Rants & rAVes — Episode 1147: Mike Blackman and ISE Are One and the Same

June 28, 2022

>Gary caught up with ISE’s Mike Blackman at the InfoComm 2022 show to talk about the 2022 ISE event as well as what he expects for 2023. This was literally an impromptu interview of Mike as he walked through the show floor in early June. Enjoy a happy Mike!  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Expectations for ISE 2022: Press Briefing and More

April 28, 2022

This year’s ISE Show arrives in Barcelona on 10-13 May 2022. Speaking at a press briefing last week, Integrated Systems Events managing director, Mike Blackman, said: “I’m delighted, and honoured, to be standing here today five years since Integrated Systems Events, and its co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA, decided to relocate the Integrated Systems Europe show […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1106: ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman Joins Gary To Talk Expectations of Barcelona Event

April 28, 2022

ISE 2022 will mark the first large-scale AV event in over 26 months. According to Integrated Systems Events Managing Director Mike Blackman, the show will include over 800 exhibitors in its Barcelona debut. Yes, 800. 800. That means this show will be bigger than most of the AVtweeps thought. Therefore, there are plenty of reasons […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1085: The ISE 2022 Postponement Interview

January 11, 2022

ISE broke the news Tuesday that the show, scheduled for Barcelona Feb. 1-4, 2022, will be postponed until May 10-13, 2022. In this episode of Rants & rAVes, I sit down with Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Events, to talk about the reasoning behind the decision. We talk about the importance of health and […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1073: ISE 2022 in Barcelona Opens Reg — We Got the First Interview With Mike Blackman!

October 25, 2021

Gary was joined by Integrated Systems Events‘ own Mike Blackman to talk about the opening of ISE 2022’s registration — the first-ever ISE Show in Barcelona. So, what’s new, what should you expect and why should you attend? Well, besides the fact that February is usually in the high 60s in Barcelona, this interview includes the scoop […]

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My Thoughts on the ISE London Roadshow

July 8, 2021

By Gordon Dutch Re-Sauce Sales & Business Consultancy Ltd As I am sure regular rAVe readers will know, the regular ISE 2021 show in Barcelona planned for February 2021 was initially moved back to June 2021 and then canceled this year due to COVID. Shortly after, ISE announced a series of regional roadshows starting in […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1046: rAVe’s Exclusive Video Interview With ISE Managing Director, Mike Blackman — All About ISE Barcelona and London

June 14, 2021

Gary Kayye caught up with ISE‘s managing director, Mike Blackman, today to review the first big AV event in Europe since the pandemic, ISE 2021 in Barcelona, and talk about the upcoming ISE London in fewer than 10 days. Our comprehensive ISE Barcelona coverage is all wrapped up here but watch for even more content — including videos […]

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ISE Responds to InfoComm Postponement

February 4, 2021

As many of you are aware, AVIXA has postponed InfoComm to Oct. 27-29, 2021. In response to that, Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Europe, made the following announcement regarding ISE 2021. The show is still confirmed to take place June 1-4, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. If anything changes regarding COVID-19 and the ability […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1007: I Talked to Both the AVIXA/InfoComm and ISE Show Leadership to Get the Facts About the 2021 Events

September 18, 2020

I was honored to have both the managing director of ISE, Mike Blackman, and the CEO of AVIXA, Dave Labuskes, on my videocast Thursday. The subject? The earlier-this-week show shuffle that ended with ISE’s European-centered AV mega show and the famed InfoComm show both scheduled for June 2021. After watching this, you’ll be convinced this […]

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Updated: ISE 2021 Moves to June — Still in Barcelona

September 15, 2020

Update from rAVe Editor Sara Abrons: We reached out to AVIXA to see how the rescheduling of ISE would affect InfoComm and if there were any plans to delay, with ISE moving to June, the same month InfoComm is scheduled to take place. Rochelle Richardson, senior vice president of expositions and events for AVIXA, said […]

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ISE and The Next Web Partner for ISE in Barcelona

February 11, 2020

Integrated Systems Europe and global media brand TNW (The Next Web) today announced a multi-year strategic relationship aimed at bringing the best of tech and innovation to ISE 2021 and its new Barcelona home. Formed in 2006 and now one of the world’s largest online media brands, TNW is primarily known for its news outlet thenextweb.com and […]

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Q&A with ISE’s Mike Blackman Ahead of the ISE 2020 Event

January 29, 2020

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EVENTS By Anastasia Burdeeva Public Relations Executive, ISE Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Events, talks about ISE 2020, and why the show has become the ‘must-attend’ event for users of AV technology as well as for AV industry professionals. ISE has enjoyed year-on-year growth since it […]

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Making Deeper Connections at ISE 2020

November 26, 2019

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EVENTS By Anastasia Burdeeva Public Relations Executive, ISE ISE returns to Amsterdam next February with a programme that will attract AV end-user and channel professionals alike.  Tuesday, 11 February 2020 sees Integrated Systems Europe – the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration – return to the […]

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ISE 2020 Registration Now Open: We Have Your Free Entry Pass

October 10, 2019

ISE 2020 registration opens this week. Show organizers say ISE 2020 is set to be the most compelling and undoubtedly the largest, Integrated Systems Europe show ever. Taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on 11-14 February, ISE 2020 is a leading event for the professional systems integration channel and end-users of AV technologies and solutions. […]

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ISE Sets Attendance Record Again, This Time With 81,268 Attendees

February 14, 2019

ISE 2019 shows how technology and creativity deliver experience The 16th Integrated Systems Europe, which ran at the RAI Amsterdam from 5-8 February, was the biggest, broadest-reaching and most exciting edition of the show ever – confirming it as the international destination of choice for AV professionals. As well as hosting 15 halls containing the […]

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ISE to Relocate to Barcelona in 2021

July 12, 2018

Integrated Systems Events, the producers of the Integrated Systems Europe exhibition, has announced that its 2021 edition will be held at Gran Via, part of the Fira de Barcelona exhibition complex in Spain on 2-5 February. The new venue will become the permanent location for the world’s largest AV and systems integration show. The decision to relocate the ISE exhibition comes after 18 months […]

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Carlo Ratti to Present Opening Address at ISE in Amsterdam

September 28, 2017

Integrated Systems Europe has announced that Carlo Ratti, a leading architect, engineer, inventor and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will present the ISE Opening Address on 5 Feb. 2018. Ratti said, “I am delighted to be giving the Opening Address at ISE 2018. Social and technological developments in the evolution of smart cities and smart buildings […]

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My ISE Interview with Mike Blackman on the Last Day of the Show

February 13, 2017

I caught up with Mike Blackman, ISE’s Managing Director, during the final hours of the show to find out his observations of the show — a show that ended up breaking the world’s largest AV trade show attendance record by more than 8,000. Over 73,500 people came to ISE in Amsterdam and Friday was still […]

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AV People: Mike Blackman of Integrated Systems Europe

March 2, 2016

It’s quite possible that Mike Blackman is one of the most interesting men on the planet. His name is synonymous with the Integrated Systems Europe expo in Amsterdam, but many people in the AV industry around the world don’t know all the history that led Mike to where he is today. Originally born in Guyana […]

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The Final Mike Blackman Interview at ISE 2016

February 12, 2016

I caught up with ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman on the last day of the show (day four) here in Amsterdam and we discussed the impact of a fourth day of the show as well as the show results. He hints at final attendance numbers, too. It’s certainly a record attendance as we can see […]

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ISE 2016 Keynote: “IT in AV: Interconnecting For Smart Solutions”

February 8, 2016

By Leah McCann This year’s 2016 ISE opening panel began with a nice “thank you for being here” and a warm welcome from Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Events and head organizer of ISE 2016. But the primary topic of Monday evening’s keynote — and a recurring theme of this year’s show — […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 451: ISE 2016 Special Videocast: What to Expect at ISE 2016

January 7, 2016

Gary’s guest today is ISE’s Managing Director, Mike Blackman. This year’s ISE will be the first, ever 4-day AV show and will take place in Amsterdam 9-12 February. How do you get people to stay for a 4-day show? Well, the keynote, alone, will do it as Dr. Michio Kaku (author of Physics of the Future) […]

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ISE Adds Two New Board Members

June 29, 2015

Integrated Systems Events, the organizers of the Integrated Systems Europe trade exhibition, announced the appointment of two new members to its board. Ollie French, from Future Automation and Tobias Lang from LANG AG will join the nine-person ISE board of directors as of July 1st. French works as the commercial director for Future Automation, a […]

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Mike Blackman Wraps Up ISE 2015 with His Observations

February 18, 2015

ISE’s managing director, Mike Blackman, was the happiest person in Amsterdam as the show closed — he declared a show attendance record of over 59,000 attendees. The HomeAV and ProAV mega trade show had over 1,200 exhibitors — nearly 250 new ones — and over 400,000 square feet of exhibition space. This interview with Mike […]

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ISE’s Managing Director Mike Blackman Talks Record Breaking Show and Exciting 2015 Show

February 9, 2015

Following an exciting keynote by Lars Thomsen, I caught up with ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman and talked about the 2015 show. Not only is it assured to be a record-breaking year for the event — we’ve predicted 58,000, but the world’s largest mega-AV show has more than 1,050 exhibitors, including more than 200 brand […]

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Smart Building Conference Adds Four New Events

October 8, 2014

The Smart Building Conference — a joint venture of InfoComm International and CEDIA — will expand significantly in the coming months with the staging of four events addressing some of Europe’s most energetic markets for audiovisual technology and systems integration. Conference organizer Integrated Systems Events, the company responsible for the globally acclaimed ISE trade show, […]

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ISE Attracts Record Attendance and Looks Forward to Largest-Ever Show in 2015

February 13, 2014

After attracting more than 50,000 registered attendees for the first time in its history from Feb. 4 – 6, 2014, Integrated Systems Europe has cemented its reputation as one of the world’s most popular event for professional AV and electronic systems integration. The final total attendance of 51,003 surpassed even the most optimistic expectations, with […]

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Mike Blackman — The Interview

February 6, 2014

Integrated Systems Europe Managing Director Mike Blackman spoke with Gary Kayye today, the last day of ISE, soon after it was announced that the 2014 edition of ISE marked the biggest AV show ever as attendance topped 50,000. Mike was grinning while speaking to Gary as there wasn’t a disappointed exhibitor to be found. Mike […]

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Record Numbers and New Emphasis on Content for ISE 2014

February 4, 2014

As ISE 2014 prepared to open its doors today, over 950 exhibitors were putting the finishing touches to their stands, helping to ensure that the 11th Integrated Systems Europe will be not just the largest tradeshow for professional AV and systems integration ever held in Europe, but also the brightest and the busiest. The 2014 […]

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ISE 2014 Opening Keynote Address: The Internet of ‘Things’

February 3, 2014

By Chandler Leik rAVe Staffer Dirk Schlesinger, the global lead for manufacturing industries of Cisco Consulting Services, delivered the Opening Keynote Address of ISE 2014 on Mon., 3 Feb. 2014 at 6:00 p.m. His speech revolved around “Kick-Starting the Market for Building Automation.” Managing Director of ISE Mike Blackman prefaced Schlesinger’s speech saying it was […]

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ISE Special: VideoCast with ISE’s Mike Blackman Reveals Biggest ISE, Ever!

January 23, 2014

I just spent 30 minutes or so on the phone with Mike Blackman, managing director at Integrated Systems Events, talking about the 2014 edition of the Integrated Systems Europe show and he filled me in on all the details for next month’s ISE show in Amsterdam, 4-6 Feb. I recorded the entire interview via video […]

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Smart Building Conference 2013 Draws Sellout London Crowd

October 25, 2013

More than 140 delegates packed into London’s Dexter House last week to attend the Smart Building Conference 2013 — a joint venture of InfoComm International and CEDIA. Attendees were treated to insights from some 20 speakers, with separate tracks dedicated to the commercial and residential building markets book-ended by plenary sessions open and relevant to all. In the […]

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