ISE unveils Smart Building Conference programme
WORLD: Integrated Systems Events has unveiled the full agenda for the inaugural Smart Building Conference @ ISE, due to take place on January 28th. ISE’s co-owners Cedia and InfoComm International will place the audiovisual industry at the heart of discussions, which have 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.
The conference programme will include expert case studies illustrating the different possibilities available in specific technology areas, along with presentations from some of the industry’s pre-eminent educators and consultants.
‘The Smart Building Conference @ ISE promises a practical look at how intelligent buildings are already being designed, built and used,’ commented Mike Blackman, managing director, Integrated Systems Events. ‘Delegates will learn how emerging technologies offer them new possibilities today, not just in the future.’
Highlights are set to 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, will offer examples of multi-room media distribution being integrated with building-management technologies. Energy management will be a significant theme at the conference, and Lutz Steiner of Germany’s Technische Universität Darmstadt will be outlining the transition from smart buildings to sustainable cities. Meanwhile, InfoComm’s sustainability officer Allen Weidman will be discussing the business opportunities promised by the newly created STEP rating system.
Energy saving will also be discussed, and Joost Brinkman of Accenture will cover the Amsterdam Smart City project, introducing the additional topics of intelligent working and living. This 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,’ concluded Mr 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.’
Pre-registration for the Smart Building Conference @ ISE is available online now.