Indianapolis – More than 17,600
people attended last week’s CEDIA Expo to visit 444 exhibitors, CEDIA
A total of 25 percent of those on hand were
first-time attendees. The number of first-time exhibitors was 83.
During the event, attendees were able to sit
in on more than 100 CEDIA University education courses and 150 manufacturer
product training sessions, the association said. The most-attended CEDIA
courses focused on home networking, content delivery, and emerging
In 2010, attendance hit 20,721,
and the number of exhibitors was 450.
Attendance peaked at 29,000 in 2007 and slipped to 25,500 in 2008 and
20,322 in 2009 before ticking up in 2010 to 20,721.
The number of exhibitors in 2010
was 450 exhibitors. In 2009, there were 426 exhibitors, and in 2008, there were
One first-time exhibitor, Future
Automation, plans to attend again next year. Ollie French, Future Automation’s
commercial director for Future Automation, called the show “an amazing
introduction to the US residential marketplace” and said “CEDIA Expo attendees
are intelligent and informed visitors with real projects.”