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First Wave of Design and Build Professionals Announced for Second Design + Connection Tours at CEDIA Expo 2019

Aug 23, 2019

The initial group includes 21 individuals from across the industry

Alpharetta, GA (August 23, 2019) — CEDIA Expo is excited to announce the first group of design and construction professionals who will make up this year’s Design + Connection Tours at CEDIA Expo 2019.

The initial group includes a diverse field of design and construction professionals including:

Toni Sabatino, Toni Sabatino Style, NKBA, CLIPP

Dawn DeLuca, Dawn DeLuca on Design, AKBD, CLIPP, CAPS

Dean Larkin, Dean Larkin Design, AIA

Alena Capra, Alena Capra Designs, CMKBD

Michael Kaestner, Kaestner Designs, NKBA, CLIPP

Susie Feia, Feia Construction, LLC., CKBR, UDCP

Doug Walter, Doug Walter Architects, NKBA, IES, AIA, ICC, NAHB

John Petrie, Mother Hubbard’s Custom Cabinetry, CMKBD, CAPS

Eric Ware, Wild Wood Cabinetry & Design, CKD, CAPS, CLIPP

Rose Dostal, RMD Designs

Barbara Haberman, Bloomingdale’s

Sarah Wilson, Chansaerae Designs, LLC

Veronika Miller, Modenus

Paula Kennedy, Timeless Kitchen Design, CMKBD, CACC, CLIPP

Mark Hopwood, BAC Appliances

Zac Frank, Ferguson

Barbara Barton, Barbara Barton & Associates, CMKBD, CLIPP, CAPS

Joining the 17 designers listed above will be four VIP members of the media:

DJ Carey, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, Editorial Director

Erinn Loucks, Kitchen & Bath Business, Managing Editor

Eric Schwartz, Technology Designer, Co-Founder and Publisher

Dan DiClerico, Home Advisor, Home Expert & Smart Home Strategist

“We’re excited to provide the design and build community with a VIP guided tour to experience the true essence of CEDIA Expo,” said Brian Pagel, executive vice president of Emerald Expositions. “The Design + Connection Tours represent an introduction to the world of connected living and we’re thrilled to welcome these professionals to this year’s show.”

The designers and media will make up two groups of 20 individuals and will tour 10 locations on the CEDIA Expo show floor on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13, respectively. Each tour will be led by a technology integrator, with Peter Cook, president and founder of Automation Design + Entertainment, Inc., leading the Thursday tour and Jamie Briesemeister, CEO and co-founder of Integration Controls, guiding Friday’s group.

Seven of the tour stops will be chosen by the integrator tour guides with the other three stops being allotted to sponsors Control4, Salamander, American Society of Interior Designers, Samsung, and the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

The additional tour members will be announced leading up to the show.

Click here to learn more about the Design + Connection program.

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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 space.

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