CEDIA is offering its CEDIA EXPO app with new functionality, including direct integration with Map Your Show.
A new GPS feature will reveal where you are on the show floor and help to locate exhibitors of interest. The app also includes an interactive show schedule, session schedules with the ability to rate the session, event schedules, social media interaction, and the ability to download e-brochures from exhibitors. Visit cedia.org/expo to download the new app.
In addition, CEDIA is offering discount codes valid on CEDIA EXPO registration by tuning into CEDIA’s social media. Follow @CEDIA on Twitter, like the CEDIA Facebook page, or join the CEDIA group on LinkedIn to keep current on all the latest CEDIA EXPO news.
In addition to delivering the Annual Keynote on Friday September 9, Tim Costello, chairman and CEO of Builder Homesite, Inc., and New Home Technologies, LLC., will lead two education sessions that are offered free of charge to CEDIA members.
– Applying Lean Principles to Achieve Operational Excellence: “No business will thrive in today’s economy without a disciplined program of waste elimination. Lean principles pioneered by Toyota and used by thousands of companies around the world can provide custom installers with the means to develop their own journey to a waste-free future. This session provides attendees with firsthand consultation in establishing a plan of their own. Through a review of lean principles, experience provided by installers on their own journey, and hands-on consultation, attendees should leave this session with concrete steps they can take toward.”
– Marketing to the New Green Buyer: “There’s a lot of talk about the green consumer these days, but selling to the new green buyer may be a bit more complex than you thought. It’s hard enough to figure out what products and services to offer, but then we still have to find a compelling way to market these products to the public. The penny pincher, the concerned mother, the patriot and the conservationist are just a few of the psychographic markets that make up the market that we call the new green buyer. This session introduces attendees to the different buyers within the green marketing and how to appeal to each of them. If you’re going to sell green, you need to learn who’s buying and why.”