ISE: LIVE from Barcelona
Posted on Jan 24, 2024 by FEED Staff
We’re heading to Spain for our first-ever event, and it couldn’t be a better fit. With ISE showcasing the best in AV and integrated systems – and also celebrating its 20th anniversary – there’s plenty to see and do
We at LIVE are making our official debut at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) this winter! From 30 January through 2 February 2024, ISE – celebrating its 20th year – will return to Barcelona, welcoming thousands of exhibitors, press members and everyone in between.
The annual conference combines summits, stalls and speakers with a varied programme that’s centred around the obstacles and opportunities within the AV sector.
Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed a transition to remote learning and hybrid employment, more ambitious stadium events and shifts towards virtual and augmented realities.
In other words, everything is changing fast as technology advances and society transforms along with it. In our increasingly plugged-in, digital world, live AV solutions are more essential – not to mention commonplace – than ever before.
This year’s ISE will feature conferences on smart building and home technology, content production and distribution, education and sustainability, among other typically timely topics. From live entertainment to retail to venue-based experiences, each summit encourages upskilling, keeping working professionals immersed in current conversations and informed on industry advancements. Here’s what we’re most excited about:
Control Rooms Summit
30 January, 10.30am-2.30pm, CC5.2
With the unmistakable rise of automation, data and AI have been taking over control rooms recently.
This summit will discuss these two phenomena, paying special attention to issues around cybersecurity.
Tech Talks & Tech Talks Español
30 January-1 February, Various times, Hall 4, ISE Show Floor Stage.
Tech Talks – which are offered in both English and Spanish – are free-to-attend sessions, curated in part by the Catalan AV Cluster. Stay tuned on this one, as programme updates and speaker additions are still rolling in.
Digital Signage Summit
31 January, 10.30am-2.30pm, CC5.1
The Digital Signage Summit promises to go far beyond just talking about pixels, instead exploring how Internet of Things devices are designed, displayed and operated, with a particular emphasis on how they feed off their immediate surroundings.
Education Technology Summit
1 February, 10.30am-2.30pm, CC5.1
The pandemic and online education brought one undeniable fact to the forefront of our minds: individuals have different learning styles.
The Education Technology Summit will consider how to design tailored experiences that will meet the various needs, preferences and abilities of an increasingly diverse student population.
Live Events Summit
1 February, 10.30am-2.30pm, CC5.2
We couldn’t call ourselves LIVE if we weren’t passionate about live events. To that end, we’re really excited to see the entertainment industries returning in full force.
From a range of engaging visuals to immersive audio, we simply can’t wait to see what fresh, exciting opportunities are in store.
Located at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, ISE offers 60,000 sq m of floor space, housing hundreds of exhibitors who are separated by technology ‘zones’ – from audio, lighting and staging to unified communications.
You will find us wandering the stands, creating new connections and conferring with old friends. Be sure to check out the following brands:
Booth 5G110: 7th Sense is a technology innovator that specialises in media playback, pixel processing and show control, by providing a toolkit of advanced products that enable storytellers to fulfil their visions.
Booth 5F350: Founded in 1987, Riedel designs, manufactures and distributes innovative real-time networks for video, audio and communications.
Its products are used for broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports, theatre and security applications around the world.
Booth 4K700: Blackmagic Design creates some of the world’s leading products for the feature filmmaking, post-production, television broadcast and AV industries.
Booth 5E420: Atomos is a video technology innovator.
When launched more than a decade ago, the brand combined high-quality touchscreen monitors, removable storage and Apple ProRes to dramatically improve the video quality captured by almost any camera.
Booth 3A750: The market leader in LED video processing for the most demanding applications used on the world’s biggest live events – and for virtual production in film and TV.
Brompton innovations include the Dynamic Calibration approach to LED panels and the award-winning G1, the most powerful receiver card ever to go into an LED panel.
Booth 3E300: Sony is set to return to ISE to share its vision of creating experiences through technology.
With solutions on display for a range of sectors, Sony will be showcasing how smart AV tech and integrations are changing the way we collaborate in addition to its growing ecosystem of partnerships.
Booth 3P300: Absen is renowned for its high-quality products, global presence and full-service capabilities.
It is unveiling its innovative LED solutions designed for different applications covering both rental and fixed installs.
Booths 3C300 + 3C700: At ISE, Roe Visual is set to unveil Coral, its latest LED innovation, representing a significant leap forward in display technology.
Coral promises unparalleled visual experiences – boasting advanced features and cutting-edge design.
On The Up
In 2023, ISE welcomed more than 58,000 unique visitors from 170+ countries, with 39.5% of attendees in senior leadership positions.
This year, the event hopes to see even higher numbers and more engagement from the audio-visual and systems integration industries.
If it’s your first time at ISE, don’t fret! The website is chock-full of information, including a dedicated ‘New to ISE’ page for interested exhibitors.
Whether you’re an engineer, events organiser, gaffer, camera operator or something else, there’s a lot to be learnt. See you there!