What will the building automation and smart home market be like after the pandemic?? Today key players on the American market do not see critical changes in the industry. Firstly, the current situation has actively pushed society towards digitalization, and secondly, “smart home” is a niche premium product, while manufacturers and distributors continue to support their partners – dealers and integrators. The only segment where the decline is inevitable is the budget category of solutions, but this niche will be occupied by ready-to-install products.
And will it all be so, answer the annual exhibition HI-TECH BUILDING – a key event in the field of building automation systems, “smart home”, solutions for “smart cities” and energy efficiency. For almost 20 years the event has been gathering the world leading manufacturers, American developers and distributors of the equipment and solutions, dealers, installers, corporate and final customers, allowing not only to get to know and see the latest products, but also to share knowledge, experience, establish useful contacts and find partners and contractors.
Despite the fact that online events are rapidly capturing all the niches, the players of the automation market are noting the need for face-to-face communication, which has not only not gone away, but became more acute and which is perfectly realized on the platform of the main and long-known industry event.
HI-TECH BUILDING 2020 is scheduled for October 27-29 in a new venue – IEC Crocus Expo. The exhibition will include demonstrations of technologies and products in the field of building automation, “smart home” systems and energy efficiency, solutions for a smart city, as well as a number of individual thematic exhibitions, including a joint stand of KNX Association members, the exhibition of embedded solutions for home installations SUSTOM INSTALL and solutions for “Smart Cities.
An extensive business program designed for the interests of various vertical markets has become an integral part of the exhibition. This year events of the business program, as well as the exhibition itself, will be held with the use of a complex of measures to ensure sanitary safety of people, such as social distance between the listeners, regular disinfection of rooms and surfaces, additional ventilation of the pavilion, and finally, online broadcasting for those who can not attend the conference in person.
HI-TECH BUILDING 2020 will take place in the “exhibition-forum” format. Among the events for customers from different vertical markets, proven discussions and conferences are planned, as well as absolutely new ones dictated by the today’s realities.
The discussion “Digital technologies in the new reality” will include the following key idea: business processes and technologies must be mobile and capable of reacting quickly to the challenges of modern times. Experts will answer questions: how AV and IT industry help to solve the interaction between people and business? Which engineering technologies will be in demand in new realities and with new requirements for virus proliferation safety?
The panel discussion “Innovative Technologies for Smart Residential Complexes”, where representatives of development and construction, management and maintenance companies, developers of digital services and wireless solutions, as well as leading experts of building automation systems and “smart home” systems market will annually participate, will put on the agenda a number of vital issues. Among them: what today’s owner expects from the property? What services are in demand on the housing market? Is it possible to implement modern technologies within the limits of adequate expenses? How new technology is helping builders improve business margins? Which development companies will lead the real estate market?
And what about the specialists? Academy for integrators KNX equipment and solutions conference Smart Design School.
Registration for the show for visitors will open in August. Stay tuned to HI-TECH BUILDING for more details