Alpharetta, GA — (June 18, 2018) — Today, CEDIA Expo, the event for the intelligently connected built environment, is proud to announce a collaboration and endorsement from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) as the event where kitchen and bath design and remodeling professionals connect with technology integrators to learn, network and collaborate.
Designers, builders, remodelers and architects have understood the need to align with technology integrators to respond to the modern client’s desire for connected home technology— beautifully designed spaces with seamless technology integration. CEDIA Expo is the single event where design professionals and technology integrators come together to network and share knowledge of their respective industries and explore how the two professions collaborate on current and developing projects.
“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.”
“CEDIA Expo is the only event that is tapping into this market and is opening the door to relationships that might not have been there before,” says Brian Pagel, senior vice principal of Emerald Expositions. “CEDIA Expo 2018 will be rolling out new initiatives that connect designer and construction professionals with integrators, allowing for productive future projects.”
CEDIA Expo 2018 will feature the Design Connection Pavilion, an area on the show floor for design and construction professionals to discover and explore new smart products and brands that be integrated into their residential and commercial designs.
Also debuting at CEDIA Expo 2018 is the Design Connection Tour series. A technology integrator will serve as a guide who will lead approximately 20 design and construction professionals on a tactical tour of the CEDIA Expo show floor. Exhibitors boasting new and innovative solutions for the intelligently connected built environment professionals will be tour stops.
Design Connection Pavilion exhibitors, Design Connection tour guides and tour-goers, select attendees and VIP media will meet at the Design Connection networking event, Bourbon and Brownies, also new to CEDIA Expo 2018.
CEDIA Expo 2018 will run from September 6 to 8 at the San Diego Convention Center.
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.