Top 7 things to do at IBC

IBC will welcome more than 55,000 visitors from 170 countries the show...
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IBC will welcome more than 55,000 visitors from 170 countries the show will present more than 1,700 key technology suppliers and feature a debate-leading conference. Here we discover what visitors can expect

1. Exhibition

Every September, IBC provides a platform to meet, address, and learn from more than 55,000 of the most engaged power brokers, press, and prospects in international electronic media and entertainment. The 15 exhibition halls – themed by creation, management, and delivery – are complemented by a host of feature areas that have been designed to enhance the visitor experience.

2. Conference

The IBC Conference is a destination for discussion and debate about the many different challenges facing the electronic media and entertainment industry, both in its sessions and in the range of networking opportunities it affords. This year, conference sessions cover a broad range of topics including sports broadcast, business transformation, content and production, platform futures, and audiences and advertising.

3 IBC Leaders’ Summit

The IBC Leaders’ Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only event attracting more than 180 electronic media and entertainment industry leaders. The IBC Leaders’ Summit blends insights from influential speakers, independent and exclusive research, and the collaborative participation of C-level delegates in a two-day experience that informs and shapes future strategy. Designed specifically for the most influential and visionary people at the top of the industry, the IBC Leaders’ Summit provides a programme that facilitates high-powered discussion and lively debate. It takes place behind closed doors, so delegates can speak their minds, address the issues, and highlight their concerns in an open and inspiring environment.

4. C-Tech Forum: 5G

This exclusive, invitation-only event is tailored to the needs of C-level professionals and will look at how 5G will drive progress in the broadcasting, media, and telecoms industries. Taking place on Saturday, 16 September, at this year’s IBC show, the C-Tech Forum: 5G will navigate a multitude of key questions that go beyond what 5G can do. With thought-provoking industry leaders and a targeted audience of C-level professionals from across the telco, mobile, and BME sectors, the programme will address how, when, and what needs to be done to make 5G a success, and how 5G will drive progress in the broadcasting industry.

5. IBC Future Zone

IBC2017 brings together all the latest ideas, innovations, and incredible technologies from the industry, into a single, specially curated showcase area – the IBC Future Zone.

This year, the focus is on multi-sensory virtual worlds and imagery of the future. Step through the Future Zone ‘time tunnel’ into the exciting realms of mixed reality, 3D audio, mind-blowing video displays, and holographic projections.

Smart AV is working in partnership with the IBC Future Zone to supply a 6m by 2.5m tunnel created from LED alone. As a leader in creative event technology solutions, Smart AV fuses the bridge between creative concepts and the highest-grade event technology. With LED being the future of visual display, the tunnel will be created from a 3.9mm pixel pitch, taking visitors from night to day within the Future Zone, and displaying some of this year’s most exciting and innovative content.

6. IBC Big Screen – Auditorium

Designed to IBC’s specifications and featuring the very latest in cinema technology, the state-of-the-art auditorium is a centrepiece of IBC2017. Housed in the RAI Auditorium, with a high-tech cinema projection and sound installation, the four-day conference examines and demonstrates the hottest topics, themes, and insights surrounding the art, science, and business of cinema, covering everything from capture through to exhibition.

7. IBC Awards

The IBC Awards celebrate the personalities and the organisations best demonstrating creativity and collaboration. Presented in a lively and fast-moving celebration during IBC, the IBC Awards showcase some of the most exciting and stimulating content from the year and are hosted in the RAI’s Auditorium, which IBC converts into a state-of-the-art digital cinema. All visitors to IBC are welcome to attend the awards ceremony on Sunday, 17 September.


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