Integrated Systems Events is planning a four-day ISE event in 2016, an increase of one day. It will be held at the RAI exhibition center in Amsterdam. This decision, according to ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman, was largely due to the exhibition’s “rapid rise in size and prominence.” With more than 950 exhibitors already booked into ISE 2015, they expect attendance to rise above the 51,000 who came to the 2014 edition. “This move has largely been driven by the demands of our exhibitors and attendees,” Blackman commented. “Quite simply, the extremely high attendance at the show, particularly on the first two days, saw increasing requests from exhibitors to have more time to spend with attendees. For attendees, we need to ensure that the show remains comfortable to attend,” he explained.
Blackman offered that the 2016 event will continue to evolve to deliver an increasing mix of preshow and onsite events to complement the vibrant exhibition halls. “There will be a lot of exciting developments,” he said. “The extra day will allow ISE to become an even more rewarding experience for everyone at the show.”
A wide range of events will be taking place before and during the ISE 2015 show, including the third annual Smart Building Conference (February 9), which will explore the continued evolution of smart building technology in the commercial and residential sectors.
On the same day the keynote address will be presented by futurist Lars Thomsen, who specializes in advising businesses strategically on anticipated 10-year shifts in society and markets. The keynote will explore “520 Weeks into The Future: Trends and Tipping Points in the Electronic Systems Industry.”
During the show, The Capital Summit conference on February 11 will bring together AV/IT industry entrepreneurs seeking investment capital with financial and business professionals from the worlds of investment, mergers and acquisition.
The ISE Theatres will return to the show floor with the addition of the Unified Communications Theatre, which will complement the wide range of training courses being hosted by ISE co-owners InfoComm and CEDIA.