Commercial Integrator Expo to Co-Locate with CEDIA Expo in 2023

Published: September 30, 2022
Commercial Integrator Expo will co-locate with CEDIA Expo September 7 to 9, 2023 in Denver. In creating the show, Emerald, owner of CEDIA Expo and publisher of Commercial Integrator, will meet a market need among fixed-installation commercial AV professionals and technology managers. Commercial Integrator Expo will deliver a focused trade event, bringing together a dedicated exhibit floor, a robust conference program and powerful networking opportunities, that will center on the needs of commercial integration channel service providers and growing verticals like corporate, higher education, hospitality, retail and resimercial. The Expo will lean into the ascent of hybrid work and learning spaces and the blurring of the lines that once demarcated commercial and residential applications. In so doing, we’ll empower integrators to widen their aperture and leverage their core competencies in new ways.

Emerald, owner of the CEDIA Expo, has announced the launch of the Commercial Integrator Expo, which will co-locate with CEDIA Expo 2023 in Denver next year. The event will bring together commercial AV products and education with the residential focus of CEDIA Expo. The announcement was made by Emerald’s group vice president, Jason McGraw, in an official outreach to the industry.

The notification reads as follows:

After much research and monitoring of the convergence of commercial and residential technologies over the past several years, Emerald Expositions is excited to announce a new focused event, Commercial Integrator Expo, which will be co-located with CEDIA Expo next September 6-9, 2023 in Denver, Colo.

Commercial Integrator Expo will be a full featured exposition and conference addressing the needs of today’s fixed installation professional audiovisual systems professionals and technology managers in corporate, higher education, hospitality, retail and resimercial market settings. The new event will feature a dedicated commercial AV exhibit show floor and robust conference program supported with instruction by industry experts and supporting organizations to be announced.

Addressing Market Demand

The professional audiovisual systems integration market in North America is vast, exceeding tens of billions of dollars and growing, comprising many vertical markets in addition to the residential channel served by events such as CEDIA Expo. We’ve consulted with many of our customers, and they’ve expressed a need in the market for one event that can serve both the residential and commercial industries — at the same time and place.

Audience Needs are Changing

The crossover of residential integrators doing commercial projects and commercial integrators doing residential and mixed- use projects is accelerating with the growth of home/hybrid offices, flex spaces, redevelopment of commercial spaces into resimercial office, residential, retail, and mixed-use facilities. Existing industry events do not fully address the connected AV/IT environments in corporate, higher education, hospitality and retail settings from an educational or product mix perspective.

Tens of thousands of commercial channel professionals, IT integrators and tech managers need access to see new commercial AV products and attend education and training opportunities to keep up to date on the latest information for their ongoing professional and business development. The same need applies for residential systems integrators and designers who are expanding their businesses with more commercial projects.

Market Opportunity

Many leading CEDIA Expo exhibitors manufacture and distribute both commercial and residential products. With the addition of Commercial Integrator Expo co-located with CEDIA Expo, they will now have an expanded opportunity to reach thousands of additional commercial integrators and tech managers from commercial markets who will attend the combined shows.

Attending and exhibiting at a new commercial AV systems event combined with CEDIA Expo will offer an unparalleled educational, networking, and new product shopping experience. The best of commercial and residential AV products and solutions under one roof at Commercial Integrator Expo and CEDIA Expo will provide an exceptional value and opportunity not available elsewhere in North America.

We are confident that with a professional AV systems integration expo and conference co-located with CEDIA Expo, we will best serve both the commercial and residential channels and technology managers from corporate, higher education, hospitality, retail and resimercial market segments. New opportunities, including an expanded exhibit show floor, additional educational sessions and amplified networking options will provide an enhanced experience and increased value for CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo attendees and exhibitors.

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