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CEDIA Expo 2022 Preview

Emerald Expositions, the show’s producer, offers a taste of what to expect in Dallas this fall.

“We are excited for the full return of CEDIA Expo in Dallas this fall,” says Jason McGraw, CTS, group vice president, CEDIA Expo and KBIS, Emerald. “It has certainly been a challenging couple of years with the pandemic and yet the industry continues to thrive. CEDIA Expo 2022 will be the gathering place for the industry to see the latest products, learn about hot trends, and discover new business opportunities and skills that will drive business forward.”

McGraw reports that the CEDIA Expo 2022 exhibit show floor is already filled with more than 200 of the custom electronics industry’s leading brands, representing nearly 130,000 NSF for the 2022 edition to be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center Dallas in Dallas, TX, September 29–October 1. Coming off the recent success of other Emerald events like KBIS, CEDIA Expo is anticipating a strong return to live events with over 350 exhibiting brands and more than 150,000 NSF of exhibits, sound rooms, and highly engaging activations, making this the largest gathering in the channel in more than two years. Registration is now open and the projected audience of 16,000 industry professionals can register to participate in over 200 education, training, and content sessions offered during the show week.

CEDIA Expo 2021 Show Floor
The AVPro Edge booth at CEDIA Expo 2021. Photo by John Staley.

Some of the industry’s leading brands that are returning to exhibit at CEDIA Expo 2022 include Absolute Ultimate AV, Access Networks, ADI Global, AudioControl, AVPro Global, Barco Residential, CEDIA, Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles, ClearOne, Coastal Source, Crestron Electronics, Digital Projection, DISH Network, DMF Lighting, Draper, ELAN, Environmental Lights, Focal Naim America, Future Ready Solutions, FX Luminaire, Google, Harman Luxury Audio Group, Hisense USA, Hunter Douglas, Jabra,, JVC, Kaleidescape, Kohler, L-Acoustics, Legrand AV, Leon Speakers, LG Electronics, Lucifer Lighting, Lutron Electronics, MetraAV, NAD Electronics of America, NETGEAR, Origin Acoustics, Paradigm Electronics, Planar, PowerHouse Alliance, RAM Commercial, Savant, Screen Innovations, Séura, Snap One, Sonance, Sonos, Sony Electronics, Samsung Electronics America, Sound United, Stealth Acoustics, Stewart Filmscreen, Trinnov Audio, URC, WAC Lighting, and Z-Wave Alliance, among many more.

Registration Opens for CEDIA Expo 2022

Major brands like Crestron, MetraAV, and Origin Acoustics are excited to return to exhibit in the show and meet with the channel.

“We are extremely excited for this year’s CEDIA event for many reasons, of course this will be our first time exhibiting at the show for a number of years and to be back at the forefront of the industry, at the premier event for professional home technology is extremely exciting,” says John Clancy, executive vice president, Crestron. “Our industry is built on relationships and partnerships; it’s built on innovation and passion, and CEDIA is the hub of all this and more. We are grateful for the community we work with and we cannot wait to showcase and launch a number of new, exciting products and solutions at CEDIA 2022, spend time with our existing dealers, and meet new ones at the same time.”

“MetraAV has participated in CEDIA Expo for more than 20 years,” says Jessy Crabb, general manager, MetraAV. “This trade show has been an instrumental platform in launching many of our new and award-winning products into the industry. It has also provided an outlet for dealer education for more than 10 years at our ‘Lunch and Learn’ events, held on the show floor.  We are very excited to be showing again at CEDIA Expo 2022, in Dallas, as we continue to expand our business and bring new products to enable our dealers’ businesses to grow.”

“Going into our eighth year exhibiting at CEDIA Expo, we have created and solidified our relationships with clients, friends, and partners,” says Marc Fisher, president, Origin Acoustics. “The expo provides us an opportunity to share our newest products and receive feedback on a vast array of new technologies. The CEDIA Expo has always proven itself to bring the best-in-class dealers, training, and opportunities to help grow our company. Although the past few years have seen some challenges, CEDIA Expo has always stepped up and created ways for our company to succeed and prosper at the show. We look forward to growing and expanding our partnership with CEDIA Expo and all who attend.”

From audio, video, lighting, signal distribution, control systems, and energy management, to resimercial, security, work from home, and wellness solutions, CEDIA Expo 2022 will offer a comprehensive and growing collection of products and services on the show floor for the residential systems integration industry. The CEDIA Expo LaunchPad and Tech Starter competition for new-market companies will return to the show, as well.

In addition to the array of leading technology brands on the show floor, CEDIA Expo 2022 will once again host the CEDIA association’s annual conference program with more than 80 education and training sessions, an industry keynote, and more than 80 manufacturer product training sessions, in addition to the show floor stage sessions at the Innovation Hub and Smart Stage on hot topics, technology application case studies, and thought leadership from industry experts.

Attendees will once again be able to visit live sound demo rooms, high performance audio demo rooms, and a new outdoor exhibits area outside of the convention center.

Networking events like the CE Pro All Star Band and Opening Reception, CE Pro Awards, CEDIA Awards, CEDIA Party, and Women in CE Luncheon among numerous manufacturer events during the show week will provide attendees with quality networking opportunities to reconnect with friends and colleagues.

Related: Scenes from the CEDIA Expo 2021 Show Floor

CEDIA Expo 2022 will also offer a new AI-powered matchmaking and show mobile app by Grip called “CEDIA Expo Match” that will help attendees and exhibitors easily make scheduled meetings during the event to facilitate new business and peer-to-peer connections.

“As CEDIA’s leader, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to speak with a variety of industry professionals to understand what’s been on their minds,” says Daryl Friedman, global president and CEO, CEDIA. “One common thread I’ve found: Everyone is enthusiastic about returning to live events. We look forward to CEDIA Expo 2022 in Dallas this fall, where CEDIA members and the industry can reconvene to discover new products and learn about the latest technology applications and business trends, all while reigniting relationships with friends and colleagues.”

“The future is big and looks very bright indeed,” concludes McGraw. “I look forward to welcoming the industry back together in Dallas this fall at CEDIA Expo 2022!”

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