CEDIA EXPO continues to grow in attendance with 2005 event

More than 26,000 attendees gather in Indianapolis for annual EXPO

Indianapolis, Ind. -The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has announced that more than 26,000 custom electronics professionals convened Sept. 7 -11 at the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome in Indianapolis for CEDIA EXPO 2005. This year's overall attendance was the largest in EXPO's 16 -year history.

CEDIA EXPO 2005, the only show that meets the specialized needs of the residential custom electronics industry, recorded growth of more than 1,000 attendees over last year's event. More than 500 exhibitors occupied the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome, as well as the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

"CEDIA EXPO's ongoing growth is good news for the custom electronics industry," said Billilynne Keller, executive director of CEDIA. "This year's record attendance and our many new exhibitors are signs of the growing demand in our industry for new technologies, education, and information. We're pleased we're growing and drawing more interest in our show."

CEDIA EXPO 2006 will move to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, with show dates slated for Sept. 13 -17. EXPO Education runs Sept. 13 -17 and the CEDIA EXPO trade show will be open Sept. 14 -17, which includes an additional day to accommodate the growing interest in EXPO specifically, as well as the broader custom electronics industry.

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. 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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