Applications Now Open for 2nd Annual Interactive Brand Event on CEDIA Expo Smart Stage
Alpharetta, GA (June 7, 2019) — CEDIA Expo, the platform where disruptors, innovators and integrators in the connected built environment collaborate, announces the host of the returning TechBites program — Katye (McGregor) Bennett, CEO and chief strategist, KMB Communications.
“TechBites was a hit with the CEDIA Expo attendees last year and I am honored to be the host of this interactive and entertaining event,” said Katye (McGregor) Bennett, CEO, KMB Communications. “I can’t wait to see the newest technologies that the CEDIA Expo exhibitors bring to the stage. This industry is continuously blazing trails and I am always excited to be on the front lines of that innovation.”
Katye is a multi-faceted home technology and commercial AV communications professional. As CEO of KMB Communications, one of the audio-visual industry’s premier PR, social media, and content creation firms, Katye leads a talented team serving brands such as Access Networks, AtlasIED, Azione Unlimited, D-Tools, HTA, Leon, Listen Technologies, OneVision Resources, Rayan, SmartTouch, and Torus Power.
Katye is also the host of two recently released audio visual industry podcasts, Connecting Tech + Design and AV Trade Talk, and has also made guest appearances on podcasts by the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) and others. Bennett was also named one of Dealerscope Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2008.
New for 2019, TechBites will move to one day of the show taking place Thursday, September 12 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.
Designed for exhibiting brands to launch their most innovative products in a “speed dating” format, TechBites will offer the audience a lively, three-minute presentation from each new brand, followed by a two-minute Q & A session fielding questions from the media, influencers and industry pros.
A judging panel will choose 10 brands, a combination of smart home, home theater, and security brands, who are bringing the most innovative products to the show to participate.
The TechBites judging panel includes the following:
• Jason Knott, editor in chief, CE Pro
• Giles Sutton, senior vice president, industry engagement, CEDIA
• CEDIA Expo collaborative marketing team
The application form is now open and applications are being accepted until June 14. Selected brands will be announced in July 2019.
Presentation highlights will be shared and live streamed via CEDIA Expo’s Facebook page from the CEDIA Expo Smart Stage at the Colorado Convention Center.
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, Denver, CO.
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 million NSF of exhibition space.