ISE 2024, held at Barcelona Gran Via from January 30 to February 3, 2024, was the most successful ISE exhibition in its 20-year history.
The exhibition attracted 73,891 visitors from 162 countries, a record since it was held in Geneva in 2004. This is also a 27% increase compared to the event held in 2023.
The number of visitors on January 31st was 51,617, breaking the previous record by nearly 22% and setting a record high for a single day.
In addition, the number of registrants reached 95,396, and 172,627 people visited over the four days. The number of visitors on February 1 was 24,528, a record since the event was held for four days.
In addition to record crowds at the city’s hotels, bars and entertainment venues, exhibitors reported record numbers of visitors to their booths, making this year the largest ISE show, ever.
The number of exhibitors was also the highest ever (1,408 companies), and the exhibition area was the largest ever (82,000 square meters).
ISE 2024 is a testament to the innovation of the pro AV and system integration community. Exhibitors from around the world showcased cutting-edge solutions, from advanced display technologies and immersive audio systems to smart automation and collaborative communication tools. The diverse range of products and services reflected the industry’s commitment to pushing boundaries and improving user experience.
Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events, had this to say on the record-setting event:
During ISE’s illustrious 20-year journey, we have witnessed the transformative power of innovation and collaboration in our community. ISE 2024 not only reflects the cutting-edge technology that defines our industry, but is also a testament to the enduring spirit of creativity and camaraderie.
We look forward to celebrating this milestone and continuing our commitment to being a global platform for industry professionals with our co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA.
The educational elements of ISE 2024 have become exceptional. Featuring conference sessions, workshops, and keynote speeches from multiple Academy Award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and leading digital artists Jeroen van der Most and Sofia Crespo., designed to provide valuable insights into emerging trends, market dynamics and technological breakthroughs. At the conference and on stage, renowned speakers shared their expertise on topics such as artificial intelligence in AV, sustainable design, and the future of remote collaboration.
ISE’s 20th anniversary added a special flavor to the event. Commemorative events, retrospective installations such as the ISE Time Tunnel and the Vintage Audio Museum, and acknowledgments to industry pioneers highlight ISE’s impressive history and create a sense of nostalgia, as well as the evolution of technology. It was a demonstration of the industry’s resilience and adaptability.
ISE 2025 is scheduled to be held in Barcelona from February 4th to 7th, 2025.