With more than 700 exhibitors committed to take part in ISE 2022 at its new home in the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía, ISE 2022 is set to provide the ideal destination for world-class brands to showcase the latest technologies in pro AV. Exhibitors include brands such as Barco, Crestron, KNX, Kramer, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony to name but a few. The show floor has been redesigned for 2022 and will also feature a brand-new Discovery Zone, highlighting 40 new companies exhibiting for the first time.
“With all elements of the residential and commercial AV industry under one roof, ISE provides a fantastic opportunity for visitors to experience the solutions that can create truly immersive experiences transform the customer journey, enable hybrid working, and deliver memorable events,” enthused Mike Blackman, managing director Integrated Systems Events. “We are working hard to ensure the trip to Barcelona will be very worthwhile, and we can’t wait to reconnect with everyone again.”
As well as six tech zones set over five spacious halls (see below), and an extensive conference and content programme, AV Career Day returns to ISE 2022, this year taking place on Thursday February 2. Supported by AVIXA, CEDIA and ISE, this initiative is designed to showcase career opportunities throughout the AV industry and ensure that the next generation of AV professionals has the skills to meet the challenges of the future. A select group of technology students from universities and technical colleges across Europe will enjoy a hosted visit.
ISE is working closely with the city of Barcelona, the Catalan government, and Spanish authorities to make ISE 2022 the huge, safe, success it is expected to be. New social events and features designed to showcase ISE’s new home in Barcelona are being planned, with details revealed soon.
“We’re excited to gather the AV community together at ISE’s new home in Barcelona, a vibrant city known for its creativity and innovation,” said Sarah Joyce, chief global officer, AVIXA. “There will be many education opportunities for attendees to explore, including our CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) half-day workshops in multiple languages, along with member events such as the German CTS breakfast, Italian members’ breakfast, and AVIXA Women’s Council and AVIXA Diversity Council events. The AV Experience Zone returns with a two-day conference presented in Spanish that will explore AV in the retail, hospitality, and corporate markets. We can’t wait to see everyone at the show in 2022!”
Giles Sutton, interim co-CEO at CEDIA commented: “Along with the whole professional home integration community, CEDIA is very much looking forward to ISE 2022 in Barcelona. The event next year marks the beginning of a new and exciting era for our industry as we look beyond the challenges of the past eighteen months to a brighter future for us all. CEDIA will be running an extensive professional development programme at the show, providing a wide range of opportunities for attendees to learn new skills, grow their knowledge and build a vibrant, fulfilling career path in the industry. We can’t wait to re-connect with visitors from across the world at the Fira Gran Via in February 2022.”
Taking advantage of the large, modern venue at the Gran Via, ISE’s new home provides ample space for a new approach to the show floor. Six Technology Zones, set out over five spacious halls, group together exhibitors in the major technology areas, making it simpler for delegates to plan their visit and find and compare the wide variety of solutions they need for their integration projects.
Multi-Technology Zone (Halls 3 & 5)
A must for any visitor to ISE, this Zone features the major brands in the AV industry offering solutions that deliver benefits for many vertical markets. From Barco, Biamp and Crestron to LG, Samsung, Sennheiser, Shure and Televic Conference, this area offers a wealth of interesting booths to explore. Chris Merrick, senior director, global marketing at Shure comments: “ISE 2022 is a key exhibition in the global calendar for Shure. We are really looking forward to ISE in Barcelona this coming February as a platform to showcase our latest innovations. It is an essential event to meet up with our customers, channel and industry partners and of course to make new connections.”
This hall will once again play host to the eye-catching VIOSO Projection Dome – an installation showcasing VIOSO’s fascinating software solutions for multi projector / multi display setups.
Audio Zone (Hall 7)
ISE’s Audio Zone is firmly established as the key destination to hear about the latest audio innovations for both permanent installation and live events. Solutions on display will include signal processing and transport, immersive spatial audio and the cutting edge of loudspeaker design. Over 140 exhibitors are booked into this zone and include Adam Hall, Audac, Bose Professional, d&b audiotechnik, Equipson, L-Acoustics, Martin Audio, Meyer Sound, Renkus Heinz and more.
Tom Van de Sande, CEO of AUDAC, said the company is looking forward to the return of in-person events at ISE in Barcelona: “As a family business, that personal touch is one of our greatest strengths and nothing beats catching up with each other over a cup of coffee or even a Belgian beer. In addition, the first full-scale edition of ISE is in Barcelona, so it is extra exciting to see the effect of the move to FIRA. ISE has helped us grow from a small start-up manufacturer into a leading player in the AV industry. It gave us access to clients & users that otherwise may have never heard from us. And by impressing the attendees we were able to further establish our brand while expanding our distributor network.”
ISE Sound Xperience
In addition to the Audio Zone, ISE 2022 will feature the ISE Sound Xperience in partnership with the Eventos Filmax Cinema Gran Vía complex. The location is just a few metres away from the Gran Via and is a dedicated cinema complex of twelve uniquely configured listening rooms to showcase audio with depth, accuracy and pin-point clarity.
Digital Signage & DooH (Hall 6)
Every year, the displays in this hall seem bigger, brighter and more impressive than ever. Showcasing how state-of-the-art digital signage is used extensively for impactful messaging, advertising and information delivery, this hall highlights display manufacturers as well as media players and software providers. NEW for 2022 is an additional open-air display area, next to Hall 6, where visitors will be able to see and hear solutions in an outdoor setting. Major brands see the opportunity of exhibiting at ISE as a key date in their calendars. Make sure you visit Hall 6 to see the latest from brands including Absen, Alfalite, Brightsign, Daktronics, Grassfish, Nexmosphere, RGBLink, Syscomtec, Unilumin and many more.
Lighting & Staging (Hall 7)
Featuring a special Lighting Demo Zone, this will showcase lighting and lighting control, rigging and staging equipment, motion tracking, video mapping, holography and much more besides. It will be full of solutions for small temporary venues right up to major stadium concerts. Exhibitors include Area 4, Clay Paky, CLF Lighting, Elation Professional, Movecat GmbH and MA Lighting. This zone will also feature a special networking space with a stage, where innovative solutions will be highlighted and talks, presentations and meet-ups will take place.
Residential & Smart Building (Hall 2)
ISE has long been a leading voice in residential solutions and home automation, with the backing of CEDIA (co-owner of ISE with AVIXA); and also as a prominent player in smart building, thanks to our long-running Smart Building Conference. The combined Residential & Smart Building Zone is the strongest-ever offering in this fast-moving area of AV technology and features over 80 exhibitors at the cutting edge. Presenting show partner, KNX, will be showcasing its member companies here and taking part in the Smart Building Conference. Browse the booths from Artcoustic, Bang & Olufsen, Basalte, Bowers & Wilkins, Control 4 (SnapOne), Gira, Krix, Jung, Monitor Audio, Stealth Acoustics, Storm Audio, Z-Wave Alliance and many more.
Unified Communications & Education Technology (Hall 2)
With more than 110 exhibitors within this zone, delegates will find solutions to equip multi-site businesses, boardrooms, and offices as well as educational institutions, private tutors and professional development specialists. Exhibitors here will be showcasing technologies for hybrid working and connecting remote locations. Alongside global brands such as Cisco, Google, HP, Intel, Microsoft and first-time ISE exhibitor, Zoom, there will also be plenty to see from exhibitors including Jabra, Logitech, Avocor, AVI-SPL, Clevertouch, Lenovo among others.
Conference and Content Programme
Renowned as a destination for inspiring content, ISE 2022 will provide plenty of opportunities for professional development through its five-day, multi-language content programme. Combining a mix of paid-for and free sessions, the 2022 thought-leadership programme covers a wide variety of industry topics. Starting on Monday with two, full-day conferences, the programme will take place on dedicated stages within Hall 5. The Forum, a free-to-access feature commencing with daily keynote sessions, will be hosted by futurist Amelia Kallman. There will also be Spanish content in the AV Experience Zone, produced with AVIXA, while the Catalan Pavilion, in association with ACCIO, promises a great experience for visitors from the local region.
Featuring expert speakers, presentations and panel discussions, the ISE Conference programme comprises:
Digital Signage Summit: Monday 31 January | 10:30-18:30 CET
Chaired and c-produced by Florian Rotberg, Managing Director of invidis consulting, the Digital Signage Summit ISE explores the business, technology and strategy of the Digital Signage and DooH (Digital-out-of-Home) marketplace.
Smart Building Conference: Monday 31 January | 10:30-18:30 CET
This year’s Smart Building Conference covers the topic: Smart, Safe, Sustainable Building Technologies and is chaired by the very experienced Bob Snyder, editor in chief of Channel Media. This full-day conference looks at how smart buildings are being built and used, with expert case studies and presentations from the industry’s pre-eminent educators and consultants.
Control Rooms Summit: Tuesday 1 February | 10:30-14:30 CET
The Control Rooms Summit, chaired by Peter Prater, founder and chair of the ICCA International Critical Control Rooms Alliance, covers business and technology strategies for control rooms across a wide range of vertical markets, including utilities, transportation, government and public services.
Smart Workplace Summit: Tuesday 1 February | 15:00-19:00 CET
The Smart Workplace Summit is unique in bringing together the three worlds that collide to make the smart workplace: the digital workplace of the IT industry which improves the employee experience; the encompassing workplace of facility managers which controls much of the office environment; and the workplace experiences that the AV industry has brought to meeting rooms, lobbies, and open spaces.
Digital Learning Summit: Wednesday 2 February | 15:00-19:00 CET
The massive boost in uptake that resulted from the pandemic has put digital learning into the spotlight like never before. Hosted by Gill Ferrell, Program Director at IMS Global Learning Consortium, the Digital Learning Summit looks at the strategies, learning models and trends that are driving the deployment of digital learning technologies in universities, schools, corporate bodies and training facilities.
Live Events Summit: Thursday 3 February | 15:00-19:00
During the pandemic, many producers of live events explored opportunities online. As large-scale events come onstream again, which of these innovations remain the most relevant? The Live Events Summit, chaired by Stew Hume, editor of TPi, presents expert insight and analysis into what’s driving change in the live events space.
Superyacht Technology Summit: Friday 4 February | 10:30-14:30 CET
Presented by Superyacht Technology and chaired by its publisher Jack Robinson, this-half day Summit and VIP Experience features summit-style constructive conversations, knowledge sharing and workshops, plus a VIP guided tour of ISE and a lavish networking dinner at one of the top Barcelona eateries. Internationally recognised speakers and some of the world’s best blue-chip tech companies will bring exciting Tech Talks.
ISE 2022 will take place at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía on 1-4 February 2022. The ISE Conference programme runs from Monday 31 January through to Friday 4 February. Register here for tickets.