Executive Summit

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.

Registration will open soon.

Need to Know

Start: April 23 (6:30 pm)
End: April 25  (Noon)

We recommend arriving the afternoon of Tuesday, April 23 and departing the afternoon or evening of Thursday, April 25.

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Please familiarize yourself with our latest health & safety guidelines.

"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."
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Monday Evening

Special Networking Event

Join Us at Space Center Houston

Attendees will head to Space Center Houston for a private event in the Space Gallery featuring a reception, dinner, and exclusive access to this immersive learning center for science and space exploration. 

We’ll have special access to:

  • VR Simulators: This virtual reality experience guides you on a spacewalk experience aboard the International Space Station. Experience the view from low-earth orbit.

  • Motion Simulators: These simulator rides use a powerful hydraulic and theater system to mimic the feel of space travel.

  • A NASA Astronaut: Meet and mingle with Commander Dominic Antonelli, a veteran of two space flights. 

Registration Options


This is a members-only event
$ 1750 Includes:
  • Networking Reception
  • Breakfasts & Lunches
  • Access to Presentations

Networking Event

Join us at the Houston Space Center
$ 150 Access to May 1 Off-Site Event
  • Ticket to Networking Event
  • Round Trip Transportation to Event
  • Full Dinner and Bar Provided

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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


Tuesday, April 23

6:30 – 8:00 PM

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

Wednesday, April 24

Full day of programing and an evening event. 

Room: Picasso II

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

Room: Picasso III

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 second half of 2023 and 2024 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. 

Room: Picasso III

Keith Pigues, CEO & Founder, Luminas Strategy

This session will highlight how member companies and their leadership or commercial teams can:

  • Accelerate growth and improve business outcomes utilizing a customer-centric approach to serve customers, while maximizing the value to member companies and the industry

  • Understand how customer buying habits are changing and how to adapt to these new behaviors

  • Adopt and implement the principles of the Differential Value Proposition consistent with the leading practices for commercial excellence, sales, and marketing processes

  • How to begin applying the concepts to member company customer portfolios

To provide members with actionable takeaways, attendees will be provided with a diagnostic tool that they can use after the Summit with their teams, to apply the Differential Value Proposition framework to their customer base.

Room: Picasso II

Enjoy a plated lunch while networking with peers.

Room: Picasso III

An Interview with: Sanjiv Bhaskar @ Frost & Sullivan

By this point, we all know what ESG (and particularly sustainability) is. We’ve been bombarded with thought leadership, scary statistics, and consultant pitches . When you cut through all the hype and marketing bluster, though, it can be hard to figure out what real companies are actually doing when it comes to sustainable business practices. And that makes it devilishly hard to prepare for the future.

To make this session as valuable as possible, we’re asking all ISEA members to reply to a 100% anonymous survey to understand their current practices related to ESG and sustainability. We’ll share the aggregated results, and then engage in a lively conversation with Sanjiv Bhaskar about new Frost & Sullivan research on the sustainability-related practices most likely to deliver results, depending on your company’s unique product offerings, current engagement with sustainable business practices, etc.  Attendees will walk away with:

  • A new-to-world benchmark of industry activity in ESG and sustainability, comparing apples to apples
  • Clear understanding of the customer, regulatory, and other forces driving this trend today and in the future
  • A framework to evaluate the ROI of various sustainable business practices

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

Meet In Picasso Foyer

Attendees will head to Space Center Houston for a private event featuring dinner, drinks, and a private tour of this immersive learning center for science and space exploration. 

Thursday, April 25

Half day of programming to conclude at Noon.

Room: Picasso II

Nourish your body and soul after an evening of fun. 

Room: Picasso III

Abby Ferri, Chief Safety Officer @ Insurate
Jason Lucas, SMS, CIT, Senior Safety Manager @ TNT Crane & Rigging
Ian Madison, CSP, PG, Sr Manager, Safety @ Entergy
Dr. Steven Guillory, Safety Program Manager @ City of Houston

Abby will lead a panel of senior safety professionals from a variety of industries in a conversation about the challenges employers face in keeping workers safe in today’s shifting workplace and how providers of PPE can attract loyal customers.

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

Room: Picasso III

Mike Marks, Founding Partner. Indian River

Through Mike’s work supporting several ISEA members, he and his firm have seen major shifts underway in how PPE and safety equipment fits into emerging digital channels. The pandemic brought many more channel partners into the PPE market.  While most of the glove and mask resellers have faded away, there are some new viable partners, including many alternatives beyond Amazon as networks gain scale and traction. In addition, the buying journey continues to evolve, and companies that are adjusting accordingly are being rewarded with increased share.

This session will untangle complex channel beliefs and provide concrete examples that members should consider when developing or refining their Go To Market strategies, including:

  • Driving growth & reducing cost to serve by revisiting the separation of market-making and market-serving activities (and adjusting investments accordingly)
  • Revisiting current approaches to getting maximum coverage for your offering, including assessing your balance of investment in field sales and digital
  • Trends in data requests from channel partners and end-users (e.g. ESG, forced labor, country origin, delivery times, etc), and on manufacturer experiences obtaining customer data (e.g. VoC, transaction data, etc.) from channel partners to better target marketing investment

Participants will receive copies of all Mike’s presentation materials include a large list of links to support further participant research.

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

Featured Speakers

May 1

Mike Marks

Founding Partner @ Indian River

May 1

Connor Lokar

Senior Forecaster @ ITR Economics

May 1

Keith Pigues

CEO & Founder @ Luminas Strategy

May 2

Abby Ferri, CSP

Chief Safety Officer @ Insurate

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

On-Site Health & Safety Guidelines

SEA 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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