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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The 15th show will take place at the RAI Amsterdam from 6-9 February 2018 and it promises to be the largest and most exciting exhibition so far in its illustrious history. 

The most obvious change from the 2017 show is the addition of another hall. This will be known as Hall 15. This has been added to help meet the demand from vendors and service suppliers keen to take part in the world’s largest AV and systems integration show. It is located at the front of the venue. 

The full ISE 2018 programme will be completed in the coming weeks. This will include the announcement of a major initiative taking place on the Thursday and Friday of ISE. 

Attendees can expect several things at ISE 2018. Experienced attendees will know that there is much to take part in on the day before the show opens its doors. Taking place on the 5 February there are three conferences, all open to ISE exhibitors and attendees. 

The Audio Forum conference, an established fixture at ISE, will explore the opportunities and challenges faced when distributing audio over IP. Audio Forum brings together the worlds of AV and pro audio and seeks to improve dialogue and understanding between pro audio and AV professionals.

The Smart Building Conference will explore the latest technologies and business case studies for smart offices, homes, building and cites in a full day, twin track event. The 2017 edition attracted over 400 attendees and leading conference speakers have already been confirmed for next year’s event. 

The Smart Building Conference will be followed by the ISE 2018 Opening Address, to be given by Carlo Ratti, the eminent Italian architect, inventor and professor at the Senseable City Lab at MIT, USA. In his speech Ratti will explore how smart building are helping create smart cities. 

The official Opening Reception will follow Ratti’s speech and is open to all everyone to attend to enjoy complementary food and drinks. It’s a perfect opportunity to network and plan for the upcoming four days. 

New for 2018, and the pre-show schedule, will be the launch of the TIDE conference taking place at the Okura Hotel, nearby to the RAI. This event is being produced by AVIXA, the trade association formerly known as InfoComm International. TIDE is a thought leadership conference that will explore the intersection of content, space and technology and will show how all three elements can come together to immersive customers in exceptional experiences. 

When the show opens its doors the following day an expected 75,000+ attendees will have plenty on offer to occupy their time. Throughout the 15 halls over 1,200 of the world’s leading manufacturers and service suppliers will be broadly grouped across six Technology Zones. The 2018 designated zones are: Education, Smart Building, Digital Signage, Pro Audio/Live Events, Unified Communications and Residential. Hundreds of product introductions are anticipated. 

Situated amongst the exhibition stands, three ISE Show Floor Theatres will feature four days of 30-minute presentations covering innovative business and technology case studies from exhibitors, partners and consultants. Theatre sessions are open to all attendees and no pre-booking is necessary.  

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