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The last 12 months have seen a considerable rise in CEDIA® members based in India. In recognition of this impressive growth, CEDIA travels to Mumbai this October to host a week-long training and networking event to provide new, existing and prospective members with relevant training and certification. Returning to India for the fourth time on Monday 3rd- Friday 7thOctober 2016, CEDIA will host a selection of popular CEDIA education sessions at Hotel Sofitel in Mumbai.

“India continues to experience rapid growth in smart home technology, so we are thrilled to return to the country for another busy week of industry training and education,” comments Wendy Griffiths, Executive Director of CEDIA EMEA. “This event not only provides professionals with invaluable training and guidance, but allows the CEDIA team to meet its members to share ideas and initiatives regarding the industry and its future. We look forward to seeing both new and old faces at the event this October.”

A handful of this year’s courses will be presented by experienced CEDIA presenters, Peter Aylett and Ken Erdmann. With over 60 years’ experience between them, Peter and Ken will deliver world class education in a range of courses, including the popular ‘Future Technologies: The Silicon Valley Scoop’, ‘Wire, Wireless and Fibre – Understanding Bandwidth’, and a number of fundamental networking classes.

Peter Aylett will open the training event on Monday 3rdwith the popular CEDIA Accredited Presenter course. This session develops attendees’ presentation and classroom management skills. This is a must attend course for those who wish to present on behalf of CEDIA in the future at CEDIA events and CPD road shows. Previous attendees include Sawan Nichani, Jay Nihalani and Harshul Parikh who will also be presenting CEDIA’s accredited courses during this five day event.

The final day will conclude with a mixed exam session, allowing attendees to take any of the three main CEDIA certifications: ESC-T, ESC-N, and ESC-D. Led by Ken Erdmann, the session starts with a short Q&A session, followed by a two-hour multiple choice exam.

The full schedule is as follows:

Monday 3rd October

9:30 – 17:00 Manufacturer Product Training Room 1

9:30 – 17:00 Manufacturer Product Training Room 2

9:30 – 17:00 CEDIA Accredited Presenter Room 3

Tuesday 4th October

9:30 – 12:30 Designing Rooms for Immersive Audio Room 1

9:30 – 17:00 Residential Networking Room 2

13:30 – 15:00 4K, 8K and HDR: The Future of Video Formats Room 1

15:30 – 17:00 Future Technologies Update Room 1

Wednesday 5th October

9:30 – 17:00 Principles of Project Management Room 1

9:30 – 12:30 Wireless Networking Room 2

13:30 – 15:00 HDMI Room 2

15:30 – 17:00 How to Work Profitably with Architects Room 2

Thursday 6th October

9:30 – 17:00 Design Thinking and Client Discovery Room 1

9:30 – 17:00 Advanced Networking Room 2

Friday 7th October

9:30 – 17:00 Design Process and Documentation Room 1

9:30 – 12:30 Wire, Wireless and Fibre – Understanding Bandwidth Room 2

14:00 – 17:00 Certification Exams Room 2

New for 2016, and part of association’s continued efforts to grow and solidify the home technology market in India, CEDIA will also be offering two training tracks: the Design track and Networking track, focussing on technical design and data networking respectively.

In order to get the most out of CEDIA’s education in India, the association has developed a package for delegates to attend any of the training sessions at a set price. CEDIA members can purchase this deal for 30,000 INR, and non-members for 45,000 INR. To attend individual sessions, prices start from 3,000 INR for members and 4,750 INR for non-members. Education Vouchers will also be accepted throughout the week.

The five-day event is proudly sponsored by Casadigi, Lutron, Prince AV Concepts, Trescent Lifestyles, and Trinnov.

For those who wish to join CEDIA ahead of the event and receive discounted member rates for all education and training events, please use the registration offer ‘JOIN NOW’. Any new business that joins CEDIA before 19thSeptember 2016 will receive a free copy of CEDIA’s Advanced Residential Electronic Systems book, worth 9,000 INR, and a CEDIA Education Voucher.

To see the full event programme and all available courses, please visit www.cediaeducation.com and select ‘Course Calendar’ from the main menu. For further information on CEDIA’s 2016 Indian training event.