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 Panel
  • 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.

Registration Options


Price increases to $1,750 on February 1
$ 1500 Includes:
  • Networking Reception
  • Breakfasts & Lunches
  • Access to Presentations

Networking Event

Join us for an exclusive off-site
$ 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


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 programming and an evening event. 

Room: TBA

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. 

Dave Blanchard, Editor in Chief, EHS Today (moderator)

Abstract coming soon

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. 

Our special networking event will be announced soon!

Thursday, April 25

Half day of programming to conclude at Noon.

Room: TBA

Nourish your body and soul after an evening of fun. 

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

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

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
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. 

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

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




Global PPE


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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