IABM activity at IBC 2018

IABM will be out in force at IBC 2018 to support our 500+ member companies. Member services at the show include lounges, meeting rooms and IABM TV. In addition, IABM is continuing its mission to drive collaboration between all sides of the industry through the State of the Industry breakfast session, rewarding technology innovation with its BaM™ Awards party, and helping to lift the lid on what’s coming next – and afterwards – in the IABM Future Trends Theatre.

IABM’s Opening Executive Keynote Session at IBC – Get ready for the Content Supply Chain – it will change your business forever

Friday 14th September, The Forum (Breakfast from 7.30am, formal proceedings start at 7.45am and end at 8.45am)

The way our industry works is going through a fundamental transformation; change is now not an option – it’s an absolute necessity for survival. IABM’s Opening Executive Keynote Session at IBC will arm you with the knowledge you need to weather these changes, and lift the lid on why media technology users are moving to a creator-to-consumer Content Supply Chain operating model – and how we can all work together to realize its benefits.

IABM CEO, Peter White, will open the session with a review of the current state of the industry based on IABM’s extensive research and business intelligence. He will then provide an analysis of the challenges the industry is facing, and share research-backed business advice on how to move forward confidently and successfully as our industry transforms into a content supply/media factory.

Leaders from both the technology user and supplier sides of the industry will then take to the stage in a session chaired by IABM Director of Strategic Insight John Ive to debate how the content supply chain is changing the way we do business. How can all sides of the industry best collaborate to ensure success for everyone – broadcast and media companies, technology suppliers and service providers? How do businesses need to change the way they work to enable the industry to continue to move forward in future?

Panelists include:

Ben Masek John Honeycutt Mike Werteen Perrine Bichet Peter Russell Jeff Rosica John Ive (Chair)

Global Business Development Lead for Media and Entertainment , Amazon Web Services

CTO, Discovery

President, NEP Broadcast Services

Head of Content Platform Management & Curation, Proximus

Technology Director Studios, ITV

CEO, Avid

Director of Strategic Insight, IABM

With so much experience and talent to listen to and learn from on stage, IABM’s Opening Executive Keynote Session is the perfect opener for everyone attending IBC. Book now to ensure you don’t miss out; entry is free for all, but places are limited.

Book now to ensure your place – entry is free

IBC Industry Update Breakfast

IABM BaM Awards™

Entry to IABM BaM Awards™ at IBC 2018 are now open (deadline – Friday 17 August 2018)

IABM BaM Awards

The BaMs™ will be awarded to innovations in nine newly-defined categories that accurately model the structure of the industry today. All the winners are automatically shortlisted for the IABM Peter Wayne Award, with the overall winner receiving this ultimate industry accolade at the IABM’s Annual International Business Conference at the end of the year.

IABM BaM Awards

Submissions for the BaMs™ are open to every company that has launched a new product or service within 12 months of IBC. Judging will be carried out by a panel of 40 non-affiliated, expert judges, making the BaMs™ the only truly independent technology awards in the industry, and a genuinely valuable accolade for the winners that delivers industry-wide recognition and reward.

Click here to view the winners from NAB Show 2018

Find out more and enter IABM BaM Awards

IABM Future Trends Theatre in the IBC 2018 Future Zone

The submission deadline has now passed, we will be announcing the full programme shortly and all successful applicants will be notified before this is released.

As part of its commitment to helping the industry navigate change, IABM is curating the Future Trends Theatre in the IBC Future Zone. Open to all visitors to the show, the IABM Future Trends Theatre will host a packed programme of presentations that explore up-and-coming technology and business trends and how they will segue from today’s environment. The Future Trends Theatre is designed to give attendees an understanding of how new technologies can enable business plans now, rather than being dismissed as way-out ideas and possible hype waiting to find practical use cases. The Future Trends Theatre also looks beyond the horizon at new technologies that are not yet even on the broadcast and media radar. The full programme will be released 1 month before the show.

As well as way-out-ahead topics, the programme will cover all the current hot trends, including:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • The new media content chain
  • The potential of VR
  • Leveraging Social Media
  • Virtualisation
  • Applications for Blockchain
  • Targeted advertising
  • Microservices
  • Multi-platform publishing and delivery
  • New business models unlocked by the cloud and other enabling technologies
IABM Theatre at IBC - find out more

IABM BaM Awards™ Party

Saturday 15 September, 6pm – 8pm (drinks and canapes will be provided).

The industry’s only truly independent technology awards, IABM’s BaM™ Awards recognize outstanding innovation in each of 10 categories that accurately model the structure of the industry today. Open to IABM members and the trade press, the BaM™ Awards party is the culmination of weeks of judging by IABM’s panel of 40 independent experts, with the eventual winners being celebrated with much sought-after BaM™ Awards at this event. As well as giving attendees a first-hand view of the top innovators, the BaM™ Awards party is also a prime networking opportunity.

IBC BaM Awards Party

Member Lounges

IABM has two member lounges at IBC2018 – in the Hall 8 foyer (8-F54) and on Level 2 in the Amtrium (Hall 4) – the latter with bookable meeting rooms. With ample seating and Wi-Fi available, the lounges are a great location to conduct meetings away from your booth or to catch up on business in a quiet, stress-free environment.