CEDIA Expo, the platform where residential technology integration, designers and construction professionals connect, learn and engage, announced the return of the Innovation Hub. The Innovation Hub is a programming feature focused on emerging technologies and industry-trending presentations from show exhibitors. It will feature topics focused on resimercial, work from home, outdoor living, lighting, security solutions and many others. CEDIA Expo will take place on September 29 to October 1, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.
Per a statement, the Innovation Hub is designed as an all-in-one platform to provide attendees with insights surrounding emerging trends. It will present more than 25 sessions over three days. Industry influencers will guide the daily programming, which will begin with data from the CE Pro “Deep Dive” research on channel crossover and resimercial shifts.
The sessions will offer unique insights from brands and organizations that have experienced success in new market segments, including AVPro Global, Broan–NuTone, Delos Living, Dynamat Inc., HAB Home Intelligence, Hubitat Inc., IMCCA, Jabra, Living in Place Institute (LIPI), VOC Instrumentation and many others.
“The Innovation Hub will feature powerful programming on new technology and emerging trends to provide insightful opportunities for integrators, designers, builders and residential channel professionals to drive business forward,” says Jason McGraw, CTS, group vice president for CEDIA Expo and KBIS, Emerald.
CEDIA Expo has identified key growth areas for the residential technology industry to develop sessions focused on emerging technologies and trending market segments. The crossover between residential and commercial integration, coined ‘resimercial,’ has created an increased opportunity. Per a statement, emerging technology application segments, including work from home, outdoor living, lighting and security, are offering new business expansion opportunities.
To support these new growth categories, CEDIA Expo has created the Innovation Hub specifically to present technology application case studies that will help illuminate new business and technology areas for attendees.
IMCCA (Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance), a supporting association partner, will assist CEDIA Expo with developing, organizing and moderating content session discussions on unified communications and work from home topics.