SINGAPORE -- InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd (IAPL) announced that it is postponing Integrated Systems India, a tradeshow jointly sponsored by CEDIA®, InfoComm International® and NSCA®, which was scheduled to be held at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre November 1-3, 2006. Terry Friesenborg, CTS, InfoComm International’s Sr. VP of International Development and recently appointed Managing Director of IAPL made the announcement citing the need to reassess how best to address the commercial and residential AV markets in India. “After extensive discussions with exhibitors and numerous trips to India to meet with members of the industry, government and related associations we believe that the Indian market requires a more creative approach to develop its growing potential,” commented Friesenborg. “With a new management team now taking over InfoComm’s Asian show portfolio, we felt we could offer our exhibitors a better value if we reworked the format of the event and focused on creating a networking and educational opportunity designed to bring manufacturers, systems integrators and institutional buyers together.”
InfoCommAsia will create a series of conference and exhibition events in major business centers across India in the fourth quarter of 2007. These activities will provide application-oriented sessions for institutional buyers and specifiers from selected vertical markets as well as offering industry professionals an opportunity to participate in professional development activities. Specific dates and locations will be announced later this year.
“India is an important and growing market for InfoComm International, and the association is committed to continuing to provide education and other benefits to its expanding membership base in India,” commented Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director of InfoComm International. InfoComm Academy will be offering its first international Installation Technician class in Mumbai this coming September and will follow with a Certification Prep course in New Delhi in November. InfoComm International now has more that 20 corporate members in India.
About InfoComm International
InfoComm International® is the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has 4,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 70 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV market research and news. Its training and education programs, along with its separately administered Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) and corporately administered Certified AudioVisual Solutions Provider (CAVSP) company credentials, set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also co-sponsors Integrated Systems shows in Europe, Asia, China and India. Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org or contact Andy Tan, InfoComm Asia Regional Manager
CEDIA® is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in 1989 and has more than 3,000 member companies worldwide. CEDIA® members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA® members include residential electronics systems contractors who have emerged as the "fourth contractor" in the building and remodeling industries alongside electrical, plumbing/HVAC, and building construction. For more information on CEDIA®, visit the association's website at www.cedia.org.
The NSCA® is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. With a slate of more than 2,500 member companies worldwide, the National Systems Contractors Association is a powerful advocate of all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, a growing number of architects, specifying engineers and others. For more information about NSCA®, visit the association’s website at www.nsca.org.
About InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd
InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd (IAPL) is a joint venture between InfoComm International® and MP Asia Pte Ltd which was formed to organize and manage InfoComm International’s tradeshow activities in Asia including Integrated Systems China which will be held in Beijing April 25 - 27, 2007, at the Beijing Exhibition Center. For more information, please visit the show website at www.is-china.com.