This year’s informative seminar programme included topics as varied as designing church sound systems, co-operation between universities and industry and even how a major contract was won but somehow it all went horribly wrong.
The seminar given by Alan March, of Shure Distribution UK, proved a big topic of discussion. His talk, entitled ‘The great TV spectrum sell-off’, outlined the latest developments in the worrying Ofcom sale of broadcast frequencies and, as a representative of the British Entertainment Industry Radio Group (BEIRG), he pointed out the huge problem facing the UK if the government sells off the current radio microphone frequencies.
Arthur Brine, of APB Sound, says: “At the ISCE seminars, there is always something new to learn that will be of value, not only in our every day work but in our professional standing in the wider world. The talks were not just theory – these were real issues being presented by real engineers operating daily in the real world. For me the day was stimulating and refreshing to absorb and discuss the kind of topics which make the engineering profession so exciting.”
Following the success of this year’s event, companies have already started booking up for ICSEx 2008 on 26 February 2008 and the organisers would welcome proposals for technical seminars from potential exhibitors and visitors alike.
Andy Scott, in charge of the event since it started in Birmingham in 2001 says: “ISCEx brings members together to exchange knowledge and to network in a relaxed environment. It is really satisfying to see how ISCEx has grown from a small regional show to one of the ‘must visit’ events in the sound industry’s calendar. My thanks to all who helped organise the event.”