ISE Shares 2022 Show Preview
It’s just six weeks until ISE 2022 opens its doors for the first time in Barcelona, and with seven conferences, around 800 exhibitors across six Technology Zones, and a host of lounges, experiences, and show floor features, ISE says the show is shaping up to be an engaging, informative, and eye-opening week at the Fira Barcelona, Gran Via.
To make it easier to navigate the show floor for visitors, ISE has created dedicated Technology Zones that group together exhibitors in major technology areas. While Halls 3 and 5 contain ISE’s flagship exhibitors, plus companies whose multi-technology offerings do not fall easily into a single Technology Zone, elsewhere attendees will find Audio and Lighting & Staging in Hall 7, Digital Signage & DooH in Hall 6, and Residential & Smart Building along with Unified Communications & Education Technology in Hall 2.
ISE 2022 Conference Program
This year’s conference program will cover industry hot topics across multiple verticals, starting with the full day Smart Building Conference (SBC) on May 9, the day before ISE opens its doors. With a focus on smart, safe, and sustainable building technologies, SBC will welcome speakers including Erik Ubels, owner, Metisreal; Kathy Farrington, global lead for digital buildings program (Bos) and IoT team manager, Google; and Matthew Marson, U.K. sector director, manufacturing + technology, Arcadis.
ISE’s Digital Signage Summit will return on May 11 with a packed agenda covering green signage, industry consolidation, best practice, and the latest tech trends. Speakers include Kai Hendrik Müller from Porsche; Valentina Candeloro, director international marketing, Mood Media; and Judith Palmés Bosch, managing director/business consulting/customers and services, Accenture.
At the Live Events Summit, experts from the world of pro audio, top manufacturers, and professionals in the trenches of the live events industry will be sharing their expertise on topics including immersive audio, remote mixing, and networking.
ISE 2022 Events
ISE 2022 will host a plethora of events and activities.
On May 11, the AVIXA Women’s Council will host a “Shared Experiences” panel in the Projection Dome in Hall 5. Panelists will discuss practical ways to inspire and empower women in AV and look at what companies are doing to tackle gender imbalance and promote and encourage women in the workplace.
The following day, May 12, will see two panel discussions organized by AVIXA’s Diversity Council taking place on the Conference Stage in Hall 5. First up is “Designing for Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility”, which will look at equity in leadership and building a culture of inclusion, the benefits of diversity, and how technology helps diversity efforts. This will be followed by “Intersectionality and AV/IT/AI”. This session will discuss how to create safe spaces and build communities, while establishing paths and opportunities for individual and organizational growth.
The ISE Open Innovation Challenge, hosted by ACCIÓ (the Catalonian Agency for Business Competitiveness) and Enterprise Europe Network, will take place in the Catalonia Pavilion throughout the show, with eight corporations looking for new technologies and solutions partners to help solve a range of business issues. The event features challenges across seven categories: live events; broadcast and content creation; residential and smart building; hotels and hospitality; digital signage and digital out-of-home media; unified communications and education technology; and audio. Technology providers that have the potential to help solve these challenges can register to participate in the event and arrange physical or online meetings with the companies involved. On-site corporate challenges will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day of the show.
ISE 2022 COVID Policies
With plans for a show over five halls, safety and security remain of utmost importance, says ISE 2022 show organizers. COVID safety measures will remain under constant review to ensure the most appropriate plans are in place for the situation in May 2022 as ISE continues to work closely with the venue, the city of Barcelona ,and the local and national health authorities. Potential measures could include the wearing of face masks, social distancing, and provision of enhanced sanitization measures throughout the venue. A negative test, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery will be required to access the venue.
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Integrated Systems Europe, ISE 2022, will take place at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía on May 10-13. The ISE Conference program runs from Monday, May 9 through to Thursday, May, 12. For more information, visit iseurope.org.
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