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Heading to ISE? Here's our top picks of 'must attend' events you won't want to miss

With just a few weeks to go until ISE 2018 in Amsterdam (February 6-9, RAI) kicks off, AVTE offers an overview of some of the must attend events for end users
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The countdown is on! With just a few weeks to go until ISE 2018 in Amsterdam (February 6-9, RAI) kicks off, AVTE offers an overview of some of the must attend events for end users attending the show 

With more than 1,200 exhibitors, 15 halls, 55,000 square metres of floor space to cover (wear comfy shoes) its difficult to know where to turn when wandering around the RAI in Amsterdam.

With every every manufacturer stand vying for your attention as well as countless tours, conferences and press conferences taking place throughout – planning your day to ensure your time away from the office is well spent, is essential.

Seasoned ISE regulars will know this all too well and are likely to have filled their diaries (for during and post show) weeks or even months ago.

For those still on the fence about attending, or heading there still with an open mind, we've created a list of useful and educational events which may provide useful to you and your company when it comes to justifying your visit to your boss on your return. 

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Monday, February 5th (for those arriving early)

SMART BUILDING CONFERENCE

TIME: 08:30 - tbc
LOCATION:
Forum & E102 (RAI)

Smart Building Conference (SBC) is the must-attend summit for professionals working in smart homes, smart offices, smart buildings and smart cities.

Taking place on the day before Integrated Systems Europe 2018 opens its doors, SBC is a one-day, twin track event that explores the latest technologies, business strategies, market research and workflow case studies through presentations from the world’s leading smart building experts and thought leaders.

The 2017 edition of SBC attracted over 400 delegates from both the commercial and residential smart home/building sectors. For 2018 the conference will also explore how smart technologies and business strategies are influencing the development of cities and urban planning.

The closing panel session will feature Carlo Ratti, the leading architect, engineer, inventor, professor and director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ratti will also present the ISE 2018 Opening Address which will follow the completion of SBC 2018.

For more information please visit:http://www.smartbuildingconference.com/

AUDIO FORUM AT ISE

TIME: 10:00 -tbc
LOCATION:
L103/104

The Audio Forum conference takes place at the RAI Amsterdam on 5 February, the day before ISE 2018 opens. Audio Forum at ISE is a unique summit that brings together the pro audio and installation business communities to focus on integrated technologies and workflows.

The annual Audio Forum at ISE will explore one of the professional audio industry’s most compelling topic areas – Digital Protocols and Audio over IP. It’s a subject that will prove as compelling and relevant to systems integrators as it will be to audio professionals. Sessions will explore: the history and evolution of digital networking; use of digital audio protocols in live events; case studies of AoIP systems; AV networking in a variety of real world scenarios and the AES 67 and 70 standards. The Audio Forum encourages open debate and discussion amongst presenters and attendees and welcomes input into the programme.

The conference will focus on the following they core subject areas:

  • Digital Audio Transport
  • Audio Design with Audio over IP
  • Digital Audio Protocols

For more details on Audio Forum at ISE visit:http://audioforum.connessioni.biz/

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TIDE 

TIME: 11:00 – 17:30
LOCATION:
Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Design and creativity are an essential part of the AV industry, however design thinking is not just a tool for designers. It’s a way to approach and solve problems by understanding human needs and creating solutions that meet them.

What approach do you take to design? How can the principles of design thinking drive your business and bring you closer to your customers?

Attend TIDE to contextualize the technology that you will be seeing at the ISE trade show. Together with other creative and business professionals in the AV industry, go on a journey to learn how your business can harness the power of design thinking to develop a competitive edge. Explore the way design impacts every aspect of our business and hear from some of the most innovative minds about how they approach design. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Uncover Key Insights:
Discover new ideas for driving business and creative growth.

Contextualize Technology:
Before walking out onto the ISE tradeshow floor, reset with a day spent contextualizing AV technology in terms of solutions and end results.

Networking:
Meet like-minded professionals interested in exploring new ideas to drive business growth, in a comfortable and intimate environment conducive to making new connection.

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Tuesday, February 6th

XR SUMMIT

TIME: DAILY FROM 10:00 - tbc

LOCATION: E102

Become immersed in a range of cross reality (XR) technologies at three locations.

The development of XR – Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality – experiences and products represents a fast developing sector for AV professionals.

The industries being impacted by the development of XR solutions represent some of the most important vertical markets that the AV market currently serves, such as, Entertainment, Education, Training, Events, Digital Signage, Medical, Construction, Military, Real Estate and Conferencing.This year’s exhibition will feature a range of new exhibition and conference features dedicated to showcasing the latest in Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality products and solutions for those working in the AV ‘channel’ and end-customers.

ISE 2018 will provide an ideal opportunity for companies and individuals looking to expand their knowledge and customer base in a dynamic, technology-led market.

For more information visit:http://xr-summit.org

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Name: SMART BUILDING GUIDED TOURS

Location: Check ISE website

Time: Tuesday 6 Feb, 14.00-16.00 / Friday 9 Feb, 10.00-12.00

Take the opportunity to participate in a walking tour across ISE 2018 to view the latest developments in smart home, smart office and smart building. Led by industry expert, Bob Snyder, Content Chairman of the Smart Building Conference, this two-hour tour highlights some of the most important smart technologies and solutions being showcased at ISE 2018. Leading exhibitors are taking part in the tours.

The Guided Tours are free-of-charge, but registration is required, as both Tours are limited to 25 participants.

Smart Building Conference attendees get a preferred place on one of the tours if they sign up before Jan 8th. After Jan 8th registration is open to all, on a first-come, first served basis.

Please note that signing up does not guarantee participation. You will receive an email confirmation if it was possible to add you to the tour.

You can register here for the tours here: http://bit.ly/ise-guided-tours

Unified Communications Theatre (RAI)

Time: 10-30-18:00 (DAILY)

Taking place over the three days, each day consists of upto 14 presentations, each designed to help educate end users on the benefits that AV technologies can provide their business. Subjects over the week include: the ease of adding Skype for Business to your meeting room, improving productivity, making UC solutions work for you. 

With so many to cover, please visit:www.iseurope.org/unified-communications-theatre.

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Wednesday, February 7th

DIGITAL SIGNAGE SUMMIT 

TIME: 10:-00-TBC (HALF DAY EVENT)

LOCATION: E102

ISE 2018 is the world’s leading digital signage exhibition bringing together industry leaders, new market entries and future entrepreneurs. The digital signage industry has experienced one of its most eventful years. Disruption has unleashed seismic changes in the value chain.

The 2018 ISE Digital Signage Summit will focus on the shift in the digital signage value chain as well as changing demand. Key questions include: What is the future role of systems integrator, software supplier, display vendors and other eco systems partners? DSS ISE gives you unparalleled insights into trends and strategies of the industries brightest, most talked about and controversial minds. The conference will debate the rising influence and disruption of new market entrants.

The main discussion topics at DSS ISE will be:

Connecting: Systems Integrators: Consolidating the Market.

A view across the pond: how Stratacache and Diversified are changing the market and what effects this has on the EMEA markets

Content: Software : Commodity vs Specialist: Are Adobe and Google taking over the market? How are established digital signage software players needing to adapt to the changes of an increasingly commoditisedmarket

Computing: the future of media playesr: Built-in SoC-media players are in the market for more than five years. But they haven’t really moved the needle. What to expect from the likes of Samsung and LG, which role have PC-based platforms and what are alternatives?

Content / Complementing: Beyond pure technology how added services like content, scent and sound can complement digital signage as part of the 360° customer experience

For more information please visit: https://digitalsignagesummit.org/

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THE AV TECHNOLOGY EUROPE AWARDS 

TIME:18:30-11:00

LOCATION:Café-restaurant Dauphine

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Fancy an evening eating, drinking, networking and celebrating the achievement of likeminded members of the end user AV community? Making its debut during ISE, the AV Technology Europe Awards provides a perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy yourself after a long day at ISE.

The Awards, will take place at the Café-restaurant Dauphine (Prins Bernhardplein 175 1097 BL Amsterdam) – just a seven minute taxi ride from the RAI, or a 20 minute walk. Entries for the Awards are now closed. Those shortlisted have been announced and the judging process is taking place now.

The agenda 

6:30pm: Drinks Reception & Canapes

7:30pm: Welcome Speech

8:00pm: AV Technology Europe Awards

9:00pm: After Party Celebrations

11:00pm: Carriages

Tickets for the Awards are priced at €99. and can be purchased through our dedicated AV Technology Europe Awards website, which can be accessed here.

If you’re interested in exploring sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact Becky Hancock, Head of Events Marketing at NewBay onbhancock@nbmedia.com

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Thursday, February 8th

SPORTS VENUE AND ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT

TIME: 9:30 - tbc

LOCATION: E102

For the last five years SVG Europe has staged the Sports Venue Technology Summit at ISE, providing a valuable opportunity to find out more about the changing technological composition and applications of the modern sports stadium. But for 2018, SVG Europe has partnered with leading venue publication PanStadia & Arena Management Magazine to create a brand new event, Sports Venue and Fan Engagement Summit, that expands the focus to consider other areas related to the overall experience of the modern stadium – in particular the design approaches, operational methods and technologies geared towards enhancing fan engagement.

Now a full-day summit with multiple networking opportunities, Sports Venue and Fan Engagement Summit will feature panels and presentations from leading broadcasters, service providers, vendors, architects, designers and consultants. With a number of new landmark stadiums and arenas due to open over the next few years, the event will capture an important moment in time as the needs and expectations of the modern sports venue continue to evolve rapidly.

Click here to register:

Register

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DIGITAL SIGNAGE GUIDED TOURS

TIME: 14:00-16:00 (THURSDAY AND FRIDAY)

Take the opportunity to participate in a walking tour across ISE 2018 to view the latest developments in Digital Signage. Led by industry expert, Florian Rotberg, Content Chairman of the Digital Signage Conference, this two-hour tour highlights some of the most important smart technologies and solutions being showcased at ISE 2018. Leading exhibitors are taking part in the tours.

The Guided Tours are free-of-charge, but registration is required, as both Tours are limited to 25 participants.

Digital Signage Conference attendees get a preferred place on one of the tours if they sign up before Jan 8th. After Jan 8th registration is open to all, on a first-come, first served basis.

Please note that signing up does not guarantee participation. You will receive an email confirmation if it was possible to add you to the tour.

You can register here for the tours here:http://bit.ly/ise-guided-tours

If you are exhibiting ISE and you have an event you feel is relevant to the end user AV community and would like us to highlight it, please email mgarwood@nbmedia.com 

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