The Touchy-Feely Side
Welcome to the week of InfoComm! Except in this case, where as of our recording, InfoComm Connected technically hasn’t started yet. Time is weird like that. Joining us this week is Executive Editor for Residential Tech Today Jeremy Glowacki, CEO and Chief Strategist for KBM Communications Katye McGregor-Bennett, Owner of Restrepo Innovations Michael Restrepo, and Acoustic Interior Design for HTE Peter Aylett as we tackle the latest news coming out of the residential side of the AV industry.
From seemingly out of nowhere, Sound United has entered into a preliminary letter of intent to acquire Bowers & Wilkins. Now this seems unprecedented for both companies, but were the signs in front of us the whole time? We discuss the timing of this announcement, what this means for distributors on either side, and where this could be headed in the days to come.
Right now, InfoComm 2020 will be in the full swing of things, now known as the virtual trade show InfoComm Connected. There are obvious things that are going to be different than the usual InfoComm just as a facet of being virtual, and some things might not be fully realized due to the sheer speed of the turnaround that had to happen to make this event come up in the first place. With that being said, What can we expect to get out of this conference? Is there something new to be considered now that we have a new angle to look at things? And since this is the residential show, is there something to be learned from these shows that could be applied to the virtual version of CEDIA Expo coming in September?
- Residential Tech Today – Sound Design looking to acquire Bowers & Wilkins
- AVNation – InfoComm Connected brings virtual engagement in place of regular trade show