CEDIA announced the winners of the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards EMEA on Friday 6th October at The Brewery, London. Industry leaders, professionals, and enthusiasts gathered in their finest black-tie attire to celebrate excellence in smart home technology and integration.
“The CEDIA Awards is a fantastic member programme,” comments Daryl Friedman, Global President and CEO of CEDIA. “It’s our chance to see the work that our members are doing in the real world and reward them for the exceptional standard that they are setting for the industry. The awards event was a night for excitement, making connections, and celebration.”
Attendees were invited to begin the evening with a pre-dinner drinks reception in the King George III room, which was sponsored by DbM. After enjoying a three-course dinner in The Porter Tun, Daryl Friedman addressed the room and provided an update on recent CEDIA developments. This included the launch of the RP22 Immersive Audio Recommended Practice at the recent CEDIA Expo and how the workforce development efforts of both CEDIA and its members have moved forward since first discussed at the awards this time last year.
Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA took to the stage, alongside the event sponsors, to announce the winners of the night. Highlights include India-based integrator, MacBee walking away with a total of six awards, including Global Integrated Home and UK-based member, The Big Picture scooping Global Media Room, which was presented to them by headline sponsor, Monitor Audio.
Several individuals were also recognised during the evening, including Steve Moore from SMC with the Lifetime Achievement award and Ben Goff, and Damien Smith recognised for their volunteering efforts.
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The full list of CEDIA EMEA award winners is as follows:
Home Cinema Level I
Home Cinema Level II
Media Room Level II
Integrated Home Luxury
Integrated Home - Ultra Luxury
Excellence in Documentation
Excellence in Innovation
Excellence in Lighting
Excellence in Rack Buiding and Design
Excellence in User Interface
Technology Meets Design
Life Lived Best at Home
Global Media Room
Global Integrated Home
Hall of Fame
Best Trade Supplier
Education Volunteer of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Standards Volunteer of the Year
The evening concluded with an after-dinner drinks reception, which was sponsored by Sonos. Alongside Monitor Audio, DbM, and Sonos, the event was also supported by associate sponsors, Crestron, KNX, LG Electronics and NETGEAR as associate sponsors.
“This year’s awards have once again demonstrated the incredible talent, innovation, and dedication within our industry,” comments Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA. “The awards continue to be a testament to the strength and growth of the industry and the commitment of our members to deliver home technology solutions that enrich their client’s lives. Congratulations to all the winners; you truly deserve this recognition.”