2024 Networking Events

The UNevent for Quality Interaction and Collaboration.

The ESX Community is a group of passionate professionals who share, learn and brainstorm each year to elevate their game — both personally and professionally. To create and support this community, ESX focuses on quality engagements and creative ways to encourage interactions and break the ice. It’s time to rethink what an industry event should offer. Stop settling for shallow interactions that leave you lost in a crowd — and join a community of passionate security professionals ready to make a difference. This is ESX. Looking for security networking events? You’re in the right place.


Opening Celebration

Kentucky International Convention Center

Join us for a bourbon-themed welcome celebration with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music — as we launch a week of connecting, sharing and moving the industry forward. All ESX registrants are welcome to meet up with old industry friends and make introductions with new security pros. Here’s a toast to friendship, business and advancing the industry!


Pub Crawl

Visit the local Louisville nightlife with industry friends. ESX’s Pub Crawl is an exciting opportunity to share experiences, catch up with friends and make new ones in a casual atmosphere.

Stop 1: Barrel Bar and Grill

Stop 2: Patrick O’Shea’s

Stop 3: Number 15



ESA Weinstock Celebration

Let’s celebrate ESA’s Weinstock Person of the Year, Derby Style! Come dressed in your favorite Derby attire as we bring the thrill of the Kentucky Derby to our annual celebration. Dust off your fancy hats and don your dapper attire as you enjoy great conversation, live music, local Louisville fare and more. The Weinstock Celebration is open to ESX registrants with Executive, Deluxe and Expo Plus passes.


ESX Networking

Networking is vital to business success — and ESX networking is fundamental to the event experience. Electronic security professionals looking for security networking events are in the right place. Rub elbows with some of the brightest minds in the industry as you develop trust, industry friendships and groups of peers you can collaborate with throughout the year. ESX connections can present new opportunities for mentorship, career development and can expose you to wider business opportunities. All programming listed on this page, is available to Executive, Deluxe and Expo Plus pass holders. ESX, owned by ESA, is the place to network with security pros.