CEDIA EXPO Breaks Attendance Records Again in 2004

Nearly 25,000 attendees flood Indiana Convention Center for annual EXPO

Indianapolis, Ind. - The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) announced today that 24,500 custom electronics professionals converged Sept. 8 -12 at the Indiana Convention Center for CEDIA EXPO 2004. This year's attendance was the largest in the event's 15 -year history.

CEDIA EXPO was held September 8 -12 and recorded an approximate 20 percent increase in the number of attendees. This year approximately 550 exhibitors occupied all the space within the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome.

CEDIA EXPO is the only show that meets the specialized needs of the residential custom electronics industry. The annual event ranks as one of the nation's top exhibitions.

"Attendance at CEDIA EXPO continues to be terrific news for the custom electronics industry," said Billilyne Keller, executive director of CEDIA. "Our new attendance record this year along with the dozens of new exhibitors is testament to the surging demand for new technologies, education and information about this industry. We're proud to have this kind of success yet again."

The show, which was held last year in Indianapolis, will return to the Indiana Convention Center in 2005 and will move to Denver in 2006. CEDIA EXPO 2005 will be held September 7 -11, 2005.

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,000 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's web site at www.cedia.org.

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