The show returns as a face-to-face event with attendees able to once again network and collaborate with the media, entertainment and technology industry.
IBC2022 will be back as a physical event at the RAI Amsterdam from September 9 to 12 after a two-year hiatus, and will continue to showcase innovation, best practices and diversity within the sector.
Owned by industry organisations IABM, IEEE, IET, Royal Television Society, SCTE and SMPTE, IBC has already booked 850 exhibitors across its 12 halls. The event will feature a dedicated ‘Content Everywhere’ area, where the latest industry innovators will showcase emerging technologies for multiplatform delivery, over-the-top (OTT) streaming, and content monetisation – including a full schedule of presentations and panel sessions at the CE Theatre.
The event will continue to feature its usual sections – Industry sessions, where IBC owners and stakeholder organisations offer two days of free workshops and panels; the IBC Partnership Pavilion; the IBC Innovation Awards and Social Impact Awards which will remain a virtual ceremony with an onsite networking reception; and the Accelerator Media Innovation Programme, a fast-track innovation framework for the media and entertainment ecosystem.
IBC2022 will also include the new Showcase Theatre in Hall 12, where premier technology providers and thought leaders will present projects featured in the 2022 Accelerator Media Innovation Programme, as well as free masterclasses, panel discussions and demos. There is also a two-day paid-for IBC Conference running during the show, packed with keynotes, panels and technical paper sessions.
Speaking about the new developments, Michael Crimp, Chief Executive of IBC, said: “IBC 2022 will be an exciting live event that gives every attendee the chance to gain valuable insights, share expertise and unlock new opportunities. We’ve already seen how the return of live events is reinvigorating the industry and, at IBC2022, we will enable everyone on our show floor to get back to business in the face-to-face way they love.”