Startups Magazine at ISE 2024

Startups Magazine is excited to announce that we will once again be exhibiting at ISE, taking place at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via in Barcelona from 30th January - 2nd February. If you’re attending the show, come by Stand CS212 to pick up a copy of our latest magazine and brand-new Survival Guide, and have a chat with the team!

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is the global exhibition for professional audiovisual (pro AV) and systems integration. The 2024 iteration of the event is the exhibition’s 20th anniversary, as it is due to be its biggest one yet. The total show floor space for ISE 2024 will be 30% larger than the previous year, with the event poised to attract the highest number of visitors in its history, cementing its role as a pivotal event for industry professionals.

Mike Blackman, Managing Director of ISE said, "Without a doubt, ISE is ‘Your Destination for Innovation’, and we will prove that this is not just a claim. With more than 1200 confirmed exhibitors and the biggest ever show floor space, attendees will have plenty of opportunities to discover groundbreaking innovations at ISE 2024. In addition, our comprehensive content programme gives a platform to more than 100 of the industry's most innovative representatives. And don't miss our keynotes. These creative minds will impressively demonstrate how AV is shaping our daily lives."

Highlights of the exhibition

ISE 2024 is due to have some fantastic highlights, including:

  • Seven Extended Technology Zones: ISE 2024 offers a broad spectrum of the most innovative companies that cater to every interest. From Audio, Content Production & Distribution, Digital Signage & DooH to Lighting & Staging, Multi-Technology, Residential & Smart Building, Unified Communications & Education Technology, you'll find everything under one roof. ISE has grown once again and will now also fill Halls 1 and 4 at Fira Barcelona Gran Vía. Hall 1 becomes the new home for Lighting & Staging, while Hall 4 provides a new location for Content Production & Distribution while also allowing the Multi-Technology and Lighting & Staging Zones to be extended.
  • Congress Square & the Discovery Zone: This year’s significantly expanded Discovery Zone in Congress Square is a must-visit. More than 70 companies new to ISE since 2022 will be showcasing their groundbreaking innovations, ensuring that you encounter new and unexpected solutions that can revolutionise your projects.
  • The Catalonia Pavilion in Congress Square hosts local businesses active in the AV industry as well as highlighting business growth opportunities. It is also the location of the ISE Open Innovation Challenge, hosted for the third year running by ACCIÓ (the Catalonia Trade & Investment Agency) and Enterprise Europe Network. The Challenge is a hybrid matchmaking service that connects technology providers with Catalan corporations looking to purchase solutions. Also located in Congress Square is the Barcelona City Council who will host local start-ups as well as the Catalan Audiovisual Cluster.
  • New for ISE 2024, Plug and Play, the innovation platform that connects startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies will host a four-day programme. Morning sessions at the Plug and Play Stage will kick off with keynotes and panel sessions on innovation topics, while the afternoons will be all about startups. Forward-thinking companies, at the forefront of innovation, will get the opportunity to showcase their solutions on stage and make pitches to investors. Located in Congress Square the Plug & Play Stage will be a chance to see the future in action.
  • ISE Content Programme: With nine specialist conferences taking place during the show, visitors can learn from the most innovative minds in the industry, enjoying a host of immersive demonstrations, inspiring panel discussions and workshops. There will also be free-to-attend sessions taking place throughout the day at ISE, running concurrently with the conferences. ISE’s innovative approach extends this year to the deployment of a real-time, AI-powered translation and transcription service provided by KUDO for the conferences, ensuring that the content is available to the widest possible audience.
  • European Latin American AV Summit: The European / Latin American AV Summit (ELAS), supported by ACCIO-Catalonia Trade & Investment, promises to unite government representatives, thought leaders, and industry giants to foster understanding, strengthen connections, and ignite innovation across continents.
  • ISE Tech Tours: AV in Action throughout Barcelona. Get ready to meet the most innovative companies in Barcelona at the ISE 2024 Tech Tours! Collaborating with the Catalan Audiovisual Cluster, these tours provide a unique opportunity to witness cutting-edge technologies from the ISE show floor in action. The programme for 2024 has been expanded to offer even more exciting experiences this year. While the official tour slots are limited, many venues are open to the public during your stay in Barcelona. Don't miss the chance to witness technology at its finest, directly from the heart of Barcelona's innovation scene.

Blackman commented on the anniversary show: “Over the last 20 years, ISE has been at the forefront of audiovisual innovation, industry trends, and global collaboration. As we celebrate 20 years of ISE, we express our sincere thanks to our community for its steadfast support, trust, and contributions, which have been crucial to ISE’s success. Together, we will carry on shaping the future of pro AV and systems integration.”

Where we’ll be

Startups Magazine will be pitched up at stand CS212, handing out copies of our latest Survival Guide and magazine, as well as chatting with plenty of startups and conducting interviews!

If you haven’t already, grab a ticket here.

We look forward to seeing you all there!