Applying the finishing touches: ISE prepares to launch its biggest show to date15 January 2007
With less than one month to go, all four of the show’s allocated Halls at the Amsterdam RAI are now full, with over 350 exhibitors taking part, and the organisers report that an unprecedented number of visitor registrations has already been made. With backing from the three trade associations CEDIA, InfoComm International and NSCA, ISE aims to offer a total, all round visitor experience including a range of new features, displays and innovations.
Mike Blackman, managing director for ISE (pictured), commenting on this unprecedented level of interest, says: “ISE just seems to grow stronger each year, with more suppliers and manufacturers of AV-related products and services keen to be part of this exciting event. With such a high quality and diversity of new and existing exhibitors to this show, I anticipate that visitor records again will be broken.”
Visitors will see a number of new initiatives at the show, as Blackman explains: “We have created a number of new show features this year including a Multi-Media Conferencing Pavilion where visitors can learn about the evolving technologies in video, audio and data/web conferencing solutions. We also have exhibitor-led workshops and a Networking Lounge for European distributors to meet and network with resellers. Our aim is to ensure that visitors who come to ISE have an enjoyable experience where they can do business, network with suppliers, dealers and peers, and catch up on the latest industry developments in a purposeful environment.”
This year also sees the return of the established, highly popular show pavilions, including the InfoComm International large venue and digital cinema display area which will demonstrate how large visual displays work in combination with HD technologies and special projection facilities.
Also present will be the CEDIA Home Theatre, offering the ultimate experience in custom built home theatre design and solutions, and back by popular demand is the Residential Solutions Area offering visitors a ‘hands on’ chance to experience home theatre technology and residential control systems. Digital Signage will be also be a prominent aspect of the show.
Spaces are rapidly filling up in many of the major hotels and the organisers of ISE 07 urge all international visitors plan their travel and accommodation requirements as soon as possible. All exhibition and conference delegates can register online and secure travel arrangements for ISE 2007 by visiting the website: