CEDIA EXPO increases ranking in list of 200 largest U.S. trade shows

Tradeshow Week magazine ranks CEDIA EXPO 90th in annual list

Indianapolis, Ind. -The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), the leading trade organization dedicated to the connected home industry, announced today that it is now the nation's 90th largest trade show. CEDIA EXPO is the annual trade show where the industry's latest home networking trends and breakthrough technologies are unveiled.

A key component of CEDIA EXPO is CEDIA University, which provides facilities for teaching and education and furthers the knowledge and professional skills of members and students. Its mission focuses on helping business owners and their employees prepare for certifications and advance their careers. CEDIA members who are qualified Residential Electronics Systems Professionals have emerged as the new "fourth contractor" in the building and remodeling industries alongside electrical, plumbing and HVAC professionals.

Tradeshow Week magazine announced the top 200 trade shows this month.

CEDIA EXPO 2005, which will be held Sept. 7 -11 at the Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome in Indianapolis, is the only show that meets the specialized needs of the residential custom electronics industry. More information on CEDIA EXPO 2005 is available at www.cedia.org/expo.

"Our continued advancement within the list of the top 200 trade shows indicates the pace at which the custom electronics industry continues to evolve," said Billilynne Keller, CEDIA's executive director. "The rapid growth of CEDIA and its member companies since our founding 16 years ago is a sign of the rich possibilities within this dynamic market."

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in the design and installation of 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. CEDIA members include Residential Electronics Systems Professionals who have emerged as the "fourth contractor" in the building and remodeling industries alongside electrical, plumbing and HVAC professionals. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's Web site at www.cedia.org.

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