CEDIA has announced that it will be hosting its next training and networking event for the South African residential custom installation sector from 27th – 31st July in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.

With membership in South African continuing to increase, CEDIA returns to the country for its seventh education event. To ensure the latest technology topics are covered with input from the local market, CEDIA has enlisted the help of subject matter experts, along with International presenters to host a number of training sessions in the country.  

CEDIA will initially be targeting the home technology professionals in the Cape area where it will presenting its popular Home Cinema for Designers training on Monday 27th July. This session will be followed by a State of the Industry discussion and Connect with CEDIA networking event, where attendees can socialise with peers and CEDIA representatives and discuss the latest challenges facing the industry. This will be followed by a Champagne and Breakfast CPD Event for interior designers and architects. This SAIA (South African Institute of Architects) Accredited CPD, which is entitled “Designing Integrated Future Ready Homes”, is aimed at specifiers, to help them understand the basics of smart home technology.

CEDIA will then move to Gauteng, where it will host a variety of training and networking sessions from Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st July at The Forum, Bryanston. During this time, CEDIA will run ten courses, including a number of new topical technology training courses like Cables and Connectivity, Residential networking, Introduction to Lighting Fundamentals, HDMI 2.0, and its all its Certification Exams. There will also be an opportunity to attend a Connect with CEDIA networking session & State of the Industry discussion on the Wednesday evening, while the second day will finish with the “Designing Integrated Future-Ready Homes” CPD event again targeting local specifiers.  

“CEDIA is dedicated to its promise to develop the level of knowledge and skills of the residential industry. This can only be done by ensuring integrators have access to technical training, which is why we take our education sessions to our members, regardless of the country,” says Wendy Griffiths, Executive Director of CEDIA EMEA. “CEDIA’s certifications are internationally recognised within the industry and increasingly amongst homeowners, contractors and specifiers as a mark of expertise and quality in the residential installation industry. CEDIA’s education programme supports the alignment of our industry with that of other construction professionals. I would encourage all manufacturers and distributors to understand how working with technically trained integrators can improve their profitability and ask them to help us promote the event to the industry as a whole.”

Below is the full training and networking schedule:

Monday 27th July, Cape Town    
10:00 – 16:30    Home Cinema For Designers
17:00 – 18:00    State of the industry Discussion
18:00 – 20:00    Connect with CEDIA

Tuesday 28th July, Cape Town    
08:30 - 10:30    Champagne and Breakfast CPD Event

Wednesday 29th July, Johannesburg    
10:00 – 16:30    Cables & Connectivity
10:00 – 16:30    Home Cinema For Designers (Day 1)
17:00 – 18:00    State of the Industry Discussion
18:00 – 20:00    Connect with CEDIA

Thursday 30th July, Johannesburg    
10:00 – 16:30    Residential Networking
10:00 – 16:30    Home Cinema Design Workshop (Day 2)
17:00 – 17:45    Designing Integrated Future Ready Homes CPD

Friday 31st July, Johannesburg    
09:00 – 12:00    3D Audio and Immersive Sound for Home Cinema
09:00 – 11:00    EST2 Certification Exam
09:00 – 11:00    Residential Networking Specialist Exam
09:00 – 11:00    Designer Certification Exam
13:00 – 16:00    HDMI 2.0 - The Next Generation for Video Connectivity
10:00 – 16:30    Introduction to Lighting Fundamentals

Anyone who books before the 10th July will receive an early bird discount of 10% and a free CEDIA jacket. For more information or to book a space on CEDIA’s training event, please click here or visit www.cediaeducation.com or email education@cedia.co.uk