CEDIA Expo, Commercial Integrator Expo Announce 2023 Attendance Numbers

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CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo announced that 12,848 industry professionals showed up earlier this month for both shows. Show attendees came from all 50 U.S. states and 21 countries.

“CEDIA Expo 2023 and Commercial Integrator Expo 2023 were bustling with industry professionals experiencing the newest tech and learning about trends in the residential and commercial audiovisual industry,” noted Jason McGraw, CTS, group vice president for CEDIA Expo, Commercial Integrator Expo and KBIS, Emerald. “An energy and buzz of excitement was evident on the crowded show floor!”

The co-located events featured 340 exhibitors with 154,400 net square feet of exhibits, and welcomed over 32% first-time attendees and 94 first-time exhibitors. “With 48% of CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo attendees reporting that they also serve commercial markets in addition to residential, the growth in resimercial opportunities was clearly evident at this year’s shows,” reported McGraw.

Highlights included Lutron’s debut of a new booth concept emphasizing the lifestyle benefits of its human-centric tunable lighting and motorized shading systems. Notably, Crestron debuted the release of its Crestron Home OS 4 to provide customers with simplified access to the commands they use most. Snap One introduced more than 20 new products across a wide range of its brands and verticals. The shows also featured the latest products from Origin Acoustics, Legrand AV, Absen, Just Video Walls, Kaadas, AtlasIED, Aurora, Meyer Sound, Samsung and Sony and many other leading brands, demonstrating the convergence of residential and commercial technologies and applications on the joint show floor.

One of the most exciting show features was the riveting keynote from technology futurist and innovation expert Scott Steinberg discussing the current and future implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the custom installation industry. Steinberg noted that AI will transform the way industry professionals work, communicate and connect with customers in the years to come – more than the last 10,000 years ever did. The AI theme continued throughout the shows with thought-provoking seminars and engaging panels that discussed how new opportunities will emerge as AI transforms the audiovisual market.

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Audio continues to be a dominant product category at the shows as leading audio manufacturers demonstrated their latest loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing solutions in demo sound rooms on the show floor and in the convention center’s meeting rooms. One of the most notable demo theaters was presented by Trinnov Audio who teamed up with Ascendo Immersive Audio, Barco, Kaleidescape, madVR Labs, Seymour-Screen Excellence and Officina Acustica to offer one of the most engaging activations at CEDIA Expo 2023.

MicroLED Video Walls were another key trend this year as the display technology continues to penetrate the residential space, with a plethora of exhibitors, including LG, Samsung, Sony, Planar, Digital Projection, Just Video Walls and Barco, showcasing the growing trend.

Lighting systems persist as a hot topic for integrators interested in capitalizing on the growth of architectural and LED lighting solutions for residential and commercial settings. CEDIA Expo featured leading lighting brands including AiSPiRE/WAC, American Lighting, Coastal Source, Colorbeam, DMF, Environmental Lights, FX Luminere and Lucifer Lighting, who brightened the show floor with their latest products along with the lighting business and design topics in the CEDIA Expo Conference Program.

Networking and special events held at the show, including the CE Pro All-Star Band Opening Reception, CE Pro Awards, the CEDIA Advocacy Town Hall, DSF’s Digital Signage Day, NSCA’s BizSkills Day, Technology Designer’s Day of Discovery and the Women in Consumer Technology Luncheon allowed attendees to reconnect with friends and colleagues and to learn about industry issues and trends.

CEDIA Expo 2024 and Commercial Integrator Expo 2024 will be bigger and bolder! Make plans to attend Sept. 4-7, 2024 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

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