2017 Annual Meeting


2017 TMA Annual Meeting
Scottsdale, AZ – October 7-11

Join your colleagues in 2017 for the monitoring industry’s premier networking and education event. The AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in the Sonoran Desert will be the setting for the top-level engagement and professional development you’ve come to expect from the Annual Meeting.

Quick preview of the Annual Meeting schedule (pdf)

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Preliminary Schedule — Subject to Change

Saturday, October 7

8:00am – 4:30pm                                              Registration

8:00am – 1:00pm                                              Board of Directors Breakfast and Meeting

1:15pm – 2:45pm                                             Executive Committee Lunch & Meeting

6:30pm – 10:00pm                                           Board and AHJ Dinner (Board Members/AHJs/Invited Guests)

Sunday, October 8

9:00am – 3:00pm                                              Registration

9:30am – 12:15pdm                                         Committee Meetings

9:30am – 11:00am                            Membership/NRTL/CSAA Five Diamond/Marketing & Communications/Insurance

9:30am – 11:00am                            Education/Legal Affairs/Technology

9:30am – 11:00am                            Government Relations/PSLC/Standards

11:15am – 12:15pm                         Associate

11:15am – 12:15pm                         ASAP Outreach/Business

Afternoon                                                           Free/At Leisure

6:00pm – 8:00pm                                             Welcome Reception/Buffet

Monday, October 9                                         Theme: Looking to the Future 

7:30am – 8:15am                                              Breakfast Buffet for Meeting Attendees

8:00am – 10:00am                                            Spouse Hospitality

8:30am – 4:30pm                                              Registration

8:30am – 10:00am                                            AHJ Representatives Breakfast (AHJs Only)

8:30am – 10:00am                                            General Business Meeting

10:00am – 12:30 pm                                         General Session

Industry Attrition Report — John Brady, President, TRG Associates

Government Relations/Advocacy Update

Business as Unusual: Innovation and Global Trends – What’s in the Future?
Jack Uldrich, Global Futurist and Author, Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Yourself Against Tomorrow’s Transforma­tional Trends, Today
“In the near future, the greatest change will be the accelerating rate of change itself. In this session, I’ll outline the trends transforming the world of tomorrow, as well as identify concrete actions business leaders can take today to future-proof themselves and their companies against ‘the tides of tomorrow.’” — Jack Uldrich

11:00am – 3:00pm                                           Spouse Activity

1:00pm – 3:00pm                                             AHJ Open Forum and Luncheon

7:00pm – 10:00pm                                           Western Nights at Whiskey Flats — Theme Night Reception/Buffet

Tuesday, October 10                                      Theme: Building a Better Business

7:30am – 8:15am                                              Breakfast Buffet for Meeting Attendees

8:00am – 10:00am                                            Spouse Hospitality

8:30am – 2:00pm                                              Registration

8:30am – 1:00pm                                              General Session

Better Business Tax Strategies – How to Position Your Company to Maximize Your Benefits
Dean Zerbe, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and current National Managing Director of alliantgroup
A post-election legislative and tax update that will outline what businesses and business owners can expect with tax reform and other economic issues.

Valuation Trends and Drivers in the Current Market Environment
Alper Cetingok, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Raymond James & Associates; Co-Head, Security, Defense & Government Services Practice
A comprehensive discus­sion regarding the factors affecting how companies in the security industry are currently being valued and what to expect going forward.

Executive Leadership Skills – Investing Your Time Wisely to Get the Results You Want
Rory Vaden, NY Times best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur and business leader, and founder of The Center for the Study of Self-Dis­cipline
Time management and procrastination impact the best of us. Learn how to identify and prioritize the leadership skills with the most positive influence to more effectively lead your organization.

1:00pm – 5:00pm                                             Optional Tour: Paddles Up – Desert River Raft Float

Evening                                                                   Open Evening for Networking

Wednesday, October 11                               Theme: Technology

7:30am – 8:15am                                              Breakfast Buffet for Meeting Attendees

8:00am – 10:00am                                            Spouse Hospitality

8:30am – 1:00pm                                              Registration

8:30am – 1:00pm                                              General Session

Lightning Round Presentation: From Research to Reality – What’s New in Our Industry

Home Security Market Dynamics, Disruption, and Opportunity
Tom Kerber, Director of IoT Strategy, Parks Associates
Hear the latest research on key trends in the residen­tial home security market and how smart safety and security products are impacting the competitive landscape.

Panel Discussion: Staying Ahead of the Race for Connectivity–Smart Business Strategies to Empower Your Monitoring Business in the World of IoT

Closing Conversation: The Legal Implications of Cybersecurity

1:00pm – 4:45pm                                             Optional Tour:  Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour

6:00pm – 7:00pm                                             President’s Reception

7:00pm – 10:00pm                                           President’s Dinner/ Dance and Presentation of Stanley C. Lott Award


Registration Rates                      

Register online before Thursday, August 31 to receive Early Bird Discounts.  Advance registration closes Thursday, September 28.

  • Full meeting registration includes all meetings, educational programming and net-working/social activities, including M-W meeting attendee breakfasts. (Optional tours not included.)
  • Spouse registration includes morning hospitality/breakfast M-W, Monday spouse/guest activity/luncheon and all evening networking/social events (Sunday, Monday and Wednesday). (Optional tours not included.)

Early Bird Rate

  • Full Registration Member $1,675
  • Full Registration Non-member $1,925
  • Spouse $950

Regular Rate

  • Full Registration Member $1,855
  • Non-member $2,105
  • Spouse $950

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