ISE to relocate to Barcelona in 2021
Integrated Systems Events, the producers of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) exhibition, has announced that its 2021 edition will be held at Gran Via, part of the Fira de Barcelona exhibition complex in Spain on 2 - 5 February.
The decision to relocate the ISE exhibition comes after 18 months of research into the viability of remaining at the RAI Amsterdam. With annual growth in ISE exhibitors and attendees approaching 10%, and the international AV market forecast to grow by 5% per annum through to 2021, it was concluded that ISE was outgrowing its popular Amsterdam location.
Launched in 2004, ISE is the world’s largest tradeshow for the professional AV and systems integration industry. ISE 2018 attracted 80,923 attendees, of which 22,000 were visiting the show for the first time while 1,296 exhibitors filled 53,000 net sqm of floor space in 15 halls.
The Fira de Barcelona has two exhibition venues and hosts 140 international trade shows each year, featuring over 30,000 exhibitors and attracting over two million attendees. In total it has over 400,000 sqm of floor space and 14 halls.
With 8 halls and 200,000 sqm of exhibition floor space Gran Via is one of Europe’s largest exhibition venues. It is conveniently placed for access to the nearby international airport and public transport.
Fira is one of Europe’s leading trade fair organisations. Its annual economic contribution to the city of Barcelona and its surroundings is estimated at over €2,600 million. Fira is a consortium comprising the Barcelona City Council, the Catalan Generalitat and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, which combines public ownership with autonomous company management.
Both, the ISE 2019 (February 5 – 8) and 2020 editions will take place at the RAI Amsterdam.