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Conference programme reflects ISE attendance trends

ISE 2020 features no fewer than 14 conferences, featuring expert speakers and presenters across a wide range of vertical markets

ISE 2020’s biggest-ever conference programme is produced by ISE, its co-owning associations AVIXA and CEDIA, and selected media partners. The diversity of subjects covered reflects the increasing proportion of AV end-users among ISE’s attendees. 

Two conferences returning in 2020 following a successful launch at ISE 2019 are the Digital Cinema Summit ISE (DCS) on the afternoon of Wednesday 12 February, and the Hospitality Tech Summit ISE by HTNG (HTS) on Thursday 13 February. Both conferences are taking place at the Hotel Okura.

Chaired by Nick Dager, Editor and Publisher of Digital Cinema Report, DCS takes as its theme ‘The Changing Cineplex’. It will explore how new digital cinema technology, as well as changes in the content landscape, are driving the evolution of the cinema exhibition industry. 

Following a market overview keynote, a panel on ‘Cinema Advertising and Event Cinema’ will look at the opportunities that new technology is giving movie theatres to develop new revenues streams including gaming and Esports as well as advertising and event cinema.  Later in the afternoon, another panel will discuss ‘Are Movies Still the Focus of the Cinexplex?’ With cineplexes offering online games in the lobby, plus restaurants, bowling alleys even karaoke bars, what role, if any, do serious feature films play in the mix?

Presented by hospitality industry group HTNG and AVIXA, HTS will explore how evolving technologies can benefit the hospitality industry by streamlining the guest experience, helping to develop new revenue streams, or reducing costs. The panel session ‘Are Panels Prepared to Play’ will discuss how hotels can adapt their business models to new guest room entertainment strategies, while other sessions will look at the management of guest identity – one of the keys to a frictionless customer journey – and reinventing the check-in process. The keynote, by futurist (and XR Summit chair) Amelia Kallman, will discuss ‘XR and the Future of Hospitality’.

Also on the agenda are an update on trends in AV, a presentation of HTNG-AVIXA research on AV and IP convergence, and sessions on experiential audio and creating a more connected, smoother travel experience.

The full ISE 2020 conference programme is as follows:

Monday 10 February

Smart Building Conference: 08:45 – 17:30, Hotel Okura
CEDIA Cybersecurity Workshop: 09:00 – 16:00, Hotel Okura
AudioForum: 09:30 – 16:30, RAI, Room G103

Tuesday 11 February

Smart Workforce Track: 08:45 – 13:00, Hotel Okura
AVIXA Higher Education AV Conference: 13:00 – 17:00, RAI, Room E102
Control Rooms Summit ISE: 09:00 – 16:30, Hotel Okura
XR Summit ISE: 14:00 – 18:30, Hotel Okura

Wednesday 12 February

Digital Signage Summit ISE: 08:45 – 13:15, Hotel Okura
AVIXA Enterprise AV Conference: 13:00 – 17:00, RAI, Room E102
Digital Cinema Summit ISE: 14:00 – 18:30, Hotel Okura

Thursday 13 February

CEDIA Design & Build Conference: 09:00 – 17:30, Hotel Okura
Hospitality Tech Summit ISE by HTNG: 09:30 – 17:30, Hotel Okura
AGORA: 09:30 – 18:30, RAI, Room E102

Friday 14 February

attractionsTECH by blooloop: 09:00 – 13:00, Hotel Okura
Bose is Audio Partner for all Okura conferences, and NEC is Display Partner for Control Rooms Summit, Digital Signage Summit and Digital Cinema Summit.