The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) will stage its annual Expo in Atlanta next year, but in 2011 and 2012 will return to this city.
Indianapolis hosted the show from 1999 to 2001 and from 2003 to 2005. Originally, Atlanta was to host the show for three years beginning with the 2009 show.
“After listening to members’ feedback and closely monitoring the trend of exhibitors’ booths, CEDIA leadership performed extensive research on the viability of bringing Expo back to a city that not only is cost-effective for our exhibitors but accommodates the needs of our attendees and members across the globe,” said CEDIA chairman Ken Erdmann. “With the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and new hotels, Indianapolis is once again able to provide CEDIA Expo with a platform to grow.”
The Convention Center has added more than 250,000 square feet of exhibit/meeting space, and a new Marriott Place hotel complex with 1,300-plus rooms.
Show dates in Atlanta are Sept. 22-26, 2010. In Indianapolis, show dates will be Sept. 7-11 in 2011 and Sept. 5-9 in 2012.