Best Booths were chosen based on creativity, impact, and their ability to engage with attendees through live demos, educational presentations and other activities. Winners were chosen by CEDIA Expo show management.
The official winners in each category based on square footage of booth are:
- Best in Show: Sony
- 100 to 300 Square Feet: Kohler
- 301 to 700 Square Feet: Noon Home
- 701 to 1,000 Square Feet: Séura
- 1,000 to 2,999 Square Feet: Bose
- 3, 0000+ Square Feet: Samsung
- Honorable Mention: Monitor Audio
The Sony booth combined technology and design elements in an attractive way. The centerpiece 29-foot CLEDIS MicroLED display drew droves of integrators into the booth with its impressive in-your-face imagery.
Attendees could then move openly to see some of the other exciting Sony display technologies spread throughout the booth.
Kohler, one of the leading brands in the kitchen and bath industry, exhibited at CEDIA Expo for the first time. The company is known for its massive lavish exhibits at events like the International Builders Show, but even at CEDIA Expo the company’s small presence impressed the judges.
Erik Charlton, NOON Home CEO, notes, “NOON Home is thrilled to be presented with a Best Booth Award at CEDIA! The CEDIA community possess a unique combination of passion for making their home's smarter and a deeply technical understanding of smart home technology so it's tantamount that your products are presented in the correct light. Having made many new connections and friends at this year's CEDIA, we're looking forward to becoming an even more active member of the community in the coming years.”
Bose had an enclosed demo room in its booth (which was right next to CE Pro’s booth so we saw how busy it was!) The room allowed Bose to demonstrate its new Smart Speaker Ecosystem in a sound-controlled environment.
Seura’s booth was highlighted by the company’s fully customizable touch- and voice-controlled SMART Mirror that allows consumers to create their own custom SMART Mirror dashboards for a calendar, weather, music, social media video streaming, news, along with live TV.