Covering more than 2,000sqm, Congress Square is a bustling location right at the heart of the Fira. Located in the wide central aisle between Halls 4 & 6 and Halls 5 & 7, it is packed with innovations, networking opportunities and industry organisations, bringing together a range of diverse partners all in one place.
The very latest innovations from first-time exhibitors and young companies are exhibited in the Discovery Zone. Following the success of this feature at ISE 2023, the Discovery Zone was significantly expanded for ISE 2024.
The Catalonia Pavilion hosts local businesses active in the AV industry as well as highlighting business growth opportunities. It is also the location of the ISE Open Innovation Challenge, hosted by ACCIÓ (the Catalonia Trade & Investment Agency) and Enterprise Europe Network. The Challenge is a hybrid matchmaking service that connects technology providers with Catalan corporations looking to purchase solutions.
Barcelona City Council
Plug and Play Stage - NEW for ISE 2024
The Plug and Play Stage hosted a four-day programme of keynotes and panel sessions on innovation topics, as well as giving companies from the Discovery Zone and elsewhere the opportunity to make pitches to investors.