CEDIA Expo 2022 Attendee Numbers Are In

Over 40% of CEDIA Expo 2022 attendees were first-timers, marking a strong return to in-person events and a chance for the channel to reconnect.

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CEDIA Expo 2022 attendee numbers have been announced: 15,497 total registrants, with a verified attendance of 11,946 industry professionals, along with 317 exhibitors that participated in CEDIA Expo 2022 from September 29 to October 1, 2022, in Dallas.

The event marked a return to live events with over 143,000 net square feet of exhibits, sound rooms, and highly engaging activations on the show floor.

“CEDIA Expo 2022 was an impressive return to in-person events for the custom systems integration channel,” notes Jason McGraw, CTS, group vice president for CEDIA Expo and KBIS, Emerald.

He continues, “The strong turnout of attendees to this year’s show exceeded expectations and we performed much better than most industry events held this year in terms of working back to pre-pandemic numbers. Over 40% of attendees were first-time attendees, demonstrating our continued commitment to connecting exhibitors with new customers. Attendees were serious about business and were fully engaged with our exhibitors. There was an energy and buzz of excitement clearly evident on the show floor. We can’t wait for CEDIA Expo 2023 in Denver, Colorado!”

CEDIA Expo 2022 connected technology integrators, manufacturers, and design professionals. The industry’s show provided attendees with an unparalleled opportunity this year to re-engage with the leading manufacturers of audio, video, lighting, signal distribution, control systems, energy management, security, and emerging market technologies.

CEDIA Expo 2022 Highlights

The event featured 50 new exhibitors, including AWOL Vision, Pulse-Eight and Simcraft, and the highly anticipated return of Crestron.

Networking and special events held at the show, including the CE Pro All-Star Band Opening Reception, CE Pro Awards, Opening Keynote with Greg Durkin, The CEDIA Advocacy Town Hall, CEDIA Awards, CEDIA Member Reception, Women in Consumer Technology Luncheon, and AV Yoga allowed attendees to reconnect with friends and colleagues and to learn about industry issues and trends.

In addition, thousands of CEDIA Expo attendees participated in various educational sessions, offered through the CEDIA Conference, Manufacturer Product Training (MPT), and the Smart Stage and Innovation Hub Stage programs.

The CEDIA Conference featured 55 sessions focused on formal training and professional advancement, advocacy activations, and insightful speakers on emerging trends. Industry-leading manufacturers, including Crestron, Legrand AV, Origin Acoustics, SnapOne, Sony, and Sound United, among 29 brands, presented over 100 Manufacturer Product Training (MPT) sessions on their latest products and solutions.

Together, the Smart Stage and Innovation Hub featured 40 sessions on emerging technologies and industry-trending topics.

CEDIA Expo 2023, which will be co-located with the newly introduced Commercial Integrator Expo, will take place September 6–9, 2023, in Denver, CO.

This article originally appeared on Commercial Integrator’s sister-site CEPro.com.

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