The CEDIA Home Technology Event takes place at ExCeL in London from the 14-17 June 2010. As ever this will be an invaluable event for custom installers, mixing a showcase of the latest products and technologies with training courses aimed squarely at integrators. To download your PDF copy of the Seminar Guide, visit www.hometechnologyevent.co.uk
Available now, this indispensable guide will help delegates navigate their way through the many education opportunities on offer, which include CEDIA’s most comprehensive training programme ever. From entry level technical courses for new installers wanting to get a foot in the door, to high-level business workshop classes for company owners looking to keep their business on the right track; the CEDIA Home Technology Event seminar programme promises to be an educational highlight in the industry calendar.
“At CEDIA we invest a great deal of time and effort into improving the training we offer and this has never been more apparent than at this year’s Home Technology Event.” Explains CEDIA Region 1 Education Chair, Simon Buddle. “Underlying the education offering this year is my personal desire to keep things as relevant and accessible as possible. To this end, I am delighted that the vast majority of CEDIA courses are new for 2010. Combine this with initiatives like the ‘Passport to Education’, and booking training at the event becomes an extremely valuable proposition.”
The varied and exciting CEDIA education programme has been designed to give invaluable insight, across multiple tracks; with a wealth of new courses targeted at technicians, project managers and business owners alike. For those running their own business, courses such as Developing Business Operating Systems will give an overview into the organisational and procedural systems necessary to work efficiently, whilst Developing Marketing Strategies will highlight the essential marketing tools required to differentiate and grow their firms within an increasingly competitive environment.
Those looking to improve their project management skills should take a look at Project Cost Management to find out about the fundamental financial skills required to complete projects and maximise profitability. Successful ventures into the MDU market depend on a careful balance of sales, manpower, scheduling and financial wizardry, something which is explored in the Managing MDU Projects course, whilst the interactive Project Management Forum takes the education track for a project manager in an all-together different, but valuable direction. With games outselling music and films combined in the high street, gaming is big business; Designing Integrated Gaming Rooms shows how, when properly integrated, a games room can help keep you, quite literally, ahead of the game. Whilst, iPhones, iPads and Tablets will be an open forum to discuss the impact of these emerging devices and there will be additional round-table discussions on topics such as Distributing HDMI, 3D TV and Cloud Media and Content Aggregation.
In addition to the CEDIA courses, there will also be training opportunities from the likes of The British Audio-Visual Dealers Association (BADA) and KNX as well as a wide range of Trade Supplier Product training sessions. And, away from the seminar room, the Show Floor Seminar Theatre returns with its informal and up-tempo topical agenda. This year, HDMI, 3D, smart meters, interior design and the digital future are some of the issues that will come under close scrutiny as part of this ever-popular forum. The line-up of expert speakers will feature involvement from major corporates, such as, BSkyB, and the BBC who will give audiences the broadcaster’s perspective on HD and 3D content delivery into the home. Designer, writer and television presenter, Oliver Heath will also be taking centre stage as part of the Show Floor Seminar Theatre on Wednesday 16th June for a keynote address on the issues of design and sustainability.
Full details of all the courses on offer, plus details of the dedicated events for Interior Designers, Architects, M&E Consultants and Electrical Contractors can be found in the Seminar Guide which is available, on request, from the CEDIA Office or downloadable from the CEDIA website. Those wanting to take advantage of the vast array of courses on offer should start their journey by getting a ‘Passport to Education’ for the Home Technology Event 2010. A cost effective initiative for both individuals and companies, the ‘Passport to Education’ allows the holder to book as many CEDIA courses as they like, over the four day education event, and all for as little as £400+VAT! Furthermore, companies who book five passports at a time, will be entitled to a sixth, absolutely FREE! ‘Passports to Education’ are non transferable and not valid for courses running simultaneously or for CEDIA Certification. Passports are available to non-members at the rate of £525 + VAT. CEDIA are also offering a 10% discount on individual courses booked by the ‘early bird’ deadline of 1st June. To download a copy of the Seminar Guide, visit www.hometechnologyevent.co.uk “