CEDIA 2016: More Than 18,000 in Attendance
CEDIA 2016 attendance topped just over 18,750 attendees this year. The 2016 show, hosted in Dallas, showcased the "Big Thinking" concept, which was underscored by more than 500 exhibitors, 115 CEDIA training sessions, 13 CEDIA Talks, six free CEDIA Panel Sessions, and several events.
CEDIA has also reported that 2016 exhibitors also picked up on the positive outlook of the industry and saw CEDIA 2016 as an important and necessary connection point to talk with their stakeholders, ask for feedback on new offerings, and build new relationships.
CEDIA 2016 included over 100 first time exhibitors who were also energized by the opportunity to connect with attendees.
Other key highlights from CEDIA 2016 included: the presentation of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Chang K. Park of URC, the Opening Keynote presented by Shelly Palmer, the CEDIA Celebration which honored the 2016 Home Technology Professional Award Winners, the unveiling of CEDIA research findings and Houzz consumer research findings, and the Friday Morning Keynote presented by Amazon Director of Alexa Smart Home Charlie Kindel.
"The passion and energy in our industry has never been more evident. I would like to thank all our exhibitors, attendees, volunteers and staff for another successful year in Dallas." said Vin Bruno, CEDIA CEO.
CEDIA 2017 will be held at the San Diego Convention Center September 6-9, with the tradeshow floor open September 7-9.