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Recognizing that there are regional differences in how COVID-19 is affecting our industry, CEDIA is launching regional roundtable events to bring integrators and manufacturers together virtually to share insights on how they’re conducting business during these unusual times, how to market their services in this time of crisis, and how best to prepare for recovery.

Fostering a sense of community and being facilitated by manufacturer reps and distributors, these events will give members the opportunity to engage with experts from a variety of industries including marketing and finance who will offer advice and provide survival tactics for the months ahead.

More dates and times for the discussions will be forthcoming – stay tuned.

Did you miss previous Roundables? Watch the recordings below. 

Florida Roundtable
Asia Pac Roundtable – Selling in the Downturn
California Roundtable
Asia Pac Roundtable – Marketing and Communications
Australia Roundtable – Getting Paid, Meeting Financial Obligations and JobKeeper update
European Regions
Asia Pac Roundtable – Health & Wellbeing

Latin America Roundtable
New York Roundtable
Australian Roundtable: Registered Cabler Update


Upcoming Regional Roundtables


CEDIASTRONG Roundtable: Australian Standards Update
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 - 8-9 a.m. AEST

A lot is happening with Standards in the Australian market. CEDIA is actively working on new initiatives, the Wiring Rules (AS/NZS3000) have recently been updated and KNX has been adopted as an official Technical Specification. The cabling sector is also undergoing changes, thanks to amendments to AS/CA S008 and AS/CA S009, and the adoption of IEC 62368.1. 

As an integrator of home automation services, what do you need to be aware of to ensure you are compliant with all relevant Standards? 

Join CEDIA’s David Meyer, KNX National Group Australia president Ian Richardson, cabling industry consultant Ian Millner and the chairman of Standards Australia’s Wiring Rules Committee, Gary Busbridge, as we investigate the fine print. 



CEDIASTRONG Roundtable: Australia: Building a Brand 
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 - 8-9 a.m. AEST

What is a ‘brand’ and how do you build one? Every business owner wants their company to be the first name people think of when looking to make a purchase, but how do you foster that following? Do you have to spend thousands of dollars? Can you cheat the system? 

Communications expert Salvatore Di Muccio and social media guru Katie Ressa are back, this time joined by the head of strategic sales for Snap Franchising, Gavin Meredith, to talk about the ins and outs of building a brand in today’s market and how to avoid letting it all fall apart.



CEDIASTRONG Roundtable: Kiwi Market Update
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - 9-10 a.m. NZDT

A lot of people think of New Zealand as Australia’s little brother. They believe that if something works in Sydney then it will, of course, work in Auckland. But that simply is not reality. 

In this Roundtable, Paul Skelton will be joined by representatives of Retail NZ, the REINZ and the NZIA as they talk about the unique market conditions in New Zealand that both help and hinder the progress of the local systems integration industry. 



CEDIASTRONG Roundtable: Australia: Social Media Marketing
Thursday, 19 November 2020 - 8-9 a.m. AEDT

Marketing your company on social media may seem easy, but in reality, it is time-consuming and riddled with challenges. We have all seen instances of somebody’s life being ruined because of something they have said, perhaps innocently enough, on social media. 

So, how do you navigate this complicated new world? Do you really need to share every single thought you may have? How important is it really to engage with people on social media, and on which platform? 

Join CEDIA regional development independent consultant and former magazine editor Paul Skelton, social media maven Katie Ressa and PR communications and marketing specialist Salvatore Di Muccio as they look at what you should and should not be doing online. 



CEDIASTRONG Roundtable: CEDIA 2021 in Australia and New Zealand
Wednesday, 9 December 2020 - 8-9 a.m. AEDT

2020 was indeed an unusual year, with bush fires that ravaged the eastern states of Australia to a global pandemic that left untold devastation in its wake. In the past 12 months, CEDIA has persevered in Australia and New Zealand and has continued to look for new opportunities to grow into the future. 

So, what are the plans for 2021? From increased training and networking, to new member benefits, 2021 is set to be an absolute humdinger. Join Wendy Griffiths, David Meyer, and Paul Skelton as they outline the plans for the next 12 months and answer your questions about the future. 

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- Saturday, August 7, 2021

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- Saturday, August 7, 2021

Principios Básicos de la Instalación Eléctrica/Cableado

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- Saturday, August 7, 2021

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