Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the new electronic systems integration conference and exhibition, has announced the sale and pending sale of nearly 50 percent of its exhibition space in the early weeks of its availability.

The new pan-European trade show, which debuts next February 3-5, has enjoyed a strong, enthusiastic start highlighted by the sale of 2,906 net square meters of exhibition space and the anticipated sale of 1,000 sq. meters more in the coming weeks. This represents almost half the available exhibition space of 7,000 sq. meters for ISE at the Geneva PALEXPO exhibition hall 6.

”We’re expecting to have a great show, and are very encouraged by the strength of early sales,” said ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman. ”The positive reaction — both from companies that have already signed up as well as from companies with whom we are negotiating — has been overwhelming.”

Underlining the show’s broad appeal, exhibition space has already been committed by more than 50 companies from nearly a dozen countries spanning Europe and North America, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States — as well as Bangladesh and Hong Kong.

The initial exhibitors at ISE’s represent broad array of products, technologies and services. They include AV Stumpfl GmbH; BARCO NV; Chief Manufacturing, Inc.; COMM-TEC GmbH; Crestron International; CUE S.R.O.; Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc.; Electrosonic; Extron Electronics; Folsom Research Inc.; Innovative Electronic Designs, Inc.; ICM Corporation; InFocus; International Audio-Visual & Computer Vision; IVIE Technologies, Inc.; Jupiter Systems, Kayye Consulting, Inc.; Kramer Electronics, Ltd.; Lanetco; Lang Audiovision AG; Liberty Wire & Cable; LMG, Inc.; Lutron; Multi-Caisses, Inc.; OSI Company Ltd.; PCM Ltd.; Procon Technology; RGB Spectrum; Russound; Stardraw.com; Stewart Filmscreen Corp.; Telecor; Toner Cable Equipment UK Ltd.; Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corp.; Toshiba Techno Rainbow; Video Furniture International, Inc.; Vity Technology; Vogel’s Products BV; and Wolfvision GmbH.

ISE will debut at the GENEVA PALEXPO in Geneva, Switzerland, February 3-5, 2004. Convenient to Geneva’s international airport and main train station, PALEXPO offers unparalleled access to European and overseas locations.

The show is a joint venture of three leading international associations serving the electronic systems industry — the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association® (CEDIA®), the International Communica-tions Industries Association, Inc.® (ICIA/InfoComm®), and the National Systems Contractors Association® (NSCA®). Combined, the associations bring to ISE the resources and vision for an innovative trade event unlike any previously seen on the continent.