CEDIA Expo has officially announced the return of its Design Connection Tours and the chosen integrator tour guides. Jamie Briesemeister, CEO and co-founder of Integration Controls and Peter Cook, president and founder of Automation Design + Entertainment, Inc. will each guide a group of 20 design professionals around the CEDIA Expo show floor Sept. 13 and 14 at the Colorado Convention Center.
Briesemeister and Cook will accompany designers, architects and construction professionals to hand-selected exhibitor booths where they will learn about integrating the latest technology products into their projects and how to make connections with integrators during and following CEDIA Expo.
“The amount of success stories we heard from our exhibitor, tour guide and designer participants in 2018 made it a no brainer to bring it back for the 2019 show,” states Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. “Jamie and Peter both have years of experience collaborating with the design community and I have no doubt they will give our partners an easy and informative introduction to CEDIA Expo.”
“The Design Connection tours spark an important conversation for both designers and integrators and I am excited to be a part of this new collaboration opportunity for our industry,” says Jamie Briesemeister.
“I am ready to share knowledge which I have gained through my business and CEDIA volunteer work, but I also know I will learn a great deal from our tour participants.”
Briesemeister, CEO and co-founder of Integration Controls, serves as the committee chair for the CEDIA Business Working Group, a volunteer for the CEDIA Industry Relations Advisory Council, is a CEDIA Outreach instructor, and is active in her local ASID chapter in St. Louis, Missouri.
Cook is founder and president of Automation Design + Entertainment, Inc. of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is a CEDIA Certified Electronic System Designer, CEDIA Level One Installer and THX certified home theater designer.
He is also a current CEDIA industry relations chair, the former CEDIA University business dean, as well as, past chair of the Electronic Lifestyle Outreach events throughout the country.
“I have acted as a connector between designer and integrator for the entirety of my career,” says Peter Cook. “These connections are extremely valuable for both professions as we will need each other to stay relevant to the modern homeowner.”
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