CEDIA Expo 2018 to Connect Technology Integrators
with Design and Construction Professionals
Alpharetta, GA (June 20, 2018)—Today, CEDIA Expo, the leading event in connected technology,
announces Design Connection, which will unite technology integrators with
design and construction professionals in order to create further collaborations
and partnerships. The new platform will feature multiple programs and
networking opportunities throughout CEDIA Expo 2018, which will take place September
6-8 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Design and technology
collaboration opportunities include viewing products in the Design Connection
Pavilion, participation in the Design Connection Tour Series and the Bourbon
and Brownies networking event.
Endorsed by the National
Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the Design Connection Pavilion is an is an
area on the show floor designed to showcase kitchen and bath brands using
connected technology in their products. The 30’ x 30’ space is a gallery
concept located in Hall C and will feature technology products specifically suited to compliment design and
“Having an area on
the show floor dedicated to technology and design integration will spark needed
conversations between the two professional groups,” says Suzie Williford,
NKBA’s executive vice president of industry relations & CSO. “Kitchen and
bath designers are hungry for products that will move the needle on technology
integration in intelligently built environments.”
Connection Tours, held on September 6and 7, will mutually benefit
designers and integrators alike as the tours serve the purpose of creating a professional dialogue about the intelligently
built connected environment. The tours will be led and curated by two technology
integrators and will lead 10-15 certified
designers around select exhibitor booths. The Design Connection Tour will begin at the Design Connection Pavilion.
There will be ten
exhibitors chosen for each tour, eight selected by the expert tour guides and
two sponsorship opportunities. All 2018 CEDIA Expo exhibitors are invited to
apply. Two members of the press will also be invited
Both tours will feature
a complimentary lunch for all participants as well as a ticket to “Bourbon and
Brownies,” an invitation-only cocktail hour and networking session.
will create multiple learning opportunities for designers, architects and builders to gather knowledge from integrators,
the connected technology experts,” says Brian Pagel, senior vice president,
Emerald Expositions.” Integrator and designer relationships are vital to achieve
the modern customer’s goals— beautifully
designed space with seamless smart technology integration.”
“One of the key initiatives outlined in CEDIA’s
three-year strategy is to build awareness and create demand for CEDIA
members’ services with architects, builders, and designers. CEDIA sees this as
the most effective way to move the needle for the industry and for CEDIA
members, the fact that Emerald is so aligned with us on this goal will only
amplify this message to our industry partners,” said Tabatha O’Connor, CEDIA
president and CEO.
more information regarding Design Connection, visit here.
About CEDIA Expo
CEDIA Expo powers the disruptors, innovators and
integrators in the intelligently connected built environments by providing the
only platform for discovery and collaboration. More than 20,000 home technology
professionals and more than 500 exhibitors convene each year for the leading
event in connected technology and connected built environments. CEDIA Expo is
the place for system integrators to experience new products and breakthrough
innovations first and to access targeted training in technology integration.
CEDIA Expo 2018 takes place September 4–8 at the San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California.
CEDIA Expo is owned and operated by
Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in
the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other
face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global
attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition