With only a few weeks to go until CEDIA EXPO 2015, here’s a look at what you can expect to see if you are heading Stateside.
This year’s CEDIA EXPO will be home to over 470 exhibitors. With the 2014 show attracting around 18,500 visitors, CEDIA is predicting the same this year, as visitors continue to flock to the show each year. Besides the show floor product launches, there are a number of other features and opportunities to take advantage of.
Famed Practical Futurist®, award-winning investigative journalist and world-renowned speaker, Michael Rogers will be delivering the Opening Keynote. Michael Rogers is an author, futurist and technology pioneer who recently completed two years as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times. He is a columnist for MSNBC.com and his consultancy, Practical Futurist, helps businesses and organisations to think about the future.
Rogers will deliver an entertaining and common-sense vision of change that taps into technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.
Rogers’ keynote will help visitors understand central trends, their impact on the rapidly shifting residential integration landscape, and how to capitalise on these trends in order to improve long-term profitability.
The Opening Keynote will take place on Wednesday, 14 October at 5:30 p.m. in the Forks Ballroom of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
As always, training will play a big role in the show. This year, the sessions will be focussed around Business Growth, Emerging Trends, Forging Alliances,
Operational Excellence, Technical Excellence and Certification.
A number of leading manufacturers will also be hosting product specific training sessions throughout the show.
For more details on training visit www.expo.cedia.net
For those visitors who will be looking for new manufacturers breaking into the industry, head to the Innovation Alley on the show floor and discover the companies and products that are bringing fresh innovation into the market.
• Cairnstack Software LLC
• Custom Integration Solutions
• DLS Audio US
• Electrocompaniet Distribution Inc.
• Lime Technology, Inc.
• Mantel Mount
• Simpfony LLC
• Soen Audio
• Switchmate Inc.
• SYMPL, Inc
HIGH PERFORMANCE AUDIO ROOMS
Step away from the hype on the show floor and head to the High Performance Audio rooms in the Omni on the second level to experience the latest audio product releases. Away from the noise of the show floor, visitors can judge for themselves the sound quality of these products and speak one-on-one with brand representatives.
• Millson Custom Solutions
• Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A.
• Steinway Lyngdorf
In the past, visitors have expressed the need for more two-channel representation at the show. CEDIA listened to the request and is introducing the inaugural Two-Channel Experience this year.
• Amphion Loudspeakers
• Audimute Soundproofing
• Earbyte Inc dba Antelope Audio
• MBL North America, Inc.
Registration for CEDIA EXPO is now open. Visit www.expo.cedia.net to register.