Integrated Systems Europe Reports Record Attendance for ISE 2016
The first four-day Integrated Systems Europe exhibition came to a close on 12 February with a final count of 65,686 registered attendees, the organisation reports. This represents a 6,338 (10.7%) increase on the 2015 edition.
“The volume of attendee traffic and its spread over the four days confirms our belief that the extra day was necessary and that it adds value for visitors and exhibitors,” said Integrated Systems Events Managing Director, Mike Blackman. “I’m delighted to say that the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and I would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed.”
With 1,103 of the world’s leading AV manufacturers and service companies filling the RAI’s exhibitions halls, visitors had a unique opportunity to view the latest products and technologies. Members of the press from 40 different countries reported on the hundreds of product launches and updates announced at the show. ISE 2016 also saw the first four-day ISE Daily newspaper and the launch of ISEshow.TV.
ISE´s co-owners, CEDIA and InfoComm International, both reported their huge satisfaction with ISE 2016 and with the high levels of interest from attendees in their onsite educational programmes. These sessions attracted record attendance numbers.
David Labuskes, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International, said: “Yet again I can say how proud we are to be associated with ISE and the unique position it holds today.” He continued: “Our InfoComm Conferences, MasterClasses and FlashTrack education sessions drew excellent delegate numbers and offered ISE attendees an opportunity to experience a little of what InfoComm International can offer.”
CEDIA CEO, Vincent Bruno, was equally upbeat about ISE 2016 and with the contributions his trade association made to its success. “This year’s exhibition confirmed ISE’s importance for manufacturers and integrators for the home. It is simply a ‘must attend' event,” he said. “We were delighted with the response to our training sessions and to the 15 presentations we contributed in the Residential Solutions Theatre. Plus, we’ve had many companies sign up for CEDIA membership.”
Looking ahead to 2017, ISE organiszers say that exhibitor and stand re-bookings for next year’s show are at 47,131 square metres of sold space. This represents 102% of the total space sold for the 2016 edition and 95% of the total space available for 2017. The addition of a new hall in 2017 will coincide with a new hall numbering system, which will be introduced into the RAI.
The next Integrated Systems Europe will take place from 7-10 February 2017.