IBC 2023 widen industry collaboration and pushes boundaries

IBC 2023

This year’s IBC edition has bring together 43,065 attendees from 170 different countries with the aim to celebrate media innovation and advance new technologies; during the convention, more than 325 speakers tackled industry-critical challenges and explored new business models. On September, from 15th to 18th, over 1,250 exhibitors spanned a wide range of media sectors and showcased leading-edge tech across 13 exhibition halls.

As IBC announced, its IBC2023 show attracted 43,065 attendees networking, boosting 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.

With three core pillars running through the whole content programme at IBC2023 – Transformative Tech, Shifting Business Models and People & Purpose – IBC delivered one of its most comprehensive and compelling content agenda, tackling pivotal industry challenges and supporting M&E’s mission to drive more sustainable and inclusive business practices. An increased line-up of 325+ speakers across an expanded number of theatre halls took to the stage to champion new technologies, future business models, and creative innovations that broaden the horizons of media and entertainment.

Topics such as cloud, AI, 5G, VR/AR/XR, metaverse, gaming and edge computing were front and centre throughout the show floor theatres and exhibition halls, including proof-of-concept demonstrations delivered by the IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Programme projects, championing cross-industry collaboration and pioneering new use cases. 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 to present the latest innovation in esports production and delivery while industry experts explored key trends and opportunities at the intersection of gaming and media. The former Future Zone was revamped as the IBC Tech Zone powered by the EBU, showcasing cutting-edge technologies shaping the future of media experiences.

The line-up of industry-leading exhibitors at IBC2023 included major players such as: ARRI, AVID, AWS, Blackmagic Design, Bridge Technologies, Canon Europe, Cisco, Comcast, Deluxe, EBU (European Broadcasting Union), Evertz Microsystems, EVS Broadcast Equipment, Fraunhofer Digital Media, Google, Grass Valley, Gravity Media, Harmonic, HP, IMAX, Lawo, LTN, MediaKind, Microsoft Corporation, NEP Group, Orange, Prime Focus, Riedel Communications, Ross Video, Samsung, Sennheiser, Sony, Tata Communications, Telestream, and Vizrt Group, and Zixi.

Consumer electronics LG joined a range of first-time exhibitors from around the globe making their IBC debut in 2023, including the likes of: Brompton Technology, Compress2x, Layercake, Quine, SAS Software, Small Pixels, Sohonet, Wondershare, ZEASN, and Zinema Motion.

All content sessions from IBC2023 will be made available online following the show.

IBC returns in 2024, from Friday 13th – Monday 16th September.

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