Associations Focus: Online Registration Begins for CEDIA Expo 2008
Jun 1, 2008 12:00 PM
Gather with the industry's finest at CEDIA Expo 2008 for five days — from Sept. 3 through Sept. 7.
The buzz, the anticipation, the excitement, it's CEDIA Expo 2008 time. Believe it or not, it's that time of year again, and preparation for the number one residential electronic-systems contractor show is in full swing. Online registration is now officially open; early bird discount registration closes July 16 at 5 p.m. PST.
Each year the electronic-systems industry grows and advances; therefore, CEDIA continues to evolve and supply thedemands of this ever-changing industry with education and exhibition. As CEDIA prepares to host CEDIA Expo 2008 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, the stage has been set.
In 2007, the show brought more than 29,000 attendees and more than 600exhibitors who showcased their latest and greatest electronic products. According to Don Gilpin, executive director of CEDIA, the tradeshow's record-breaking attendance is about a 4-percent increase over last year's figures. “Even at a time when negative housing trends and economic concerns could have forced many in the industry to stay home, CEDIA Expo 2007 increased in size again,” Gilpin says.
With that in mind, CEDIA Expo 2008 will be bigger, but more importantly,better. Exhibit space at CEDIA Expo 2006 used 315,293 net square feet and welcomed more than 28,000 attendees to the show. The exhibit space at CEDIA Expo 2007 was 318,159 net square feet, and more than 29,000 attendees visited the show. CEDIA Expo has continued to grow over the last 10 years, thus proving the growing demand in the industry.
CEDIA Expo 2008 is your resource for the most networking, incredible specialevents and keynote speakers, and the world's leading residential electronic-systems education and certification. CEDIA Expo gives attendees access to the best and brightest people from around the world, and allows companies to become profitable to create record-breaking years.
Below are just a few of the opportunities to benefit CEDIA members through education, networking, and special events that you can take advantage of at CEDIA Expo 2008 this year:
- 14 free courses for CEDIA members
- More than 100 hours of manufacturer product training
- Learning lab components added to EST courses for more hands-on learning
- CEDIA's all-new registered-outreach instructor “Train the Trainer” course
- Reduced onsite pricing for CEDIA University education
- Instant access to courseware at the time of registration
- Opportunity to offset airline travel emissions through carbonfund.org.
You can spend a jam-packed week attending hundreds of CEDIA University course offerings, visit hundreds of exhibitors, and take in all of the priceless knowledge you will gain from the exceptional keynote speaker. Additionally, here's a sneak peek into some additional special events CEDIA has arranged for you:
- Golf Outing: Sept. 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Opening Reception on the Show Floor: Sept. 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Annual Meeting & Membership Breakfast: Sept. 5, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Need for Speed Giveaway: Final drawing is on Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m.
- Massage Area: Open daily, Sept. 3 to Sept. 7.
CEDIA Expo demonstrates superior skills and innovation year after year. Every aspect of CEDIA Expo is created to enhance the business of CEDIA members. From manufacturers to residential electronic-systems contractors, CEDIA Expo 2008 will provide members and attendees with the tools they need to profit their business, careers, and the industry as a whole. The more time and effort that is focused on the quality of education, individuals, and knowledge, the more the attendees and exhibitors will get out of the show. With that in mind, CEDIA is constantly pushing to continue to make Expo the number-one resource for the residential electronic-systems industry.
For more detailed information, visit www.cedia.org/expo or call (800) 669-5329.