Crawford calls time on IBC Conference tenure

    Michael Lumley to head IBC Conference Committee next year.
    File photo from IBC 2008.
    File photo from IBC 2008.


    Professor David Crawford will step down as chairman of the IBC Conference Committee after a three-year tenure with IBC making way for BBC veteran Michael Lumley who has also headed IBC’s Production Events and Innovation Awards judging since 2006.

    Under Crawford’s leadership, the IBC Conference is reported to have embraced all areas of content creation, management and delivery, including new areas of technology such as IPTV, Digital Signage and 3D Film.

    “We say repeatedly that our industry is in a state of flux, changing dramatically in response to new technical opportunities and commercial pressures,” said Crawford. “I am very proud of the way we have developed the conference, and this year’s programme is incredibly strong,” he added.

    Mike Crimp, IBC’s COO added that the organisation hoped to “persuade him to continue working with IBC in the future”.

    “His expertise is invaluable to the Conference and many other areas such as the Innovation Awards,” Crimp added.

    Speaking about Lumley, Crimp added: “He brings a fresh perspective to the conference from a different background. We have all been impressed with Michael’s ability to produce high quality sessions which connect with audiences and bring in fresh and innovative contributors. His production background and understanding of audiences will be invaluable.”


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