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IBC Leaders' Summit

Leading Innovation and Change

Leaders’ Summit is an exclusive invitation-only event attracting 150 European and MENA leaders of the electronic media and entertainment industry, blending penetrating insights from influential speakers, independent and exclusive research, and the collaborative participation of C-level delegates in a day-long event that informed and shaped future strategy. 

Designed specifically for the most influential and visionary people at the top of the industry, the Leaders' Summit provides a single day of high-powered discussion. It takes place behind closed doors, so delegates can speak their minds, address the issues and highlight their concerns in an open and inspiring environment. 

Leaders' Summit 2016 Programme

The IBC Leaders' Summit Programme is an event that informs and shapes future strategy. This year's theme was 'Transformational Leadership in the Digital Age'.

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Transformational Leadership in the Digital Age

The agenda for 2016 presented key transformational insights and case studies shared by influential speakers across the industry. We heard exclusive findings from our TMT research partner, IBM Global Business Services, focussing on and around the agenda themes as well as a wider opinion and perspective. The sessions will encouraged participation and networking of C-level delegates. 

Sessions included a discussion on Eurosport’s strategy to sign up one million OTT subscribers by 2017, transforming the company’s culture and business model. We were shown how innovation and transformation are key to next-generation media and communications. We also heard from Spotify on how it has changed the way audiences consume music and we looked at the challenges and time span for the whole broadcast chain to potentially move online as the industry faces up to the prospect of Google TV.

In the digital era, it is necessary to look for the right partners to move your business forward and future-proof it, particularly for younger viewers.  The IBC Leaders' Summit examined how and what strategic stakes and partnerships are necessary and where smart business should be investing. We will also shone a spotlight at some of the big regulatory issues across Europe including the digital single market, a media framework for the 21st Century and what the implications of this are for Europe and the rest of the world.   

This year’s big debate looked at the best of business and strategy models for the future, embracing both the success of online businesses and the proven track-record of traditional broadcasting and content creation. An exciting line up of speakers including digital giants, media conglomerates, broadcasters, telcos, advertising agencies and emerging players provided a rich environment for debate, discussion and networking.

Leaders' Summit Speakers

Leaders' Summit Speakers

The most authoritative speakers from across the industry come to the IBC Leaders' Summit. Every speaker is an expert in their field, from game changing keynotes to creative directors and technical futurists. 

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IBC Conference

IBC Conference

As a Leaders' Summit delegate you can also join the main IBC Conference, filled with thought-provoking sessions and insightful speakers.

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The VIP Experience

The VIP Experience

As a VIP guest of IBC, delegates receive a range of benefits during the Leaders' Summit. In addition, delegates also receive a complimentary Gold Pass.

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Leader's Summit 2016 Sponsors

Leader's Summit 2016 Sponsors

This year's Leader's Summit was sponsored by key companies whose brand and vision aligns with the core values and aims of this prestigious event.

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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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