The Unveiling Of IS China 2006
21 February 2006, Beijing - After three years of success in holding China's one and only prestigious audiovisual fair - Integrated Systems China (IS China) - this year, will again be held at Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Centre (SECEC) from April 12 to 14. IS is a world -class audiovisual fair that was introduced into China in 2002.
As the definitive event in the audiovisual systems industry, IS China has already attracted close to 150 leading manufacturers from America, Europe and Asia so far. They will showcase cutting edge audiovisual technology and systems, including large screen technology, projection technology, conference system technology, monitoring and control systems, connecting equipment, family theatre and many more. Last but not least, commercial and residential audiovisual integrated solutions that are tailored for the Chinese market will also be launched at the show.
At present, confirmed exhibitors include 3D Perception, AMX, Christie Digital Systems, Clarity Visual Systems, Creston, Da -Lite, dnp denmark, DIS, Draper, Eiki, Synelec, Epson, Grandview, Genelec, Jupiter Systems, Projection Design, Mitsubishi, Ningbo GQY Video & Telecom, Vtron etc. The number of exhibitors this year has also increased by 16% as compared with last year and the estimated show area is close to 10,000sqm.
Apart from showcasing fresh technologies and solutions, education and training programmes have always been one of the value -added services provided by the dedicated sponsors. The three international sponsors of IS China - Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), International Communications Industries Association (InfoComm International) and National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) - will once again put together around 18 training and skills upgrading programmes conducted in Chinese, so as to create excellent learning opportunities for the delegates to upgrade their professional skills. These programmes will explore deep into the latest industry trends and development of systems and technology, such as large screen displays, acoustics, remote control systems, video conferencing, intelligent buildings and more.
At the same time, the organiser has designated a special exhibition gallery for Large Venue Display Systems, showcasing the latest large screen display technology and solutions for large venue display targeted at key industries, in particular, the energy, telecommunications, public security, all traffic control centres, military, real estate developing etc
Ms Sylvia Phua, Managing Director of InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd (IAPL), said: "IS China not only provides the best platform for international manufacturers to explore the China market, it also provides local manufacturers with an opportunity to interact, compare and consistently link up with the international audiovisual domain. The exhibition was brought into China since 2002 and there have been an elating increase in the number of Chinese manufacturers - quadrupling since 2002 - partaking in the event. Some local audiovisual companies, including Meishi, Ningbo GQY Video & Telecom, Guangzhou Vtron, Zhangjiagang Red Leaf and others are gradually emerging to become heavyweights in the audiovisual industry in China."
Ms Phua added delightfully: "One unique characteristic in this year's event is that we will invite six big delegations to the fair, among which are visitors from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other big cities, as well as, those from inner mainland cities, such as Ningbo, Chengdu, Xian, Shenyang, Jinan, Changsha and Kuming. The interests of these delegations fully demonstrates the growing influence of IS China as an important showcase for the industry."
Catering to the growing infocomm needs of key sectors, 2 sessions of symposium will be introduced at this year's exhibitions, firstly: a forum on application of audiovisual equipment targeted at the education sector, with keynote discussions on use of electronic whiteboards, central control systems and multimedia in the classroom, and other hot topics; second, an interactive symposium to deliberate on and initiate national standards for technology, control and solutions of large screen display systems.
Mr Terry Friesenborg, CTS, Senior VP of InfoComm International said: "The speed of development and innovation of the Chinese audiovisual domain is amazing. Education and businesses have always been the heavy users of audiovisual equipment. However, in recent years, we are surprised to see more audiovisual equipment stepping into homes and are even widely used by industries, such as in the energy, public security, traffic, real estate sectors. Increasingly, audiovisual domain is no longer simply presented as a piece of video and sound equipment, instead it is integrated with the fast -developing telecommunications and information technology, providing a wide spectrum of means for men to create, display and transmit information. This is also the reason why we named this exhibition an Integrated Systems fair."
Apart from this, CEDIA, Infocomm International and NSCA will roll out 18 comprehensive professional educational programmes conducted in Chinese during the show. These programmes will cut deep into the newest technology and latest trends in the development of the audiovisual industry.
Mr Friesenborg revealed that in the years to come, besides taking a bigger step forward in the optimisation of these training programmes in IS China, the association will also localise its core certification programmes in the next one -and -a -half years. It purports to provide more training opportunities for users in China and nurture sterling talents to take China's audiovisual market to greater heights. Simultaneously, the class trainings provided by the association will also be introduced to the Chinese market in 2007.
In 2005, 126 exhibitors hailing from Asia, America and Europe gathered at the fair, which attracted more than 9,000 professional delegates. Today, IS China has successfully developed itself into a magnificent annual educational and interactive event that is of the highest standard.
For more information on IS China 2006, please visit the website at www.is -china.com.
ABOUT IS EXHIBITION SERIES
Organised by InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd, IS China is part of the IS Exhibition Series (IS Asia, IS India and IS Europe) which is jointly sponsored by InfoComm International, Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) and National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA).
MAIN ORGANISER IN CHINA
A joint venture between ICIA (InfoComm International) and Meeting Planners International, InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd (IAPL) was formed to meet the unique needs of the Asian clients and customers in the audiovisual industry. Due to its outstanding contribution to the local economy, MP Asia bagged the "Enterprise 50" award for two consecutive years in 2001 and 2002. So far, this company has held and managed more than 200 major activities globally. Singapore -based IAPL is the organiser of Integrated Systems Asia, Integrated Systems China and Integrated Systems India. For more information, please visit the show websites at www.is -asia.com, www.is -indiaexpo.com and www.is -china.com.
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association® (CEDIA®) is a global trade association of approximately 2,200 member companies that specialise in planning and installing electronic systems for the home. These systems include home networking, home automation and communication systems, media rooms, single or multi -room entertainment systems, and integrated whole -house subsystems providing control of lighting, security and HVAC systems. Founded in September 1989, CEDIA's members are experienced and well known firms that have established good credibility in this trade. CEDIA is a non -profit organisation based in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's website at www.cedia.net.
The International Communications Industries Association, Inc (InfoComm International) is the premier trade association for the professional audiovisual communications industry, with over 3,600 member companies and individuals representing tens of thousands of AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm - the conference and trade exposition for audiovisual communications professionals where they can engage in audiovisual -oriented information exchange and learn about the latest technologies and existing services, as well as, new and other substitutable solutions. Being a significant trade affair in the industry, IS provides an interactive educational platform for manufacturers, direct sellers, distributors, systems integrators, stage setting and leasing companies, independent agents, independent design consultants, architects, facilities manager, engineers, demonstration designers, and final users, including audiovisual and IT professionals, sales and marketing personnel, PR planners and purchasers etc. IS is a draw for many market sectors, including commerce, government, military, education, religion, medical, entertainment, public relations etc. InfoComm International also serves its worldwide membership as the pre -eminent provider of education, training and certification for professional audiovisual systems integration and communications. For more information on InfoComm International, visit the association's website at www.infocomm.org.
The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading trade association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. With a slate of more than 2,700 member companies worldwide, the NSCA is a powerful advocate of all who work within the low -voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, and a growing number of architects, professional engineers and others. NSCA devotes itself to establishing connections linking men with knowledge and new ideas, thereby creating a more vibrant environment. For more information on NSCA, visit the association's website at www.nsca.org.