Snap One and Savant have each announced that they will not be attending CEDIA Expo 2021 in person. Statements from both companies are below.
UPDATE: Perlisten Audio and Sound United have also decided not to exhibit.
In order to best protect our employees, our customers and all industry associates from the impact of COVID-19 and the unpredictable Delta variant, Savant will not be exhibiting in person at the 2021 CEDIA Expo.
In lieu of our originally planned onsite CEDIA experience, our team is preparing engaging virtual sessions so that we can share exciting product news and deliver informative content to best support your businesses through these challenging times.
This year’s show is slated to be the biggest ever for Savant, including new products and innovations from GE Lighting, a Savant company and Savant Power, all exhibiting virtually together for the first time—more details on our virtual sessions coming soon.
To our integration partners worldwide, everyone at Savant is inspired by your fortitude and energy to thrive despite the challenges of a global pandemic. We salute your skill and determination as you serve customers with great care each and every day, and we look forward to meeting you assuming safer conditions early next year as Savant prepares smaller, targeted events for 2022 in Q1.
From Snap One:
Like many in the industry, Snap One has been eager to attend the upcoming CEDIA Expo to connect with our business and industry Partners and show our latest product offerings.
However, recent news about the COVID Delta variant and an increase in cases has caused us to re-evaluate the risks and benefits of attending a large, in-person event at this time. Because of this, we will no longer be attending the CEDIA Expo this year. Snap One will not have a booth presence, training, party, keynote, or employees present at the show.
This was a difficult decision, and we understand it will be disappointing for many, including us. Our highest priority is keeping our employees, partners, and families safe, and helping to minimize any factors that may negatively impact businesses.
We don’t know how things will unfold over the next several weeks, but we believe it is important to make this decision now so individuals can plan accordingly.
We plan to connect with our Partners and industry representatives in the coming weeks regarding our latest company news and announcements.
See also: CEDIA Expo 2021 Show Daily—VIP Issue