CEDIA to return to Indianapolis in 2011 and 2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has announced that after one more year in Atlanta in 2010, its annual tradeshow, CEDIA EXPO, will move back to Indianapolis, one of its original host locations. CEDIA EXPO will take place September 22-26, 2010 in Atlanta, then will be held September 7-11, 2011 and September 5-9, 2012 in Indianapolis.

"After listening to members’ feedback and closely monitoring the trend of exhibitors’ booths, CEDIA leadership performed extensive research on the viability of bringing EXPO back to a city that not only is cost-effective for our exhibitors but accommodates the needs of our attendees and members across the globe," said Ken Erdmann, CEDIA chairman. "Our members are very fond of Indianapolis. With the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and new hotels, Indianapolis is once again able to provide CEDIA EXPO with a platform to grow."

While CEDIA is based in Indianapolis, the association operates internationally, and its annual tradeshow draws tens of thousands of attendees from dozens of countries. Indianapolis hosted CEDIA EXPO from 1999-2001 and again from 2003-2005. The expansion of the Indiana Convention Center includes the addition of more than 250,000 square feet of exhibit/meeting space and a brand new Marriott Place hotel complex with more than 1,300 rooms.

"Indianapolis was a growth city for CEDIA EXPO in the beginning," said Utz Baldwin, CEDIA CEO. "In light of the recent economic climate, it is the right time for us to get back to our roots and provide the membership with a host city they are familiar with and one that provides an accessible, affordable, and CEDIA-like atmosphere."

Registration for CEDIA EXPO 2010 in Atlanta will open June 1. More information may be found at www.cedia.org/expo.