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Ten things not to miss at ISE 2019

With plenty going on at ISE, aside from the show itself, here’s a few things to make a note of

Smart Building Conference

Taking place on the day before the show opens, the Smart Building Conference is a one-day event that explores the latest technologies, business strategies, market research and workflow case studies through presentations from smart building experts. This year‘s conference will show how we can make existing buildings smart and how professionals can make the latest generation of smart buildings. The theme, ‘Making Buildings Smart, Making Smart Buildings’, examines how all stakeholders can work together to use technology to make buildings smarter and better for everyone.


AudioForum will investigate the concept of sound environments and settings. It will explore the relationship between quality sound propagation, architectural and environmental acoustics, the listening experience, acoustic wellbeing and related psychological implications. The conference will appeal to professionals with technical training as well as those from the world of architectural and environmental design. It will also interest those who manage environments and spaces within hotels, schools and universities, public buildings, sports arenas and cultural centres. AudioForum is produced ISE media partner Connessioni, in collaboration with the Audio Engineering Society.

ISE Tech Tours

On each day of ISE, specially curated tours reveal the details behind AV and integration projects located in and around Amsterdam, including why, how and where technology is used and the core design principles involved. Destinations for the tours include: This is Holland, Sir Adam Hotel and THE BUTCHER Social Club. The first tour is between 1-6pm on Monday, 4 February, taking VIPs to these three destinations in North Amsterdam, opposite Central Station.‎ On Wednesday, 6 February at 10-2pm, the Tech Tour visits the ‘Anatomical Theatre of Wonder’, where Tinker Imagineers take visitors back six centuries of science in just six minutes at the updated Theatrum Anatomicum at Rijksmuseumboerhaave in the city of Leiden.

Projection mapping on the nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel

ISE and the RAI Amsterdam are combining to produce an exciting projection mapping display on the façade of the new nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel, adjacent to the exhibition and conference centre. Specially created content will be projected onto the nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel from 5-8pm each day throughout the week of the ISE show. The projection mapping showcase will be delivered by ISE 2019 Technology Partner and media server and digital display specialist Green Hippo, working alongside hire and production experts LANG, a long-term ISE Platinum Sponsor and Technology Partner. ISE Technology Partner Panasonic is supplying the projectors.

Opening Address

Master projection designer Bart Kresa will present the Opening Address on the day before ISE 2019 opens its doors. Kresa has over 20 years of industry experience and the BARTKRESA studio has won numerous event and themed entertainment awards. His primary mission is to craft unparalleled projection experiences around the world through light, story, and design. His company, with design teams in Japan, Poland, and the US, caters to an array of visual styles for a wide variety of architectural spaces, amusement parks, sporting events, or musical festivals.


The XR Summit ISE is a half-day B2B strategy conference focused on VR, AR and MR. The latest technologies and solutions for vertical market sectors will be explored through a mixed programme of keynotes, presentations and panels. XR Summit ISE will take place on Tuesday, 5 February in the Hotel Okura, and will explore the latest in VR, AR and MR technologies, business strategies, and solutions and how they are impacting and empowering the AV business.

Digital Signage Summit

Taking place on 6 February at the Hotel Okura, Digital Signage Summit ISE will explore how digital signage and retail technologies can enable retailers, brands and corporate customers to offer engaging digital experiences. The summit will also provide insights into sensor technologies, IoT and digital storytelling highlighting through analysis, strategies and best practice. The event will look at how customers are increasingly demanding rich and engaging experiences. DSS ISE showcases experts and customers delivering market insights and presenting best practice. This is a must-attend event for integrators, solution providers and end-users.


AGORA is a new event, focussing on sporting venue technology, the latest developments in the industry and future projects. It will explore the benefits of the latest technology, trends and techniques – analysing the impact that technology has and will have at modern stadiums and sporting venues around the globe. Through panel discussions, case studies and expert keynote speakers, AGORA will provide insight that will help to increase knowledge and performance for stadium and sporting venue projects in the future.

attractionsTECH BY blooloop

This is a half-day conference focused on the technology transforming visitor attractions. It includes insights from leading operators about where they see the future, and case studies from the tech companies at the forefront of innovation. The summit will explore how state-of-the-art technology is enabling theme parks, museums, water parks, zoos and cultural and heritage attractions to develop increasingly sophisticated and immersive experiences. VR, AR and MR are creating richer guest experiences and helping to turn attractions into destinations themselves. attractionsTECH will be held at the Hotel Okura.

Closing Keynote

Visual artist and creative director Tupac Martir will give the Closing Keynote at ISE 2019. Martir is the founder of Satore Studio, a London-based multidisciplinary design and creative production group with clients as wide-ranging as BMW, Ralph Lauren, Elton John, Beyoncé and the British Museum. In his presentation he will explain and demonstrate how the Satore Studio team uses technology to create unforgettable live events. In a first for ISE, the Closing Keynote will feature live language interpretation available free to attendees. The Closing Keynote will take place in the Forum at the RAI Amsterdam at 12pm on Friday 8 February.