Integrated Systems Events, the organisers of #ISE2022 have announced a three-month postponement of the event. The new dates for #ISE2022 are May 10-13, 2022.
The announcement this morning read as follows: –
BARCELONA 11 JANUARY 2022: After consultation with the ISE exhibitor and visitor community and in the light of the increasing impact of the Omicron variant in Spain, Integrated Systems Events announces that ISE 2022, scheduled for 1-4 February, has been postponed and will now take place on 10-13 May 2022 at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía.
Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events, said today: “We’ve been closely monitoring the conditions in Europe and have been working hard on your behalf to balance health and safety concerns with the need for commerce and in-person interaction. It’s been a challenging time for so many over the past two years, and whilst we cannot wait to meet up with everyone at ISE 2022, listening to our exhibitors, owners and stakeholders, we have agreed the best course of action is to postpone the show edition for three months.
By moving the event to the spring, it provides time for our community to rebalance and for confidence in international travel and meetings to resume. We will be working closely with all our exhibitors and stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition to the new dates.”
Moving what was once, the World’s largest AV Trade Show to May will of course cause issues for many exhibitors what with #Infocomm22 happening a few weeks later in June, in Las Vegas.
David Labuskes, CEO, AVIXA commented on the announcement “This schedule makes that all the more possible for all of us. Beginning with ISE, we are looking forward to the summer of AV where we will have the opportunity to come together at InfoComm in June and InfoComm Beijing in July – it could not be a better way to gather and reinforce the opportunities and success for our industry.”
… that of course is utter tosh.
The ISE Conference programme runs from Monday 9 May through to Friday 13 May 2022.