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Integrated Technology Event of the Year CEDIA Expo 2018 Kicks Off

September 07th, 2018

Integrated Technology Event of the Year CEDIA Expo 2018 Kicks Off

Exhibitors and Attendees Rave about Show Energy

San Diego, CA (September 7, 2018) -- CEDIA Expo 2018 opened at the San Diego Convention Center yesterday and kicked off three days of dynamic exhibitor spaces, engaging panel discussions and all-new educational conference sessions centered around the intelligently connected built environment. This year’s show is a next-level experience for attendees looking to expand their network of technology integrators, manufacturers, and members of the design community.

Yesterday’s highlights included the debut of the CEDIA Expo SmartStage with TechTalks on  trends in IoT by CABA, voice activation within the home by Parks Associates, and a Women in Consumer Technology (WICT) presentation on the impact of technology on design.

TechBites, an exciting new series of brand “speed-dates,” thrilled the SmartStage audience as spokespeople from Vanco Technologies, AXIS Labs, Streamlabs, ABB Inc., TV Template, and Flo Technologies debuted products in three minutes and answered audience questions for another three minutes.

“TechBites was a great way to learn about a bunch of products in under an hour and take a physical break, too,” said Robin Rigby Fisher, principle designer of Robin Rigby Fisher Designs.

Another show “first,” day one of the Design Connection Tour kicked off with David VanWert, principal of VanWert Technology Design, leading designers, architects and builders around the CEDIA Expo show floor to select exhibitor booths where they could see the latest products and learn how to integrate them into their design projects.

“I learned more in those two hours than I could have in two years of research,” said Dawn DeLuca, founder and principal of Dawn Deluca on Design.

Participants of the Design Connection tour, select VIP media and brand representatives then gathered in the Leon Speakers booth for the first-ever Bourbon & Brownies networking event to unwind and exchange ideas around design and technology. Wrapping up day one, the CEPro Awards recognized products chosen by industry leaders for innovation, functionality, competitive advantage and benefit to the installer.

CEDIA Expo 2018 continues through Saturday, September 8 at the San Diego Convention Center. For more expo highlights, visit cediaexpo.com and the CEDIA Expo digital pressroom.

 

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.


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