Annual Meeting

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Join TMA members, industry thought leaders, and special guests for TMA’s 2020 Annual Meeting. This event has garnered accolades from leaders across the security industry and earned the reputation of the “best C-Suite executive networking in the alarm industry.”

Year upon year, attendees return to experience and take part in this distinctive program that couples high-level education and networking – all in the superb setting of southwest Florida.

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Our Education Committee has developed an outstanding program for TMA members and special guests this year. Below is our current program and schedule of events, which should be considered preliminary at this time. As speaker, session, and event details are confirmed, this information will be updated accordingly.

Saturday, October 24

2:00pm – 5:00pm Registration
6:30pm – 10:00pm TMA Board and Public Safety Dinner (Board Members/Public Safety Representatives/Invited Guests)     

Sunday, October 25

8:00am – 4:30pm Registration
8:00am – 1:00pm Board of Directors Breakfast and Meeting
1:15pm – 2:30pm Executive Committee Lunch & Meeting
2:30pm – 5:00pm Committee Meetings
2:30pm – 4:00pm: Membership/NRTL/TMA Five Diamond/Marketing & Communications
2:30pm – 4:00pm: Education/Legal Affairs/Technology/Surveillance & Video Verification
2:30pm – 4:00pm: Government Relations/PSLC/Standards
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Associates
4:00pm – 5:00pm: ASAP Outreach/Business
6:00pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception

Monday, October 26

7:30am – 8:15am Breakfast  for Meeting Attendees
8:00am – 10:00am Spouse Hospitality
8:30am – 4:30pm Registration
8:30am – 10:00am Public Safety Representatives Breakfast (Invitation Only)
8:30am – 9:45am General Business Meeting
10:00am – 11:00am Spotlight on Public Safety (Public Safety Rep. Panel)
11:00am – 11:30am Sponsor Product Theater
11:35am – 12:35pm Keynote Speaker
11:30am – 3:00pm Spouse Activity and Luncheon
1:00pm – 3:00pm Public Safety Open Forum and Luncheon (Public Safety Reps & TMA Board Members Only)
5:30pm – 6:30pm Reception for New Members, Board, Sponsors and Committee Members (Invitation Only)
6:00pm – 8:00pm Theme Night Reception

Tuesday, October 27

7:30am – 8:15am Breakfast for Meeting Attendees
8:00am – 10:00am Spouse Hospitality
8:30am – 2:00pm Registration
8:30am – 9:15am State of the Industry, Elizabeth Parks, Parks & Associates
9:15am – 10:00am Attrition Report, John Brady, TRG Associates
10:00am – 10:15am Networking Break
10:15am – 11:00am Sponsor Product Theater
11:00am – 1:00pm General Session
5:30pm – 6:30pm Reception for Next Gen & Executive Committee (Invitation Only)
Evening Open for Private Entertaining

Wednesday, October 28

7:30am – 8:15am Breakfast  for Meeting Attendees
8:00am – 10:00am Spouse Hospitality
8:30am – 1:00pm Registration
8:30am – 10:00am General Session
10:00am – 10:15am Networking Break
10:15am – 1:00pm General Session/Featured Speaker
6:00pm – 9:00pm Farewell Reception & Presentation of Awards
  • Stanley C. Lott Memorial Award for Exemplary Service
  • The Mel Mahler Award for Outstanding Service to the Monitoring Industry

Online registration is open. Take advantage of our early-bird registration to save $200 off of the full-price registration. The early-bird deadline is Friday, September 11, 2020.

If attending with a spouse or significant other who is interested in attending the meeting’s social events or tours, please be certain to register and pay the associated fees.

The JW Marriott Marco Island underwent substantial changes in the past few years as the property was upgraded to the luxury JW Marriott brand.  Now with three towers and over 140,000 square feet of meeting and function space the hotel boasts 12 restaurants, 2 championship golf courses and a Spa by JW, all located on 3 miles of pristine white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

Marco Island is the largest barrier island within Southwest Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands area and its history can be traced back to 500 A.D. when the Calusa people inhabited the island.  Early development began in 1870 when William Thomas Collier founded the village of Marco Island.  His son opened the first hotel on the island in 1870.  Significant development of Marco Island began in the 1960s making it into one of the most popular spots in southwest Florida.

You may preview the property on it’s website.


We have arranged for a generous cancellation policy so that you can book easily and confidently.

Sponsorships offer excellent branding opportunities for your company and vary in cost to accommodate a range of budgets. We are also open to customizing a sponsorship.


If your company is interested in sponsoring our 2020 Annual Meeting, please contact:
John McDonald
Director of Meetings and Conventions | (703) 660-4917

TMA members and guests are invited to bring along a spouse or significant other to accompany them at the meeting. Guests are welcome to attend the social events for an added fee. In addition, TMA will host a tour program for guests to take part in during the education portion of the meeting. Details of this year’s activities and related fees will be available soon.


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