In our series of #CEDIAShares blogs, we’re talking with exhibitors about the hottest technologies and trends they’re looking to see at CEDIA Expo 2019.
Q&A with Dennis Holzer, Executive Director, PowerHouse Alliance.
Q: Why CEDIA?
DENNIS HOLZER: CEDIA Expo is an important show for the PowerHouse Alliance, as it’s the one major trade show we exhibit at as a group. It hits the right note for us across categories that we carry from our vendor partners, who bring the latest in audio, video, accessories, networking, smart home, security, and other technology categories. CEDIA Expo is also an important place for our distributor members to connect with dealers in each of their regional territories. We offer expertise, training, and products from over 250 vendors including our own house brand, A2V. The PowerHouse Alliance distributor members span the United States, making it easy for dealers to order or pick up new products they demoed at the show from convenient warehouse locations and add them into their jobs. CEDIA Expo lets us reconnect with our customers and meet new ones, and educate them on the latest technologies.
Q: What is the most exciting trend you expect to see at the show?
DH: Each year at CEDIA Expo, we look forward to seeing the new products from vendors, and the new trends that emerge. We’ve seen the growing interest in audio, and we expect it to continue this year, as homeowners are entertainment-focused. We’ve introduced new A2V subwoofers and outdoor speakers to accommodate the demand, giving dealers more options to choose the right product for every project. Outdoor installations have been popular this season, and going into the winter months homeowners may go towards upgrading their interior multi-room audio systems, or a new TV. We have more up our sleeves, but you’ll have to wait to find out more!
Q: What will you focus on at CEDIA Expo 2019?
DH: There’s always a lot to discuss at CEDIA Expo, from new products from our vendors, trainings and events from our members, and our own house brand A2V.
This year we’re bringing a brand new booth to better showcase our A2V products, including outdoor speakers, subwoofers, HDMI cables, mounts, racks, and more. We provide dealers with easy access to a large variety of product from our own line, as well as from over 250 vendors including audio, video, security, networking, home control, accessory, and other categories.
We’ll have manufacturers and all PowerHouse Alliance members in the booth focusing on what’s new, and educating dealers on how they can maximize and expand their projects with new technologies from the show, to capture new business, and more. See you in Denver!