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ISE Daily: Highlights of ISE’s first winter Barcelona event

Panasonic’s virtual stage at ISE 2023

The global AV community brought the Fira Barcelona Gran Via to life last week as ISE 2023 put on a tour de force in its first full-scale event back in its traditional winter time slot. It was a record-setting show, with the largest ever first-day ISE attendance and the largest ever ISE show floor – at 56,870sqm – with exhibitors reporting unparalleled visitor numbers at their stands.

As the ISE Daily team can attest, the show floor this year was busy, vibrant, and full of the kind of product and technology innovation that makes this show so unique and valuable to the professional AV community. Innovation was also a cornerstone of this year’s thought leadership content, as our keynotes took us on a tour of technological innovation (BK Johannessen on virtual production and games engines); production innovation (Stephen Nuttall on live-broadcasting the America’s Cup), and industry innovation (Fran Chuan and his survey on how innovative the industry is), and there was plenty of additional insight and intrigue being presented and discussed across the show’s conference and content areas, including in the new Content Production & Distribution Summit.

As ever, it is the ISE Daily team’s genuine privilege to be on-site to report on all of the key areas of the show, and here we’ve distilled a selection of highlights from our coverage of the 2023 event.

Blackman praises ISE’s Spanish boost

Integrated Systems Events MD Mike Blackman talks to the ISE Daily on the eve of the 2023 show.

Waiting for the big moment

Dave Labuskes, CEO of AVIXA, is certainly no stranger to trade shows, but speaking to the ISE Daily on the AVIXA Xchange Live stand in Hall 3 during the build-up (pictured), his excitement ahead of the grand opening of ISE 2023 is evident.

Planning a bright future

The AV industry has been hit by a global labour shortage, exacerbated by the pandemic, and CEDIA is doing something about it, global president and CEO Daryl Friedman tells the ISE Daily.

Virtual production everywhere

Virtual production will be increasingly used for all high-end visual communication, according to Marcus Brodersen, CEO of graphics software company Pixotope. “VP will be ubiquitous,” he told ISE’s Content Production & Distribution Summit.

A smarter approach to smart buildings

Erik Ubels, senior consultant at MetisReal, told the Smart Building Conference that the industry is very fragmented and needs to “start to realise that this is the reality out there” in order to bring about change.

Day one Keynote: Innovation is all in the game

Giving the ISE 2023 opening keynote, BK Johannessen of Epic Games explained how Unreal Engine was pushing the boundaries of content and experiences.

Digital Signage Summit: Powering up the green agenda

Sustainability remains a pressing concern in the digital signage and display industry, as highlighted by participants in the ISE Digital Signage Summit (DSS) on Wednesday.

Jean-Michel Jarre invites the audience inside the music

Electronic music superstar Jean-Michel Jarre found Space at ISE with Coda Audio’s new concept in installation audio, presenting an immersive demo of his ground-breaking 3D audio composition Oxymore.

Technology speeds coverage of the America’s Cup

Stephen Nuttall, head of television for the America’s Cup, used his Tuesday keynote to talk about the record-breaking broadcast production plans for the 37th edition, which will be hosted in October 2024 by the city of Barcelona.

Plotting a strategy for the smart workspace

During the ISE Smart Workplace Summit on Thursday, Deborah Hawkins, director at Keypoint Intelligence, provided what she described as five “must-have” qualities of the future workplace in order to ensure offices remain attractive in this new era of hybrid working.

The changing face of live events

At ISE’s Live Events Summit, TPi editor Stew Hume talked to Paul Moore, director of production and building operations at Factory International, a multi-artform venue which is described as a new concept in performance spaces.

The sounds of success

Audio speaker specialists have been bringing the noise at ISE’s dedicated audio demos rooms in Hall 8. The Daily‘s Kevin Emmott has his ear to the ground…

Lessons on innovation in AV

The AV industry is highly innovative compared to other industries, but has a tendency to “confuse innovation with novelty” that in turn means significant resources can often be squandered on short-term competitive gains. This was one of three key findings of a survey conducted by InnoQuotient CEO Fran Chuan among ISE 2023 visitors and exhibitors in the lead-up to the show.

ISE Daily 2023: All four editions in one place

Catch up with all of the show news, views, and analysis from across the show with all four digital editions of the ISE Daily.