The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association EXPO, Indianapolis, was honored by Trade Show Executive magazine as one of 100 shows that set the gold standard for the exposition industry. CEDIA EXPO was recently recognized as one of the largest shows of 2009 at Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards Gala & Summit. Where did it rank?

Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 awards recognize the year’s largest tradeshows as measured in square footage, economic contribution, innovation and green initiatives. CEDIA EXPO 2009 was ranked at number 57 with 317,595 square feet of exhibit space, 426 exhibiting companies and 20,322 attendees.

CEDIA EXPO, held annually since 1991, is the residential electronic systems industry’s premier event for new products, education and networking. Of those in attendance at the 2009 CEDIA EXPO, over 50 percent were key decision-makers within their companies.

“CEDIA is proud to be recognized as a top performer within the trade show industry,” said Utz Baldwin, CEDIA chief executive officer. “As the electronic systems industry evolves, CEDIA EXPO continues to strive to be an essential industry resource.”

CEDIA EXPO’s Gold ranking places the show in an elite group. More than 13,000 tradeshows are held each year in the United States, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. Trade Show Executive found that the top 100 shows collectively drew nearly 200 million attendees and generated more than $2 billion in economic impact to the host cities.

CEDIA EXPO 2011 will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Sept. 7–11, 2011. More information is available at