DSS Europe 2021 announces full in-person event at the end of September
Plans for this year’s Digital Signage Summit (DSS) Europe(29-30 September, Munich Airport Hilton) were revealed and an exciting roster of speakers and new industry innovations await delegates attending the event. There is also a range of networking and social events to attend, making it an important event for digital signage and connected industries.
The theme of DSS Europe 2021 is “The new agenda”. The rules for digital signage have changed, and the pandemic has had a marked effect on the way displays are deployed in retail, DOOH, transportation, and other industries. DSS Europe will cover important technological innovations that have a positive effect, present the development of sustainable solutions (waste disposal and reuse of resources) and reveal market information and investor news. In an exciting new development for 2021, the Innovation Stage, sponsored by Red Bull, will host sessions from a range of startups and innovators with inspiring and unconventional solutions for digital signage.
Conference Chairman Florian Rotberg, Managing Director of Invidis Consulting, commented: “The Digital Signage Summit Europe comes after a difficult time, but also a dynamic time for innovation in our industry. It is so important to come back to the events live and in person, and we are delighted to be able to provide such a stimulating program, covering important topics such as sustainability and innovation, and with a list of exhibiting companies who are all eager to meet clients. I am delighted with the response we have had so far and look forward to DSS Europe.
Alongside the conference, an exhibition is held on both days with leading digital signage companies showcasing their technologies and solutions: including displays, touch solutions, display accessories, software and hardware. Stefanie Corinth, Senior Vice President of Sales EMEA at Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH said: “Sharp NEC is very pleased to participate in this year’s Digital Signage Summit in September. It’s really great to finally be able to meet in person for industry networking, to discuss the latest technology updates and to exchange experiences after a very different year. We look forward to reconnecting ‘live’ with the signaling industry, at DSS-E in Munich and, of course, in a format adjusted given the current pandemic situation. “
The current confirmed exhibitors of DSS Europe are Advertima, Bütema, Concept, iiyama, Intuiface, LG Electronics, Lindy, Littlebit, Matrox, Nexmosphere, NoviSign, Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Telelogos, Vertiseit, Vestel
The DSS Europe floor plan can be viewed at: https://digitalsignagesummit.org/europe/dss-europe-2021-floor-plan/
Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events, commented: “Once again I have to say that the Digital Signage Summit is simply the best business strategy conference for digital signage professionals. digital out-of-home. For this year’s event, visitors are in good hands; Florian and Invidis Consulting know the industry better than anyone, and delegates can look forward to two inspiring days that will lead to new developments in this rapidly changing market.
Conference sessions, panel discussions and keynote addresses will cover best practices for understanding and activating the client, the technological response to this time of hybrid events and work arrangements and will seek to uncover what is the role of digital signage in the creation of smart spaces in retail. , offices, factories or cities.
Speakers covering these topics will include:
- Alberto Caceres, CEO, Trison
- Bernd Eberhardt, CEO, Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe
- C. Selcen Uyguntüzel, Deputy Managing Director, Vestel
- Carlos Silva Santin, CEO, Admira Digital Networks
- Franck Racapé, Vice-President EMEA, Philips Professional Display Solutions
- Guido Matzer, Managing Director, sedna
- Iman Nahvi, CEO, Advertima
- Lutz Hollmann-Raabe, COO & CSO, Bütema
- Per Mandorf, CEO, ZetaDisplay
- Theresa Kirchweger, Head of Sustainability, umdasch The Store Makers
From Invidis Consulting, Florian Rotberg, Managing Director, and Stefan Schieker, Partner, will also give lectures on market growth factors and the role of digital in customer journeys and personalization.
Networking and evening event
On both days there will be plenty of opportunities to network in a safe and expansive environment, whether during lunch breaks or throughout the two days. At 29 September, the day ends with an evening to which all conference visitors are invited. Traditionally the launch of the annual digital signage yearbook, visitors will also be able to enjoy a DSS Europe version of Oktoberfest with first-class beer and food. Participants are encouraged to stay a second night to take advantage of other networking opportunities.
Munich Hilton Airport
The five-star Hilton Munich Airport hotel is conveniently located between Terminals 1 and 2 – and as the location of the Digital Signage Summit Europe, it is also the most convenient choice for attendees. Working closely with the site, DSS Europe will be hosted with hygiene at the forefront of its planning. Additional spaces and rooms have been reserved and presentations and panel discussions will be broadcast live to participants on screens inside and in front of the hotel. There will also be daily YouTube reports on DSS Europe 2021 in an hour-long live broadcast with interviews with speakers and other attendees.
About Integrated Systems Events
Integrated Systems Events organizes, manages and develops leading business-to-business events for the professional sectors of audiovisual, electronic systems integration and IT. Integrated Systems Events is a joint venture of the professional associations AVIXA and CEDIA. Its flagship event, Integrated Systems Europe, is the most visited audiovisual trade fair in the world. After many successful years in Amsterdam, ISE moved to the more spacious Fira de Barcelona in 2021. Integrated Systems Events hosts conferences that take place at Integrated Systems Europe and elsewhere, bringing together thought leaders and experts from around the world . These events include the Smart Building Conference, the Digital Signage Summit conference series (produced in association with invidis consulting), Integrated Systems Russia (produced in association with MidExpo), XR Summit (covering virtual, augmented and mixed reality), Digital Cinema Summit (in association with Digital Cinema Report), Hospitality Tech Summit (in association with HTNG) and Control Rooms Summit (in association with ICCRA).
About Invidis Consulting
invidis consulting is one of Europe’s leading strategy consulting firms for digital signage, retail technology and digital disruption. The Munich-based company was founded and is managed by Florian Rotberg. The team of industry experts advises global clients in EMEA and beyond on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and experience design. As digital architects, invidis brings essential know-how to retailers and shopping center operators. invidis also provides valuable insight with exclusive digital signage market research for Europe and the Middle East. Industry market information and business climate indices are published year-round online as well as as part of the annual digital signage directory of individuals. The publication in German and English has been published annually for the past nine years and is considered the bible of the industry. invidis founded the DSS Conference Series in 2006 as a small conference in Munich. Since then, the event has grown into the leading digital signage conference in Europe. DSS is now part of a joint venture with Integrated Systems Europe.
About AVIXA ™
AVIXA is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade fairs around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Founded in 1939, AVIXA has over 20,000 companies and individual members including manufacturers, system integrators, resellers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live event companies, technology managers, producers content and multimedia professionals from over 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver results to end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and is the premier resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence, and thought leadership.
CEDIA is the global trade association and central point of contact for companies that design, manufacture and integrate technology for the home. With a focus on education, workforce development and industry standards, CEDIA continues to build on its heritage of more than 30 years as an industry leader in providing the resources that put members on the path to prosperity. CEDIA provides market intelligence through proprietary research, fosters community within the channel, and cultivates awareness among industry partners, consumers and connected stakeholders. CEDIA is co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, the world’s largest system integration and audiovisual trade fair, and founded CEDIA Expo, the world’s largest annual home technology trade fair. More than 3,900 global CEDIA member companies provide technology solutions that empower families to experience life’s best moments from the comfort of their own homes – Life Lived Best at Home.
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