CEDIA Smart Stage Features Flurry of Activity

Schedule includes panel discussions on lighting, trade relationships, MDU market, digital signage, power management, 8K video and more.

CEDIA Expo 2023 is taking place at the Colorado Convention Center Sept. 7-9 (conference Sept. 6-9), and just as it does every year, the Smart Stage will feature a comprehensive and compelling agenda of panel discussions on a very wide range of topics this year.

The show floor opens Thursday, Sept. 7 and beyond all the cool new product innovations, the Smart Stage will be the place to be for incredible insights into the hottest topics in the custom integration industry, all from panels of subject matter experts.

Following are just some of the highlights going on at the Smart Stage, which again this year is being sponsored overall by Nice. In addition, other sponsors making the programming possible are: Delos, Dirac, Kaadas, Lutron, SAVe, SnapOne and SurgeX/Ametek.

CEDIA Expo has partnered with CE Pro, Digital Signage Federation (DSF), Ellipsys Commercial Technology Group, Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA), Living in Place Institute and 8K Association to provide relevant, engaging topics to illuminate new business and technology opportunities for attendees.

For starters, one of the most compelling sessions returns from last year – I’ll be hosting a state of the industry roundtable with leaders of the major buying groups plus CEDIA CEO Daryl Friedman. That panel kicks off Thursday’s slate, and along with Friedman we’ll have Jon Robbins, Executive Director, HTSARichard Glikes, President, Azione Unlimited; Hank Alexander, Director, Oasys; and Jim Pearse, President, ProSource.

Smart Stage Schedule Promises Something for Everyone

From there, the residential and resimercial integration market education continues with sessions like Nice’s about cultivating homebuilder business; an IMCCA panel on the hybrid workplace; aging in place technologies; driving improved customer service; smart lock sales; digital signage opportunities, and MDU market applications.

We’ll cap the opening day of the CEDIA Expo 2023 Smart Stage schedule and show floor with CE Pro’s BEST Awards and Home of the Year Awards, followed by the CE Pro All-Star Band concert, which will take place right next door to the Smart Stage.

Friday, the fun continues with panels on smart lighting and home network trends; 8K video; sustainability development goals; school safety; power and energy management; fostering relationships with specifiers; high-performance room correction software; and client satisfaction.

We’ll wrap up the Smart Stage on Saturday morning as I chat with some industry influencers about their takes on this year’s expo.

“CEDIA Expo has identified trends, challenges and opportunities for the residential and commercial technology industry. We have collaborated with our partners to create an engaging and thought-provoking lineup of panel presentations from some of the industry’s brightest and most well-respected professionals,” says Jason McGraw, CTS, group vice president for CEDIA Expo, Commercial Integrator Expo (CIX) and KBIS, Emerald.

“The Smart Stage will address various topics, including new technologies, business opportunities and emerging market segments, to provide attendees with resources to accelerate their businesses.”

The original version of this article appeared on SSI sister publication, CE Pro.

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Arlen Schweiger is managing editor of CE Pro, Commercial Integrator and Security Sales & Integration magazines.

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