CEDIA announced that an overwhelming majority of CEDIA members have voted in favor of a formal integration between CEDIA and CEDIA EMEA. 

"Operating as one global organization is an important step for CEDIA as we seek to strengthen our global voice and influence," said Vin Bruno, CEDIA CEO. "Our increased operational efficiencies will ensure that we are able to continue to deploy the resources CEDIA members need to be successful in every region."

In order to provide continuity, stability and balance during the initial integration period, a CEDIA Governance Task Force determined the slate for the 2017 global board of directors. The following members will begin their positions on the global board beginning January 1, 2017. At that time the board may choose to appoint up to four skills-based directors. The executive committee will also be determined in the new year. 

2017 Global Board:

Christiaan Beukes 
Sphere Custom Design & Installation - Salt River, Cape Town, South Africa

Henry Clifford
Livewire - Richmond, Virginia 

Ken Erdmann 
Erdmann Electric - Springville, Utah

Dennis Erskine
Erskine Group, LLC - Vancouver, Washington

Omar Hikal 
Archimedia - Cairo, Egypt 

Greg Margolis 
HomeTronics, Inc - Dallas, Texas

Rob Sutherland
Inspired Dwellings - London, England

Giles Sutton
JAMES + GILES - London, England  

Joe Whitaker
The Thoughtful Home - Clayton, Missouri

CEDIA staff around the globe are deeply-connected with members in their markets and the strong local representation and local execution will continue at this level. CEDIA will maintain the individual offices in Indianapolis and Cambridgeshire, recognizing the importance of providing regional benefits and CEDIA connection points in local markets, the organization reported in a press release.