Integrated Systems Europe

With over nine months to go, Integrated Systems Europe 2006 has already sold more exhibition space than for the whole of the previous show

Integrated Systems Europe, Europe's leading AV Systems Integration Showcase, returns on 1st - 3rd February 2006 at Brussels Expo and already the event is attracting unprecedented interest from both exhibitors and visitors alike. Confirmed bookings by exhibitors exceed last years total, even though the show is over nine months away. These record levels, which were anticipated by ISE, will easily be met as they have secured an additional 60% net extra floor space at the prestigious Brussels Expo. Many of the leading suppliers of professional systems integration technologies have already booked their space with more being added all the time. These include Mitsubishi Electric Europe, Sony Europe and Extron. "The reaction has been overwhelming," said Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Europe.


"We have already secured more exhibitor space for 2006 than for the whole of the 2005 event. This was an achievement in itself as the 2005 event was almost twice the size of the inaugural 2004 show in terms of exhibitors and visitors. This huge year on year increase reflects a mood of great optimism about prospects and the general outlook for the market in the months ahead. And with so many exhibitors bookings this far in advance is testament to the importance that key Systems Integrators and AV suppliers place on attending this unique exhibition and conference."

Exhibitors who have already signed up are expecting significant gains from this event, as it will focus on the need for technological innovations required to maintain market competitiveness. ISE 2006 provides an excellent opportunity for multinational companies to access the enormous European market. Commenting on the importance of the show, Blackman continued: "Integrated Systems Europe continues to go from strength to strength. Within the space of just three years ISE has embedded itself to become the key show in the industry and is now seen by suppliers and visitors alike as the leading event in its field."

Blackman is keen to tap into the new and emerging European sectors. "The AV and Systems Integration community is keen to showcase its latest innovations, products and services and ISE is the ideal showcase for this important market. ISE 2006 will continue to attract highly focused and knowledgeable visitors who have the spending power and authority to make key purchasing decisions at the event."

Integrated Systems Europe 2006 will host global decision makers and key business influencers, focused on the creative, commercial and technology needs of systems integrators, consultants, dealers as well as buyers of professional audiovisual, systems and electronic solutions. Exhibitors will be influencing the event with not only a key presence on the show floor, but many will also be taking a proactive stance in supporting the conference as they see learning and personal development as key to the success of this industry.

ISE will be reaching out to attract visitors from influential and emerging countries in the AV Systems Integration market including the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain and the Middle East. Blackman is also looking to attract buyers in the influential and lucrative Live Events Industry: "While Systems Integrators and Distributors will continue to attract a large percentage of the attendee base, we are targeting buyers and end users of AV technology, particularly in the Live Events and Conference industry. The key sectors we will be approaching include Interactive Multimedia Conferencing Solutions, Digital Signage, Large Venues and Outdoor Display suppliers."

The third edition of Integrated Systems Europe will be held 1 -3 February 2006 at the Brussels Expo. ISE is jointly sponsored by the three leading electronic systems industry associations: the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association ® (CEDIA®), the International Communications Industries Association ® (ICIA®)/Infocomm, and the National Systems Contractors Association ® (NSCA®). All are international organizations serving a combined membership of more than 8,000 companies and individuals in over 70 countries.

CEDIA® (www.cedia.org) is a global trade association of companies specializing in planning and installing residential electronic systems. ICIA (www.infocomm.org) is the premier trade association for the professional audiovisual communications industry, and founder of InfoComm, the conference and trade exposition for audiovisual communications professionals. NSCA (www.nsca.org) is the leading trade association representing the commercial electronic systems industry.

For further information about ISE 2006 trade show, please visit the Integrated Systems Europe website at: www.iseurope.org

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