FIRA Barcelona, Gran Vía
1-4 February 2022

The Official Digital Showcase of ISE 2021

Live Events Experiences, Reinvented


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Spotlight Series

RISE Spotlight is a monthly series of free-to-attend digital events, based around key ISE technology areas. Produced in partnership with TNW, they feature global subject experts, technology entrepreneurs and start-ups.

February – Live Events Experiences, Reinvented

As the events industry goes through a crucial phase of recovery, we are all left wondering – what will audience and fan interaction look like in the future?

Whether virtual, in-person or hybrid, audiovisual and emerging tech will be at the heart of creating the next era of live experiences so, if you produce, host or supply events, you’ll need to be aware of what audiences are looking for and what tech is set to accelerate.

We bring together a seasoned group of live event professionals to share their view on emerging new business models, innovative ways of engaging with audiences and creating meaningful experiences.

Discover what you need to do to find opportunity in crisis and stay ahead of the game for the road ahead.

This edition of RISE Spotlight is produced in association with TPi (Total Production International).

Speaker Line-up


Welcome and Opening Remarks


AVIXA Insights

Sean Wargo, Senior Director, Market Intelligence at AVIXA, presents high-level data illustrating how the live events industry was hit in 2020 and what the recovery is expected to look like.


Startup Nation

We present examples of virtual and livestream events held during 2020, plus the results of research undertaken among entertainment and tech professionals. This is followed by a look at some of the technologies and companies that are poised to help the live events industry make the digital transition.



ISE Reporter Roundtable

We speak to some leading experts who have helped live music transition into the digital world – and discuss how streaming, XR performances and the gamification of shows may manifest in the live events industry of the future.



On the Sofa with ISE

Wob Roberts is Chairman of the Touring Production Group as well as Production Manager for acts such as Sam Smith and Chainsmokers. We talk to him about the ongoing state of the live events industry; how COVID-19 has affected the crew workforce; and how training the next generation of crew is likely to proceed.



Watercooler Virtual Meets

Two interactive Watercooler Virtual Meets:

  • The Road to Recovery: How AV companies in live events have responded to the challenges of the pandemic, and what long-term changes the industry should expect
  • Diversity Backstage: Practical steps to increase the participation of underrepresented demographics in live events

Room 1: The Road to Recovery

Room 2: Diversity Backstage

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Sound & Communications
System Integrator Magazine
Technology Record
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