2016 Wireless Leadership Summit

Download the program for the 2016 Wireless Leadership Summit to begin planning your conference experience.

Learn about the latest trends impacting our industry, stay abreast of regulatory issues, meet the right technology partners and learn strategies you can put to work immediately. The Wireless Leadership Summit, co-hosted by Enterprise Wireless Alliance and the Technology Resource Network, is the highlight of the year for executives in the land mobile radio industry. The Summit brings you 48 hours packed with opportunity and information.

  • Networking—Engage in profitable meetings with peers from across the country
  • Learning—Attend sessions on issues you face, such as succession planning, hiring, competition from new technologies, securing large-scale sales and more.
  • FCC Regulatory Update—Learn how recent regulatory changes affect your business, the current environment at the FCC and what EWA is doing to protect your business and spectrum from Mark Crosby, President and CEO of EWA.
  • Exhibit Hall—Spend time with current vendors and meet new ones, discover new technologies and make plans to expand your business offerings with the latest products and services. 

We thank our Signature Sponsors for their support of the 2016 Wireless Leadership Summit.


Hotel

The Westin Galleria Dallas
13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240

Reserve your hotel room now.

The room block for a discounted rate at the Westin Galleria is now closed. 

If you would like to learn about other lodging options in the area, please contact Conference Director Elaine Walsh by email or at 520.620.0063 for a list of alternative hotels.

Located minutes from airports and attractions in downtown Dallas, the Westin Galleria Dalls is a five-star hotel located inside the Galleria Mall, close to retail shops and restaurants.

Dining options at the hotel include The Second Floor, with Dallas’ largest whiskey bar and the Oceanaire Seafood Room. The location of the Westin Galleria allows for easy access to many nearby attractions, including several museums, the Dallas Zoo and Dallas Aquarium as well as both the AT&T and American Airlines stadiums.  

2016 Wireless Leadership Summit Exhibitors

Exhibitor descriptions and booth locations are here.

CALL24 Wireless Callbox Systems The Cambridge Group
Certified Service Centers Cobham
Clear-Com CTI Products
DH Sales Group LLC Elcomplus
EMR Corp EWA
Eventide Freedom Communications Technologies
The Genesis Group Harris Corporation
Hutton Communications Hytera America
Icom America IWCE's Urgent Communications
JVCKENWOOD USA Corp MissionCritical Communications Magazine
Mobilcomm, Inc./Lifeline Motorola Solutions
National 2 Way, Inc. Opt-In Wireless
Ormandy Software Otto
pdvWIRELESS PowerTrunk, Inc.
Primus Electronics Prism IPX Systems LLC
Pyramid Communications Realtime Ops
RELM Wireless RFI Americas
SmartWitness USA RF Technology
Stalker Radar Sunny Communications
Systems Implementation Inc Talley Inc.
Teldio TESSCO
Tigerpaw Software Times Microwave
Trans Canada Energies Distribution (TCED) TRN International
True Dispatch Unication USA
Washington Radio Reports

 

Interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor of the 2016 Wireless Leadership Summit?  Contact Conference Director Elaine Walsh at elaine.walsh@enterprisewireless.org or 520-620-0063.

Download the 2016 Contract for Exhibit Space

View the booth-space location map

 

Exhibitor Information

Over 200 decision makers attend the Wireless Leadership Summit annually to learn about new regulatory requirements, discover new technologies and discuss business developments. 

Establish a Presence—Your Competitors Will! 
You can't afford to miss this opportunity to showcase your company to executives from the nation's leading wireless sales and service providers and end users.  

An Opportunity to Increase Sales
Attendees will see your company as a major player in the wireless industry. Your company will be listed as an exhibitor on the Summit website and in the on-site program. Sign up early to get maximum exposure!

Why Exhibitors Return Year After Year
It's the year's leading opportunity to make lasting connections. You will have unparalleled access to decision makers. With two networking events held in the exhibit hall, you have excellent opportunities to meet and engage with prospects.  

Develop Your Knowledge of the Wireless Industry
With full access to conference sessions, you can sharpen your knowledge of the land mobile radio industry and the spectrum environment. Plus, stitting next to your customers in the audience is yet another opportunity to network.  

Become a Sponsor

Demonstrate your engagement with the land mobile radio industry by becoming a sponsor of the Wireless Leadership Summit, and take advantage of value-added benefits, such as pre-event, on-site and post-event recognition. Attendees surveyed say they are more likely to use companies that show support of EWA and TRN through sponsorship of the Summit.

Learn more about available sponsorship opportunities by contacting Conference Director Elaine Walsh at elaine.walsh@enterprisewireless.org or 520-620-0063.

The at-a-glance schedule is below. To see the full agenda, please download the conference program

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

Fort Worth Ballroom Foyer

7:30–8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for TRN and MSS Members

Austin Foyer - 2nd Floor

8:30–9:30 a.m

MSS Regional Group Meetings

Meetings co-located with the Wireless Leadership Summit.

EDMSSA - Laredo
GLMSS - Austin 1
SEMSS - Austin 2
WMSP - Amarillo

8:30–10:00 a.m.

EWA Annual Membership Meeting

Members of the Enterprise Wireless Alliance are invited to attend this meeting for a summary of EWA’s activities in the year.

Fort Worth Ballroom 2

9:45–11:30 a.m.

TRN Annual National Meeting

Members of TRN are invited to attend this meeting for a summary of TRN's activities in the past year and plans for the year ahead.

Fort Worth Ballroom 1

12:30–4:30 p.m.

Motorola Solutions Service Partner program

Co-located with the Wireless Leadership Summit

Fort Worth Ballroom 1

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

Network with your peers in the Exhibit Hall. Open to all badged attendees. Be certain to pick up your badge at registration!

Dallas Ballroom

Thursday, October 6

7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

Fort Worth Ballroom Foyer

8:00–8:50 a.m.

2nd Annual Women of Wireless Communications Meeting

Open to all attendees, this will be a lively follow up to last year's inaugural meeting.

Fort Worth Ballroom

9:00–10:15 a.m.

Official Welcome and State of the Industry Review

Spectrum issues are vital to this industry and here is where you'll learn how those issues, as well as other important market forces, will drive your business in the year ahead.

Fort Worth Ballroom

10:15–11:00 a.m.

The Risks and Rewards of Diversification

Relying on one or two revenue streams is never a good long-term strategy, yet, business diversification can be difficult and risky. Our panelists will share their practical, real-world and varied strategies for managing the risk and reaping the rewards.

Fort Worth Ballroom

11:00–11:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

Fort Worth Ballroom

11:15–12:15 p.m.

Collaboration Leads to a Better Customer (and Vendor) Experience

Complex sales require collaboration and a dealer and his city agency customer will share how a complicated P25 build-out with multiple vendors was achieved with a commitment to collaboration.

Fort Worth Ballroom

12:15–1:15 p.m.

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Open to Summit Badged Attendees

Dallas Ballroom

12:15–3:45 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Open to Summit Badged Attendees

Dallas Ballroom

1:30–2:30 p.m.

FCC Roundtable to Gather Feedback on ULS Modernization Project

At a special session during the Summit, FCC staff from the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will host a roundtable discussion that will give you an opportunity to share your ideas on potential enhancements to the ULS interface based on your experience and overall use of the tool.  (**Closed to Press)

Fort Worth Ballroom

3:45–4:30 p.m.

Dealing with Business Transition

Whether your business is shifting from a founding generation to the next or the shift comes with a sale or merger, change is inevitable and learning how to create a smooth transition is crucial to maintaining stability and promoting growth. Our panel of experts will share what to do and what not to do in navigating transition.

Fort Worth Ballroom

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Keynote - Vicki Hitzges

We'll close out the Thursday sessions with a rousing and inspiring presentation from noted business author, former talk show host and award winning speaker, Vicki Hitzges.

Fort Worth Ballroom

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Reception in Exhibit Hall

Join other attendees for an evening of networking with the vendors in the Exhibit Hall. This is your last chance to place your winning bid for the silent auction! Proceeds from the auction contribute to the EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Scholarship Fund!

Dallas Ballroom

Friday, October 7

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Invitation Only Vendor Sessions

Meeting rooms to be announced.

Registration Reimbursed through Most Co-op Programs

The following manufacturers offer co-op for the cost of registration for the Wireless Leadership Summit. Please check with your manufacturer for details.

  • Harris
  • JVCKENWOOD USA Corp.
  • Motorola Solutions

Register Now.  

Cancellations must be made in writing to membership@enterprisewireless.org. Cancellations received before September 30, entitle registrant to a refund minus an administrative charge of 25% of the gross registration and activities fees. Any cancellations after this date will not be eligible for refund. Substitutions can be made at any time for a pass of equal or lesser value. (There is no fee for substitutions.)