Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the largest AV tradeshow in Europe recognised for its high standard of events, networking and business opportunities, will continue to deliver a rich experience for exhibitors and partners in 2016 with a roster of high end guests, panellists and keynote speakers. These take place before and during the exhibition. The 13th annual ISE will run from 9 – 12 February 2016 at the RAI, Amsterdam.
Headline speaker Dr. Michio Kaku, one of the world’s leading business futurists and scientific figures is not to be missed at 9am, half an hour before the final day of the show opens on Friday 12 February. As a figurehead in his field and partaking in a considerable amount of public speaking on international radio, television and at major business conferences, Dr. Kaku at ISE 2016 will focus on future trends in computing technology, finance and commerce.
As the Closing Keynote speaker at the event, Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York and is a recognised expert in Einstein’s unified field theory with unparalleled skill in predicting trends affecting business and finance based on the latest scientific research. He received his PhD in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972, and has been a professor at CUNY for almost 30 years.
Prior to this, kicking off the schedule of keynote guests, Donato Masci, an acoustic designer and consultant from Studio Sound Service in Italy will be one of the first to take the stage alongside qualified audio professionals offering seminars and panels at the full day Audio Forum on 8 February 2016 at the RAI. Visitors will have an opportunity to attend the pre-show event presented by one of ISE’s media partners Connessioni on the theme ‘Theories, Technologies, Legends and Myths about Audio’.
Additionally, visitors can further benefit from a host of keynote industry spokesmen at the popular Smart Building Conference hosted at the RAI, Amsterdam – a joint venture between ISE’s co-owners InfoComm International and CEDIA. Erik Ubels, Deloitte, Director Information Technology & Workplace Services and Philip Vanhoute, MD Plantronics are amongst the line-up of experts from across the smart building industry taking part in the conference.
The theme for this year’s SBC is ‘The Network is the Building’. It will explore how the IP backbone changes the way we work, the way we live, and the new services now possible with today’s buildings. Topics covered include (among others) building and home control, wayfinding, cabling buildings for the future, the impact of mobile, multi-dwelling units, the Internet of things, audio-over-IP and more. Bob Snyder, Editor in Chief of Channel Media Europe will chair the full-day programme on 8 February 2016.
The second annual Capital Summit, on the afternoon of 11 February will benefit from the likes of leading European financial experts, equity funds and strategic investors, such as the returning panellist Neil MacTaggart of Media Asset Capital. John Bowen of MediaBridge Capital Advisors and John Stiernberg of Stiernberg Consulting will co-moderate the discussion, which aims to bring together AV and IT industry entrepreneurs and executives with financial professionals and business experts from the world of investments, mergers, and acquisitions.
The Sports Venue Integration Summit will also be held on the morning of 11 February. Sports Video Group Europe, in conjunction with RH Consulting, will explore a day in the life of the contemporary connected stadium. Topics to be covered include new approaches to fan engagement, AV/IT integration, event preparation and temporary overlay.
Providing an opportunity for networking over drinks and food, and a look ahead to the upcoming show days, the Opening Panel Discussion and Opening Reception will take place on the evening before the show opens on Monday 8 February at 6pm.
More information on keynote speakers and conference programmes can be viewed here: www.iseurope.org