CEDIA Announces Extension of Management Conference Early Bird Pricing

Pre-registration discounts extended indefinitely

INDIANAPOLIS (January 21, 2009) -The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has announced it is making the decision to invest in business strategy one step easier. CEDIA has extended its early bird pricing specials indefinitely on its premier business education event, Management Conference. With this extension, attendees can save up to $300 on registration for the event, taking place March 4 -7 at Carefree Resort & Villas in Carefree, Ariz.


The early bird discount will now be available throughout the pre -registration period, which ends February 20, and will continue when onsite event registration opens March 4. The discount allows for a $200 savings on non -member registration. Member companies will save an additional $100 off the already -lower member registration fee for the first employee attending, plus a $300 discount for any additional employees.

CEDIA is also offering additional ways for attendees to maximize their dollars in partnership with participating event sponsors and through the volunteers serving as part of the conference's Action Team. Those interested may contact one of the sponsors listed at www.cedia.org/management_conf/sponsor_info.php or the volunteers listed at www.cedia.org/management_conf/contact_comit4.php for details.

The pricing promotions are part of CEDIA's plan to help equip electronic systems companies with the tools to make smart and strategic business decisions. CEDIA's Management Conference targets business owners and senior -level managers in the electronic systems industry with content designed to build more competitive, more sustainable businesses.

Conference offerings in 2009 will include Strategic Management Forums, two -hour breakout sessions on topics such as Effective Down Market Promotions and The One -Page Strategic Plan. Keynote speakers will include boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, and three cross -industry presentations will cover business valuation, sustainable design and what to look for in an accountant. For more information on the conference or to register, visit www.cedia.org/mc.

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. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's Web site at www.cedia.org.

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