With record numbers of visitors, exhibitors and show day events the ISE 2016 exhibition drew to a triumphant close last Friday. The consensus was that it had been the biggest and best Integrated Systems Europe show so far in its 13-year history.
With a final count of 65,686 registered attendees, representing a 6,338 (10.7%) increase on the 2015 edition, this placed ISE as the world’s largest AV and systems integration tradeshow.
“The volume of attendee traffic and its spread over the four days confirmed our belief that the extra day was necessary and that it would add value for visitors and exhibitors,” stated Integrated Systems Events managing director Mike Blackman. “I’m delighted to say that the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and I would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed.”
Members of the press from 40 different countries reported on the hundreds of product launches and updates announced at the show. The world’s leading AV manufacturers and service companies filled the RAI’s exhibition halls to provide visitors with a unique opportunity to view the latest tools and technologies.
ISE´s co-owners, CEDIA and InfoComm International, both reported their huge satisfaction with ISE 2016 and with the high levels of interest from attendees in their onsite educational programmes. These sessions attracted record attendance numbers.
David Labuskes, executive director and CEO, InfoComm International, said: “Yet again I can say how proud we are to be associated with ISE and the unique position it holds today.“
CEDIA CEO Vincent Bruno commented, “This year’s exhibition confirmed ISE’s importance for manufacturers and integrators for the home. It is simply a ‘must attend’ event,” he said.
Moreover, there was a wide range of conferences; keynotes; training sessions and events staged before and during the exhibition.
The next Integrated Systems Europe will take place from 7-10 February 2017.