Emerald Expositions Acquires Security Sales & Integration, Total Tech Summit From EH Media
Emerald Expositions, owners of the CEDIA Expo, has acquired selected assets of EH Media, including Security Sales & Integration and its sister brands, and the Total Tech Summit.
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 Security Sales & Integration (SSI) and other key brands serving the technology industries, including CE Pro, Commercial Integrator (CI), Campus Safety, 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.”
“Security Sales & Integration’s veteran team is excited to be part of Emerald Expositions and we looked forward to continue our role as the leading information source for the security industry with the goal of expanding the market with news, technology, business management and education,” says Jason Knott, vice president of EH Media’s Security/CE Group.
SSI, which was founded in 1979 and acquired by EH Media in 2013, reaches executive, sales and technical professionals who recommend, buy and/or install electronic security equipment, including video surveillance, access control, biometrics, IT networking, intrusion, fire alarm, home controls/automation plus other security products and services. Editorial features include commercial & residential product applications, technology updates, systems design installation techniques, sales & marketing case studies, statistical research and operation management.
The Total Tech Summit is a three-day 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.
The brand will continue to be based in Framingham, Mass.
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