CEA Demo Suites, AXPONA NYC and the Lifestyle Technology Summit Focus on Residential and Commercial Integration

CustomRetailer Editor-in-chief Maureen Jenson
Over 100 Companies Exhibiting in 30 Suites and Meeting Rooms

New York, NY – June 6, 2011 – CE Week, CEA Demo Suites and AXPONA are bringing back to New York a dedicated trade and consumer event for the high-end audiophile and residential systems marketplace. Partnered with NAPCO’s Consumer Technology Publishing Group, Stereophile and Home Theater Magazines, the event will feature over 100 companies exhibiting in 30 suites and meeting rooms, and a Lifestyle Technology Summit developed and chaired by Maureen Jenson, Editor in Chief of CustomRetailer, CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles and E-Gear magazines. The two-day event is scheduled for June 24-25, 2011 at the Affinia Hotel on 7th Avenue.

Participating brands include Access Networks, Audio Design Associates (ADA), D-BOX Technologies, Digital Projection, Dolby, JVC, KEF, Mark Levinson, Meridian Sooloos, Revel, Somfy, Stewart Filmscreen, Steinway Lyngdorf – plus over a hundred additional companies who are using the event to introduce the high performance home entertainment experience to the media, trade and consumers.

Beginning on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 9:00am and open to trade and media-only, the Lifestyle Technology Summit will focus on the high-end and the future of residential and commercial custom integration. Conference schedule is as follows:
8:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am – Pioneering Technologies for the Custom Integration Industry: Energy Management, Cyber and Physical Security, Optional Connectivity and the Aging in Place Equation.
Panelists: Hagai Feiner, President, Access Networks; Aaron Gutin, VP Sales & Marketing, Access Networks; Jamison Ching, Sr. Marketing Manager, Consumer Retail, Entropic Communications, Inc.; Franklin Karp, COO, Audio Video Systems
10:15am – 11:15 am – Building a Business with Lifestyle Technology & Quality Standards: Industry leaders and businesspersons discuss selling Lifestyle Technology in this economy. How do manufacturers and dealers alike build a business where the value proposition is as important as quality and performance?
Panelists: Theo Kalomirakis, TK Theaters, TK Living and the Kalomirakis Collection; John Dahl, Senior Fellow and Director, Education,THX; Michael Curtin, Audio Command Systems; Noah Kaplan, President, Leon Speakers; Dean Miller, President & CEO, Lenbrook America; Peter Lyngdorf, Founder, Steinway Lyngdorf
11:30am – 12:30pm – The Connected Lifestyle: 2011 and Beyond: The true “Connected Lifestyle” is just beginning. As manufacturers engineer different products that are being embraced by a nearly insatiable consumer demand for connected experiences. What are the leading Apps the consumer will be demanding this year and next? What products are manufacturers producing to meet those needs? What are manufacturers betting on as consumer trends for 2012 and beyond?
Panelists: Steve Iommi, Business Development Manager, Somfy; Lesley Kirchman, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing, Actiontec Electronics; Krista Bergman, National Sales Manager, BitWise Controls; Richard Stoerger, VP & COO, Audio Design Associates.
12:30 pm – Luncheon

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