The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) is marking its return to the RAI Amsterdam on 9-12 September in style, after two years of virtual events, with a fascinating line-up of speakers and packed programme of events.
Among the headline speakers at the IBC Conference (9-10 September) are Eddie Drake, Marvel Studios; Anthony Guarino, Paramount Global; Renard Jenkins, Warner Bros. Discovery; Michael Wise, Universal Pictures; Lewis Smithingham, Media Monks; Raymundo Barros, Globo; and Archana Anand, ZEE5 Global. Discussions will be centred around the theme ‘What’s next? Designing the future together’.
IBC’s tagline is ‘run by the industry, for the industry’ and the show seeks to enrich attendees’ experience with a range of panel discussions, workshops and product demonstrations. One exciting new initiative for 2022 is the IBC Changemaker sessions. These unite industry figureheads such as RISE, Movielabs, Albert, HBS, and Soho Media Club, exploring key topics such as equality, diversity, sustainability and mental health awareness.
Also new for 2022 is IBC’s Showcase Theatre, with live demos, masterclasses and thought leadership insights from brands like Accenture, Amazon Web Services (AWS), EVS and Zixi.
Following its success in previous years, the IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Programme will be back for 2022. The scheme sees pioneering media companies and leading technology partners collaborate to solve real-world challenges. Some of the projects on the agenda this year include ‘Next Generation News Studio’ and ‘5G Remote Production…in the Middle of Nowhere’.
According to the organisers, some 850 exhibitors have already been confirmed for the show and many more are expected in due course. A vast range of brands will be exhibiting at the 2022 edition, including: include ARRI, Avid, AWS, Blackmagic Design, Canon, EVS, Fraunhofer, Grass Valley, Hewlett Packard, MediaKind, Meta, Nagra, Ross Video, Sony, Synamedia, and more.
“IBC’s exciting slate of speakers, new partnerships and rich content programme for 2022 exemplify our ongoing commitment to driving innovation and commercial opportunities for our industry,” said Michael Crimp, IBC’s CEO. “After nearly three years without a physical IBC Show, we couldn’t be more excited to bring together the media and entertainment community face-to-face in Amsterdam to drive new innovations and unlock critical business opportunities.”
“We’ve seen a crazy amount of demand over the last six months,” IBC Director Steve Connolly noted. “We’ve surpassed our initial expectations and are thrilled with the levels of enthusiasm and engagement among exhibitors and visitors for this year’s show.”
Visitor registration is now open.