IBC Announces the 2013 IBC Leaders' Summit

May 20, 2013, 04:49 ET from IBC

LONDON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC is pleased to announce that this year's IBC Leader's Summit will take place on Thursday 12 September at RAI, Amsterdam.

This year's theme is The Second Screen, Big Data & Regulation: Unlocking the potential and harnessing the power. Once more chaired by highly respected journalist, publisher, broadcaster and media owner, Andrew Neil, the day-long, invitation-only event will see some of the top movers and shakers in the electronic entertainment industry debate and discuss some of the most disruptive technologies that their industry has yet faced.

An A-list of influential attendees will gain access to exclusive research from Deloitte and hear valuable insights from the thought-leaders shaping the future roadmap as they examine the technological, creative and business implications of the Second Screen. The Summit will then turn its attention to the new analytics techniques of Big Data, asking exactly what it can deliver for the industry, before interrogating the role of the regulator and the role it has to play in ensuring continent-wide broadband connectivity. Are the right incentives in place for development? And given the patchy European landscape, do we need to dramatically change the regulatory approach?

The influential line-up of speakers features some of the premier thought-leaders in the industry and includes:

Michael Comish, CEO, Tesco Digital Entertainment
Mascha Driessen, Founder YouToo Global & Partner/Director, AdBirds Europe
Daniel Danker, Chief Product Officer, Shazam
Paul Lee, Head of Global TMT Research, co-author of TMT Predictions, Deloitte
Dan Ligtvoet, Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks, Northern Europe
Gina Nieri, Director of Institutional & Legal Affairs and Strategic Analysis, Mediaset
Gerry O'Sullivan, SVP Global TV and Entertainment, Deutsche Telekom
Victor N. Pinchuk, Deputy Director General, Operations and Development, Russian TV and Radio
Marty Pompadur, Global Vice Chairman, Media and Entertainment, Macquarie Capital Partners
Brian Sullivan, CEO, Sky Deutschland
Sir Hossein Yassaie, CEO, Imagination Technologies

"The Leaders' Summit is a hard-hitting, high-level conference that provides its attendees with the essential strategic information they need to plan their future business success," comments IBC CEO, Michael Crimp. "Its mix of compelling sessions and unrivalled peer to peer networking opportunities has swiftly established the Leader's Summit as an integral part of the overall IBC experience.

"Last year was a record year for IBC all round," he continued, "with over 50,000 attendees and 1400 exhibitors from 160 countries attending the show. We're confident that its inspirational mix of vibrant Exhibition and visionary Conference, coupled with high-profile innovations such as the Leader's Summit, will lead IBC2013 to be a success too."

Full details of the programme and speakers can be found at www.ibc.org/leaderssummit.  

About IBC

IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. The event's unparalleled exhibition and agenda setting conference encompass the very latest developments in broadcasting, mobile TV, IPTV, digital signage and R&D making it essential for everyone's understanding of the industry and its future.

IBC2013 Dates

Conference 12 – 17 September 2013

Exhibition 13 – 17 September 2013

Additional Information

For more information on the IBC2013 Leaders' Summit go to www.ibc.org/leaderssummit

To view images from the IBC2012 Leaders' Summit photo gallery go to http://www.ibc.org/2012leadersgallery