• Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
IABM gears up for IBC2019
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IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology suppliers, will have a major presence at IBC2019--set for September 13-17 in Amsterdam--to support its 500+ member companies. Member services at the show include lounges, meeting rooms and IABM TV. In addition, IABM is continuing its mission to share knowledge and reward innovation across the industry with a series of inclusive events. IABM will also be distributing its Strategic Industry Analysis special report at the show, featuring up to the moment research on the state and direction of the industry carried out in the run-up to IBC2019 by the IABM Business Intelligence Unit.

The show-opening IABM State of the Industry breakfast session is on Friday, September 13, at 7.45am in the Forum, under the banner “Seeing clearly in the cloud – strategies for business transformation.” The session kicks off with a run-down of the latest IABM research findings on how the supply and buying sides of the industry are faring, and where we are heading next.

The broadcast and media industry is at the tipping point of its transformation to an on-demand, data-driven world with the cloud at its heart. Every level of our industry is being disrupted – people, technology and business practices. Powered by IABM’s business and technology insights with expert presentations and an interactive debate, the session will explore the challenges and opportunities of transformation to a cloud media ecosystem. Panellists include: David Kline, chief information & technology officer, Viacom; Timothy Shoulders, president, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand; Morwen Williams, head of UK operations, BBC News; and Bhavik Vyas, head of M&E Global Partnerships and Alliances, Amazon Web Services (AWS).
IABM Future Trends Theatre in the IBC Future Zone
Following its successful debut at IBC2018, the IABM Future Trends Theatre returns for this year’s show with more than twice as many presentations across a huge range of future-looking topics. The presentations are designed to give attendees an understanding of new technology and business trends and how they can enable business plans now; to illustrate this with practical, real-world use-cases; and look beyond the horizon at emerging technologies that will bring new possibilities. The IABM Future Trends Theatre is running from September 14-17.

Future Zone Launch Party
IABM has gotten together with the IET to launch the Future Zone with a bang on September 13, 5pm – 7pm. With an international guest list from the broadcast and media industry, the Future Zone Launch Party will provide an ideal opportunity for networking with colleagues, competitors, visitors and the wider industry at a fun and relaxing event where attendees can exchange views and ideas at the end of the first day of the show. 

BaM Awards® party
Saturday, September 14, 6pm: The IBC2019 edition of the BaM Awards® has attracted a record 189 entries--a clear demonstration of the value to innovators of the industry’s only truly independent technology awards. IABM’s BaM Awards® recognize outstanding innovation in each of 10 categories across the entire BaM Content Chain®. Open to all IABM members and the trade press, the BaM Awards® party celebrates and rewards the winners with IABM’s coveted BaM® winners’ sculptures--the culmination of an arduous judging process carried out by IABM’s panel of 40+ independent experts over the weeks running up to IBC Show. As well as giving attendees a first-hand view of the top innovators, the BaM Awards® party is also a prime networking opportunity. 

IABM member lounges and meeting rooms
IABM will have two member lounges at IBC2019--in the Hall 8 foyer 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 or to catch up on business in a quiet, stress-free environment.

IABM TV will be relaying members’ news from the show floor and covering panels on developments in each segment of the Bam Content Chain® as well as presentations to continue growing the Knowledge Vault on the IABM website into the industry’s most comprehensive and up-to-the-minute reference resource.

“Once again, we’ve pulled out all the stops to help our members get the most out of their investment in IBC,” said Peter White, CEO, IABM. “As well as supporting their activities, we’re also providing unique platforms for engagement and the exchange of ideas across the industry to help everyone do better business now and also be prepared for the future as the rate of transformation in broadcast and media continues to accelerate.”

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