Technology & Business Summit Acquired by CEDIA

The Era of the Rep at CEDIA The Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) announced today that it has acquired the Technology and Business Summit, a regional sales rep-driven dealer show. The move raises some interesting questions, as these … Continue reading

ISE Sets New Records, Should You Attend?

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the joint venture between CEDIA and AVIXA (formerly InfoComm) announced this week that the show held earlier this month set several records, including the number of exhibitors, number of new exhibitors, the number of attendees and … Continue reading

At CEDIA 2017, Dana Innovations Emphasized Innovations

As a member of the press corps for many CEDIA shows now, we have duly trudged through many a manufacturer’s booth review – Dana Innovations included – which can often be a mind-numbing bit of drudgery, as often all we … Continue reading

CEDIA/Home Advisor Smart Home Survey

At CEDIA 2017 CEDIA and Home Advisors partnered to present the results of a recent member survey on the Smart Home market that the two parties collaborated on recently. The results were interesting although not particularly surprising or earth shattering. … Continue reading

Emerald Announces Big Jump in CEDIA 2017 Attendance

Find Out Who’s on Emerald’s CEDIA Show Advisory Board Emerald Expositions, the new owner of the CEDIA tradeshow, announced this week that the CEDIA 2017 show had a significant jump in attendance. According to the exposition company, attendance jumped almost … Continue reading

What We’ve Discovered About CEDIA’s Sale of the Show

Did Emerald ‘Overpay’ for the Iconic Tradeshow? It was only just a matter of months ago, in January 2017, that we learned that CEDIA had sold off their trademark show to Emerald Expositions, the biggest B-to-B tradeshow promoter in North … Continue reading

Strata-gee Interviews Emerald Expositions Executive

What the Future Holds for the CEDIA Show “Do I need to ‘prepare’ for anything?” Emerald Expositions Marketing Manager Brianna Morris asked us in a firm tone as we met to set up a date for an interview. “Prepare?,” we … Continue reading

CEDIA Sells Off Their Show to Emerald Expositions

BREAKING NEWS The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) announced today that it has sold off their annual show – previously called the Expo, now known simply as CEDIA2017 – to Emerald Expositions, a company that they say is the largest … Continue reading

CEDIA Attendance Flat Again – CEO Says It’s Good News

This week, CEDIA released their attendance figures for CEDIA 2016 (formerly the CEDIA Expo) which closed last week in Dallas. The total number of attendees was said to be 18,750 or flat with the 18,700 that attended last year. See … Continue reading