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Control4 to Return as Title Sponsor for Design+Connection Tours

Aug 8, 2019

NKBA and ASID to serve as lunch sponsors for the two-day event

Alpharetta, GA (August 8, 2019)— CEDIA Expo is proud to announce Control4 – a leader in home-automation and connected living – as the title sponsor of the 2019 Design+Connection Tours at CEDA Expo in Denver, Colo. The Salt Lake City-based tech company played a key role in last year’s tours – the first event of its kind positioned to connect design and construction professionals with tech counterparts – and returns as the primary brand behind both the Sept. 12 and 13 show floor activation.

Joining Control4 in support of the Design+Connection Tours will be the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as lunch sponsors. The NKBA is a returning sponsor in the same role as 2018, while ASID joins the excitement for the first time.

“Control4 is excited to once again be the presenting sponsor behind the Design Connection Tours at CEDIA Expo,” said Brad Hintze, senior director of product marketing at Control4. “Creating strong relationships between technology and design professionals is of the highest priority to Control4. We see the Design Connection Tours as the perfect opportunity to foster those relationships.”

The CEDIA Expo Design+Connection Tours will be led by technology integrator’s Jamie Briesemeister, CEO and co-founder of Integration Controls, and Peter Cook, president and founder of Automation Design + Entertainment, Inc. The two industry leaders will guide up to 20 members of the design and construction industries, as well as related media, to a select number of exhibitor booth locations. Each stop will feature product overviews and Q&A’s with brand representatives.

“The Design+Connection Tours are an integral part of CEDIA Expo and its continued commitment to the design and construction industry,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president of Emerald Expositions. “Control4, NKBA, and SOMFY make for tremendous partners to bridge the gap between designer and integrator, and we look forward to the success of our 2019 tours.

Both tours will begin in the Control4 booth (#3013). After visting eight additional brands throughout the Denver Convention Center, both tours will wrap in the Design + Connect Pavilion (#1960), home to the NKBA booth and ASID booth, respectively.

About CEDIA Expo

CEDIA Expo is the event that’s making smart homes genius. More than 20,000 home technology professionals and over 500 exhibitors convene each year for the leading event in connected technology. CEDIA Expo is the place for system integrators to see new products and breakthrough innovations first and access targeted training in technology integration. CEDIA Expo 2019 takes place September 10-14 at the Colorado Convention Center.

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 2018, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 7.0 million NSF of exhibition space.

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About Control4

Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and provides families more peace of mind. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with more than 13,500 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in over 100 countries. Leveraging a professional channel that includes over 5,900 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell Control4 products, Pakedge networking solutions and Triad speakers. Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.

About NKBA

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design & Construction Week® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About ASID

The American Society of Interior Designers believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded over 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal.


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