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thedaily ISE is a joint venture partnership of: Amsterdam RAI, NL www.iseurope.org Wednesday 5 February 2014 CEDIA research delivers value


It’s been put together at a total worldwide cost of around $500,000 – but, according to Wendy Griffiths, executive director of CEDIA Region 1, research expenditure is money very well spent because of the significant value it provides to CEDIA members. CEDIA’s findings about the state


of the residential systems market are being presented at two ISE sessions, the second of which takes place at the Residential Solutions Theatre (Stand: 7-W180) this afternoon at 2:00pm.


“This is the second year we’ve undertaken this research, and its value is – and increasingly will be – the trends it helps to identify,” said Griffiths. “Those can be of enormous benefit to our members both in benchmarking their business today, and in planning their business for the future. Until a couple of years ago, this data about the residential systems market just didn’t exist.” It’s not just about installers, either, a point made clearly by


Griffiths. “CEDIA members also include manufacturers and distributors, and this kind of information is incredibly valuable to them too,” she said. “It’s all about providing all our members with the tools that will help them plan their businesses.” According to both Griffiths and colleague Don Gilpin, who is executive director and chief operating officer of CEDIA, the world economy is showing positive signs – and these signs are evident in the market


research, with, for example, an increase in hiring activity. Specifically, the UK research


revealed a market estimated to be worth between £840 million and £875 million in 2012; that around 1,250 companies are active in the UK residential CI sector; and that 60% of business comes from retrofit projects — with new home installations accounting for 40%. Griffiths estimates that around a quarter of the UK’s custom installers contributed to the research.


Wendy Griffiths: “Enormous benefit to members in benchmarking their business today”


InfoComm expands reach


Cutting across the industry: Yesterday’s official opening of Integrated Systems Europe 2014 concluded with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Participating industry heads included (left to right): Hans Bakker, CEO of Amsterdam RAI; Wendy Griffiths, executive director of CEDIA Region 1; Dave Labuskes, CEO of InfoComm International; Don Gilpin, COO of CEDIA; Kris Hogg, chairman of CEDIA Region 1; and Craig Janssen, secretary-treasurer of InfoComm International.


One of the key messages from InfoComm’s press conference yesterday was that AV is a sustainability enabler and that technologies like telepresence, UC and digital signage offer the ability to efficiently and sustainably communicate. “We need to do better sustainably. Sustainability is good for business, but only if business is part of the process so we need to engage our exhibitors,” said Allen Weidman, InfoComm sustainability officer. “Sustainability is a journey, not a destination,” he continued, referring to the association’s ambition to make its events more sustainable in partnership with its event hosts. The InfoComm-RAI partnership between was highlighted as an example of how two organisations could further each other’s sustainability goals by working closely together.


InfoComm: “We need to do better sustainably. Sustainability is good for business” The RAI recently became the first


The organisation is also


exhibition and congress centre in Europe, and the second in the world, to receive EarthCheck Gold sustainable business tourism benchmark status. To mark its 75th year


representing the commercial AV industry, InfoComm also announced plans to expand its global offerings, create new workforce development initiatives, foster relationships with allied industry groups and develop programmes to encourage industry quality.


expanding its team dedicated to Europe, India, Australia and Latin America. This year will also see the delivery of more programmes and websites in local languages and the expansion of the current roster of regional advisory groups to include Italy, Brazil and Colombia. InfoComm is also working with AMX to provide expanded training on networked AV systems in the UK and select cities in continental Europe and is broadening its market research offerings this year.


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