IBC, The World’s Leading Electronic Media and Entertainment Event IS Open for Registration
Each September IBC brings the world’s electronic media and entertainment industry together in Amsterdam to challenge, direct and set the industry’s agenda. Staged by the industry for the industry, it spotlights and drives future trends, technologies, innovations and business models, delivering a dynamic, comprehensive event that is stimulating and relevant to the changes and challenges faced by its attendees.
Over 52,000 attendees from more than 170 countries come to IBC to experience all aspects of the creation, management and delivery of all electronic media and entertainment content in this rapidly changing multiplatform and multiscreen world. From the inspiration of the world-leading forum of the IBC Conference to the excitement of free-to-attend feature events and the experience of meeting over 1,500 key international suppliers that fill the IBC’s fourteen hall Exhibition, IBC provides an unrivalled environment for attendees to connect across countries, technologies and industry sectors.
The free-to-attend feature areas and events are a unique character of IBC. Complementing the Conference and Exhibition they reflect the constant evolution of the industry and help facilitate the exchange of information between all its attendees, exhibitors and conference delegates. Designed to encompass the latest changes and trends facing the industry they include: Industry Insights conference sessions; the Future Zone; and the IBC Awards Ceremony. Also this year we have extended the IBC Big Screen to incorporate a full programme made up of exhibitor demonstrations, free to attend conference sessions and exclusive film screenings to explore the very latest developments in digital cinema. The IBC Big Screen Experience will take place in the RAI’s auditorium, which will be equipped with the very latest cutting-edge cinema technology including Christie 6P 2D and 3D laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.
The IBC Conference is a world-leading forum for debate and knowledge exchange, uniting a mix of visionary keynotes, panel discussions and master classes with the most influential thought leaders, opinion formers and cutting edge organisations shaping the industry’s future. Each day of the IBC2014 Conference will tell a different chapter of the innovation story of our industry, enabling delegates to identify and attend the key sessions relevant to their needs. Key themes from each day will echo throughout the different streams, with each providing a unique angle and focus – whether technical, strategic or operational.
Attracting top-level executives, technical experts and visionaries from over 170 countries, with business interests spanning the full spectrum of content creation, management and delivery, as well as emerging markets and key industry disruptors, the Conference ensures exclusive access to valuable insights and contacts.
The main themes of the Conference are mirrored and distilled into a single day of high-powered discussion for C-Level executives at the IBC Leaders’ Summit, which takes place on Thursday 11 September, behind closed doors, so that delegates can speak their minds, address the issues and highlight their concerns in an open, inspiring environment. An exclusive, invitation-only event designed specifically for 150 of the most influential and visionary people at the top of the electronic media and entertainment industry the IBC Leaders’ Summit provides top-level dialogue on strategic issues and powerful networking opportunities for the industry’s most influential and visionary people.
In addition to the IBC Leaders’ Summit, IBC also organises IBC Rising Stars, a popular programme for students and new professionals working within the electronic media and entertainment industry, which will take place on Sunday 14 and Monday 15 September 2014 at IBC2014. The Programme, which provides exposure to the widest and most varied range of experiences possible at IBC2014 will help attendees get their foot in the door, help with personal development, offer opportunities to meet others in a similar position, and provide inspiration from current Rising Stars who are already making their way in the industry.
James Neufeld is confirmed as IBC Rising Stars Presenter for 2014. Founder & CEO of SAM – a media technology startup that simplifies Social Media Workflows for journalists and newsrooms, James has served in key roles growing community stations into networks, launching television studios and leading marketing and product teams for broadcast media tech companies around the globe.
IBC2014 will also host IBC Content Everywhere Europe, the first in a global series of events spanning Europe, MENA and LATAM. Launching at IBC2014 and taking place throughout the fourteen halls of the show, IBC Content Everywhere Europe has been created to help professionals from the broadcast, telecommunications, online and IT sectors seize the new opportunities being created by the explosive growth in the consumption of TV and video content on IP-connected smartphones, tablets and laptops. It connects range of exhibitors with the IBC Content Everywhere Hub and features across the IBC show floor including IBC Content Everywhere Cloud Solutions and IBC Content Everywhere Workflow Solutions. Using IBC’s NFC enabled Touch & Connect networking technology, those enrolled in IBC Content Everywhere Europe will benefit from a true “content everywhere” experience by being able to engage with other attendees and exhibitors online and face to face.
IBC recognises that every attendee and delegate has different needs, budgets and timeframes in which to maximise their attendance and has developed a comprehensive range of different pass options to cater for individual needs. The very pinnacle of attendance at IBC is embodied in the IBC Gold Pass, which provides the ultimate IBC experience. The Gold Pass guarantees access to the very best networking opportunities before and during the show, including access to the exclusive Gold Pass Lounge; a dedicated, private VIP area with its own, secluded meeting rooms, WiFi and concierge service. This VIP experience also delivers full access to the IBC Exhibition, reserved seating at all 60+ conference sessions and exclusive VIP entrance to the IBC Awards Ceremony and drinks reception. Also available are the Silver and Bronze Pass. The Silver pass provides access to the IBC Exhibition and all 60+ conference session, whilst Bronze allows delegates to attend five conference sessions on their choice.