CEDIA Statement on Situation in Ukraine

CEDIA | Mar 29, 2022

As the situation in the Ukraine continues unabated, we at CEDIA join the world’s business community in condemning the invasion by Russia. We stand in solidarity with our thousands of members across Europe who seek a peaceful existence, and we support our partners at Integrated Systems Europe for their stance regarding Russian participation (see statement below).  As the association dedicated to comfort and harmony in one’s home, it is particularly heartbreaking to see so many displaced from their homes and enduring unimaginable suffering.  All of us at CEDIA hope and pray for a prompt, peaceful resolution to this crisis.

David Weinstein

Daryl Friedman
Global President and CEO, CEDIA

Statement from ISE:

“The current situation in Ukraine and Russia is heart-breaking, not only do we feel for the people of Ukraine, but also for the ordinary Russian people who are badly affected too. We have friends and colleagues in both countries severely impacted, not least our colleagues at ISRussia and of course our Russian exhibitors.

Like many other organisations, we strongly condemn the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and we pray for a resolution as quickly as possible. To confirm the situation for ISE 2022, the three exhibitors from Russia are withdrawn from the event.  We have also withdrawn from our cooperation with our Russian partner in the organisation of ISRussia and as such the show will no longer take place.

ISE, and the proAV industry, is built on collaboration and support – and we remain committed to providing a platform to come together, reconnect and rebuild business after the last two years. The situation is fluid, and our thoughts are with both the Ukrainian and Russian people in these difficult moments.”