Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States and owners of the CEDIA Expo, announces the acquisition of TechDecisions (mytechdecisions.com) and other key brands serving the technology industry, including CE Pro, Campus Safety, Security Sales and Integration (SSI), Commercial Integrator (CI) and Total Tech Summit.
This blended package of show and media assets will integrate and strengthen the Emerald Expositions Design Group of trade shows including HD Expo (Hospitality Design), ICFF (formerly the International Contemporary Furniture Fair), the Healthcare Design Conference, GlobalShop and Expo and Design and Construction Week. Each of these events benefits from the audiences served by this portfolio of technology platforms. Emerald Expositions acquired the CEDIA Expo platform from CEDIA in January of 2017 establishing a presence in the smart/connected residential and light commercial markets.
All of these brands, including CEDIA Expo, allows the Emerald design brands to develop programming, education and connections that make for beautifully designed, safe and increasingly smart/connected spaces. The newly acquired brands and CEDIA will have installations at Design and Construction Week, HD Expo and ICFF in 2019.
“Specifiers of residential and commercial spaces are hungry for insights, strategic partnerships and know-how concerning the intelligent integration of technology in built environments,” says David Loechner, president and CEO Emerald Expositions. “Emerald Expositions is perfectly poised to bring technologists and specifiers together. The acquisition of these platforms allows for integration into established Emerald Expo design events, as well as to continue to grow and develop the platforms themselves.”
“As part of Emerald Expositions, TechDecisions will be well poised to expand its message to key technology decision-makers in the corporate world, along with K-12, university, retail, government, hospitality, houses of worship, large-venue and healthcare industries,” says Jason Knott, vice president of EH Media’s Security/CE Group. “Our goals of educating and informing decision-makers so they can build and upgrade with facilities with the latest security, IT and A/V equipment will continue with renewed vigor.”
Launched in 2012, TechDecisions is dedicated to address the business needs of professional executives creating requests for proposals and implementing technology into their new and existing facilities. The brand will continue to be based in Framingham, Mass.
The Total Tech Summit is a three-day hosted event with 400+ elite integrators, connecting them with more than 150 sponsoring suppliers. The Summit is all about helping top integrators grow and improve their businesses. This year’s event takes place November 7-9 in Pittsburgh.