New for 2023, the Impact Lounge will offer visitors the chance to meet with organisations making a difference in the industry. This includes Women in Live Music (WILM) and ISE sustainability partner SAVe and The Circle Society. The lounge will provide a space for visitors to connect with these organisations that are looking to change things for the better and to find out more about the work they’re doing and the difference it’s already making.
After a successful debut in 2022, the Influencer Lounge returns for 2023 and once again welcomes content creators, social media trendsetters and commentators who are an active part of the technology community. Expect a schedule of podcasts and events in this space designed for collaboration and conversation. Elsewhere in Congress Square visitors will be able to experience the very latest innovations from first-time exhibitors in the Discovery Zone.
Congress Square will also be the location of pavilions organised by Barcelona City Council and the government of Catalonia, hosting local and regional exhibitors. The Catalonia Pavilion will host 30 local businesses active in the AV industry as well as highlighting business growth opportunities and running the Open Innovation Challenge. The ISE Open Innovation Challenge is hosted by ACCIÓ (the Catalonia Trade & Investment agency) and Enterprise Europe Network. Returning to ISE for its second iteration, ACCIÓ is working with corporations looking for new technologies and solutions partners to help solve specific business issues.