IBC: International Broadcasting Convention
IBC stands for International Broadcasting Convention. IBC is an event run by the industry for the industry. It fosters to create, manage and deliver news programs and information from entertainment sector. Professionals are using IBC, a premier event occurring annually to reach every nook and corner of the world. Though it has its roots in the technical background at present it has a plethora of content to broadcast from diverse fields. The fields include from media creation to delivery chain covering online data to digital entertainment.
IBC was a joint effort of John Etheridge and John Drew Mayor. Tom Mayor was also a part of the group. As Europe lacked a common platform for broadcasting and media industry so the trio came up with the idea of forming IBC. It is now world’s leading convention in the media industry.
IBC had its first conference in London in 1967. At that time, only a small number just 32 exhibitors showed their presence. It was unimaginable at that time to think of a color television or a smart phone. No one could wonder that with a finger touch you can view high definition videos at your doorstep. The organization grew manifolds which are evident from shifting of venue places from Royal Lancaster to Wembley Conference Center and much more. It has grown significantly since 1967 and has made a mark for itself engaging world class professionals. It has made its mark in the creation and timely delivery of electronic media in all quarters of the world. IBC became a regular annual event in Amsterdam from 1994 and has remained there ever since. Today it has extended its reach by successfully becoming an influential event worldwide in the field of digital media.
IBC Annual Trade Show
IBC organizes its Annual Trade Show every year for everyone from a student to a CEO. The event of 2016, held at Amsterdam has witnessed 55,000 people attending it from more than 170 countries. It has diminished the global gap of sharing information through media as 1600 key technology suppliers have shown their presence at the event. The conference was a success as it has exhibitors and visitors from all spheres of industry. It is worth mentioning that IBC has six international leading partners behind its excellent growth and performance.
It promotes new thinking and a great Launchpad for any new technology. The IBC event presents technical papers to a diverse panel of distinguished people from their fields. These papers are discussed thoroughly and keynotes are prepared. All these aspects attract technology driven people, distinguished partners and leaders of the growing market.
To attract its audience IBC uses innovative tactics like organizing Rising Stars program to encourage new professionals in the content and media industry to make a mark for themselves in the field through this platform. The program covers nearly 150 media and entertainment industry giants for shaping the future of this vast technology and driven field. It provides a platform to develop networking, share the latest knowledge in the field, screening of movies, award shows and series of events like IBC Content Everywhere.
This event shows how the electronic media is changing day by day in this technology driven world. It is providing immense opportunities of business both in technical and creative aspects as media connectivity is shaping the future of the media industry.
IBC 2017 is being organized in Amsterdam between 14 – 19 September. It will have various events like Exhibition, Conference, and IBC Content Everywhere. These events help in providing a rich experience and vast overview of the changing trends in the industry.
IBC Exhibition hosts more than 1700 exhibitors showcasing latest innovations. There are various themes like creation, management, and delivery of electronic and media management. Exhibitors list for IBC 2017 can be seen here.
IBC Conference provides a global stage for the discussion about the challenges faced by entertainment and electronic media industry. More than 400 world renown speakers coming from 5 different tracks will cover entire media chain over 5 days. Here is the list of speakers participating in IBC 2017.
IBC Content Everywhere Europe is a high-quality exhibition for the visitors. It is designed to help them quickly understand the latest developments and trends in online TV and video. It will have various presentations, panel sessions, and demonstrations.
IBC has a total of six International partners who provide technical expertise to make its annual event a big success. Their involvement makes IBC one of the leading organization in this field. The partners are listed as below:
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