Full programme for inaugural Smart Building Conference unveiled4 min read
International line-up of experts to outline the latest trends in integration, energy management, intelligent building, working and living
Integrated Systems Events is delighted to unveil the agenda for the inaugural Smart Building Conference @ ISE. Promising a day full of industry insight, opinion, practical design advice and business intelligence, the Conference will take place at the Amsterdam RAI on Monday 28 January – the day before the ISE 2013 tradeshow opens its doors.
A joint venture of ISE’s co-owners CEDIA and InfoComm International, the Smart Building Conference will place the audiovisual industry at the heart of discussions about the future of intelligent building design. The Conference programme has been developed to attract architects, design consultants, developers, electrical contractors and other key stakeholders in the construction sector, along with the electronic systems integrator, distributor and manufacturer channels that represent ISE’s core audience.
“While other events have taken a star-gazing approach to the topic, the Smart Building Conference @ ISE promises a practical look at how intelligent buildings are already being designed, built and used,” comments Mike Blackman, Managing Director, Integrated Systems Events. “Delegates will learn how emerging technologies offer them new possibilities today, not just in the future.”
The Conference programme includes expert case studies illustrating the different possibilities available in specific technology areas, along with bigger-picture presentations from some of the industry’s pre-eminent educators and consultants.
Among the former, highlights include Lucy Martin of London-based John Cullen Lighting discussing the importance of control in good lighting design, while Gwen De Meyer, CEO of Belgian integration firm Van Havere, offers examples of multi-room media distribution being integrated with building-management technologies.
Energy management is a significant theme at the Conference, with Lutz Steiner of Germany’s Technische Universität Darmstadt outlining the transition from smart buildings to sustainable cities, and InfoComm’s sustainability officer Allen Weidman discussing the business opportunities promised by the newly created STEP rating system.
Energy saving will also play a part as Joost Brinkman of Accenture describes the award-winning Amsterdam Smart City project, introducing the additional topics of intelligent working and living which will also be touched on by Arup’s Graham Naylor-Smith in his presentation ‘From Smart Rooms to Smart Buildings’ and by CEDIA’s Geoff Meads as he discusses ‘The Smart Home Future’.
The Conference will be MC’d by Bob Snyder, Editor-in-Chief of Channel Media Europe, and will conclude with a panel discussion on ‘The Future of the User Interface in Smart Building Control’ featuring representatives from AMX, Crestron, Legrand and Control4.
“As befits the global appeal of Integrated Systems Europe, the Smart Building Conference @ ISE boasts a truly international panel of acknowledged experts and thought leaders,” concludes Blackman. “We are looking forward to an event that truly helps to set the smart-building agenda, not just for our industry but for adjacent sectors as well. Add superb networking opportunities, the additional post-Conference attractions of the Marco Tempest Keynote and ISE 10th Birthday Party and, of course, ISE 2013 itself, and this Conference really is an industry meeting point not to be missed.”
The Smart Building Conference @ ISE is excellent value and pre-registration is available online now, priced at €199 per delegate (InfoComm and/or CEDIA members €179). On-site registration will be €249 (€229). For more information visit: www.smartbuildingconference.com
Additional information is available from:
Dan Goldstein, ISE Director of Marketing & Communications, dgoldstein [at] iseurope.org
To download the Smart Building Conference logo, please click here.
About Integrated Systems Europe:
Launched in 2004, ISE is Europe’s largest tradeshow for the professional AV and electronic systems industry. ISE 2013 will take place from 29-31 January 2013, and is expected to draw over 850 exhibitors and more than 40,000 registered attendees to its Amsterdam RAI location. The event is a joint venture of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) and InfoComm International®. For further information, please visit: www.iseurope.org.
CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit: www.cedia.org or www.cedia.co.uk.
About InfoComm International®:
InfoComm International® is the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV market research and news. Its training and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org.
Source: Integrated Systems Europe