Decision-makers from California’s best players in the TecHome ecosystem are coming together to improve their tech collaboration and strategy.
When TecHomeX California begins, more than 130 of the state’s top design/build and integration/contracting professionals will be at the Pasadena Convention Center for 2.5 days of best practice-sharing, networking and vendor engagement.
This year’s guest base will feature a high-quality group of builders, integrators, architects, designers and contractors. That breaks down into 55 integrators/contractors, 34 high-volume builders and 43 luxury designers/builders. Among those luxury group are eight architects and six interior designers.
Part of the goal of TecHomeX California is to unite these trade partners so they all can gain knowledge on how to better incorporate tech into their projects while learning how they can best work together and improve the processes to make it happen. That is what the AE Ventures guest recruitment team keeps in mind when they assemble the TecHomeX California guest list.
“This is one of my favorite events to recruit for because it makes me realize how connected the industry really is,” says AE Ventures guest relations specialist Kaleigh Barrasso. “Builders, designers, architects, integrators and contractors all depend on each other heavily to make a smart, connected home happen for homebuyers. This is not an easy task, especially when not everyone speaks the same language.”
To help the guests get on the same page, they will participate in a wide range of general session topics that will teach and inspire them to use tech in new ways. They also will have guaranteed, scheduled meetings with top home tech vendor companies in boardroom and one-on-one settings. These opportunities give guests a better environment in which to learn about those offerings and solutions for their company than they would find at a typical tradeshow.
There also will be built-in networking opportunities, including an opening night Connections Reception and a Pub Crawl at three local restaurants, designed to encourage relationship-building in a more relaxed setting. The format has proven to be successful with past TecHomeX guests.
“From 2017 to now, I have heard endless success stories and new lessons learned from our guest group,” says Barrasso. “They have formed partnerships not only with our vendors, but with professionals from adjacent trades they were introduced to at the event.
“Being under one roof alongside each other makes the TecHome a much easier concept to understand and discuss, because it gets everyone on the same page. I am thrilled to see them experience a TecHome event, because our guests always end up leaving with more knowledge than they ever thought they would.”