April 21-22, Farnborough Exhibition Centre
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EI Live! association partners

EI Live! 2019 has been constructed to deliver a unique nexus of industries, products, exhibitors and attendees, that will drive business and create new opportunities, and the shows association partners form an instrumental part of EI Live! 2019.

To that end we are happy to announce this year’s association partners for 2019 are:

Retra – The UK’s leading trade association for independent electrical retailers and servicing organisations. They also represent their member’s views and interests at a national level, maintaining dialogue with manufacturers, Government and other key organisations in supporting our member’s needs. Formed in 1942, for the benefit of Independent Electrical Retailers, they represent more than 1,100 members, operating from over 1,600 outlets in the UK today. Their members include domestic electrical retailers, service engineers, custom installers, computer stores and electronic music shops. Today, Retra is still supported by a Council which continues to be made up of representatives of the Radio, Electrical and Television Retail industry.


RDI (UK) Holdings Ltd – The RDI brings together the digital sector as a community in this world of emerging technologies. Their remit is to represent their growing membership base of sole traders, installation companies, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, service providers and partnering sponsors. Their goal is to ensure that their members and partners are provided with the latest information on digital technology and infrastructure, to provide access to training and skills development, access to relevant industrial, governmental and regulatory information to promote high levels of workmanship, safety and customer support; and to provide relevant services to help promote, develop and grow their businesses.


KNX UK – The UK KNX Association has been formed by a partnership of UK KNX manufacturers, integrators, wholesalers and training establishments along with other interested parties to promote the KNX standard within the UK. KNX UK is governed by an elected board whose experience reflects KNX activities in the UK. This web-site is a key focus of the organisation’s activities, describing the basics of the KNX standard and providing visibility to its members via the Members’ Directory. There are six membership categories: 1. Manufacturer – certified KNX product manufacturers with an office in the UK. 2. Integrator – certified KNX Partners or companies employing KNX certified partners. 3. Wholesaler – supplying KNX certified products. 4. Training – certified KNX training providers. 5. Professionals – KNX partners or interested individuals who wish to be part of the KNX UK Association. 6. Associated – companies/indviduals who supply complimentary products or services to those provided by KNX UK members in other categories.


CAI – CAI is the UK’s representative association for businesses across the whole spectrum of delivering video, audio and data around the home and commercial properties. Formed in 1978 CAI represents installers, manufacturers, distributors & broadcast operators engaged in networking signals to all types of properties. We are different from most trade bodies in that applicants for membership have to undergo an assessment to check they can achieve compliance to the CAI’s codes of practice & conduct which are recognised by broadcasters and government as best practice.


Z-Wave Alliance ­– The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of 700+ leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z-Wave as the standard for wireless smart home and home automation products. Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security.