The 2019 edition of Integrated Systems Europe is set to be the largest in the show’s history, with more exhibitors, more floor space, more visitors and more events than ever before.
ISE 2019 takes place at the RAI Amsterdam from Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 February 2019, preceded by conferences and the Opening Address on Monday 4 February. The five days are expected to attract over 80,000 registered attendees and 1,300 exhibitors. In response to the increasing demand for exhibition space, there will once again be 15 halls on the floor plan; in addition, Hall 5 will be extended, increasing its size by a third.
To help attendees to locate the products, services and companies of greatest interest to them, there will be six Technology Zones on the show floor: Audio and Live Events, Digital Signage & DooH, Education Technology, Residential Solutions, Smart Buildings, Unified Communications.
For the first time, ISE will be extending its reach beyond the RAI throughout the show with the ‘ISE at the Okura’ programme. The nearby 5-star Hotel Okura will showcase an exciting mix of conferences, networking events and the Innovation Zone exhibition area. The programme will begin at 11:00 on each of the four days of ISE 2019 and run until 19:00 (16:00 on Friday), giving attendees the opportunity to continue their show day after the main exhibits have closed. Free shuttle buses will operate between the RAI and the Okura throughout each day.
A free ‘happy hour’ Networking Reception will take place at the Okura from 18:00 to 19:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and a free Networking Lunch will be held between 12:00 and 13:00 on Friday.
The conference and education programme at ISE 2019 is being presented with the tagline ‘Learn, Discover, Be Inspired’. The Okura is a key location for this initiative, playing host to five conferences over four days.
The XR Summit will explore the latest B2B technologies, solutions and business opportunities around Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality.
Digital Signage Summit ISE will give unparalleled insights into trends and strategies of the digital signage industry’s brightest, most talked about and controversial minds.
The new half-day Digital Cinema Summit will explore how digital technology is revolutionising how we produce, distribute and experience films.
Another new addition for 2019, the full-day HTNG Insight Summit ISE will discuss current issues and cutting-edge research findings from the world of hotel and hospitality technology. It is organised by ISE and trade association Hospitality Technology Next Generation.
At the RAI, the Smart Building Conference, returning for its ninth edition, will take the theme ‘Making Buildings Smart, Making Smart Buildings’ – exploring the twin themes of retrofitting smart technology into existing buildings, and creating the most sophisticated and intelligent new buildings. Taking place on the Monday, it will be followed by the ISE Opening Address.
Organised by Italian media brand Connessioni, Audio Forum will once again bring together the pro audio and installation business communities, with a focus on integrated technologies and workflows.
ISE co-owner AVIXA will host two half-day ‘What’s Next’ conferences, looking at AV integrated experiences in higher education and enterprise environments. The education conference, on the Tuesday afternoon, will explore innovative ideas and best-case examples in the design of learning and collaboration spaces. It is jointly organised by AVIXA, SCHOMS and EUNIS.
AVIXA’s enterprise conference, on the Wednesday afternoon, is once again produced in partnership with the AV User Group. It will explore how focusing on the customer experience can create real value in organisations.
The association will also be hosting Flash Tracks throughout ISE 2019 – free 20-minute education sessions, designed for AV professionals of all experience levels, focusing on hot industry topics.
CEDIA, ISE’s other owner, will present a full professional development programme across the four days of ISE 2019. Delegates wishing to attend multiple sessions may consider purchasing an All Access Pass, which will enable them to attend as many sessions as they wish.
On its stand, the Association will be hosting CEDIA Talks – 20-minute sessions in which some of the custom installation industry’s best minds will offer insights into emerging trends and new technologies.
An innovation for 2019 is the Main Stage, located in Hall 8, which will be a specially designed theatre and presentation space. It will present free sessions produced by ISE, CEDIA, AVIXA and AV Magazine as well as hosting a number of special events.
Returning to ISE for 2019 will be the Closing Keynote. Taking place on the Friday morning, it promises to inform, educate and entertain. The identity of the speaker will be revealed in a few weeks’ time.
Visitors to the RAI Amsterdam now have an additional choice of transport to and from the venue. The newly opened metro line 52 can convey passengers between the RAI and Centraal station in just eight minutes. Trains run every six minutes for much of the day. stopping at. Europaplein station, which is just a few metres from the front of the RAI.
Travel and accommodation booking are now open, with exclusive discounts available from ISE’s partners. RAI Hotelservices is ISE’s official accommodation agent; they can help you find the ideal place to stay to meet your needs – and by booking directly through them you can enjoy the best prices. You can email [email protected] or go to the ISE portal on the RAI website (https://book.raihotelservices.com/EventPortal/Information/ISE19/WELCOME.aspx).
Other exciting initiatives will be added to the programme over the coming weeks. Attendees and exhibitors can look forward to updates in ISE’s RISE newsletters, as well as RISE magazine, which will be published in December.
Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events, said: “We’re delighted to offer such a full programme at ISE 2019. We have a packed schedule, from the Monday before the exhibition opens to when we close our doors on the Friday afternoon. We’re looking forward to opening the doors to the home of systems integration and giving attendees their best ISE experience yet.”
Registration for ISE opens on 1 October at www.iseurope.org.