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ISE 2023 sets new records for its first winter Barcelona event

The 2023 edition of the world’s leading AV and systems integration exhibition surpassed all expectations as it delivered record visitor numbers

Integrated Systems Events has announced 58,107 unique attendees from 155 countries for its first winter Fira event, alongside record-breaking occupation in the city’s hotels, bars and entertainment venues, and exhibitors reporting “unparalleled footfall” on booths across the largest ever ISE show floor.

Returning to its regular Jan/Feb slot after last year’s rescheduled Barcelona May event, ISE 2023 certainly delivered for the global AV and systems integration industry, with exhibitors enthusing to Installation about the quality and quantity of visitors, and ISE managing director Mike Blackman hailing an “exceptional show”. 
“It’s been an extraordinary week and it’s hugely gratifying for us to look back and realise we’ve delivered an exceptional show for our industry and the wonderful city of Barcelona,” he said. “We’ve had unprecedented visitor levels to the show, so much inspiring content and features on display, and ground-breaking visits from the King of Spain on Tuesday and the president of Catalonia on Thursday to add both a royal and a political seal of approval to the show. This week at ISE 2023 confirms that we can safely say the global AV and systems integration industry is back with an impressive bang!” 
The first day of the show set the tone for the week, with the highest number of opening day visitors ever for an ISE show, visiting a record 56,870sqm of floorspace over the show’s 6 halls and the Audio Demo Rooms, where iconic French pioneer of electronic music Jean-Michel Jarre unveiled his latest album. The trend continued for the rest of the week with a final total of 58,107 attendees to ISE, making 133,606 visits to the show floor.
ISE returns to Barcelona on Tuesday 30 January – Friday 2 February 2024. Look out for our show report in the next couple of weeks.