CEDIA Home Technology members will now automatically become affiliates ofRegistered Digital Institute (RDI) under a new agreement between the two bodies.
RDI is the digital installation professional body and trade organisation for the digital sector.
The partnership, which builds on a relationship dating back to October 2012, promises significant promotional and education advantages for the members of both organisations.
In this new reciprocal agreement, CEDIA members will join the RDI as ‘Home Technology’ professional affiliate members, and be listed on the RDI’s trade and consumer-facing websites, www.rdi-online.co.uk and www.getmedigital.com.
“We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with the RDI,” commented Wendy Griffiths, CEDIA’s executive director. “Working together, we can help increase awareness of the services that our respective memberships can provide to the consumer. This agreement will also make it easier for both memberships to attend relevant training provided under the RDI or CEDIA education programme. We look forward to working closely on future marketing, education, industry and business development initiatives to build on this platform for the mutual benefit of both our memberships and the customers they serve.”
Mike Davies, the RDI’s CEO added: “We are really pleased to be able to announce this latest partnership with CEDIA. It has always been the long term strategy of the Institute to move into new and emerging markets, with CEDIA’s help and knowledge we look forward to adding to our portfolio of bespoke industry training courses. These courses will be aimed at providing RDI members with the custom install skills and expertise they need to diversify into this growing market.
He added; “We are also very pleased to be able to represent CEDIA members and take great pride in welcoming them to the institute. Through this new partnership CEDIA members can access the full benefits that RDI membership brings, we hope to be instrumental in helping to grow and develop new business opportunities through our sales channels on both our consumer and Institute websites.”