New York, NY (September 30, 2022) – After considerable research and monitoring of the convergence of commercial and residential technologies, CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator, which are owned by Emerald Holding, Inc., today announced the launch of a new, focused event, Commercial Integrator Expo, co-located with CEDIA Expo, and taking place September 6-9, 2023, in Denver, CO.
Commercial Integrator Expo will be a full-featured exposition and conference addressing the needs of today’s fixed installation audiovisual systems professionals and technology managers in corporate, higher education, hospitality, retail and resimercial market settings. Launching in 2023, Commercial Integrator Expo will deliver a dedicated and commercial AV exhibit show floor, as well as a robust conference program with instruction by industry experts and supporting associations and organizations.
Addressing Market Demand
The professional audiovisual systems integration market in North America is extensive and is expected to grow at a rate outpacing the broader economy. The residential market, served by events such as CEDIA Expo, is experiencing this growth as well, with residential integrators doing commercial projects and residential brands expanding their product offerings into the commercial sectors.
“Many leading CEDIA Expo exhibitors manufacture and distribute both commercial and residential products. Now, with the launch of Commercial Integrator Expo co-located with CEDIA Expo, our exhibitors will have an expanded opportunity to reach thousands of additional commercial integrators and tech managers from commercial markets,” said Jason McGraw, Group Vice President, CEDIA Expo.
Audience Needs are Changing
The crossover of residential integrators doing commercial projects and commercial integrators doing residential and mixed-use projects is accelerating with the growth of home/hybrid offices, flex spaces, and the redevelopment of commercial spaces into resimercial office, residential, retail, and mixed-use facilities.
Commercial channel professionals, IT integrators and tech managers need access to see new commercial AV products and attend education and training opportunities to keep up to date on the latest information for their ongoing professional and business development. The same need applies for residential systems integrators and designers who are expanding their businesses with more commercial projects. Existing industry events do not fully address the connected AV/IT environments in corporate, higher education, hospitality, and retail settings from an educational or product mix perspective.
“We are confident that the access we can now provide through the adjacency of Commercial Integrator Expo with CEDIA Expo will best serve both the commercial and residential channels. By providing an expanded exhibit show floor, additional educational sessions and amplified networking options we will deliver an enhanced experience and value for both attendees and exhibitors,” continued McGraw.
For more information, FAQs and to sign up for information, visit https://expo.commercialintegrator.com.
About CEDIA Expo
CEDIA Expo, owned by Emerald, is THE platform where residential technology integrators, designers and construction professions connect, learn, and engage. CEDIA Expo brings together thousands of home tech pros and hundreds of exhibitors to the leading event for smart home technology. For more information, please visit cediaexpo.com.
About Commercial Integrator
Commercial Integrator is the first publication dedicated to address the business needs of professional integrators who serve the small and midsize business (SMB) market. Beyond products and installations, Commercial Integrator tackles operational topics like job-estimating, project-bidding and big-picture market forecasting and more. Commercial Integrator is the dedicated resource for integration experts who work on offices, churches, hospitals, schools, restaurants and other commercial locations. For more information, please visit: commercialintegrator.com.
Emerald’s talented and experienced team grows our customers’ businesses 365 days a year through connections, content, and commerce. We expand connections that drive new business opportunities, product discovery, and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking, and lead-gen services. We create content to ensure that our customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills. And we power commerce through efficient year-round buying and selling. We do all this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels. Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. For more information, please visit: www.emeraldx.com
Group Vice President CEDIA Expo, KBIS