At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2022, May 10-13, at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía, AVIXA will present a robust, multi-language education and networking program for AV professionals to enhance their careers and business connections. The week will feature the AV Experience Zone event, many council gatherings, Certified Technology Specialist preparation and test-taking, and much more.
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“AVIXA is excited to reunite with the AV community again at ISE 2022 after what has been a long time for so many people to be able to travel and connect at a show,” said Sarah Joyce, Chief Global Officer, AVIXA. “The importance of connecting in person at a show — being able to participate in education, conferences and networking — is vital to AVIXA’s mission to be a catalyst for growth for the AV profession. We cannot wait to be in Barcelona in a few short weeks celebrating ISE all together.”
Thought Leadership and Education Program
AVIXA will present the second edition of the AV Experience Zone. This highly engaging daily event presented in Spanish will explore the latest pro AV solutions and trends in the corporate, education, hospitality and retail markets. In addition, there will be market-focused guided tours of the exhibit hall.
For AV professionals studying for their Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) exam, AVIXA will have a CTS Walk-in Center available where they can meet with experts and trainers for help with preparation (in English, German and Spanish). CTS testing is also available during the week of the show at the Pearson VUE testing center, located about five miles from the Fira Barcelona Gran Via. Exams are available in English, German and Spanish.
AVIXA will also host an Executive Peer-to-Peer event for Global Partner Program members, which facilitates strategic planning and business growth for AV companies. The event will showcase insight from AVIXA’s latest market research and feature guest speakers who will discuss smart workplaces as an industry disrupter and the evolution of smart buildings and pro AV.
Councils Unite the Industry
The AVIXA Women’s Council will host several events at ISE 2022. On Wednesday, May 11, the council will host a Shared Experiences Panel with inspirational individuals who will discuss their journey into the AV industry, challenges they have faced, and how the AV industry tackles gender imbalance. The panel will feature Michaela Hirsch of Peerless AV, Greg Jeffreys of Visual Displays, Malle Kaas from Women in Live Music, Diana Quintero of Bose, and Co-Chair of the AVIXA Women’s Council, Anna Shahin from Audiologic, and Rob Smith from Shure.
In addition, the AVIXA Women’s Council Italian group will also gather on May 11 for the first time in person for an in-language panel to discuss their professional experiences and the importance of women’s empowerment in the pro AV industry. The AVIXA Women’s Council DACH group will unite on Thursday, May 12 for its first in-person meeting to network in the German language.
The AVIXA Diversity Council will present the panel “Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Intersectionality for Business” on Thursday, May 12, featuring Joe Way from the University of Southern California, Lara Paemen from the International Facility Management Association, Kevin McLoughlin of Sky UK, Rachel Hunt of Unicol, Girish Narayanan from Granteq, and Susana Alvarez of Newtech Solutions.
AV Career Day, taking place on Wednesday, May 11, will bring together students from Spain and beyond for a full day of AV exploration, including panel sessions with industry experts and show floor tours.