CEDIA EXPO 2007 Tops 29,000 Attendees

The trade shows record-breaking attendance is about a four percent increase over last years figures.
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Indianapolis, IN--More than 29,000 professionals from the residential electronic systems industry attended CEDIA EXPO 2007 held in Denver last week, according to Don Gilpin, executive director of the Custom Electronic Design Installation Association (CEDIA). The trade shows record-breaking attendance is about a four percent increase over last years figures.

We are indeed pleased that CEDIA EXPO continues to be the premiere trade show for the residential electronic systems industry, Gilpin said. Even at a time when negative housing trends and economic concerns could have forced many in the industry to stay home, CEDIA EXPO increased in size again.

Ken Erdmann, chairman of CEDIA EXPO and owner of Erdmann Electric Inc., in Springville, Utah, said this years event marks a new level of success for the 18-year-old trade association.

CEDIA EXPO has proven its value in the marketplace by continuing to be relevant to a wide range of electronic systems professionals, Erdmann said. From the new technician to the seasoned designer or business owner, CEDIA EXPO offers experiences that simply cannot be found elsewhere.

According to Erdmann, the next opportunity to experience a CEDIA trade show will be April 29-May 2, 2008 in Dallas, when CEDIA produces its first ever Spring EXPO. For more information about Spring EXPO visit http://www.cedia.org/springexpo /.

Winners of CEDIAs Electronic Lifestyles Awardsthe industrys most prestigious awards programwere announced at a banquet during the EXPO trade show. The Electronic Lifestyles Awards include honors for the five best new products on the trade show floor, outstanding CEDIA members, and excellence in the design and installation of residential electronic systems.

To learn more about the Electronic Lifestyles Awards and view photos of the winning projects, visit www.cedia.org/awards/industry_recognition07.php