Associations Focus: CEDIA Opportunities Ensure a Successful Tomorrow

Is your company feeling the pressure of the economy now more than ever? Are you simply trying to survive today's marketplace? Do yourself and your company a favor and make plans today to ensure a suc 12/01/2008 7:00 AM Eastern

Associations Focus: CEDIA Opportunities Ensure a Successful Tomorrow

Dec 1, 2008 12:00 PM


March 4-7, 2009
Carefree Resort & Villas, Carefree, Ariz.

Is your company feeling the pressure of the economy now more than ever? Are you simply trying to survive today's marketplace? Do yourself and your company a favor and make plans today to ensure a successful tomorrow. Online registration for CEDIA Management Conference 2009 is now open. Early-bird registration ends Feb. 4, 2009.

Designed for business owners and senior-level managers, CEDIA Management Conference will help you lead your company to new levels of success. With a unique blend of educational sessions, dynamic presenters, group discussions, and serious networking opportunities, the conference provides participants invaluable insight into the electronic-systems industry of tomorrow.

Building off of the positive momentum generated at last year's event, CEDIA's Management Conference 2009 is loaded with information focused on preparing you to make real strategic change in order to strengthen your business. Join top leaders in the industry to discuss market trends and new skills that will help your business become more profitable. Participate in strategic management forums that combine stand-up instruction with group discussions covering various elements of the One-page Strategic Plan. At the end of the conference, an interactive session will help integrate each element from the sessions into one effective plan that you can implement in your company.

2009 Strategic Management forums will include the following topics:

  • Creating Teams: A Blueprint for High-performance Employee Productivity
  • From Shareholder to Stakeholder: Building Teams with Vision and Purpose
  • Effective Down-market Promotions
  • Sharing Sales Strategies
  • The One-page Strategic Plan
  • Maintenance Agreements Equal Monthly Residual Income and Equity for Your Business.

Learn the fundamentals required by a business owner for building value in their business. Find out what potential lenders, investors, and buyers look for in a target business. Are you using your accountant as well as you can? Hear what to expect from, look for in, and demand from your accountant. Become informed on green-building practices and how they can benefit you.

Listen to advice from proven keynote speakers, highlighted by boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and his dynamic presentation “The Power to Win.” Leonard will share stories of success, whether it is as a world-class athlete or in the business arena, that will leave you enthused and committed to being the best.

Visit for complete details and to register now.


Have you renewed your CEDIA membership yet? If not, don't wait any longer. All memberships must be renewed by Jan. 31, 2009. Renewing your membership couldn't be easier. All you have to do is visit and follow the instructions.

CEDIA member benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Use of the CEDIA member logo
  • Your own member concierge
  • Event and education discounts
  • Electronic Lifestyles Awards eligibility
  • Member forum and technology council access
  • Tips on marketing and public relations for your company
  • Access to the Electronic Lifestyles Idea Bank
  • CEDIA communications.

CEDIA members are often contacted by new clients who find them using the Electronic Lifestyles Finder Service, which is available at This service allows architects, builders, interior designers, and consumers to search for residential electronic-systems contractors by ZIP code. The Electronic Lifestyles Finder Service receives more than 600 hits per day.

If you are not a current CEDIA member, but are interested in becoming a member and receiving full member benefits, visit


April 1-4, 2009
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, New Orleans

Electronic Lifestyles Forum registration opens Jan. 6, 2009. Bringing together professionals from five different industries, Electronic Lifestyles Forum has one goal in mind: to create more profitable projects through cross-industry collaboration. Join your professional peers for engaging education, discussions, keynote addresses, and networking to find out just how working together can be beneficial to all partners involved.

For more information, visit

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