Hardly a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention or attended the event, but after announcing in December that Integrated Systems Europe 2015 would be the last three-day event before a move to four days in 2016, attendance at this year’s show was the largest ever.
“The volume of attendance confirmed ISE’s position as the destination of choice for anyone involved in professional AV and systems integration,” says Mike Blackman, Integrated Systems Events MD. “In addition to the ongoing attendance success story, the announcement that ISE has entered into a joint venture with invidis consulting to develop its highly successful Digital Signage conference demonstrates our commitment to grow ISE’s profile in key market sectors.”
The show is certainly going from the strength to strength and whilst CE Pro noticed a mixed reaction to the prospect of four days next year, mostly due the staffing issues that presents, pretty much all the exhibitors we spoke to were positive on the strength of the event
ISE 2015 also offered visitors a wide range of development and training programmes provided by ISE co-owners InfoComm International and CEDIA.
The sessions attracted over 700 people in total, another record for the show.
Both associations also contributed to the three Showfloor Solutions Theatres dedicated to Residential, Commercial and Unified Communications.
Here, over 3,000 visitors attended 90 sessions presented by ISE exhibitors.
On site free-to-attend conferences such as the Capital Summit and Sports Facility Integration Summit offered insight into securing investment for companies operating in the AV marketplace and sports venue system integration.
David Labuskes, executive director and CEO, InfoComm International, comments: “Everyone at InfoComm International is so proud to be associated with another record-breaking ISE show. Our Guest Membership scheme, which made its debut at this year’s event, attracted almost 1,200 sign-ups and we are looking forward to giving these ISE attendees a taste of InfoComm membership that extends beyond the education and hospitality they received in Amsterdam to the delivery of a range of post-show benefits. Our industry is on the rise globally and nothing reflects that trend more succinctly than the continued growth of ISE and of our association’s membership internationally.”
Look out for more ISE highlights on next week’s newsletter