ISE Celebrates ‘Record-Breaking’ 2024 Show

Integrated Systems Europe says the 2024 show was one of the most successful editions in its 20-year history. Taking place at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue, the show attracted 73,891 unique verified attendees from 162 countries. ISE says this represents an increase of 27% on the 2023 edition.

On Wednesday the show had 51,617 visitors, which ISE says is the highest number in a single day, beating the previous record by almost 22%.

The total number of registrations reached 95,396 with 172,627 visits across the four days, according to ISE. Attendee numbers for the Friday were at 24,528, which the show says is a record since it went to a four-day event.

Alongside high occupation in the city’s hotels, bars and entertainment venues, ISE says exhibitors reported high traffic to booths across the largest ever ISE show.

The exhibition says it showcased its highest number of exhibitors with (1,408) and the largest show floor space (82,000 sqm net).

According to the show, ISE 2024 was a testament to the innovation of the ProAV and systems integration community. Exhibitors from around the globe presented state-of-the-art solutions, ranging from advanced display technologies and immersive audio systems to smart automation and collaborative communication tools. ISE says the diverse array of products and services reflected the industry’s commitment to pushing boundaries and enhancing user experiences.

“In the illustrious 20-year journey of ISE, we have witnessed the transformative power of innovation and collaboration within our community,” Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events Mike Blackman said. ” ISE 2024 not only reflects the cutting-edge technologies defining our industry but also serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of creativity and camaraderie. As we celebrate this milestone, alongside our co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA we look forward to continuing our commitment to being a global platform for industry professionals.”

The exhibition says the educational component of ISE 2024 was “exceptional.” The conference sessions, workshops and keynote presentations from director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and digital artists Jeroen van der Most and Sofia Crespo were curated to provide valuable insights into emerging trends, market dynamics and technological breakthroughs. ISE says speakers in the conferences and on the show floor stages shared their expertise on topics such as artificial intelligence in AV, sustainable design and the future of remote collaboration. Attendees had the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions and gain actionable knowledge to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving industry.

ISE says the celebration of its 20th anniversary added a “special touch” to the event. Commemorative events, retrospective installations such as the ISE Time Tunnel and Vintage Audio Museum and acknowledgments of industry pioneers highlighted the journey of ISE. This not only created a sense of nostalgia but also underscored the industry’s resilience and adaptability in the face of technological evolution, according to the show.

ISE returns to Barcelona Feb. 4 – 7, 2025.