Retail Observer

November 2018

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM NOVEMBER 2018 36 C EDIA Expo, the leading event for technology within the intelligently built environment, connected more than 20,000 home tech pros and nearly 500 exhibitors during the 2018 show held September 4-7 at the San Diego Convention Center. This year's show featured a number of firsts, including the latest products and breakthrough innovations in home technology, all-new programming on the all-new Smart Stage and a host of networking opportunities created to further design and technology integration. CEDIA Expo powers the disruptors, innovators, and integrators in the intelligently connected built environments by providing the only platform for discovery and collaboration. More than 20,000 home technology professionals and more than 500 exhibitors convene each year for the leading event in connected technology and connected built environments. CEDIA Expo is the place for system integrators to experience new products and breakthrough innovations first and to access targeted training in technology integration. "CEDIA Expo 2018 was the first year Emerald Expositions had the honor of operating the lead home technology trade show in the country," says Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. "This year's show maintained its unparalleled education opportunities for integrators while engaging attendees with new on-the-show-floor programming. CEDIA Expo 2018 has been an exciting, educational and successful show thanks to the hard work of our exhibitors, attendees and all industry partners." TechBites, an exciting new series of brand "speed-dates," thrilled the Smart Stage audience as spokespeople from the following brands debuted products and took follow-up questions from the audience in brief, six-minute sessions: • Vanco Technologies • AXIS Labs • Streamlabs • ABB Inc. • TV Template • Flo Technologies • D-Tools • DISH Network • LeakSmart • Modulus Media Systems • RoseWater Energy Group • Vutec Corporation "TechBites offered an extraordinary opportunity for our brand to share a new product directly with a truly engaged audience at the biggest residential tech event of the year," said Frank DeFilippis, national sales manager for custom integration, DISH. TechTalks, featuring new thought leadership panel discussions programmed by CE Pro, took to the Smart Stage with a series of inspiring and educational talks from technology experts on IoT trends, business management, voice activation, the impact of LEADING THE FUTURE OF INTELLIGENTLY CONNECTED TECHNOLOGY

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