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ISE 2018 presents largest ever conference programme

ISE 2018 will provide attendees with its largest ever conference programme in the show’s 15 year history. The conferences have been organised and curated by the ISE conference team, media partners and trade associations.

Nine events represent part of ISE’s comprehensive professional development programme which also includes a wide range of training and educational offerings from ISE co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA.

Mike Blackman, ISE Managing Director, commented: “I am delighted with what we are offering before and during ISE 2018. The quality of the speakers are extremely high and will ensure that delegates get real added value from attending and a vision for where a particular market sector is developing. The subject matter is broad and brings together the finest creative and business people with leading technology and solutions providers. It’s the perfect combination for ISE.”

ISE 2018 conference programme

• TIDE in Amsterdam: Monday 5 February

The TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience) conference, produced by AVIXA, takes place at the Okura Hotel, and explores the creative forces shaping the AV industry, and how businesses can leverage these concepts. TIDE in Amsterdam will focus on Design Thinking for Business. The one day conference will explore how design and creativity are an essential part of the AV industry and not just a tool for designers.

• AudioForum: Monday 5 February

AudioForum brings together the pro audio and installation business communities to focus on integrated technologies and workflows. The full-day conference, which is produced by ISE media partner Connessioni, is open to all attendees. The 2018 edition is being organised in collaboration with the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

• Smart Building Conference: Monday 5 February

The world’s leading smart building experts, associations, consultants and architects are taking part in Smart Building Conference 2018, on the day before ISE opens its doors.

Smart Building Conference will reveal to attendees the key technological and strategic drivers that are transforming the next generation of smart homes, offices, buildings and cities.

• XR Summit ISE: Tuesday 6 February

XR Summit ISE is a one-day, B2B conference that will explore the latest in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies, solutions and business strategies.

XR Summit ISE’s programme is being curated by Benjamin de Wit, founder of Amsterdam’s highly successful VR Days festival.

• AVIXA: Tuesday 6 February

AVIXA is teaming up with three professional bodies – AV User Group, SCHOMS and EUNIS – to produce two conferences at ISE 2018. These half-day conferences will evaluate real life examples and discuss key teachings, as well as delve deeper into industry trends at the forefront of current AV design. Areas being covered are: AV Integrated Experiences, with the AV User Group; Higher Education Integrated Experiences Design, with SCHOMS and EUNIS.

• DSS ISE: Wednesday 7 February

Speakers and panels at Digital Signage Summit ISE will explore the powerful dynamics that are transforming the digital signage industry and how it interacts with the ‘bricks and mortar’ retail marketplace. Executives from leading brands will reveal how market players are adapting to, and adopting, these innovations to forge a roadmap for the future.

• Sports Venue and Fan Engagement Summit: Thursday 8 February

This provides a valuable opportunity to find out more about the changing technological composition and applications of modern arenas and sports stadiums. The Sports Venue and Fan Engagement Summit will explore the experience of the modern connected stadium – in particular those technologies and solutions geared towards enhancing fan engagement. It’s being produced by trade association SVG Europe and Pan Stadia and Arena Management Magazine.

• blooloopLIVE at ISE: Friday 9 February

blooloopLIVE at ISE will explore the latest technologies that are driving the trend for visitor attractions to deliver night-time spectacular entertainment with the objective of improving visitor retention and spend. blooloopLIVE at ISE will look at the technology driving this trend and will hear from key operators and the AV companies behind the shows.

Tickets can be purchased on site for any of the ISE conferences from the ISE Ticket Booth at Entrance C at the RAI Amsterdam.