” said Cathy Rempel, president, American Security Integrator. “I have had the opportunity to attend other industry and non-industry conferences and this one, by far, stood out for the ability to spend real time with colleagues to connect and get to know each other. It was an all-around wonderful event and great use of time!”
“It’s rare to meet so many accomplished visionaries and entrepreneurs and innovators all in one location,” said John Romanowich, President and CEO, Sightlogix. “I felt so welcomed here and had so many high level conversations — I really didn’t expect that at the first meeting I attended, and I just had a tremendous experience.”
Mark your calendar now for the 2019 TMA Annual Meeting. Join your colleagues October 12-18 in Napa Valley, CA to “Take Maximum Advantage” of your TMA membership connections!
For more photos and details from the 2018 Annual Meeting, read “TMA Sees Opportunities, Sun on Horizon at Palm Beach Meeting” from SSI.
Photos by Brandon Freedman, Joey Rao-Russell, Elizabeth Lasko.