CEDIA Expo announced the return of the Design + Connections Tour series, which will unite technology integrators with design professionals.
The Design + Connection Tours held on Sept. 2 will be led and curated by two technology integrators and will lead two groups of designer and construction professionals to select exhibitor booths. The sponsored tours aim to create mutually beneficial relationships between design and construction professionals and integrators as well as provide a way to learn about the newest smart product innovations. Between the two tours, there will be a complimentary lunch for all participants where KBB executive editor, Chelsie Butler, will host a Q&A between design and construction pros and technology integrators.
“The Design + Connection Tour will create a learning opportunity for designers, builders and architects to gather knowledge from integrators, the connected technology experts,” said Jason McGraw, group vice president, CEDIA Expo and KBIS. ”Integrator, designer and builder relationships are vital in order to achieve the modern customer’s goals — a beautifully designed and constructed space with seamless connected technology integration.”
Ten exhibitors will be chosen for each tour, nine selected by the technology integrator tour guides and one allocated to Control 4 and Snap One (the title sponsor of the two tours). Select members of the press and CEDIA Expo Influencers will be invited to participate in each of the tours.
Sponsored by Control4 and Snap One, a provider of personalized automation and control solutions, the Design + Connection tour participants will be invited to attend the private Control4 party and will be eligible to win a Control4 Smart Home Starter Kit.
“Control4 and Snap One are thrilled to be back in-person at CEDIA as the title sponsor for the CEDIA Design Tours,” said Danielle Karr, director of marketing, Control4 and Snap One. “Especially over this last year, wellness in the home has become top of mind for many homeowners and professionals in the design-build community, and we think that these intersectional whole-home technology conversations, like the ones happening on the CEDIA Expo tours, are key to achieving this vision of a helpful home.”