Due to the increase in COVID-19 and variant cases, and in an effort to promote safety among all participants, Integrated Systems Europe has announced that the ISE, scheduled for February 1-4, 2022, has been postponed and is now postponed to May 10. 13, 2022. The exhibition will remain in Barcelona and will take place at FIRA Barcelona, Gran Vía.
Integrated Systems Events issued the following statement on Tuesday:
After consulting the ISE exhibitor and visitor community and in light of the growing impact of the Omicron variant in Spain, Integrated Systems Events announces that ISE 2022, scheduled for February 1-4, has been postponed and will now take place on May 10-13, 2022 at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía.
Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events, said today: “We are closely monitoring conditions in Europe and have worked hard on your behalf to balance health and safety concerns with the need for commerce and in-person interaction. It has been a difficult time for many over the past two years, and while we look forward to meeting everyone at ISE 2022, listening to our exhibitors, owners and stakeholders, we have agreed that the best solution is to postpone the show. edition for three months.
“By moving the event to spring, it gives our community time to rebalance and confidence in international travel and meetings to resume. We will work closely with all of our exhibitors and stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition to the new dates. We look forward to welcoming the global AV community at ISE 2022 in May to our new home in Barcelona.
David Labuskes, CEO of AVIXA, said: “While it is difficult to balance the commitment to trade and collection in these uncertain times, we believe that the postponement of the ISE show until May does just that. . Our community thirsts for the opportunity to come together again in 2022. This timeline makes this all the more possible for all of us. Starting with ISE, we look forward to the summer of AV where we will have the opportunity to meet at InfoComm in June and InfoComm Beijing in July – it couldn’t be a better way to bring together and strengthen opportunities and the success of our industry. . “
Daryl Friedman, CEO of CEDIA, added: “We want to make sure that ISE 2022 will be a big success for visitors and exhibitors, as it has been for almost two decades, and that starts by bringing together so much of our community. as possible. We know that the entire home tech industry is excited to come together in person, and we are confident that this May visit will ensure the most dynamic feedback for all involved. We look forward to connecting with all of you in Barcelona this spring.
We look forward to making this event a success and would like to thank our stakeholders – exhibitors, sponsors, visitors, media partners, entrepreneurs and the FIRA Barcelona team – for continuing to support us in this difficult and ever-changing situation.
After the organization sent out the statement, Blackman sat down with Gary Kayye in his latest episode Rants & rAVes to discuss the postponement and what it will mean for the show and attendance. You can check it out below: