The annual four-day AV systems integration show takes place at the RAI Amsterdam in the Netherlands, from 6. - 9. February 2018. The most obvious change from the 2017 show is the addition of another hall. This will be known as Hall 15.
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As well as presenting over 1,200 leading technology and solutions providers, ISE 2018 will showcase a unique set of conferences, keynote speeches, training programmes, and show floor events. These take place pre-show and throughout the four day exhibition. More will be added over the coming weeks. For a detailed day by day overview, please click here.
Taking place on the 5 February there are three conferences, all open to ISE exhibitors and attendees.
The Audio Forum conference, an established fixture at ISE, will explore the opportunities and challenges faced when distributing audio over IP. Audio Forum brings together the worlds of AV and pro audio and seeks to improve dialogue and understanding between pro audio and AV professionals. The Smart Building Conference will explore the latest technologies and business case studies for smart offices, homes, building and cites in a full day, twin track event. The 2017 edition attracted over 400 attendees .
The Smart Building Conference will be followed by the ISE 2018 Opening Address, to be given by Carlo Ratti, the eminent Italian architect, inventor and professor at the Senseable City Lab at MIT, USA. In his speech Ratti will explore how smart building are helping create smart cities.
The official Opening Reception will follow Ratti’s speech and is open to all everyone to attend and to take the opportunity of networking and planning the upcoming four days.
Throughout the 15 halls over 1,200 manufacturers and service suppliers will be broadly grouped across six Technology Zones. The 2018 designated zones are:
- Smart Building
- Digital Signage
- Pro Audio/Live Events
- Unified Communications
ISE Show Floor Theaters:
Situated amongst the exhibition stands, three ISE Show Floor Theatres will feature four days of 30-minute presentations covering innovative business and technology case studies from exhibitors, partners and consultants. Theatre sessions are open to all attendees and no pre-booking is necessary.
Taking place in each theatre for the first time will be a unique set of Business Sessions produced by ISE official supplier AV Magazine. There will also be exclusive theatre sessions produced by the Smart Building Conference, KNX and the Digital Signage Summit.
“We are confident that ISE 2018 will be the most exciting exhibition in the show’s history. As ever, we have listened to exhibitors and attendees and spent the last six months crafting a show that will deliver an unforgettable experience. More exciting announcements will be made in the weeks to come.”
Conferences as development opportunities
Throughout ISE 2018 there will also be the opportunity for people to attend a number conferences and to take advantage of numerous personal development opportunities. These include:
Digital Signage Summit ISE:
this is a half day conference that will focus on the latest Digital Signage and DooH technologies and business applications. It is produced by ISE partner invidis consulting.
Sports Venue Technology Summit:
this full-day event will explore the latest technologies being installed and integrated into stadiums and venues to deliver the next level of fan engagement. This conference is being produced by the Sports Video Group association and Pan Stadia and Arena Management magazine.
XR Summit ISE:
This is a one-day B2B strategy conference focused on the Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality industry. Taking place on 6 February in the RAI, it will explore the latest in Virtual, Augmented, Mixed Reality technologies, business strategies, and solutions and how they impact and empower the AV business. The XR Summit ISE will deliver an invaluable source of market intelligence and best practice case studies from some of the world’s leading XR experts and thought leaders.