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ISE Daily: Highlights of ISE 2022

The Fira Montjuïc, Plaça d’Espanya was the stunning canvas for the I RISE projection mapping event, which took place every evening of ISE 2022

Integrated Systems Europe returned with a bang last week, as the AV world descended on Barcelona for the first full scale, in-person ISE show for 27 months.

The Fira Barcelona, Gran Via proved to be the perfect new home, easily accommodating the hundreds of exhibitors (834) who came to showcase their latest technologies and solutions for tens of thousands of attendees (43,691). And with potentially three extra halls to come into use for the 2023 event (Halls 1, 4, and 8), it’s clear to see how ISE can continue to grow in the years ahead.

ISE 2022 will rightly be viewed as a success, with the show floor vibrant and energetic and exhibitors and attendees alike enjoying the cut and thrust of face to face interaction and full of optimism for the industry’s continuing recovery from the challenges of the pandemic.

Indeed, the themes of hope, regeneration and industry renewal were central to this year’s event, reflected in the I RISE immersive projection mapping event (pictured) which took place throughout the week of the show.

The ISE Daily team had the enormous privilege of covering the latest releases, news, and perspectives from the show floor, as well as reporting on a wide ranging thought leadership programme which provided insight and analysis on a number of key areas for the pro AV market, including the recovery of the live events sector, equity and inclusion in the AV marketplace, and the intriguing potential of the metaverse.

Here are some of the highlights from ISE Daily‘s coverage of the 2022 event.

ISE MD Mike Blackman talks to the Daily

Mike Blackman tells the Daily about the scope for growth at the Fira Barcelona, Gran Via.

Day One Keynote: Opening up creativity for all

Refik Anadol made use of his Opening Keynote in the AV Experience Zone to both thank members of the ISE audience for supplying the tools that helped him get started as a student and challenge them to go further still to support the evolution of creative work like his own.

Signs of the times 

In a keynote session during the Digital Signage Summit, Florian Rotberg and Stefan Schieker from invidis consulting said that although the industry is growing again, with a 21% increase in units sold globally in 2021 to 6.9 million, it’s less clear what lies ahead.

Live events in the age of Covid

When Covid-19 happened, it put an end to the live touring industry, but it didn’t stop live events, it just changed them. “Live music was still happening, it was just in a different place,” Stew Hume, editor, TPi magazine and chair of the Live Events Summit at ISE 2022, told attendees.

Day Two Keynote: Bringing reality to light

Alan Greenberg made use of his keynote speech on Wednesday to spread the word about what his company Illuminarium is doing in the field of experiential entertainment, while also expressing his appreciation for the experiences that inspired him to create the company in the first place.

AVIXA Diversity Council panel: Opening up AV

‘Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Intersectionality for Business’, a panel discussion at ISE organised by AVIXA’s Diversity Council, highlighted how technology emerged as a real enabler for inclusion after the pandemic laid bare who needed assistance and where. 

Certification key to build residential AV businesses

Led by a panel of CEDIA certification volunteers and integration business owners, the ‘Build a Stronger Business with Professional CEDIA Certification session in the ISE Dome yesterday provided insight and consultation on how to leverage CEDIA certification to advance residential integrator careers.

Mastering the art of AV

At the Immersive Art Experience in Hall 2, deckchairs and scattered bean bags encouraged visitors to take a load off their tired legs and relax, surrounded by the projection-mapped works of Vincent van Gogh and Gustav Klimt.

AI and the future workplace: Preparing for Gen Z

At the Technology Trends talk in the ISE Influencer Lounge on day two of ISE 2022, futurist Amelia Kallman discussed some of the latest trends that are influencing the future of work and the workplace; including AI, data and the metaverse.

Superyachts offer super opportunities 

Speaking at the Superyacht Technology Summit on day three of ISE 2022, Derek Munro, director, Divergent Yachting, stated: “The yacht industry is changing a lot” and is moving more towards the AV industry and the tech-driven world of “experiential yachting”.

All four issues of the ISE Daily are available in digital edition form

Catch up with all of the news, views, and thought leadership from the ISE 2022 show floor with the digital editions of the ISE Daily: the official show daily of ISE 2022.