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ISCE reports most successful exhibition yet
UK – Preceded by its customary AGM and gala networking dinner, the Institute of Sound & Communications Engineers hosted the highly successful ISCEx2016 trade exhibition and seminar programme at the picturesque Coombe Abbey in the West Midlands.
Nearly 100 people sat down for dinner, creating a lively atmosphere for stand-up comedian, Adam Bloom.
The following day it was down to business and the Institute certainly raised the bar once again. “It was unquestionably our most successful exhibition yet,” said Ros Wigmore, manager, secretariat at the ISCE. “Of our 28 exhibitors, four were first timers: Leisuretec Distribution, Monacor (UK) Ltd, NEXO SA and Yamaha Commercial Audio,” she said. “Away from the exhibition, I am delighted to say that all the seminars were packed throughout.”
One of the highlights was a presentation to Dr Peter Mapp who was given an Honorary Fellowship of the ISCE. "I was totally surprised to receive this Honorary Fellowship,” he said in response. “It is gratifying to know that my contributions to the ISCE and the industry have been recognised in this way."
There was also a presentation to John Perry of Yamaha Commercial Audio as a new supporting member of the ISCE.
Another new supporting member was Monacor (UK) whose UK field sales manager, Leighton Castle, said: “We decided after visiting last year’s ISCEx to become a supporting member and also to exhibit at ISCEx2016. The event provided us with a great opportunity to network with industry peers and also to reach out to those who may have not been overly familiar with the Monacor brand and service. We very much look forward to ISCEx 2017, and the many years exhibiting that follow.”
The event also proved popular with visitors. Hanieh Motamedian, business development manager of Sound Directions, said: “It was a pleasure to spend the day at ISCEx with such an experienced and knowledgeable crowd; it was good to see a variety of exhibitors, ranging from manufacturers to distributors and installers. The quality of the visitors was high and it’s a great time to be able to share ideas with like-minded professionals.”
Another visitor David Howe, director of Audomation Software, was equally positive. “ISCEx is a uniquely friendly and relaxed exhibition and a definite ‘must attend’ on the industry calendar,” he said. “This year was no exception, the networking dinner the night before the exhibition was just superb, great location, great food, great company, what’s not to love?”
The seminar programme, covering a range of subjects relevant to all pro-audio disciplines, also proved highly educational and David commented: “the seminar programme really hit the mark. Presented by three industry veterans, they challenged our perceptions on topics ranging from amplifier efficiency to a case study that was an audio first at a London Underground station and finishing off the day an in-depth look at the future of networked digital audio. Without question one of the best audio conferences there is.”
The recorded content of the seminar programmes will be made available in due course on the ISCE website.
22nd March 2016
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