Amsterdam, 19 September 2023 – IBC announced that its IBC2023 show attracted 43,065 attendees from 170 countries at the RAI Amsterdam on 15th-18th September, celebrating business innovation and pushing new boundaries in media technology. With over 1,250 exhibitors and a 16% increase in total attendees, media leaders and technology pioneers from around the world gathered across bustling exhibition halls, buzzing networking events and packed theatres to define and action the future of media and entertainment.
Pioneering Content and Engaging Discussions Drive Forward Momentum
With three core pillars running through the whole content programme at IBC2023 – Transformative Tech, Shifting Business Models and People & Purpose – IBC delivered its most comprehensive and compelling content agenda to date, tackling pivotal industry challenges and supporting M&E’s mission to drive more sustainable and inclusive business practices. Topics such as cloud, AI, 5G, VR/AR/XR, metaverse, gaming, and edge computing were front and center throughout the show floor theatres and exhibition halls. Introducing fresh show features and extending several exhibition halls – including opening Hall 3 – IBC2023 expanded its scope of media technology, launching an immersive Esports Showcase in partnership with Unlocked.
Exhibitors and Attendees Celebrate a Milestone Year
“There’s been a tremendous energy at IBC2023. We’ve seen incredible participation from a wide range of long-standing exhibitors and new players that are tackling technology transformation while unlocking new business opportunities,” said IBC Director Steve Connolly. The line-up of industry-leading exhibitors at IBC2023 included major players such as ARRI, AVID, AWS, and many others. Consumer electronics leader LG joined an exciting range of first-time exhibitors from around the globe making their IBC debut in 2023.
Reflecting on IBC2023, Samira Bakhtiar, Director, Global Media & Entertainment, Amazon Web Services, and Ian Wagdin, Senior Technology Transfer Manager, BBC R&D, both highlighted the value of the IBC community and the opportunity for industry leaders to connect, share insights, and collaborate.
All content sessions from IBC2023 will be made available online following the show. IBC returns in 2024, from Friday 13th – Monday 16th September.