Digital Signage Summit Europe, a business strategy conference for Digital Signage and Digital out of Home professionals, is expanding its reach and influence with the announcement of an ambitious development plan for its next two-day event.
The 11th edition of DSS Europe will make its debut in the prestigious ICM — Internationales Congress Center München on 5-6 July 2017. In addition to a two-day conference programme, DSS Europe 2017 will feature an expanded exhibition area showcasing leading digital signage manufacturers, products and solutions in a venue ideally suited for this purpose. For the first time in the event’s history, visitors will have the option to attend either the exhibition show floor, the conference or both.
DSS Europe 2017 is a joint venture between Integrated Systems Events, the producers of the Integrated Systems Europe tradeshow and invidis consulting, a leading digital signage consultancy. Together they produce the Digital Signage Summit Series of events which includes DSS at ISE (Amsterdam); DSS MENA (Dubai); DSS Russia (Moscow); DSS InfoComm (Orlando); DSS Brazil (Sao Paulo); DSS Mexico (Mexico City) and DSS Africa (Johannesburg). The DSS Europe 2017 event is the signature conference of the series and one that has quickly evolved since ISE and invidis consulting formulated their partnership two years ago.
Integrated Systems Events Managing Director Mike Blackman commented: “The move to the ICM was primarily due to the success of DSS Europe – we had simply outgrown our previous venue. Plus, there was a desire from delegates, sponsors and exhibitors that we take the event to the next level and reach out to the wider digital signage and DooH community. The relocation has allowed us to create a ‘standalone’ exhibition within DSS Europe and the opportunity for greater numbers of people to attend it. At the same time, we are developing and investing in the conference so that its value continues to grow year on year.”
The conference will take place directly above the exhibition floor and will feature over 40 of the world’s leading digital signage and DooH thought leaders and experts. The content theme for 2017 is Digital Signage at the Crossroads – New Technologies, Changing Demands and Market Consolidations. Day One’s twin-tracks will cover DooH and Smart Cities while Day Two will explore Digital Signage and Retail Technology.
As in previous years, the conference will feature a wide variety of presentations, case studies and roundtables, an awards ceremony and the launch of the invidis Digital Signage Yearbook. A key component of DSS Europe 2017 will be the provision for extensive networking between delegates, sponsors and exhibitors. invidis consulting Managing Director Florian Rotberg will chair the event and will also present a keynote speech.
Rotberg said: “This year’s DSS Europe will deliver the most insightful programme so far in a period in the industry when technology providers are being challenged with creating new solutions for business, homes and cities. It’s an exciting time and a period where specialist information and insight is invaluable. We will shine a spotlight on the key areas of the marketplace and the opportunities that are available.”
Confirmed speakers so far include: Stewart Caddick, Connectiv; Bob Raikes, Meko; Thomas Just Rasmussen, Intersport Group and Abdul Bakhani, Digital Communication LLC.
Rotberg concluded: “Whether you come to the conference, or the show floor, or both, the experience you have at DSS Europe 2017 will be richer and more rewarding than ever before.”
‘Early-bird’ registration for the conference and exhibition is now open and the special reduced price of 483 € + VAT is valid until 30th April 2017.
For details on ticket options and prices, as well as registration for the event, go here.