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Attendance and Demographics

IBC Attendance & Demographics

Our total attendance figures are based on the number of visitors who attended the show, not total registrations.

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  IBC2016  IBC2015 IBC2014 IBC2013 IBC2012 IBC2011  IBC2010
Exhibiting companies 1,679 1,678 1,638 1,581 1,440 1,440 1,337
               
Total registrations 90,868 88,137 84,234 82,798 80,072 81,310 80,005
No shows & duplications 35,071 33,009 29,142 29,824 29,135 30,848 31,484
Visitors 33,785 33,395 33,694 32,420 30,739 31,749 31,675
Exhibitors 22,012 21,733 21,398 20,554 20,198 18,713 16,846
Total attendance 55,797 55,128 55,092 52,974 50,937 50,462 48,521
               
Visitors 60.55% 60.58% 61.2% 61.2% 60.3% 62.90% 65.30%
Exhibitors 39.45% 39.42% 38.8% 38.8% 39.7% 37.10% 34.70%
Total attendance 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
               
Geographical Breakdown              
W. Europe & Scandinavia 68.69% 68.45% 68.40% 70.50% 70.30% 70.31% 71.50%
Central Europe 4.21% 4.10% 4.10% 3.80% 4.00% 4.09% 4.20%
Eastern Europe 2.73% 2.81% 2.90% 3.30% 3.10% 2.91% 2.80%
North America 10.33% 10.43% 9.80% 9.10% 8.90% 9.13% 7.10%
Asia 9.54% 9.75% 9.90% 9.50% 9.10% 8.56% 8.90%
Middle East 2.60% 2.46% 2.80% 2.40% 2.90% 2.96% 3.10%
Africa 1.08% 1.12% 0.90% 0.70% 0.90% 1.15% 1.50%
South America 0.83% 0.87% 0.90% 0.70% 0.80% 0.89% 0.90%
Total attendance 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
               
Purchasing Power              
Recommend/specify 37.91% 37.83% 38.01% 37.70% 41.30% 40.90% 38.00%
Final approval/buy 39.65% 40.18% 39.96% 39.80% 37.30% 37.80% 36.60%
User 19.61% 19.14% 19.16% 19.30% 19.40% 19.00% 16.30%
Press 2.82% 2.84% 2.87% 3.20% 2.00% 2.30% 9.10%
Total attendance
(excl exhibitors & distributors)
100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
               
Company Size              
1 to 10 employees 24.39% 24.32% 27.48% 27.60% 26.70% 28.90% 30.90%
11 to 50 employees 20.98% 20.67% 20.61% 20.80% 21.20% 22.40% 22.50%
51 to 250 employees 17.00% 17.59% 17.41% 17.80% 18.10% 16.90% 17.10%
251 - 500 employees 8.40% 8.48% 7.79% 7.30% 7.60% 7.30% 29.40%
501 - 1000 6.68% 6.28% 6.33% 6.00% 7.60% 6.20%  
1001+ 22.55% 22.64% 20.39% 20.60% 10.90% 18.30%  
Total attendance
(excl exhibitors & distributors)
100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
               
Job Title              
CEO, COO or President, Chairman,
Owner or Partner
23.63% 24.29% 24.56% 24.8% 21.10% 22.40% n/a
VP, EVP, Director 9.48% 9.29% 8.81% 8.90% 9.60% 10.00% n/a
Manager or Head of Department 25.16% 25.34% 24.3% 25.90% 34.90% 34.50% n/a
Executive or Assistant 5.44% 5.75% 6.22% 7.40% 17.40% 14.20% n/a
Student/Intern or Educator 4.79% 4.37% 4.38% 4.20% 3.40% 3.50% n/a
Editor/Publisher 5.00% 4.74% 2.38% 2.80% 4.40% 4.90% n/a
Consultant/Freelance/Independent 7.46% 7.23% 7.83% 8.00% 9.20% 10.50% n/a
Entrepreneur 2.75% 2.62% 2.84% 2.30% n/a n/a n/a
Professional Engineer or Developer 16.30% 16.36% 16.01% 2.80% n/a n/a n/a
Total Attendance  100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% n/a
               
Core Business Activity              
Acquisition n/a n/a n/a 3.10% 1.30% 1.00% n/a
Acquisition / Production 4.29% 3.89% 4.43% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Aeronautical/ Space/ Satellite/
Navigation
0.32% 0.38% 0.29% 0.80% n/a n/a n/a
Audience Measurement / Ratings 0.14% 0.23% 0.16% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Audio n/a n/a n/a 3.40% 3.70% 3.10% n/a
Audio Processing/Editing 0.95% 1.19% 1.15% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Audio Recording 0.94% 1.03% 1.02% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Broadcast Equipment Manufacturing 14.38% 16.07% 13.92% 11.00% 16.00% 12.70% 11.00%
Broadcaster 9.55% n/a n/a 8.23% 11.70% 13.30% n/a
Cable Operator 1.49% 1.21% 1.50% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cabling Products and Services 0.53% 0.66% 0.53% n/a n/a n/a n/a
CDN 0.64% 0.66% 0.36% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cloud Services 1.13% 1.57% 1.09% 0.70% n/a n/a n/a
Consultancy 3.62% 4.06% 4.49% 4.30% 4.70% 4.90% 4.10%
Content Discovery 0.35% 0.39% 0.42% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Display Systems / Digital Signage 0.97% 1.13% 0.95% 0.80% 1.00% 1.10% n/a
E-commerce 0.45% 0.39% 0.47% 0.40% n/a n/a n/a
Education/Training 1.77% 1.77% 2.08% 2.10% 2.10% 2.20% 2.90%
Equipment Dealer / Distributor / Hire 3.75% 4.82% 4.78% 4.80% 5.10% 5.80% n/a
Facilities House 0.96% 1.01% 1.17% 1.50% 1.60% 1.80% n/a
Film / Motion Picture 5.50% 5.48% 6.02% 6.20% 6.00% 6.10% n/a
Financial Analyst 0.14% 0.14% 0.22% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Financial Services / Insurance 0.21% 0.19% 0.47% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Financial Services / Venture Capital /
Analyst
n/a n/a n/a 0.50% 0.50% 0.60% n/a
Freelance 2.53% 2.55% 3.11% 3.60% 3.60% 4.00% 3.10%
Games/ Video Gaming/ Augmented Reality 0.32% 0.36% 0.26% 0.30% 0.20% 0.30% n/a
Government Department 0.60% 0.87% 0.94% 0.70% 1.00% 1.10% 1.00%
Independent Production Company 1.09% 1.41% 1.63% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Industry Analyst 0.17% 0.19% .23% n/a n/a n/a n/a
IP/ IPTV/ OTT Systems/ Connected TV/
Content Everywhere service provider or supplier
6.18% 7.46% 2.93% 4.40% n/a n/a n/a
IPTV 0.67% n/a n/a 1.60% 2.80% 3.30% 2.00%
ISP/ Broadband Provider 0.36% 0.39% 0.47% 0.60% 0.80% 0.80% n/a
IT Systems n/a n/a n/a 2.40% 3.00% 2.40% n/a
IT Systems / System Integrator 2.40% 4.26% 4.18% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Media Asset Management 1.02% 1.20% 1.05% 1.40% n/a n/a n/a
Media Distribution over
Cable
0.40% 0.33% 0.42% 0.90% 1.60% 1.80% n/a
Media Distribution over IP 1.43% 0.96% 0.88% 1.00% 2.30% 2.20% n/a
Media Distribution over Mobile 0.09% 0.12% 0.22% 0.20% 0.30% 0.40% n/a
Media Distribution over Satellite 0.35% 0.99% 0.68% 1.10% 1.70% 2.10% n/a
Media Distribution over Terrestrial 0.33% 0.45% 0.54% 0.40% 0.60% 0.60% n/a
Military / Defence 0.10% 0.09% 0.10% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mobile Handsets / Connected Consumer Device 0.22% 0.32% 0.30% 0.10% 0.10% 0.20% n/a
Mobile Networks 0.29% n/a n/a 0.50% 0.20% 0.30% n/a
Mobile / Second Screen Solutions and Apps 0.23% 0.15% 0.39% 0.50% n/a n/a n/a
Outside Broadcast Facilities & Services 0.70% 1.06% 1.22% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Performing Arts/Live Entertainment 0.33% 0.21% 0.31% 0.40% 0.40% 0.50% n/a
Playout Services 0.47% 0.48% 0.54% 0.40% 0.50% 0.50% 0.20%
Post Production n/a n/a n/a 3.70% 4.10% 4.60% 5.00%
Post Production equipment, systems
and software (tools)
1.91% 1.48% 1.67% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Post Production services (craft skills) 1.73% 1.65% 2.06% n/a n/a n/a n/a
PR and Marketing Company 0.80% 0.62% 0.91% 0.90% 1.60% 1.30% n/a
Publisher / Magazine / News Agency 0.83% 1.02% 0.95% 0.90% 0.50% 0.60% 0.40%
Radio n/a n/a n/a 0.80% 0.70% 0.70% n/a
Radio Broadcaster 0.52% 1.22% 1.31% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Regulation Authority 0.08% 0.16% 0.10% 0.10% 0.10% 0.10% n/a
Research Association 0.34% 0.39% 0.47% 0.50% 0.50% 0.60% 0.80%
Rights Owner / Holder 0.19% 0.13% 0.14% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Satellite Equipment 1.34% 1.44% 1.09% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Satellite Services 1.99% 1.79% 1.96% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Social Media Software or Platform 0.16% 0.17% 0.17% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Software Product Design / Development /
Hardware/ Middle Ware
5.13% 5.50% 4.73% 5.50% 6.60% 6.00% n/a
Storage / Archive 1.05% 1.05% 1.00% 1.00% 1.10% 0.90% n/a
System Automation/ Control and Management 0.36% 0.73% 0.61% 0.40% 0.70% 0.60% n/a
Systems Integrator / Services provider /
Technical Support
3.82% n/a n/a 4.80% 5.40% 5.60% n/a
Technical Support Services 0.90% 1.24% 1.65% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Telecommunications n/a n/a n/a 5.20% 5.00% 5.30% n/a
Telecommunications / Mobile Infrastructure /
Systems Supplier
1.30% 1.69% 1.15% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Television Broadcaster 2.69% 6.97% 7.60% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Test/ Quality Control Measurement 0.75% 0.77% 0.54% 0.60% 0.70% 0.60% n/a
Transmission services 0.32% 0.58% 0.52% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Venture Capital / Investment 0.21% 0.24% 0.19% n/a n/a n/a n/a

 

 

IBC Technical Supporters

  • IBC is the only exhibition we attend. It’s very important for those in the broadcasting industry.
    Jochen Albrecht
    CTO - Albrecht Electronic
  • IBC is the exhibition that gives us the most exposure in the broadcasting industry. The exhibition is a really special show and is close to everyone’s hearts. It’s a good place to meet and get to know the industry. It gets better every year and has got a great vibe.
    Anoushka Farouk
    Marketing Manager - TSL
  • IBC is not about quantity it’s about quality. Conversations we have are enlightening in every sense. Everyone is here to do business.
    Robert Lisman
    Director of Marketing - Primestream
  • The greatest thing about IBC is that it provides the facilities to network with industry professionals whilst getting great knowledge on new technology.
    Gina Canzano
    Technical Support Engineer - BW Broadcast

 

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