2024 Executive Summit

Progressive Ideas, Best Practices & Networking For Senior Leaders in PPE & Safety

The ISEA Executive Summit is where senior leaders in the safety equipment industry come to hear progressive ideas, learn best practices, and make peer connections that will help power growth in today’s economic and business climate, and prepare for what’s to come.

Our program will feature high-value sessions to help leaders think differently, get ahead, and drive growth in the following topics:

  • Economic Outlook: Gauging Risks & Opportunities
  • Why Messaging Fails and How to Fix It
  • End-User Voice of the Customer
  • 3 Strategies to Adapt Your Demand Planning & Supply Chain to Increased Volatility

See the full agenda below.

Strategies for Shaping Tomorrow's Success

Navigate. Elevate. Collaborate.

In a world driven by constant change, the ISEA Executive Summit is where forward-thinking ideas converge, best practices are shared, and invaluable peer connections are forged. At this intimate gathering of safety equipment industry leaders, featured speakers and presentations help equip attendees with the insights, strategies, and connections needed to navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and drive growth.

  1. Navigate: Gain actionable strategies to drive sustainable success in an evolving economic and business environment.

  2. Elevate: Raise your perspectives, strategies, and leadership skills to new heights by staying on the forefront of industry evolution.

  3. Collaborate: Foster peer connections and enjoy the collaborative spirit of exchanging best practices and industry insights.

Our program will feature high-value sessions to help leaders think differently, get ahead, and drive growth in the following topics:

  • Economic Outlook: Gauging Risks & Opportunities
  • Why Messaging Fails and How to Fix It
  • End-User Voice of the Customer
  • 3 Strategies to Adapt Your Demand Planning & Supply Chain to Increased Volatility

See the full agenda below.

Need to Know

Start: April 23 (6:30 pm)
End: April 25  (Noon)
AC Hotel Tampa
We recommend arriving the afternoon of Tuesday, April 23 and departing the afternoon or evening of Thursday, April 25.

All participants agree to adhere to our event policies.

Please familiarize yourself with our latest health & safety guidelines.

For questions about the event, please contact Tanya Brosnan at tbrosnan@safetyequipment.org.

Registration Options


$ 1750 Includes:
  • Networking Reception
  • Breakfasts & Lunches
  • Access to Presentations

Networking Event

$ 150 Access to April 24 Off-Site Event
  • Ticket to Networking Event
  • Round Trip Transportation to Event
  • Full Dinner and Bar Provided

The ISEA Executive Summit is a members only event. By clicking “register now”, you agree to our event & participation policies

Wednesday Evening

Special Networking Event

Join Us at Tropicana Field

Attendees will head to Tropicana Field to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Detroit Tigers. With exclusive access to the field-level Papa John’s Bullpen Box, we’ll have a front-row view of the game along with unlimited food and spirits. 

We’ll enjoy:

  • Round trip transportation: Attendees will travel to and from the game in air conditioned luxury coach transportation.

  • Private seating: This exclusive, on-field party area is located alongside the Rays bullpen.

  • Reception and Dinner: The party includes a full and unlimited game-day dinner with an open bar.

* Attendees must pre-purchase networking event ticket. Get a ticket.


Tuesday, April 23

6:30 PM

Welcome Reception 
Mingle with colleagues and friends while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres and local spirits. 

Room: Pool deck

Wednesday, April 24

Full day of programming and an evening event.

Programming: Sevillano/Verdi
Meals: AC Lounge

Check in, grab your name tag, and fuel up for the day.

Connor Lokar

Connor Lokar, Senior Forecaster, ITR Economics

The US and global economies are going through turbulent times, with inflation, interest rates, consumer activity, labor shortage, market gyrations, COVID-echoes, war, and simplistic and often contradictory headlines potentially making it difficult to discern what the future will look like. It may seem impossible to effectively plan for a prosperous future given all the noise and misdirection, but our speaker Connor Lokar will provide a data-driven analysis of these trends and more. No emotions or histrionics or political agenda. The trends will combine to show what to expect for key industries and areas of interest to ISEA members. 

Attendees will walk away with a clear perspective on:

  • Big Picture: ITR’s forecast of the general economy (and specific markets of interest to ISEA members) through the 2025, with analysis of risks to the forecast
  • What to expect for commodity prices and inflation in general
  • How interest rate trends may change and what that means for businesses
  • The consumer’s financial health and why it matters
  • What is going on with shortening supply chain trends
  • Why industrial demand is likely to outperform in key areas
  • What is happening in labor

Take a short break to refill your cup and check in at the office. 


  • Anne Kington, Senior EHS Manager, Mitsubishi Power
  • Mark Jones, EHS Director, Plastipak Packaging
  • Dave Blanchard, Editor in Chief, EHS Today (moderator)


About This Session: The biggest investment any company makes is in its people, and keeping those workers safe often means equipping them with the proper PPE for the job. The question is: How does a safety manager determine what’s the most appropriate PPE for any given situation, for people of all shapes and sizes, from many and varied backgrounds and a wide range of experience levels? Every safety manager wants to protect every single employee from every possible harm that could come their way, but things like budgets and ROI considerations and reliability and product quality come into play before the purchasing decision can be made.

In this panel discussion, safety directors from companies with a strong safety culture will share their experiences in evaluating, choosing, purchasing, equipping, and managing the process of equipping their employees with the PPE for their specific situations. Together we’ll look at the major considerations that come into play when a safety professional is looking for the best solution for their workforce. They’ll reveal why there are never one-size-fits-all decisions for PPE purchases. And we’ll also discover what types of solutions are at the top of their wish list.

Room: TBA

Enjoy a plated lunch while networking with peers.

Tim Pollard, CEO of Oratium

The products and services offered by ISEA members save lives every single day. They’re designed to reliably protect workers, even in the world’s most dangerous environments. While our products might be engineered to deliver flawlessly, the messaging that many companies use to describe them often fails.

There are three “toxic hallmarks” of most commercial messaging:
  • They deliver far too much information for our brains to handle (e.g. PowerPoint overload)
  • The message is confusing, filled with technical jargon and lacking a logical narrative
  • The focus in typically on the sender and what they’re most proud of

How do you design messaging that is compelling? You need to rethink the architectural structure of your messaging. What does well constructed messaging look like? It needs to be fundamentally brain aligned. Which means it lines up with the way people think and make decisions.

During our session we’ll explain why messaging often goes wrong and then provide attendees with a proven methodology on how to design messaging that achieves the actions they seek. When organizations migrate to this messaging model, they consistently see deeper end-user and channel engagement, improved outcomes, as well as notably happier customers.

Take some time to check emails, make some calls, and freshen up before our evening event. 

Meet in the hotel lobby to catch transportation to the evening networking reception at Tropicana Field to see the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Detroit Tigers. 

Thursday, April 25

Half day of programming to conclude at Noon.

Programming: Sevillano/Verdi
Meals: AC Lounge

Nourish your body and soul after an evening of fun. 

In this session, the ISEA team will provide attendees with a rapid-fire overview of key standards, regulatory, and OSH issues that senior leaders need to be on top of. 

Greg DiCillo

Greg DiCillo, President, Maximal Product Management

Maximizing the Value of Your Product Management Organization
  • Moving Your Product Management from Reactive and Tactical to Strategic
  • 6 Attributes High-Performing Product Managers Must Possess
  • Building a Product Management Operating System
  About Greg: Founder and President. A consultant leader, problem solver, expert at helping companies achieve superior results through the application of a disciplined methodology for strategic marketing and product management aligned with corporate processes, systems, resources and goals. He has over 40 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product management. As a specialist in Product Management, he has helped industrial companies convert tactical product managers into strategic product marketers who develop market-based product strategies that maximize value and drive growth. He has published numerous articles on Product Management, and is the author of the book Dominate Your Space: Unleashing the Power of Your Product Managers.

Share lessons learned from yesterday’s sessions and stories from last night’s event.

Jonathon Karelse, CEO, NorthFind Management

Strategies to Adapt Your Demand Planning & Supply Chain to Increased Volatility
  • Moving Supply Chain Risk Management Beyond Price and Lead Time
  • Balancing Business Intelligence with Judgment / Unconscious Bias For Demand Planning
  • Risks of Getting It Wrong: Identifying Financial Impact of Demand Planning Inaccuracy

Say good-bye for now as you prepare to return to the office with insights and intel to share with the team at home. 

"The ISEA event delivered excellent insights into what's coming and how we need to pivot. I've already used information provided with my management staff."
John Doe

Sponsorship Options

Are you interested in reaching decision makers at leading companies and their executives in the safety equipment industry? We have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities for our:

  • Nov. 14 Awards Dinner
  • Nov. 15 Keynote Speaker
  • Safety Partner Sponsorship

Featured Speakers

April 24

David Blanchard

Editor in Chief @ EHS Today

April 25

Jonathon Karelse

CEO @ NorthFind Management

April 24

Connor Lokar

Senior Forecaster @ ITR Economics

April 24

Tim Polland

CEO @ Oratium

May 2

Dr. Steven Guillory, CSP

Safety Program Manager @ City of Houston

May 2

Jason Lucas, SMS, CIT

Senior Safety Manager @ TNT Crane & Rigging

May 2

Ian Madison, CSP, PG

Senior Manager, Safety @ Entergy

May 2

Sanjiv Bhaskar

Vice President of Research @ Frost & Sullivan

May 2

Sanjiv Bhaskar

Vice President of Research @ Frost & Sullivan




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On-Site Health & Safety Guidelines

ISEA is committed to providing an event experience where our participants, partners and staff can safely and effectively collaborate, learn, and network. As we make evidence-based decisions about how best to put health and safety first., we will continue to communicate to keep everyone safe. By participating in person, you understand and acknowledge that you risk exposure to and contraction of potentially dangerous diseases (including but not limited to COVID-19). You understand and acknowledge the risks associated with diseases and viruses and you are fully aware that exposure may result in, including without limitation, infection, illness, injury, or otherwise. In consideration of the above, you hereby release ISEA and its partners of any liability related to your attendance. By attending our Event, you agreed to abide by and engage in certain health-and-safety-beneficial conduct while attending the Event. This may include, but is not limited to, submitting to daily temperature checks, wearing a mask in public areas, engaging in appropriate physical distancing, and not attending the Event if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19. If you have questions regarding ISEA’s COVID-19 procedures or need accommodations, please contact ISEA at 703-525-1695.

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