Broadcast Projects will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year at IBC. Originally founded by Janet Greco and David Short, Broadcast Projects was first launched in September 2004 at the show. Our team will again be present this year when the International Broadcasting Convention gets underway at the RAI Exhibition Center in Amsterdam. This year´s dates are 11 – 15 September for the conference, and 12 – 16 September for the Exhibition.
The enduring character of IBC has always been its great atmosphere for doing business, meeting new contacts and old friends alike. The exhibition itself and the cutting-edge conference sessions are the major draw. The conference annually sets the gold standard for setting every development in international electronic media and entertainment into definitive context.
For Broadcast Projects it is a must-attend show – since it is a great central meeting point with more than 50,000 people from all over the world attending each year. More than 15oo companies will be present at the IBC Exhibition.
The free-to-attend feature areas and events are a unique character of IBC that complement the conference and exhibition. These include the Industry Insights conference sessions; the Future Zone; and the IBC Awards Ceremony. Also this year will be an extended the IBC Big Screen Experience that will incorporate a full programme of exhibitor demonstrations, free to attend conference sessions and exclusive film screenings that will explore the latest developments in digital cinema. The IBC Big Screen Experience will take place in the RAI’s auditorium, equipped with the latest digital cinema technology including Christie 6P 2D and 3D laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.
The IBC Conference, 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, ensures exclusive access to valuable insights and contacts. It is recognised as 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 IBC 2014 Conference will tell a different story relating to the innovation taking place in our industry – whether technical, strategic or operational.
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. This is an exclusive, invitation-only event designed specifically for 150 of the most influential and visionary people at the top of the industry.
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. This will take place on Sunday 14 and Monday 15 September 2014 at IBC2014, helping participants with access to industry experience, personal development and varied opportunities for networking. 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.
Finally, 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 a 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.
So – time to register! Free registration for the IBC Exhibition is open now, and will remain free to all those registering before 21 August 2014. Click here for all the details on how to register, plus other participation options, such as attending the conference sessions. You can also access the full conference agenda.
IBC is an annual event for us, and many of our associates will also be present. We hope to see you there and share a beer to celebrate our 10 year anniversary!