Integrated Systems Events announced recently that its Smart Building Conference will come to London on Tues., Oct. 15. A joint venture of the company’s not-for-profit association owners, CEDIA and InfoComm, the conference was held for the first time in Amsterdam in January of this year (during ISE 2013), where it drew a sell-out attendance of over 150 professional delegates.
“After an extensive period of industry consultation, we are convinced that smart buildings represent a fantastic opportunity for the professional AV and electronic systems integration industry,” says Mike Blackman, managing director, Integrated Systems Events.
“The ability of AV professionals to integrate the disparate technologies in a building into an efficient, manageable and scalable system is without parallel anywhere in the construction business. We see the Smart Building Conference as the premier forum in which our community can learn about the opportunities that are available to it and how those opportunities can best be exploited.”
While the inaugural Smart Building Conference had an international flavor, the London event is being given a more local focus, with speakers encouraged to present case studies, market-research data and keynote addresses inspired by trends in the UK market. Blackman believes this will make the conference particularly appealing to InfoComm and CEDIA members in the UK, who will receive generous discounts on delegate pricing.
While the event will begin and end with plenary sessions, the late morning and early afternoon will see parallel tracks for the residential and commercial sectors, allowing delegates to choose the seminars that are most closely linked to their area of business. Blackman says topics will include building automation, energy management, security and access control, IT facilities integration, HVAC and lighting control, and much more.
The event will be held at Dexter House, in the heart of London, and will be MC’d by Bob Snyder, editor-in-chief of Channel Media Europe and rAVe Europe, reprising the role he performed at the widely praised Amsterdam event.