In a note sent to dealers Friday, Sonos said that “after much deliberation” it has decided that it will no longer be participating in the CEDIA Expo 2021 as originally planned. Yet another in a line of exhibitors leaving the event, the company cited “the recent increases in COVID cases and the prevalence of the Delta variant.”
Sent to Sonos custom integration dealers from “Dealer Communication,” here is the Sonos statement in its entirety:
We are writing to let you know that after much deliberation, Sonos will no longer be attending CEDIA Expo 2021, and have cancelled all onsite activities, including our booth presence.
A complete health and safety guide for the show is available here.
Our team is extremely disappointed that we won’t be able to connect with our customers in-person after so much time apart, but our top priority will always be the health and safety of our employees, customers, and partners.
Given the recent increase in COVID cases and prevalence of the Delta variant, it became clear that the risks of exhibiting at a large trade show at this time were simply too high.
Sonos remains deeply committed to the CEDIA community and have never been more excited about the future and all that we can accomplish together. We all look forward to when we can safely see everyone again. In the meantime, we are planning to offer virtual training opportunities during the show, so more to come on that soon”
Sonos letter to custom integration dealers