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ISE 2022 Rescheduled for May 2022

In light of the impact of the Omicron variant, ISE 2022 has now been postponed to May 10-13 2022 at Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía.

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ISE 2022 Rescheduled for May 2022

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) announced that ISE 2022, scheduled for Feb. 1-4, has been postponed for three months. It will now take place on May 10-13 2022 at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía. ISE announced the news after consultation with the ISE exhibitor and visitor community and in the light of the increasing impact of the Omicron variant in Spain.

Mike Blackman, managing director of ISE, reveals more about the postponement. He says, “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.

Blackman hopes that by postponing the event to the spring, it provides time for the community to rebalance and resume confidence in international travel and meetings. “…We will be working closely with all our exhibitors and stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition to the new dates. We look forward to hosting the global AV community at ISE 2022 in May in our new home in Barcelona,” he adds.

David Labuskes, CEO of AVIXA, also comments, “While balancing the commitment to both commerce and gathering has been difficult in these uncertain times, we believe the postponement of the ISE show until May does just that. Our community hungers for the opportunity to reconvene in 2022. This schedule makes that all the more possible for all of us.”

Labuskes says he looks forward to the summer of AV with ISE in May, InfoComm in June and InfoComm Beijing in July. He remarks that “it could not be a better way to gather and reinforce the opportunities and success for our industry.”

ISE has not held a full in-person version of the event since February 2020. Historically held in February, it was postponed last year to June 2021 and split into four regional events with virtual offerings in Europe, but two of those events in Munich and Amsterdam were cancelled due to the pandemic. A smaller regional event was held in Barcelona, and another in London that month.

If held as planned in May, it will be the first full version of the show held at its new home in Barcelona.

Further commenting on the postponement is Daryl Friedman, CEO of CEDIA. He states, “We want to ensure ISE 2022 will be a great success for visitors and exhibitors alike as it has been for nearly two decades, and that starts with bringing together as much of our community as possible. We know the entire home technology industry is enthusiastic about coming together in-person, and we are confident this move to May will ensure the most vibrant return for all participants. We cannot wait to connect with all of you in Barcelona this spring.”

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