ISE has announced that the total of registered attendees for ISE 2015 was 59,350 – the biggest number ever in the show’s history. This represented an increase of 8,347 registered attendees on 2014, a 16.4% increase year on year.
“The volume of attendance confirmed ISE’s position as the destination of choice for anyone involved in professional AV and systems integration,” said Mike Blackman, Integrated Systems Events Managing Director. “In addition to the ongoing attendance success story,” he continued, “the announcement that ISE has entered into a joint venture with invidis consulting to develop its highly successful Digital Signage conference demonstrates our commitment to grow ISE’s profile in key market sectors.”
Not only was the exhibition the most compelling to date, ISE 2015 also offered attendees a wide range of educational training programmes and workshops provided by ISE co-owners InfoComm International and CEDIA. These sessions attracted over 700 individuals, the most ever.
Both associations also contributed to the three vibrant Showfloor Solutions Theatres dedicated to Residential, Commercial and Unified Communications. Here, over 90 sessions were presented by representatives from ISE exhibitors to over 3,000 attendees. On site free-to-attend conferences such as the Capital Summit and Sports Facility Integration Summit also offered expert insight into securing investment for companies operating in the AV marketplace and sports venue system integration.
David Labuskes, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International commented: “Everyone at InfoComm International is so proud to be associated with another record-breaking ISE show. Our Guest Membership scheme, which made its debut at this year’s event, attracted almost 1,200 sign-ups, and we are looking forward to giving these ISE attendees a taste of InfoComm membership that extends beyond the education and hospitality they received in Amsterdam to the delivery of a range of post-show benefits.
“Our industry is on the rise globally,” he continued, “and nothing reflects that trend more succinctly than the continued growth of ISE and of our association’s membership internationally.”
Don Gilpin, Executive Director & COO, CEDIA, was equally upbeat: “ISE has become the most important platform for the CEDIA channel outside of North America and the 2015 event was the best edition yet,” he said. “Manufacturers and integrators from all over world that concentrate on electronic systems for the home tell me that ISE is now an annual event that simply cannot be missed.”
The next Integrated Systems Europe will take place at the Amsterdam RAI on 9-12 February 2016.