With the deadline of the 31st January approaching, CEDIA is encouraging companies to renew their annual membership to ensure that they continue to take advantage of the significant benefits that comes with being a CEDIA member.
Towards the end of last year, all CEDIA members received a pack which fully explains the process of renewing membership. With a full educational programme taking place at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) next month, a brand new CEDIA Awards website soon to open for entries aswell, and a range of new white papers being launched, it is essential that companies complete the renewal process to take advantage of these benefits.
CEDIA offers a vast range of added-value benefits to members. In 2013, the Association introduced its Recommended Wiring Guidelines document for the industry which has been downloaded over 2000 times and is now translated into three different languages. Other education initiatives include a growing number of Best Practice white papers, dedicated education events in France, Italy, South Africa and India, and training platforms at an increasing number of consumer, architectural and interior design exhibitions. Meanwhile, the CEDIA Awards, open only to CEDIA members, celebrates design and installation excellence across the industry and in 2013 generated more entries from more countries than ever before.
“As a fast growing company, the industry support we have gained from our four years with CEDIA has been invaluable” says Rob Sutherland from Inspired Dwellings. “Opportunities to speak at consumer events such as 100% Design and The Gadget Show, project our solutions to a wider audience.”
“CEDIA is a fantastic business development tool for us as it provides a high level of credibility. A key reason for us being a member is being able to take part in the awards scheme” adds Chris Knight of Perfect Integration.
“We have been a trade member for 7 years” said Graham Jenkins from TDI. “Our membership has helped us build relationships with fellow CEDIA members and promote ourselves to the wider Home Automation industry.”
Paul Clarke from Living Home Tech commented: "We joined CEDIA to benefit from the educational content as it allows us to enhance our engineer development programs. We appreciate its commitment to increasing professional and consumer awareness via trade shows, presentations and marketing material."