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Emerald Expositions Acquires Commercial Integrator, Total Tech Summit from EH Media

Emerald Expositions, owners of the CEDIA Expo, has acquired selected assets of EH Media, including Commercial Integrator and its sister brands, and the Total Tech Summit.

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Emerald Expositions Acquires Commercial Integrator, Total Tech Summit from EH Media

Commercial Integrator; CE Pro; Security, Sales & Integration, Campus Safety; TechDecisions and Total Tech Summit have been acquired from EH Media by Emerald Expositions.

Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States and owners of the CEDIA Expo, announces the acquisition of Commercial Integrator (CI) and other key brands serving the technology industries, including CE Pro, Campus Safety, Security Sales and Integration (SSI), TechDecisions and Total Tech Summit.

“As part of Emerald Expositions, Commercial Integrator will be well poised to continue its industry-leading voice in the commercial A/V and integration market,” says Jason Knott, vice president of EH Media’s Security/CE Group.

This blended package of show and media assets will integrate and strengthen the Emerald Expositions Design Group of trade shows including HD Expo (Hospitality Design), ICFF (formerly the International Contemporary Furniture Fair), the Healthcare Design Conference, GlobalShop and Expo and Design and Construction Week.

Each of these events benefits from the audiences served by this portfolio of technology platforms.

Emerald Expositions acquired the CEDIA Expo platform from CEDIA in January of 2017 establishing a presence in the smart/connected residential and light commercial markets.

All of these brands, including CEDIA Expo, allows the Emerald design brands to develop programming, education and connections that make for beautifully designed, safe and increasingly smart/connected spaces. The newly acquired brands and CEDIA will have installations at Design and Construction Week, HD Expo and ICFF in 2019.

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“Specifiers of residential and commercial spaces are hungry for insights, strategic partnerships and know-how concerning the intelligent integration of technology in built environments,” says David Loechner, president and CEO Emerald Expositions.

“Emerald Expositions is perfectly poised to bring technologists and specifiers together.  The acquisition of these platforms allows for integration into established Emerald Expo design events, as well as to continue to grow and develop the platforms themselves.”

Related: Editor Tom LeBlanc’s Take on Emerald Expositions’ Acquisition of Commercial Integrator, TechDecisions

“As part of Emerald Expositions, Commercial Integrator will be well poised to continue its industry-leading voice in the commercial A/V and integration market,” says Jason Knott, vice president of EH Media’s Security/CE Group.

“Our goals of educating and informing the industry with the best information on technology and business management will be even more far-reaching with this acquisition.”

Launched in 2010, Commercial Integrator (CI) is dedicated to address the business needs of professional integrators who serve the small and midsize business (SMB) market. Beyond products and installations, Commercial Integrator tackles operational topics like job-estimating, project-bidding and big-picture market forecasting and more.

The Total Tech Summit is a three-day hosted event with 400+ elite integrators, connecting them with more than 150 sponsoring suppliers. The Total Tech Summit is all about helping top integrators grow and improve their businesses. This year’s event takes place November 7-9 in Pittsburgh.

Commercial Integrator will continue to be based in Framingham, Mass.