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CEDIA Spring Expo Shelved

CEDIA’s planned Spring Expo, announced earlier this year for Las Vegas and then moved about two months later to Dallas, has now been switched into oblivion.

CEDIA cited “market conditions and additional member feedback.”

Instead of a traditional trade show, suppliers will be given the opportunity to exhibit products on tabletop displays at CEDIA’s third annual Electronic Lifestyles Forum, targeted to architects, builders, and interior designers.

While there was initial support for Spring Expo, CEDIA said in a statement, member feedback on changing market condition and other factors prompted CEDIA “to step back … at this time and focus on education and expanding the exposure opportunities … at the third annual Electronic Lifestyles Forum.” CEDIA said cost of attending another show for members and exhibitors was a major concern.

CEDIA executive director Don Gilpin said members “are no longer ready for a full-force tradeshow such as what was planned for the 2008 Spring Expo.”