Attendance figures announced for ISE 2023

Attendance figures announced for ISE 2023
ISE 2023 has reported that it had 58,107 unique attendees from 155 countries, alongside record-breaking occupation in the city’s hotels and entertainment venues as well as the largest ever ISE show floor.

Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Events, commented: “It’s been an extraordinary week and it’s hugely gratifying for us to look back and realise we’ve delivered an exceptional show for our industry and the wonderful city of Barcelona. We’ve had unprecedented visitor levels to the show, so much inspiring content and features on display, and ground-breaking visits from the King of Spain on Tuesday and the President of Catalonia on Thursday to add both a royal and a political seal of approval to the show. This week at ISE 2023 confirms that we can safely say the global AV and systems integration industry is back with an impressive bang!”

The first day of the show set the tone for the week with the highest number of opening day visitors ever for an ISE show, visiting the record 56,870 sq m of floorspace over the show’s 6 halls and the Audio Demo Rooms.

The trend continued for the rest of the week with a final total of 58,107 attendees to ISE, making 133,606 visits to the show floor.

On the first day, King Felipe VI of Spain took a tour of the show floor stopping by a few booths to take in a small sample of the technology on display. The Royal Party was accompanied by Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, Núria Marín, Mayor of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Laia Bonet, 3rd Deputy Mayor of Barcelona.

Pere Aragones, President of the Government of Catalonia also visited ISE and took time to visit some of the 70 Catalan-based companies exhibiting at the Gran Via, Fira Barcelona this week.

Exhibitors were also reported a positive experience at ISE 2023.

Christine Schyvinck, CEO, Shure said: “It’s been a few incredible days at ISE! Lots of inspiring conversations with partners and old friends. We were honoured to welcome His Majesty the King at our booth, and we won the Inavation Award for Audio Technology! We had a very successful week, and we look forward to continue all our conversations."

Luis Garrido, executive director of Alfalite, said: “We are delighted to have been part of ISE 2023. The show reinforced Alfalite’s strategic agreements with international partners and allowed us to showcase our products to regional and overseas potential distributors.”

Garrido said about the visit of His Majesty, King Felipe VI: “We are a Spanish company and the only European LED Screen manufacturer with the latest technology, so we felt honoured by the King’s visit to our company stand.”

New additions for ISE 2023 included the brand-new Content Production and Distribution zone making its debut in Hall 6. Offering a blend of creativity and technical solutions the new zone aimed to provide inspiration for integrators and end-users in this fast-growing and exciting area. Following the response this year the zone will be back for the 2024 show.

ISE returns to Barcelona on Tuesday, 30 January – Friday, 2 February 2024.

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