EI Live! is back: The UK’s only smart home and AV trade show

EI Live! returns to the Farnborough Exhibition Centre on September 14-15 2022. One all-encompassing show that is all about a brighter future for smart home and AV installation.

If you have already begun your journey into the world of smart home and high-quality AV, then the EI Live! exhibition is a must-attend event, whether you are planning to move further into the sector or are completely fresh in. Learn, make contacts, experience new products and full-on home cinema and automation demonstrations.

The EI Live! exhibition is one of the main events for the residential AV and home automation industry. Visitors are drawn by the huge range of exhibitors, learning experiences and the opportunity to network with other dealers/retailers and installers. The show prides itself on being the best face-to face business building opportunity for the sector.

After receiving “overwhelmingly positive feedback” in recent years, Show Director, David Kitchener, said the aim is to provide a national show packed with high-quality demonstration experiences, expanded learning opportunities in the Technical Theatre, and industry networking.

“This package aims to deliver everything that the UK installation, AV and Hi-Fi community will ever need from a trade event,” he said.

“We moved the show to the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre in 2019 to industry applause. And last year the show rose to the next level and is now unquestionably considered the UK’s national AV and home automation exhibition.”

EI Live! 2022 has an expanding format covering three related and inter-connected sectors  – residential AV, commercial AV and smart products from the electrical contracting industry.

Exhibitors from all of these related fields will be on show offering visitors a unique opportunity to expand their business and increase profitability. And many will be offering deals and packages unique to the event.

Plus, the show will offer unique learning experiences delivered by top professionals to help you grow your presence in the smart building industry.

EI Live! is free to attend for all those in the field and related trades, and the venue at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre offers thousands of free commercial vehicle friendly parking spaces – simply drive up, park up and walk in.

The AWE Village

Visitors to the AWE Village at EI Live! will see so many premium products for a great installation all in one place.

Featuring four dedicated Technology Zones, two Projection Demo Rooms, and a Base Performance Simulator for visitors to test their competitive driving skills, the AWE Village is back with a bang for 2022 with its biggest footprint yet!

AWE will showcase innovations from Bowers & Wilkins, part of the Sound United family available exclusively to the CI channel, alongside the latest 4K projectors from Sony together with exciting new display technologies, including the new Sony QD-LED and Hisense L9 TVs.

In the two audio zones you will see the latest architectural in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeakers for home cinema and whole-home projects from Bowers & Wilkins, custom installation amplifiers by Rotel, plus processors, receivers, and amplifiers from Denon and Marantz.

The Sony Demo Room will feature Sony’s new XW compact Native 4K SXRD Laser Home projectors – the first public showing outside of AWE’s show facility in Epsom. Also, there will be the Hisense L9 ‘laser TV’.

Elsewhere, visitors witness the EI Live! premier of Sony’s 65-inch Bravia XR A95K QD-OLED.

In the Control Zone, integrators can learn what’s new in the URC Total Control platform, and there’s also a display of Ring X-line security solutions and products from Philips Hue and Silent Gliss for lighting and blind control.