CASTLE Summit Invites Integrators and Manufacturers in Ft. Lauderdale New Event from the Presenter of Tech Summit Events to Addresses Converging TechnologiesBy RS Staff Published: March 27, 2018 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 For 10 years, the Integrator Network and Technology & Business Summit has presented its regional Tech Summit events, driven by a collaborative effort of multiple independent AV technology manufacturer rep firms. With the introduction of this year’s Converging Audio/Video Security Technology Lighting and Entertainment (CASTLE) Summit, to be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 1-3, 2018, the Integrator Network expands and evolves with an event that includes not just the residential custom integration market, but manufacturers, reps, and dealers within the commercial AV, security, and lighting industries. A three-day education-oriented gathering, CASTLE has been created to address the crossover between home automation, smart security, integrated AV systems, and DIY products, and the skills and tactics needed for dealers across these channels to stay competitive as these technologies converge. The inaugural CASTLE Summit will take place May 1-3, 2018 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriot Coral Springs Hotel. “We are adamant about helping integrators build their business by developing new skills and exploring new revenue streams,” said Integrator Network CEO Mark Cichowski. “This is an amazing opportunity for integrators, manufacturers, and distributors to experience exactly how these industries complement each other. As our Tech Summit events grow, we have been working toward this goal, and we look forward to the opportunity to expand our reach and strengthen our connections with commercial AV, lighting, and security systems integrators and manufacturers.” With CEDIA as an education partner, CASTLE presents numerous seminars providing real-world knowledge on tech trends, IoT technology, lighting, security, and network connectivity, as well as presentations on how to sell value, how to make the advanced sales, and other business topics. Lunch is offered for free, on-site. CASTLE Summit Three-Day Schedule May 1, 2018, All Day Educational Seminars (No Exhibits) May 2, 2018, Morning Keynote, Education, Exhibits & Live Demos 10:00AM – 3:30PM May 3, 2018, Morning Keynote, Education, Exhibits & Live Demos 10:00AM – 3:30 PM (Keynote & Seminars are different from previous day) Qualified A/V, security and lighting dealers can register free for CASTLE Summit here. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.