CEDIA Expo 2005 evaluationMarch 18, 2022
submission by Eleanor – CEDIA Expo 2005 ReviewSHARP boost IN visitors FOR “OUTSTANDING” CEDIA EXPO 2005 – The European custom-made installation market is in a positive, upbeat mood, complying with an overwhelmingly successful CEDIA Expo, which saw attendance leap by a lot more than 50% compared to last year’s figures.
A overall of 4,714 visitors pertained to the event during four concentrated days of education as well as three showcase days which saw the leading market brands pack all the current advancements into two exhibition halls of Birmingham’s worldwide Convention Centre. This number included a high proportion of overseas visitors go to the event, 569 in overall from 57 countries outside the UK.
“We were absolutely thrilled as well as thrilled with CEDIA Expo 2005” states CEDIA Chairman, David Hyman. “There was a genuine buzz about this year’s event, reflecting the positive spirit around the market as well as the fast year-on-year growth currently taking place. We saw packed stands, hectic aisles, seminar sessions which were extremely well-supported and, in some cases, totally sold-out. We are positive we can develop on this success next year, when we step CEDIA Expo to ExCeL, London. In fact, already 70% of exhibition area has been reserved for next year’s event”… CEDIA Expo 2005 featured exhibition stands from over 100 companies, including all the major players from the world of custom-made house electronics. This year the exhibition was focussed around Halls 3 as well as 4, as well as the Hall 3 Foyer, a step which provided a a lot more integrated focus to the event as well as made sure much easier navigation around the location for visitors. The reward for exhibitors was a consistent throughput of high high quality visitor traffic, including a high proportion of installers new to the market or the event, as well as delegates from home builders, interior style as well as architectural practices.
The CEDIA Expo training programme, comprising 77 academic seminars, 15 maker product training sessions, forums as well as workshops, was likewise well-subscribed. Generally, programme attendance stood at 1510, up over 100 on last year, with totally full programs including new Technologies update as well as technical foundation program (Practical). A hands-on, full day workshop enabling delegates to grow in knowledge, confidence as well as skill as a forerunner to the designer as well as Installer training as well as exams or as a quick begin for newcomers into the market was a new advancement which was singled out for special praise, drawing in fresh blood into the industry.
Attendance from the building specifier neighborhood at CEDIA Expo was excellent at 231. For the very first time CEDIA Expo held a special, someday style experts seminar aimed at architects, interior designers as well as other building specifiers. Entitled “Home electronics in design as well as interior Design”, this seminar was chaired by Ruth Slavid, Editor of the designers Journal magazine, supported by the royal Institute of British designers (RIBA) as well as the British interior style association (BIDA) as well as sponsored by Lutron. Over twenty delegates went to the conference, getting a grounding in the different elements of custom-made installation, led by Steve Moore. These visitors were likewise able to expand their understanding by checking out the Expo itself as well as engaging directly with a number of exhibitors.
Social activities as well as networking likewise featured strongly at the event. The Chairman’s reception held by David Hyman brought exhibitors as well as delegates together in the kicked back atmosphere of the Zinc Bar – a excellent as well as risk-free location to enjoy the spectacular thunderstorms which hit Birmingham on the Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the CEDIA party, sponsored by digital Home, at The Living space was one more social success with the centerpiece enjoyment of “Duelling Pianos” keeping celebration guests enthralled up until the little hours (and in some cases, beyond!).
CEDIA Expo 2006 will run from 20th to 22nd June 2006 at ExCeL London to fit growth within the sector. CEDIA would like to prolong a warm say thanks to you to all the volunteers as well as exhibitors who made the show such a unforgettable success.
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