Interview with Mike Blackman, Managing Director of ISE
How are plans progressing for ISE 2023?
Following an enthusiastic response last year, we’re returning with an even bigger show. Exhibitor space is just under 52,000 sqm, which is over 30% larger than in 2022. With more than 700 exhibitors already confirmed, leading residential AV names including, Basalte, FOCAL, KNX, Lutron, Rako, Savant, and Snap One will be joining CEDIA on the show floor.
The extensive show floor is complemented by a four-day professional development program that is curated by the show’s co-owners, CEDIA and AVIXA. Expect plenty of exciting show features and enriching learning opportunities to create an unmissable event for the AV channel and end-users alike.
Our opening Keynote Speaker for ISE 2023 is BK Johannessen, Unreal Engine Business Director for Broadcast and Live Events at Epic Games. The keynote, titled “All Paths Lead to Real-Time”, takes place at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday 31 January in the Conference Suite CC4.1.
What makes ISE the center of innovation for the systems integration industry?
ISE is an essential part of the calendar for the AV and systems integrations industry — it is where globally important brands launch products, and where people come to see, hear, and experience the products, services, and solutions that are transforming how we live. This technology shapes our experiences in the home, at work, and in retail, hospitality, education, and live events environments…and so much more. It is a chance to meet people, do business, and make connections that deliver real business benefits. And of course, it is a place to come to be inspired, to learn, and develop skills.
What show attractions have you got lined up for residential integrators?
There is an abundance of smart home technology on the show floor as well as a full program of professional development sessions, covering a mixture of technology and business topics, and emerging trends within the smart home industry.
You’ll find plenty to inspire you in the Residential and Smart Building Zone in Hall 2, including the CEDIA stand and the CEDIA stage, which will be featuring content and events throughout the show. You can discover systems for designing and controlling lighting scenes in a room — and responding to changes in ambient light levels during the day. You can find out more about the various home technology platforms and connectivity standards, and you can see solutions for improving the visual impact of loudspeakers, control panels, and other elements of home technology.
For many years, the Smart Building Conference has been an essential part of ISE's conference program and returns for 2023. Taking place on 31 January, SBC is Europe’s most important high-level conference on smart buildings. It’s a platform for all building automation and in-building technologies, and the must-attend conference for professionals working in the smart building industry, covering residential as well as commercial opportunities.