ISCEx 2018



If you’re working in commercial audio system design, integration, project management or sales, ISCEx 2018 provides excellent opportunities to learn, engage and discuss commercial audio solutions in an intimate, non-imposing environment.


ISCEx Event Agenda

DAY-1 Mar-6
3.00 PM

Members, Supporting Members (Booked in Advance)


7.00 PM

Starting at 7pm with pre-dinner drinks. ISCE will be hosting a networking dinner in the elegant dining suite of Coombe Abbey on the eve of the exhibition and we would like you to join us.

Guests can enjoy a fine-dining experience with entertainment and mingle with the good company of industry friends and colleagues, as well as being introduced to some new business contacts. Price is just £41.00 per person (inc VAT).

Dress code for this event is smart casual.


DAY-2 Mar-7
9.00 AM


10.00 AM
Hopkins-Baldwin Lecture
Hopkins-Baldwin Lecture

Dr Chris Cocking, Senior Lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton

This seminar will focus on research carried out by Chris and his colleagues into crowd behaviour during emergencies and the implications for crowd safety management during mass evacuations. A commonly held view is that during emergencies, people are prone to ‘panic’, and so crowd management strategies have traditionally been based upon fears of the possible irrational and/or selfish behaviour that might result from any ‘mass panic’.

Busting the myths of mass evacuation highlights how research has indicated this is not necessarily the case during emergencies and how it is best practice to provide as much relevant information as possible on how to evacuate effectively and safely. With Voice Alarm systems having a clear role to play in this process it is vital information is delivered in a confident and consistent manner and is trusted by recipients of the message if people are to act upon information provided and keep themselves safe.


11.30 AM
Warren-Barnett Memorial Lecture
Warren-Barnett Memorial Lecture

Hanieh Motamedian, AMInstSCE, Business Development Manager at Sound Directions & Sam Wise, Design Director at Venue Strategies

With two presenters coming from different perspectives, this seminar will focus on theory, observation, thinking and realisation.  Hanieh will explore her research and work with the medical profession and patients, and how the cacophony of noise experienced in a hospital can be detrimental to recovery.  She will also cover mapping widely used privacy standards into a health environment.

Sam will highlight contentions between the brain’s speech decoding capabilities and the direction of audio arriving at our ears, using examples and demonstrations taken from underground transport loudspeakers.  He also takes a look at how our brain reacts to lip sync; how much delay is tolerable and whether it matters which comes first – audio or video.


02.30 PM
Don't Drop the Ball!
Don't Drop the Ball!

Matthew Archer, Technical Product Specialist, Audio-Technica Ltd

The successful implementation of wireless microphones in Live Sports broadcasting.

How do you get from a complicated tender to a successful event?

Matthew Archer of Audio-Technica Europe takes you through the steps involved in successfully utilising high volumes of wireless microphones in audio-critical situations.

In this seminar, we will consider the needs of specifying microphones and wireless systems for events: the benefits of different wireless microphone technologies; UHF frequency coordination and its limitations; microphone choice and placement. In covering these topics, we will review examples of wireless microphone implementation from sporting events in particular.


04.30 PM
Exhibition Closes
Exhibition Closes

Exhibitors Exhibition Closes



35 companies are exhibiting at ISCEx 2018.
(Click the manufacturer icons to find out more).


Check out the Venue Information


Address: Brinklow Rd, Binley, Coventry CV3 2AB, UK
Phone: +44 24 7645 0450

Travel by Car

From the North

M1 Southbound
Leave M1 at junction 21 and join the M69 following signs for Coventry and the A46. At the end of the motorway ignore exits for M6 and follow lanes for A46. At the first main roundabout on the A46 take the second exit to the right (signed Walsgrave, Coombe Park) at the next roundabout turn left (signed Coombe Park) and at the traffic lights turn left onto the B4027. Coombe Abbey is one mile on the left.

M6 Southbound
Leave M6 at junction 2. Follow signs for M40 Warwick, Coventry. After joining the A46 (dual carriage way) at the first main roundabout take the second exit to the right (signed Walsgrave Coombe Park). At the next roundabout turn left (signed Coombe Park) and at the traffic lights turn left onto the B4027. Coombe Abbey is one mile on the left.

From the South

M1 Northbound
Leave M1 at junction 19. Join M6. Leave M6 at junction 2 follow signs for M40 Warwick, Coventry S&E. After joining the A46 (dual carriageway), at the first main roundabout take the second exit to the right (signed Coombe Park). At the next roundabout turn left (signed Coombe Park) and at the traffic turn left onto the B4027. Coombe Abbey is one mile on the left.

Leave M40 at junction 15. Follow signs for Coventry and the A46. Continue following signs for the A46 Leicester (you will temporarily leave A46 for A45). At this roundabout take the third exit following signs for the M69. At the next roundabout take the second exit, follow signs for the M6 & M69 (you are now back on the A46). At the next roundabout filter left (TGI Fridays and Morrisons food store will be on your right). Carry straight on going across three roundabouts (following signs for the city centre) until you reach the traffic lights. Turn right (signed Lutterworth) at the next set of traffic lights follow the road round to the right, the B4027 to Lutterworth. Coombe Abbey is one mile on the left.

Parking is unlimited and FREE.


Coombe Abbey

A special rate of £97 B&B for 6 March is available at Coombe Abbey.

This special rate expires on 7 February and early booking is advised. Just phone +44 (0)2476 450 450 and quote ISCE.


For alternative choices, please call Macdonald Ansty Hall Hotel (8 mins from Coombe Abbey) on +44 (0) 344 879 9031 or Travelodge (5 mins from Coombe Abbey) on +44 (0)871 559 1816.

Travel by Train

Coventry train station – 6 miles (15 minutes). Taxi or bus service to the venue, is available from the station.

Travel by Plane

Birmingham International Airport – 17 miles (30 minutes)