"Distributors can't miss this once-a-year conference.”

- 2019 Summit Distributor Attendee

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More than 300 security hardware professionals attended SHDA’s 49th Annual Industry Advancement Summit, held at the Pointe Hilton in Phoenix. Over four days, top manufacturers and distributors networked, attended an educational session and previewed the latest industry product innovations in One-on-One appointments. So, what did attendees think of this year’s show? Overall, it exceeded expectations and offered the quality business interactions that SHDA is known to provide. Scroll down for some highlights from the summit or click here to read the full recap from SHDA Executive Director, Amy Luckado. 

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"One of the best and most efficient conventions ever."

– 2019 Summit Distributor Attendee

Ben Silver Seminar Was Well ReceivedSHDA 2019 Summit

SHDA’s Ben Silver Seminar speaker Commander Mary Kelly was the highest ranked presenter from the past five years. One attendee noted: “ Mary Kelly was a superb speaker.” When asked about future educational topics, SHDA members offered several great ideas which staff will investigate for 2020. Topics included recruiting new talent and employee retention.

“This was an excellent opportunity to create bonds and genuinely know the people we do business with. Although our company already has great business relationships with so many, I truly feel with this event each year we are learning about the future of our industry and opening new doors again and again.”

– 2019 Summit Manufacturer Attendee

Wild West Networking Event


SHDA 2019 SummitSummit attendees gathered for a Wild-West-themed happy hour and BBQ dinner with outdoor games, live music, and a beer burro. This new addition to the SHDA schedule created a fun opportunity for industry members to relax after One-on-One Appointments and to continue networking with other SHDA members. SHDA staff plan to build on the success of the Wild West night next year in Frisco for SHDA’s 50th Anniversary Summit!