CEDIA Management Conference

CEDIA Management Conference offers strategies for increasing profits and energizing business. The event designed exclusively for CEOs and senior managers challenges status quo and explores innovative business administration

INDIANAPOLIS (October 18, 2006) - As the residential electronic systems industry matures and becomes more and more competitive, chief executives and senior managers must rethink the way they run their businesses in order to capitalize upon the growth potential present in virtually every market around the world.

Businesses wishing to remain small can also benefit from innovative strategies for decreasing costs, increasing profits, streamlining operations and motivating employees through strategies delivered and discussed at the 2007 CEDIA Management Conference.

The 2007 CEDIA Management Conference is scheduled for February 7 -10, 2007, at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Jacksonville, Fla. This top -level management event is open to CEDIA Members and non -members. Discounted early bird registration is available for attendees that register by January 5, 2007.

"One of the most valuable aspects of every CEDIA Management Conference is its networking feature," said Jared Blackford, CEDIA Management Conference Chair and owner of NuSystems, Inc. in Gardnerville, Nevada. "The greatest minds from the most successful residential electronic systems businesses come every year and I know that I have personally taken home many great ideas just from interacting with my industry peers."

The "Strategic Management Forums" are another popular feature of CEDIA Management Conference, which offer CEDIA Certified Instructor insights and small -group discussions on diversification and market expansion, future strategic business planning, increasing capital, and branding and marketing. Because small and large companies may use different operating procedures, the "Strategic Management Forums" will be offered in both large - and small -business categories this year. This way, the ideas and materials developed in the forums will be more strategically aligned with the companies participating, and may be immediately implemented following the conference.

Additionally, CEDIA has assembled an all -star line -up of keynote speakers and cross -industry presenters for the 2007 CEDIA Management Conference. The featured keynote speakers include former NBA team owner and bestselling author Pat Croce ( I Feel Great and You Will Too!, 110%, and Lead or Get Off the Pot! ); Warren Greshes ( The Best Damn Sales Book Ever: 16 Rock Solid Rules for Achieving Sales Success! ); and the host of the powerful PBS special "The Traveler's Gift" and bestselling author Andy Andrews ( The Traveler's Gift - Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success ).

Cross -industry presenters for the 2007 CEDIA Management Conference include entrepreneur and author Jay Goltz ( The Street -Smart Entrepreneur ); construction industry financial and management consultant Leslie Shiner ; and Alan Fine , personal coach to some of the world's top athletes and business leaders. These three highly successful individuals from parallel businesses will share outside perspectives on the residential electronic systems industry and offer innovative ideas for tackling common business challenges.

Registration for the 2007 CEDIA Management Conference opens October 30. For more information, call 800 -669 -5329 or download the conference brochure at http://www.cedia.org/management_conf/reg_brochure.php .

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 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA Members include residential electronic systems contractors 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 http://www.cedia.org .

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