LONDON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC is one of the most prestigious global tradeshows in the world, attracting the leading brands, finest minds and wisest investors from the electronic media and entertainment industry. With over 50,000 attendees from more than 160 countries, 1,300+ exhibitors and covered by over 1,000 members of the international media, IBC comprises an unparalleled exhibition and agenda-setting conference encompassing the very latest developments in broadcasting, mobile TV, IPTV, digital cinema and R&D.
Along with the 6 day, 4 stream conference programme, discussing the hottest topics and guided by industry experts, the IBC experience includes 14 exhibition halls of stunning new technology developments from more than 1,300 global exhibitors. Registration for the event is now open for 2012 and to enable visitors to make the most of their involvement, IBC offers early-bird registration, allowing free access to all the attractions taking place throughout the exhibition halls. Find out more at www.ibc.org/register
The IBC Conference attracts the most significant speakers from across the industry, giving attendees the opportunity to engage and debate with some of the most innovative thinkers from the leading companies in the world. Split into four carefully selected streams – Advancements in Technology, Content Creation and Innovation, The Business of Broadcasting and Media, and Industry Insights – the conference ensures that all the themes relevant to the future of the industry are represented. Sessions are a mixture of panel discussions, tutorials, papers, masterclasses and case studies and IBC offers substantial savings on a range of conference passes to enable attendees to assemble a flexible, tailored programme focusing on practical skills or strategic discussions.
Hot topics for the IBC Conference change year by year, reflecting the evolution and direction of the industry, technology and business models that underpin it. Providing in-depth coverage of subjects that really matter to the industry today, the spotlight for 2012 falls on Broadcast Delivery; Cinema@IBC; Connected TV; Social Media; Sport; the Cloud; Transmedia and Workflow. Some of the leading figures from the industry will also deliver their insights and knowledge, with keynote addresses from:
- Mike Darcy, COO, BSkyB
- Roger Mosey, Head of Olympics, BBC London 2012
- Brian Sullivan, CEO, Sky Deutschland
- Miles Young, CEO, Ogilvy & Mather
The IBC Exhibition affords a uniquely holistic experience and in 2012 attendees will involve themselves in all that IBC has to offer including the IBC Production Village: where attendees can get to grips with production issues and get up close and personal with the latest in camera technology; Workflow Solutions Village: dedicated to file-based technologies and including a practical demonstration of tapeless production in action from the IBC TV News team. IBC Big Screen: showing the latest advances in cinema technology with state-of-the-art facilities encompassing 2K, 4K and Stereoscopic 3D digital projection, and audio presented in 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound; IBC Awards Ceremony: a unique opportunity to recognise those who have made a real contribution to the industry and whose careers have had a positive impact on its future direction; The IBC Connected World: bringing together under one roof the companies, technologies and leaders shaping the business of 'content everywhere' through IP, broadband and mobile distribution. The IBC Connected World will once again host the Demonstration Area, offering theatre presentations of connected services or devices to put the technology into context, and staging a free programme of 'Connected Consumer' seminars and roundtable debates to discuss how these developments will fit within the broadcast value chain, and the Future Zone: where visitors can experience technologies and ground breaking R&D that are still on the horizon.
Following the success of the inaugural IBC Leaders' Summit in 2011, the IBC2012 Leaders Summit focuses on 'Smart Connections' and will provide an interactive forum for debate to examine the subject of Connected TV, and explore the business opportunities and pitfalls of vital issues affecting all of the communications industries, their connected future and the resulting rise of rivals to challenge established media businesses and economics. Led by some of the industry's most inspirational and influential figures, the day-long Summit is designed to inspire and guide delegates to visualise and deliver a unique competitive advantage for their business.
Full details of all that IBC has to offer can be found on the IBC website www.ibc.org. Registration through the IBC website guarantees a place at one of the hottest events of the year and is now open. Register for IBC2012 at www.ibc.org/register
IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide.
Conference 6 – 11 September 2012
Exhibition 7 – 11 September 2012
Key URLs for IBC2012
IBC Connected World: www.ibc.org/connectedworld
IBC Production Village: www.ibc.org/productionvillage
IBC Big Screen: www.ibc.org/bigscreen
Workflow Solutions Village: www.ibc.org/workflow
Future Zone: www.ibc.org/futurezone
IBC Conference: www.ibc.org/conference
IBC Awards: www.ibc.org/awards