The first four-day Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) exhibition in Amsterdam came to a close on 12 February with a final count of 65,686 registered attendees.
The figure marks a 6,338 (10.7%) increase on 2015, and officially positions ISE as the world’s largest AV and systems integration tradeshow, according to the organiser.
“The volume of attendee traffic and its spread over the four days confirms our belief that the extra day was necessary and that it adds value for visitors and exhibitors,” stated Integrated Systems Events managing director Mike Blackman. “I’m delighted to say that the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and I would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed.”
Some 1,103 manufacturers and service companies filled the RAI’s exhibitions halls this year, while the four ISE Show Floor Theatres, including one dedicated to Audio Solutions, attracted more than 3,000 visitors to over 150 technology and case study presentations given by manufacturers, consultants and end users.
ISE 2016 also featured the most comprehensive event programme since the show's inception.
On the day before the doors officially opened on the venue, the pre-show Audio Forum and Smart Building Conference events drew record delegate numbers, and over the four days that followed, attendees were able to participate in a wide range of events, including four off-site tech tours to view 'state-of-the-art' installations; a Dolby Atmos Immersive Theatre; four Audio Demo Rooms and numerous hosted buyer sessions.
Looking ahead to 2017, exhibitor and stand re-bookings for next year’s show currently stand at at 47,131 square metres of sold space. This represents 102% of the total space sold for the 2016 edition and 95% of the total space available for 2017. The addition of a new hall in 2017 will coincide with a new hall numbering system, which will be introduced into the RAI.
For a round-up of ISE 2016 pro-audio product news, click here.
The next Integrated Systems Europe will take place from 7-10 February 2017.