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Industry-Leading Organizations Unite For Expanded Networking Opportunities At CEDIA Expo 2023

HTSA, Nationwide Marketing Group, ProSource join CEDIA Expo in providing networking and education opportunities to Expo attendees

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CEDIA Expo, the platform where residential technology integration, design and construction professionals connect, learn, and engage, announces an expanded collaboration with buying organizations, including HTSA, Nationwide Marketing Group and ProSource. By partnering with the industry’s leading organizations, CEDIA Expo 2023 will ignite expanded networking and educational opportunities for independent retailers, dealers and custom installers at CEDIA Expo 2023. These activities join an already robust schedule of events produced by the CEDIA Association.

CEDIA Association to Ignite Advocacy, Connection and Education at CEDIA Expo 2023

The CEDIA Expo Conference, curated by CEDIA, will bring advocacy, connection and education to the home technology community through formal training and professional advancement, advocacy activations, and insightful speakers on emerging trends. The CEDIA Expo Conference features over 90 sessions, half of which are brand new, and the return of the CEDIA Town Hall: Recruit Talent to Expand Your Business on Thursday, September 7, 2023, a free networking breakfast and discussion on how integrators can attract top talent to their companies. CEDIA will also hold a members-only reception and will produce for the first-ever the CEDIA Symposium, focusing on the impact of A.I. on home technology.

“CEDIA Expo is a pillar of the industry, and the CEDIA Association couldn’t be more proud of this year’s content,” said Daryl Friedman, global president and CEO of CEDIA. “During the rest of the year, the CEDIA team works diligently to identify trends and key areas of interest the industry wants to hear about – a feat we couldn’t accomplish without actively involved members willing to share their personal insight. The CEDIA Expo Conference is a result of their harmonious collaboration that I know the industry will find immensely valuable.”

HTSA to Reconnect with Industry Professionals and Members

At CEDIA Expo 2023, HTSA will host an invitation-only cocktail party to unite industry professionals and members. The event provides an opportunity to discuss business, foster new relationships and share personal growth stories. Additionally, Tom Doherty, director of technology initiatives for HTSA, will participate in a highly-relevant AI session, and Robbins will join a panel of other industry leaders on the CEDIA Smart Stage to share insights and strategies.

“HTSA has been a proud, engaged supporter of CEDIA Expo for decades,” said Jon Robbins, executive director for HTSA. “Our entire team attends annually, and we leverage CEDIA Expo for group meetings, educational opportunities, social networking events and more. CEDIA is a vital place to reconnect with our members and the industry at large to remain on the forefront of the latest technologies and services and stay ahead of the curve. Sharing the common theme of education with CEDIA, our members can continually evolve and build on their models. We look forward to this special time and the opportunity to interact with our channel. Thank you, CEDIA Expo, for facilitating this industry-wide event.”

Nationwide Marketing Group to Showcase Residential and Commercial Offerings

Nationwide Marketing Group provides buying, marketing and operational support to residential and commercial installers. This year, Nationwide Marketing Group will network, engage and educate their residential and commercial channel professionals. Hank Alexander, director of emerging technology for Nationwide Marketing Group, will participate in a powerhouse panel of industry elite on the CEDIA Smart Stage. Together, they will share insights on the State of the Industry, identifying business opportunities, pitfalls, and what custom integrators need to do to continue to thrive.

“Emerald has been an incredible partner in continuing to champion the integrator community by providing this platform each fall,” said Andy Orozco, senior vice president of custom integration for Nationwide Marketing Group. “This year’s event promises to be even bigger. Bringing CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo under one roof sets the stage for exceptional collaboration and idea sharing across the channel. We couldn’t think of a better opportunity to showcase our expanding residential and commercial offerings through Azione Unlimited, Ellipsys and Oasys.”

ProSource Returns with Annual Networking Event

ProSource will return to CEDIA Expo 2023 with the long-time tradition of hosting members and vendors at an exclusive ProSource cocktail event on Thursday, September 7. ProSource’s yearly celebration will allow industry professionals to network, reconnect and celebrate. The invitation-only event will gather industry professionals at the historic Union Station. Additionally, Jim Pearse, chief operating officer of ProSource, will speak alongside Robbins and Alexander on the CEDIA Smart Stage as they share insights on the state of the industry.

“The ProSource leadership team and ProSource membership are looking forward to heading back to Denver, Colorado, for CEDIA Expo 2023,” said Pearse. “The show is a great way to connect our members with our valued vendor partners and review new products, finalize holiday plans and begin the planning process for 2024. We are already booking our calendars with meetings in preparation for an exciting week.”

CEDIA Expo 2023, which will be co-located with Commercial Integrator Expo, will take place from September 6–9, 2023, in Denver, CO. Individuals interested in attending CEDIA Expo 2023 can register online.

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