The association is one of the oldest such organizations in the industry, according to its executive director Dale Eller. So it’s got a lot to celebrate and is using its annual expo in June to do that. Here’s more from a news release the group sent out today:
The PBFAA will host their 30th Annual Membership Meeting, Golf Outing and Exposition on June 6-7, 2012 at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancaster, Penn.
The event will commemorate the 30 years of association activity through several member activities.
Kicking off the event on June 6th is the PBFAA's annual golf outing which will host over 75 golfers in a shotgun scramble format. The outing consists of several hole-in-one contests, including a par 3 with a $10,000 prize hole. Other contests include longest drive and closest to the pin on the front and back nine holes. The golf outing concludes with an awards luncheon for all of the outing participants.
The evening event incorporates the annual membership meeting, election of officers and the presentation of association awards such as the Associate Member of the Year, the Annual Scholarship Awards and the Keith Ladd Leadership Award, followed by a buffet dinner and concluding with PBFAA’s renowned Casino Night.
The second day of the expo starts off with five seminar tracks covering technical sessions, business sessions, sales sessions and two hosted session tracks sponsored by Interlogix, and NAPCO Security.
PBFAA technical sessions cover diverse topics such as speciality fire detection, DVR/NVR selection, and understanding access control hardware.
The business sessions include presentations on understanding your business numbers, building bridges with public safety and legislators, and updates on PA's HICPA law.
The sales sessions offer insights on how to identify your prospect’s pain, understanding interactive services and sales of video verification and other expanded RMR offerings.
The PBFAA will also offer a special "keynote" seminar session conducted by industry expert witness Jeffrey Zwirn titled, Alarm Science Bootcamp, which will educate attendees on the actions and inactions of their daily activities that can land them in court, trying to defend their business practices.
From noon to 4:00pm on June 7th the PBFAA will host its annual vendor exhibits featuring over 40 industry product and service providers. Intermixed throughout the vendor exhibits will be a networking luncheon for the attendees, along with a silent auction benefiting the Association’s scholarship program. The exhibits conclude with the presentation of the vendor door prizes.
The association is based in Erie, Pa. For more information, call (800) 458-8512 (in state) or (814) 838-3093 (outside Pennsylvania), or email Info@PBFAA.com.