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Is CEDIA EXPO open to the pulbic?
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Post 1 made on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 19:59
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I saw an ad for it in Sound & Vision Mag- since its a consumer publication I assume they are marketing to the public? Has this always been the case?

Why would they do this ($$$) - the floors are crowded enough with just us there. if that is the case I am DONE with CEDIA.
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Post 2 made on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 20:05
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I haven’t seen Cedia crowded in years. The year it was in Atlanta I joked that you could hitt golf balls down the main aisles without hurting anyone. The second year it was in Atlanta NASCAR drivers could have raced gocarts in the hall and not disturbed anyone. After that back in Indy and Denver, crowds still weren’t any problems. You may be done with Cedia, but most already set the trend before you.
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Post 3 made on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 20:34
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They have always done this. I remember bringing some high end clients to shows 20 years ago. you need a badge to get in. but will set a good client up to see the new stuff. not really a big deal.
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Post 4 made on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 21:18
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It isn't open to the general public where anyone off the street can walk in.
Post 5 made on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 22:56
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On May 16, 2018 at 20:34, Impaqt said...
They have always done this. I remember bringing some high end clients to shows 20 years ago. you need a badge to get in. but will set a good client up to see the new stuff. not really a big deal.

Until someone discuss's costs or other internal industry information in front of said client. But that never happens at an industry trade show...
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Post 6 made on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 23:40
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On May 16, 2018 at 22:56, roddymcg said...
Until someone discuss's costs or other internal industry information in front of said client. But that never happens at an industry trade show...

Thats not really that hard to manage.
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Post 7 made on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 23:50
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CEDIA sold the rights to CEDIA EXPO to Emerald Expositions.  AFAIK, CEDIA has nothing but a name on the show.  Emerald Expositions is going to do whatever they feel like doing.
Post 8 made on Thursday May 17, 2018 at 07:59
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Many manufacturers have pricing listed right in the booth. If not, they will certianly talk about it to anyone. The Expo is not a place I want the end user walking around. Its an INDUSTRY trade show and should remain that way. Doesnt mean it will.
Post 9 made on Thursday May 17, 2018 at 10:21
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I've seen this issue with CES as well.

In fact the old CES Chicago show had an open door policy on the weekend. That, and the crazy union rules, brought that show to a close.

Yes pricing is sometimes discussed out in the open. Earthquake actually had these big ass signs with the dealer cost at one of the shows.


CES has tightened things up a bit, but mostly to force more people to pay for a pass, rather than keep the consumers out.

CEDIA should have retained some control over this, but maybe when they sold the rights, no one thought about that. It sure seemed like they did do a lot of things with no thoughts of the end result.
Post 10 made on Thursday May 17, 2018 at 10:47
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In Chicago, I damn near got arrested trying to dolly a box to my rent car. Six union dudes with a cop. I told them to f'off as I hit the door. They chased me down the sidewalk and tried to stop me. The cop finally told them to back off since I was outside the venue.

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Post 11 made on Thursday May 17, 2018 at 12:57
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On May 17, 2018 at 10:21, Trunk-Slammer -Supreme said...
CES has tightened things up a bit, but mostly to force more people to pay for a pass, rather than keep the consumers out.

Having to pay for a pass severely limits the number of consumers who will be willing to go. Hell, every winter there's a discussion here about how to get free passes.

If paying for CES is an issue for those of us whose bread and butter comes from being up to date and connecting with product and people at CES, it's even more of a deterrent to those who just want to go see some shiny new things.
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OP | Post 12 made on Thursday May 17, 2018 at 14:11
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The fact this it is being advertised in a public magazine infers that they expect the public to attend - they spent a good amount of $$ on a full page color ad so they must be trying to attract a consumer crowd
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