Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2024, hosted in the scenic Fira de Barcelona Gran Via, marked an unprecedented milestone in its 20-year history, attracting 73,891 verified attendees from 162 countries. This year’s event not only broke previous attendance records but also showcased an expansive 82,000 sqm exhibition space, the largest to date, featuring 1,408 exhibitors from around the globe.
The event was characterised by a significant 27% increase in attendance from the previous year, highlighting the AV and systems integration community’s growing interest and engagement. A particular highlight was the record-breaking single-day attendance of 51,617 visitors, underscoring the event’s widespread appeal and relevance.
ISE 2024 served as a testament to the industry’s commitment to innovation, with exhibitors presenting state-of-the-art solutions across advanced display technologies, immersive audio systems, smart automation, and collaborative communication tools. These offerings reflected the diverse array of products and services aiming to push technological boundaries and enhance user experiences. For retailers, the event highlighted numerous benefits, showcasing how the latest AV and digital signage solutions can transform retail spaces, improve customer engagement, and drive sales.
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The event also featured an exceptional educational component, with conference sessions, workshops, and keynote presentations from notable figures such as multi-Academy Award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and digital artists Jeroen van der Most and Sofia Crespo. These sessions provided valuable insights into emerging trends, market dynamics, and technological breakthroughs, emphasizing topics like artificial intelligence in AV, sustainable design, and the future of remote collaboration.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, ISE 2024 included special commemorative events and installations, such as the ISE Time Tunnel and Vintage Audio Museum. These additions not only created a sense of nostalgia but also highlighted the industry’s resilience and adaptability over two decades of technological evolution.
Looking forward to ISE 2025, the event promises to continue its legacy as a global platform for industry professionals, fostering an environment of creativity, collaboration, and innovation. As the AV and systems integration community anticipates next year’s gathering, ISE remains a beacon for showcasing the latest advancements and connecting like-minded professionals from across the world.
ISE is set to return to Barcelona from February 4-7, 2025, promising more opportunities for exploration, learning, and networking within the ever-evolving domain of AV technology.