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 CE Pro and other key brands serving the technology industries, including Commercial Integrator (CI), Campus Safety, Security Sales and Integration (SSI), TechDecisions and Total Tech Summit.
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.
“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.”
“The entire CE Pro team is thrilled to unite the No. 1 media brand serving the custom electronics industry with the No. 1 event,” says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief of CE Pro, and vice president of EH Media’s Security/CE Group. “Working hand in hand with each other will enable us to help the custom electronics industry thrive with far-reaching information regarding technology, business management and educational training.”
Launched in 1994, CE Pro was the first publication to address the home systems integrator channel and is widely recognized as the best publication in the category. The brand will continue to be based in Framingham, Mass.
The Total Tech Summit is a hosted event with 400+ elite integrators, connecting them with more than 150 sponsoring suppliers. The Summit is all about helping top integrators grow and improve their businesses. This year’s event takes place November 7-9 in Pittsburgh.