Due to new city-wide COVID-19 regulations in Amsterdam and Munich, Integrated Systems Europe has decided to cancel events in these locations for 2021. Mike Blackman, ISE’s managing director, says that while the events have gotten plenty of support from integrators, these new regulations make hosting an in-person event a near impossibility.
“We have today made the decision to cancel the ISE events planned for Munich and Amsterdam. Whilst we have had good support from both exhibitors and visitors who wanted to get together at a local event, new government regulations regarding COVID-19 in both Germany and the Netherlands have meant that we are unable to guarantee being able to proceed with these two events,” says Blackman.
While the events in Amsterdam and Munich have been forced to close, the ISE events team is still planning on hosting events in Barcelona and London.
“Preparations for Barcelona and London are well underway as the governments ease restrictions in both Spain and the UK and remain on target for the successful return of events. We are looking forward to bringing the industry together and delivering a platform for those who wish to be there and that will be supported by key exhibiting partners, a program of content and networking,” says Blackman. “These events will be supported by our online platform ISE Digital, providing our global audience with the opportunity to join us online.”
ISE Digital Still on Track
While two of the planned in-person events are no longer an option, the ISE team plans to go ahead with hosting virtual events, including daily thought leadership and market intelligence sessions curated by TNW, AVIXA, CEDIA and ISE partners, with insights on digital signage, live events and audio, workspace evolution, digital learning, smart building and XR in today’s reality.
“Whether it’s a global case study, expert presentation, roundtable, CEO interview or product demo, visitors to ISE Digital will learn about the latest innovations in a new and fascinating manner,” says Blackman. “We are excited to share this with the AV industry.”
ISE Digital will offer exclusive presentations from some of the world’s leading technology and service suppliers, and the capability to link up with them directly through the platform. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with speakers, sponsors, and other participants, join a roundtable and more.