Focused on strengthening their relationship with the CI community, CEDIA has acquired the Technology & Business Summit to court an influential group of independent manufacturer rep firms and give them a platform, possibly for the first time ever, to shape their industry.
The goal is simple. CEDIA has been a stalwart of the custom integration business for decades, and the Tech & Business Summit was primarily comprised of non-CEDIA members. This acquisition reflects a desire to influence the association's direction on a grander scale and express industry concerns and educational needs from an outsiders perspective. CEDIA has said as much in their three-year plan, noting that it is "CEDIA’s responsibility is to deliver education pathways to support" a healthy industry.