A wide range of events, presentations and training sessions being hosted before and during ISE 2015 will make next year’s show the most compelling event so far in its 11- year history.
On 9 February, at 6.00pm in the RAI Forum, on the eve of opening of the exhibition, the Keynote Address for ISE 2015 will be given by Lars Thomsen. Thomsen is a respected and influential futurist and international speaker whose company Future Matters is a leading research and analysis consultancy that has advised 40% of the German stock exchange in their strategic planning.
Thomsen specialises in identifying disruptive opportunities, or ‘Tipping Points’, that cause significant shifts in economic, political and social trends. His presentation, entitled, “520 Weeks into the Future: Trends and Tipping Points in the Electronic Systems Industry until 2025”, will cover areas such as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 2.0 alongside expected shifts in media, marketing and consumer expectations.
Preceding Thomsen’s keynote on the 9th will be the opportunity to experience a full day’s conference with Smart Building Amsterdam, a joint venture between ISE co- owner’s InfoComm and CEDIA. This event, the third to be hosted at the RAI, follows successful recent SBC events in London and Berlin.
Chaired by Bob Snyder, Editor in Chief, Channel Media Europe, the conference will continue its winning twin-track formula and focus on Residential and Commercial smart building technology and applications. Delegates can expect to experience best practice approaches to Smart Building design and efficiency objectives alongside insights into emerging trends, energy savings and home automation systems.
Being premiered at ISE 2015 is The Capital Summit, an afternoon event taking place on 10 February. Co-hosted by MediaBridge Capital Advisors and Stiernberg Consulting it will bring together AV/IT industry entrepreneurs seeking investment capital with financial business professionals from the world of investments, mergers and acquisitions.
The Capital Summit will provide delegates with the opportunity to meet and greet business experts and qualified strategic and financial investors with an interest in the AV industry. The Capital Summit will run from 1pm – 4.30pm in Room E102.
In addition to these events at ISE 2015, others being showcased include: Audio Forum@ ISE, a one-day pro audio educational forum produced in association with Connessioni, 9 February in Room G001/G002; The Sport Facility Integration Summit conference produced by SVG Europe on 11 February in Room E102; The InAVation Awards produced by IML at the Westergasfabriek’s Gashouder on 10 February.
Following on from the success of the introduction of The ISE Theatres in 2014, they will return in 2015 with the addition of the ISE Unified Communications Theatre. This will be located in Hall 9 and will stage case-study presentations by manufacturers, product distributors, systems integrators and end user customers.
The Residential Solutions Theatre (sponsored by Vutec) and the Commercial Solutions Theatre (sponsored by Microsoft) will return to Hall 7 and Hall 8 respectively.