Your CEDIA EXPO Guide
It’s that time of year again, when we figure out how best to be productive at CEDIA EXPO—Sept. 5-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The following is offered as an overview to help you decide what will benefit you and your company the most when you arrive in Indy next month.
Last year, in a CEDIA EXPO attendee survey, attendees revealed that identifying new products and companies was the primary reason for attending CEDIA EXPO. This year, CEDIA EXPO will deliver even more ways for attendees to discover new products and explore new business opportunities.
As the industry continues to diversify and vertical markets converge, many new companies are entering the home technology space. This year, CEDIA EXPO welcomes over 50 new exhibitors to the show floor.
According to the 2011 CEDIA EXPO attendee survey, 60 percent of attendees stated they would be offering security products and services to their clients. The new Security Solutions Pavilion, sponsored by SDM, will offer a space for attendees to have questions answered about entering this space.
Another top reason for attending CEDIA EXPO in 2011 was to stay up-to-date on industry trends. The Future Technology Pavilion will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about the newest solutions and business opportunities in the home technology market as they experience a day in the life of the intuitive home.
CEDIA EXPO attendees will also be exposed to a new dedicated area focused on high-performance audio and video. The High Performance Experience Rooms, powered by Audioholics, will allow attendees to experience some of the most sophisticated audio and video products in the industry. Beyond the new exhibitors and dedicated areas, CEDIA EXPO attendees can also expect several new products to launch; currently over 50 new products are set to make their debut, and 68 products were entered into this year’s Best New Product category of the Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards competition. New for 2012, winners of the Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards will be announced on Thursday, September 6, giving attendees an opportunity to learn about new award-winning products at the show.
Each year, CEDIA EXPO attracts top manufacturers, hosts leading industry education and provides a forum to build relationships. With over 400 exhibitors and 121 product categories, CEDIA EXPO 2012 will deliver even more new solutions and opportunities to electronic systems integrators to learn, and to grow their businesses.
There are multiple ways for CEDIA EXPO attendees and media to stay up-to-date on all the news leading up to and during the show, including: The CEDIA EXPO Show Daily; The Virtual Press Office; Map Your Show; and the #CEDIATweeps Team.
Registration for CEDIA EXPO 2012 is open at www.cedia.net/expo. CR
The Opening Keynote Speaker:
Michio Kaku, Ph.D — The Intuitive Home of 2016: What’s After the Smart Home
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (EST)