Well, if the organizers of the CEDIA Expo could have drawn up a blueprint for their dream event scenario prior to the show—it would have looked exactly like what did unfold at CEDIA Expo in Dallas.
Emerald, who also owns CE Pro and Commercial Integrator magazines, knew the show had a lot of potential going into the event, but no one, including the show’s management team, could have predicted the unanimous praise and acceptance the Expo experienced during the week.
The week started strong with a full slate of educational sessions conducted by the CEDIA trade group prior to the official opening of the show. Once the show floor opened registration lines were full and the aisles were bustling with a range of activities.
CEDIA Expo 2022 Brings the Heat
With crowded booths and a lot of static and active product demonstrations, the Expo certainly delivered on the promise to show the latest products to attendees. This year’s bumper crop of products was arguably the most diverse in the history of the CEDIA Expo.
In the CE Pro Podcast recap editors Jason Knott and Arlen Schweiger, along with Commercial Integrator’s editor Dan Ferrisi noted the show featured products from a wide swath of exhibitors, including traditional AV companies, as well as the control and automation manufacturers; networking companies, and newer manufacturers to the market such as wellness, lighting and unified communications (UC).
Elaborating on UC and the commercial market, Ferrisi commented on the news of the newly announced Commercial Integrator Expo which was announced by Emerald during the CEDIA Expo. The long-time commercial market veteran pointed out the timing for the co-located event—Commercial Integrator Expo will take place with the CEDIA Expo in Denver in 2023—builds upon a trend that’s been developing for several years as the two markets continue to converge.
Some of the highlights of the show that were touched upon were the many thought leadership panels that Knott and Schweiger both moderated, and the CE Pro All Star Band, which closed out the first day of activities with a loud bang.
Here the full conversation with Knott, Schweiger, Ferrisi and Archer by watching or downloading the podcast above. Find past episodes of the CE Pro Podcast by subscribing to the CE Pro YouTube channel or our Apple and Spotify podcast feeds.