ISE 2022 postponed until May, organisers bank on 3 month suspension to save show

posted on Wednesday, 12th January 2022 by Steve May

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ISE 2022 has been rescheduled for May 10-13 2022. The three month suspension was announced by the organisers, citing the impact of the Omicron variant in Spain.

The trade event was looking increasingly untenable, with travel rules and local restrictions in flux.

Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events, said: “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.

He says that moving the event will provide time for confidence to return to international travel.

“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.”

David Labuskes, CEO, AVIXA commented: “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. 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.”

Daryl Friedman, CEO, CEDIA said: “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.”

Just to confirm: Integrated Systems Europe, ISE 2022, will now take place at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía on May 10-13 2022. The ISE Conference programme runs from May 9-13.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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