The 3rd edition of Integrated Systems Europe closed on a high note after three days of record-breaking crowds, stunning visual displays and exhibitors expressing their delight at the new business they have generated, announced the organisers of ISE at the Brussels Expo
* Attendance figure of 10,970
* 330 exhibitors from 30 countries
* 85% of this year’s space has been sold already for 2007
With a huge rise in attendance figures, covering every category, it reaffirmed ISE as the European meeting place for the AV Systems and Electronic Integration industry. This year’s edition saw a remarkable surge in numbers with almost 11,000 attendees, an increase of nearly 50% over the 7,401 trade visitors last year. As well as a huge influx from Europe, visitors came from all parts of the world including the Middle East, Taiwan and USA.
Indications from the show floor indicated a unanimous upbeat mood among both exhibitors and Visitors. Representatives from across the wide spectrum of exhibitors expressed their satisfaction at the number of leads gained through end user sales and recruitment of new dealers and distributors. ISE 2006 was seen as the best platform by far for them to be able to showcase their wares and network with industry professionals.
Mike Blackman, Managing Director for Integrated Systems Europe comments: “We are delighted with the unparalleled interest in ISE from the European industry which has been totally driven by the unprecedented number of new product launches in the AV, Home Cinema and media technology fields,” A key aspect of the show was the positive response from the visitors and Exhibitors alike. A vast majority of the exhibitors were firm in the opinion that they would definitely be coming back next year.
Enthusiastic feedback from across the show floor
Exhibitors were delighted with the quality and number of visitors who came to the show.
Ideally targeted at our end users â€“ ISE is the perfect show!
Kash Achanya, E-MediaVision
ISE is where our dealer base is, perfect platform for us to meet them all at one time. Otherwise we spend a vast amount of time and money sending our people out to see them â€“ at ISE, they come to us!
Benjamin Joy, Director of Product Marketing, Clarity Visual Systems
We have met a very high level of customers coming specifically from the AV world.
Using ISE to launch our 103â€ Plasma screen â€“ the world’s largest â€“ was an inspired move as we attracted an unbelievable amount of interest throughout the three days.
At ISE, our target audience was there. We are delighted that it is returning to Amsterdam
Christian Sokcevic, Sales and Marketing Manager, Panasonic
ISE was great for us. We met our customers and, more importantly, we met the people that we want as our customers. ISE gave us the perfect platform with the right target market for us to showcase our products, which we simply could not do anywhere else. We will return in 2007 and will be securing more space!
Paul Detlef Lang, CEO, Lang Audiovision AG
And visitors were equally delighted with the impressive range of exhibitors, pavilions, educational sessions and displays which more than justified their time away from the office.
â€An extremely useful show for sourcing Commercial and digital signage solutions, Custom Installers and new products. At ISE everything is here all in one place, I don’t have to travel around to source new products, I can come here and spend two days doing what could take me two months normallyâ€
Kevin Tate, Flatscreenz Ltd
â€œISE has been very useful. Not only did I find what I was looking for, but much more besides. I have a wealth of information to take back to my colleagues and we will definitely return next year.â€
Claus Bundgaard, Manager AV Centre, Bang & Olufsen
Alongside the main exhibition, throughout the three days, there was a comprehensive and exciting conference comprising a series of seminars, presentations, forums and workshops delivered by various exhibiting companies and supported by the three associations.
Plans are already well advanced to organise the 4th edition of ISE, which will return to the RAI Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam in 2007.
Building on the success of this year’s show and the need for a central European hub to support ISE as it continues to grow at an increasing rate, we needed a venue which has accessibility, support and location as key factors, hence why we are returning to Amsterdamâ€ explained Mike Blackman.
Blackman paid tribute and expressed his thanks to the total and unwavering support given to the show by the three associations â€“ CEDIAÂ®, NSCAÂ® and InfoComm InternationalÂ®
â€œThe success of this event is largely down to the commitment and drive by the associations who see Europe as one of the most vibrant and growing markets. Their support and co-operation in marketing the show to their members was one of the key factors in the success of ISE.â€ Blackman concludes: â€œI can only see ISE getting bigger and better over the coming years and I look forward to working with the associations to build on the strengths and success of this show.â€
ISE is jointly sponsored by the three leading electronic systems industry associations: the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association Â® (CEDIAÂ®), InfoComm InternationalÂ® and the National Systems Contractors Association Â® (NSCAÂ®. All are international organizations serving a combined membership of more than 9,000 companies and individuals in over 70 countries.
CEDIAÂ® is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in 1989 and has more than 3,000 member companies worldwide. For more information on CEDIAÂ®, visit the association’s Web site at www.cedia.org
InfoComm InternationalÂ® (www.infocomm.org) is the premier trade association for the professional audiovisual and information communications industry, and founder of InfoComm, the conference and trade exposition for audiovisual communications professionals.
NSCAÂ® (www.nsca.org) is the leading trade association representing the commercial electronic systems industry.