CEDIA announces new member benefits, initiatives

In a press conference held this week at the Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo in Atlanta, Utz Baldwin, the organization’s CEO, discussed several upcoming initiatives and new member benefits.

Among some of the new changes and initiatives include; a new industry-wide research program; the launch of several Special Interest Groups that will enable manufacturers to communicate their marketing and channel development needs; a new CEDIA council structure that will organize members based on business model; the continuing of the association’s CEO roundtables; and, the announcement that associate CEDIA member companies are now eligible to vote on matters pertaining to the association.

"Throughout the years, the products, services, and business models of our members have evolved," said Baldwin in a statement. "These businesses evolved to capitalize on opportunities, and as technology proliferates further into the home, these ESCs – along with the manufacturing community and all those who work in the industry – will undoubtedly continue to evolve in the years to come."

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