With less than 4 months to go before the CEDIA Asia Pacific Expo 2012 (Brisbane, 9-11 May) officially opens its doors, preparations are well underway and the exhibitor line up is growing.

Sydney, 2 February 2012 - With less than 4 months to go before the CEDIA Asia Pacific Expo 2012 (Brisbane, 9-11 May) officially opens its doors, preparations are well underway and the exhibitor line up is growing. CEDIA is thrilled to announce that following on from successful partnerships over the past 3 and 4 years, 'Home Theatre Group' is confirmed as the Platinum Sponsor and 'Clipsal by Schneider Electric' confirmed as the Gold Sponsor. The association is also delighted to welcome 'Avation' as the Silver Sponsor of the event for the very first time. Other exhibiting companies to join the list of sponsors are 'Amber Technology' as Café Sponsor and 'Kramer Electrics Australia' as Lanyard Sponsor.

"CEDIA Expo is again generously supported by our sponsors, which assists us to fulfil our objectives of growing the expo and increasing brand awareness. We look forward to working with all sponsors over the coming months, towards what promises to be another action-packed CEDIA Expo" says Kelly Willett, CEDIA Asia Pacific Exhibition Manager.

CEDIA Expo returns to Queensland after 4 years, being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in conjunction with Queensland's first dedicated trade show for the building and design industries, Build & Design Queensland Expo (BDQ). The show will provide a focus on new products and systems for the custom install sector, covering the latest in whole home audio and hi-end hi-fi, home cinema, TV and video distribution, lighting, HVAC and security control, data networking and systems integration, and more. Plus, the most diverse education and training program the industry has to offer, which will be supplemented by a substantial amount of free training courses provided by Trade Suppliers at the event.

Among some of the initiatives being planned for this year's event are the following, and with more to be announced in the lead up to the event:

• CEDIA Member Mentors Program - designed for the CEDIA Electronic Systems Professional Member to have valuable one-on-one time with one of the industry's most experienced professionals, gaining feedback and guidance on their latest business idea, advice on HR, sales diversity, marketing, decreasing costs and increasing margins.

• Future Technologies Area - FREE presentations where attendees will hear about technology that may impact the CEDIA channel and have the potential to create many appealing and attractive future business opportunities.

Exhibitors already signed up for the regions annual show are Access Communications, Advance Audio Australia, Altronic Distributors, Amber Technology, Audio Industries, Audio Marketing, Audio Products Group, Avation, avEFEKTs, Avico Electronics, Avrak Australia, Belkin, CEAD, CEDIA Asia Pacific, Clipsal by Schneider Electric, CommandFusion, Connected Home Australia, Elite Screens, Emersive Technologies, Herma Technologies, Hillstone Architectural Lighting, Home Theatre Group, iRoom, Jacques, Jonsa Ellies, Kordz, Kramer Electronics Australia, Laceys.tv, LeisureTech Electronics, Liquifi, Livezi, Mobotix, NAS Australia, Philips Dynalite, Procella Audio - Kaleidescape, Push Controls, QualiFi, Radio Parts, resi-linx, Revolution Technologies, Schlage LiNK, Screen ScienceOctava, SnapAV, TecHome, Thor Technologies, uRemote, Visual Fidelity, Vogel's and Wavetrain Distribution.

Don't miss out on keeping up-to-date via the CEDIA Expo twitter feed, @cediaasiapacifi,#CEDIAEXP12AP.

Free online registration for the show ends 3:00pm Friday 3 May - visit www.cediaexpo.com.au for more information.

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