Integrated Systems Events has announced that its 2016 event will take place over four consecutive days at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam — an increase of one day on previous exhibitions held at the venue.
This decision, stated ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman, was largely due to the exhibition’s “rapid rise in size and prominence.”
ISE is recognized as the world’s largest event for professional AV and electronic systems integration, though InfoComm is not far behind. With 950+ exhibitors already booked for ISE 2015, attendance is expected to rise above the 51,000 people that came to the 2014 show.
At ISE 2015, a wide range of events will be taking place before and during the show. Pre-show on February 9, visitors can attend the third annual Smart Building Conference, 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 renowned futurist Lars Thomsen. Thomsen 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 Feb. 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 popular ISE Theatres will return to the show floor with the addition of the Unified Communications Theatre. The Theatres will complement the wide range of training courses being hosted by ISE co-owners InfoComm and CEDIA.