It’s not long 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 showfloor features, it’s shaping up to be an engaging, informative and eye-opening week at the Fira Barcelona, Gran Via.

Visitors will find it particularly easy to navigate the showfloor this year, thanks to the 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 you’ll 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.

• NEW: Unified Comms & Education Technology (Hall 2) – newly combined zones
• NEW: Residential & Smart Building (Hall 2) – newly combined zones
• Multi-Technology Zone (Halls 3 and 5)
• Digital Signage & DooH (Hall 6)
• Audio (Hall 7)
• NEW: Lighting & Staging (Hall 7) – featuring special Lighting Demo Zone

Conference Programme

This year’s conference programme covers a whole host of hot topics across multiple verticals, starting with the full day Smart Building Conference on 9 May, the day before ISE opens its doors. With a focus on smart, safe and sustainable building technologies, SBC will welcome a host of experienced speakers.

The Control Rooms Summit will kick off the content programme on 10 May. This half-day event will explore the way control rooms are changing and how the community must work together to deliver appropriate and outstanding new models. It will be followed by the first standalone Smart Workplace Summit, which will delve into the innovations reshaping the workplace.

Digital Signage Summit will return on 11 May 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.

On the afternoon of 11 May, the Digital Learning Summit will look at digital transformation within higher education. Zoom will give an inside view of its success and insights into its product roadmap as it positions itself at the heart of the learning ecosystem. There will also be great success stories of universities developing creative solutions to deliver hybrid learning at scale.

Taking place on the morning of 12 May, the first Superyacht Technology Summit will host inspiring global technology speakers and thought leaders discussing the integration process, immersive hands-on demos and workshops, and Tech Talks explaining how to succeed in the industry and highlighting how blue-chip companies can work successfully with superyacht R&D teams.

At the Live Events Summit, experts from the world of pro audio, top manufacturers and professionals at the coalface of the live events industry will be sharing their expertise on topics including immersive audio, remote mixing and networking.

Association Activities

In addition to these conferences, AVIXA and CEDIA will also be hosting extensive education programmes and special events.

AVIXA is organising the AV Experience Zone in Hall 5. Featuring Spanish-language content showcasing cutting-edge AV solutions and the latest trends within the industry, different sessions will be held for targeted vertical market audiences, professional technicians and students.

Focusing on students, AV Career Day returns to ISE on 11 May. Organised by AVIXA, CEDIA and ISE, this year’s event will see participants come together in the Projection Dome to enjoy panel sessions and presentations before heading out on guided showfloor tours and finishing with networking drinks.

Show features and experiences

Also sure to impress visitors on each day of the show, the ISE Sound Xperience will take place at the Eventos Filmax Cinema Gran Via complex, a few hundred metres away from Hall 5. The cinema will host a number of uniquely configured audio spaces allowing leading audio brands, including Martin Audio, L-Acoustics and Adamson, to present a realistic representation of their latest technologies. Equipped with the latest Dolby digital cinema surround sound processors and high-end Barco projectors, the rooms range from in size from large-scale spaces to more intimate venues.

For those interested in the worlds of audio and live events, the Live Events Arena in Hall 7 has been specially created to augment the visitor experience. As well as the latest solutions for the sector, the arena stage will host 15-minute product demonstrations to provide a more detailed understanding of the latest technologies. A dedicated networking space will also be available.

Visitors looking to unearth new technology and identify opportunities for collaboration should head to the Discovery Zone in Congress Square. Featuring exhibitors including DronePixel by Ehang, Convergent Design, StreamIt, Imago, PlaceOS and more, the Discovery Zone will host everything from young ground-breaking companies to prestigious PLCs. Congress Square will also be the location of pavilions organised by Barcelona City Council and the government of Catalonia, hosting local and regional exhibitors.

Making its debut in Hall 6 at ISE 2022 will be the Retail Experience/Digital Signage Avenue. This multi-application show floor feature will bring together and present a selection of the world’s leading digital signage and DooH technologies. Visitors will be able to experience state-of-the art digital signage in action and find out how it is being used extensively for advertising and information delivery.

Integrated Systems Europe, ISE 2022, will take place at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía on 10-13 May 2022. The ISE Conference programme runs from Monday 9 May through to Thursday 12 May.

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