IBC 2012 closed its exhibition yesterday with a record number of attendees at the event. 50,462 conference delegates, exhibition visitors and exhibitors gathered over six days, giving the total presence a 0.93% growth from 2011s record year. Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC said: From the calibre of attendees we attract to the whole experience we […]
50,462 conference delegates, exhibition visitors and exhibitors gathered over six days, giving the total presence a 0.93% growth from 2011s record year.
Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC said: From the calibre of attendees we attract to the whole experience we provide, IBC is all about quality. That we have drawn a record audience at a time when there are still economic challenges in many parts of the world and when broadcasters are dealing with massive events like the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and US presidential elections clearly shows that, above all, IBC is relevant to people at every level in our industry.
Over 300 speakers addressed the IBC audience over the course of the event, including high-profile figures such as international recording artist, producer and entrepreneur, will.i.am, and Academy Award winning director, James Cameron.
Due to the industrys changes and quick development, the 2012 exhibition attracted over 1,400 companies, an expansion on last year, which made for the addition of a 14th hall. This extra hall was dedicated to the connected world and its market for smart TVs and multi-screen delivery. In association with BPL Broadcast and IT Europa and Platinum Sponsor Cisco,it combined opportunities for new businesses to find their place in the IBC community with a specific programme of presentations and debates.
Winner of the International Honour for Excellence, NHK, displayed their latest innovations in Super Hi-Vision in IBCs The Future Zone. Meanwhile the IBC Production Village hosted the latest in acquisition technology and the Workflow Solutions Village hosted sessions covering the ever developing complexities of file based workflows.
The IBC Big Screen was equipped with state of the art projection and audio equipment, and hosted conference sessions and manufacturer presentations, and also screened movies. The IBC premiere of feature film screening took place this year with Martin Scorseses Hugo, courtesy of Paramount Pictures International, Christie and XPAND 3D. The IBC Big Screen was also the venue for the IBC Awards Ceremony.
A series of conference sessions and networking opportunities were set in place for the IBC Rising Stars Programme, which was also expanded for IBC 2012. Students and young professionals were offered skills in marketing themselves, and to learn about the latest techniques and technologies.
All of the keynote sessions from the IBC2012 Conference can be viewed online at www.ibc.org/sessionsondemand