Improved access for ISE
WORLD: The 2014 edition of Integrated Systems Europe will see an additional entrance and new navigational information. The organiser promises the new initiatives will boost the visitor experience at Europe’s largest AV trade show.
Having successfully used Entrances C and K (also known as the Holland and Europa entrances respectively) for the past four years, ISE has experienced year-on-year visitor growth that now necessitates the opening of a third gateway, Entrance F – also known as the Park entrance. This new entrance is convenient for Halls 7 and 8 of the RAI, where the show’s new theatre spaces will be located. A new Business Lounge will be located on the bridge between Halls 7 and 8, and there will be a free cart shuttle service between the entrance and the RAI train station.
‘Visitor congestion is one of the nicer problems for a trade show to have, but it still poses challenges,’ said Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Events. ‘As well as safety issues which are of course paramount, visitors who are ‘stuck in traffic’ will find it that little bit harder to maximise their time. That’s why we’ve taken the decision to open Entrance F for the first time at ISE 2014.’
Also new is pop-up signage at the entrances to all 12 halls of the RAI, standardised route planners with consistent orientation to complement the interactive wayfinding screens introduced in 2013, and an ISE Info Channel which will show event information on the in-house ‘RAI Live! digital signage screens.
‘The larger a trade show gets, the more important it is that visitors are able to get from location to another with the minimum of fuss and stress,’ adds Mr Blackman. ‘We believe the investment we are making in on-site wayfinding and navigation will not just improve the visitor experience at ISE, but also help to ensure that all of our exhibitors benefit from high levels of visitor footfall throughout the three days of our 2014 show.’