ibc 2015, RAI Amsterdam Conference 10-14 September 2015, Exhibition 11-15 September 2015

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When and where is IBC?

IBC is held in Amsterdam every September at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre.

The dates for IBC2015 are:

Conference 10 September – 14 September
Exhibition: 11 September – 15 September

The dates for IBC2016 are: 

Conference 8 September – 12 September
Exhibition: 9 September – 13 September

Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre

NL-1078 GZ Amsterdam
P.O. Box 77777
NL-1070 MS Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Amsterdam has one of the best transport systems in Europe and a busy international airport. As an IBC attendee you get to ride the trams for free, you just need to pick up your tram pass from an Information Point when you arrive. There is a comprehensive tram, bus and metro system, enabling you to get anywhere in the city quickly and easily. There is also a fleet of shuttle buses from the major hotels to take you directly to the RAI. A timetable and map will be provided in due course.

Who attends IBC?

Every year the leading minds and wisest investors come to IBC. Our 1,700+ exhibitors range from well known brands to specialist experts, with 55,000+ attendees from the world of electronic media and entertainment. For a more detailed breakdown of who attends IBC please see the IBC Attendance and Demographics.

What do I have access to at IBC?

Registration to the IBC Exhibition includes access to all fourteen halls and the free feature areas of the show, including the IBC Content Everywhere, IBC Big Screen Experience, IBC Awards Ceremony, the IBC Workflow Solutions and the Future Zone. IBC Conference registration comes in several packages, which allow different levels of access to the thought provoking sessions, as well as free access to the exhibition. To find out more about what is included in IBC’s range of passes, please click here.

What is the IBC Big Screen Experience?

For information on the IBC Big Screen Experience please click here.

How do I register for IBC2015?

Registration for IBC2015 will open April 2015.

Do I need a visa?

You may be required to provide a visa for entry into The Netherlands. Please visit the Dutch Embassy website for more information. During your registration you will have the opportunity to request a visa invitation letter that you can provide to your relevant Embassy to aid your application. Please be aware that the visa process can take several weeks. Please contact registration@ibc.org with any questions.

What do I need to bring to IBC2015?

When you register you will be sent a confirmation email. Please bring this with you to gain entry to the show. If you have lost your confirmation it will be resent to you in the week prior to the show. You can also access a copy when you login to “Your Account”. Please note the QR code/barcode can be scanned directly from a smart device.


The Amsterdam RAI aim to provide full access to all the facilities within the venue and recognise that less able visitors may require extra assistance. If you have any queries about access, or would like to reserve a wheelchair please visit the Amsterdam RAI website for more information. IBC will grant any accompanying carers the same badge type free of charge. Please contact registration@ibc.org in order to arrange this.

Can children attend the show?

Children under the age of 16 are not permitted anywhere at IBC2015.

Can I register onsite?

Yes you can register onsite, though we advise registering before IBC2015 to avoid long queues.

Want to exhibit at IBC2015?

You can apply for a stand at IBC2015 and the exhibition team will endeavour to help you. Find out more about the options for exhibiting at IBC2015 here.

How do I get to IBC2015 at the Amsterdam RAI?

Amsterdam has one of the best transport systems in Europe and a busy international airport. For more information on travel click here.

Is there parking?

Yes, exhibitors can order parking permits for the event days through the Exhibitor Zone: the total cost for a parking permit is €59.90, including an exclusive VAT rate for exhibitors.

Visitors can buy one day parking tickets (24 hours maximum) from the vending machines for €17.00 including VAT (location of vending machines TBC).

Are there any places to eat onsite during the show?

First Floor is the elegant a la carte restaurant in Amsterdam RAI. The restaurant is characterized by its international cuisine, an extensive wine list and a wonderful view. If you want to relax on the lounge seats with friends or colleagues, enjoy a drink, or simply sit and chat, these wishes can all be catered for.

If you want to make a reservation please click the button below:



Is there anywhere for me to practice my religion?

IBC will, wherever possible, accommodate religious needs. A quiet/prayer room with washing facilities is situated in the Passage under the Elicium. Onsite signage will direct you to its exact location.

Are there any points where I can access the internet at the show?

Yes! IBC provides free access to computers in the Business Lounge and WiFi in a number of areas which will be clearly signposted at the show:

  • Gold Pass Lounge
  • Ruby Lounge
  • Forum Lounge 
  • Forum Conference Room 
  • Catering Area in Europa Foyers 1
  • Europa Foyer 2 
  • Diamond Lounge
  • The Grand Café
  • Café Amsterdam 
  • Holland – 1st Floor Restaurant
  • Europa – 1st Floor Restaurant
  • Leadership Summit Lounge (Topaz Lounge)
  • Business Lounge 

Can you recommend any site-seeing attractions in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam has many attractions to visit. Please click here for more information

What is the weather like in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam weather in September can be even more unpredictable than usual. As seasons change, temperatures dip; but there are also occasional summer-like days. Be prepared to be hot or cold, wet or dry!

What currency do I need to use in Amsterdam?

The currency in Amsterdam is Euros.

Can I go to the IBC Awards Ceremony?

Anyone who is registered for IBC2015 is welcome to the Awards Ceremony.

arrowFor more information about the Awards please click here

Can I book a meeting room at IBC?

There is the option to book a meeting room at IBC within the Business Lounge. Booking is available in the visitor section, you will need to know how many guests and the time you want to book it for. This facility is very popular and it is advised to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Please note the Business Lounge booking function will not be available until later in the year.

How can we be part of the IBC Conference?

Unlike some other conferences, we do not accept formal speaker offers but instead invite speakers directly. However, we can add you or your proposed speaker to the database that is made available to our conference producers. Once topics and themes have been decided, and should our producers be interested in engaging your speaker, they will be in touch directly. Please note that should your offer be unsuccessful, you will not receive a response. Please email conference@ibc.org with any questions, and to submit speakers. 

Can I register as press?

All applicants for press accreditation have to verify their media status each year.  Only members of the media who are reporting on or from the show to the wider global audience may apply. Reporting internally to an industry organisation is not valid.

Bloggers are not eligible unless they can upload acceptable verification of their status.
Employees (engineers, managers, etc.) of television stations and similar organisations, make up thousands of IBC’s visitors and are not eligible for press accreditation.  They should apply for an exhibition visitor pass.
Photographers are not considered press unless they can prove that they are reporting on the show and verify who they are reporting for. 
Photographers who have been commissioned to take photographs of exhibitors’ stands are not eligible and should apply to the appropriate exhibitor(s) for a visitor ticket.
Press Registration will be available from April 2015.

Is there a press list for IBC2015?

Access to the press list is restricted to exhibitors only in the Exhibitor Zone.

Not found the answer you are looking for?

Please give our offices a call on +44 (0)207 832 4100 between the hours of 09:00 – 17:30 BST or email info@ibc.org

Lost and Found

To contact the Amsterdam RAI's Lost and Found department please call +31 (0)20 549 1212.

The Jewish New Year Holiday of Rosh Hashanah

IBC usually starts on the second Friday of September. As an international show we are aware that unfortunately on occasion our dates may clash with religious events, and this year the show is at the same time as the Jewish New Year Holiday of Rosh Hashanah.   We are mindful of this and offer multiple prayer room facilities onsite. 

There are also a number of synagogues in Amsterdam (the nearest one to the RAI is at Lekstraat 61). 

  1. Heinzestraat 1-3 / corner Jacob Obrechtplein (Museum Quarter)
  2. Van der Boechorststraat 26 (Buitenveldert area)
  3. Lekstraat 61 (close to the RAI Convention Hall)
  4. Straat van Messina 10 (city of Amstelveen)

For information on specific times of services, you can email info@nihs.nland further information can be found here:  http://www.amsterdamsights.com/attractions/jewishcommunity.html 
In addition, we are keen to establish if there are any practical solutions which IBC could implement to help ease the discomfort of the unfortunate date clash so please do not hesitate to contact IBC at info@ibc.org or call +44 (0)207 832 4100 between the hours of 09:00-17:30 BST.


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