“Hands down, one of the best Summits that I have ever been involved with.”

- Tom Hightman, Lockmasters

Thank You for Joining Us for the SHDA 2022 Industry Advancement Summit

April 25-29, 2022 • Embassy Suites Dallas • Frisco, TX


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For 50-plus years, SHDA’s annual Industry Advancement Summit has served the security hardware sector by featuring invaluable one-on-one business appointments where leading distributors can network and build strong, solid, and lasting business relationships with SHDA member manufacturer partners in one convenient location.

This year, we honored over 50 years of prosperity, exploring ways to increase employee engagement and maximize performance. Cultivating and strengthening manufacturer-distributor partnerships was the name of the game for the 2022 Summit. We also welcomed SHDA past presidents and other industry “legends” to the commemorative event as we celebrated the past and secure the future of security hardware distributors.


Thank you to our 2022 Industry Summit Sponsors

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“Very useful in planning future activities with manufacturers.”

– Ray Stefancin, IDN

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“There is no better way to connect with our major business partners in one place and at one time.”

– Todd Neely, Townsteel

How to Maximize Your Return on Investment

Getting the most out of your Summit attendance is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Distributors should:
  • Prepare market data for each vendor.
  • Check with field personnel for details on products and servicing.
  • Gather necessary input to maximize your vendor relationship.

  1. Manufacturers may wish to bring:
  • New product/program information
  • Advertising plans
  • Individual distributor sales figures
  • Vendor sales trends

  1. Remember

The purpose of the One-on-One Sessions is to provide Distributors and Manufacturers a cost-effective opportunity to meet with many of their market partners in one location. Per SHDA policy, manufacturers are not permitted to provide alcoholic beverages in their suites during the appointments.