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About IBC

IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. Attracting 50,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries, IBC combines a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that exhibits more than 1,400 leading suppliers of state of the art electronic media technology and provides unrivalled networking opportunities.

Visitors can expect to learn about the developments which are shaping the industry, interact with the latest technology, experience world first demonstrations and do business in a professional and supportive environment. IBC is the event not to be missed for everyone involved in the world of content creation, management and delivery.

IBC's Partners
Run by the industry, for the industry, IBC is owned by six industry partners that represent both exhibitors and visitors. Uniquely, the key executives and committees who guide the convention are drawn from these leading organisations, bringing with them experience and expertise in all aspects of our industry.

The International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers

Established in 1976, the IABM was originally founded to represent members at international broadcasting shows. IABM is active on behalf of the member community on a broad front, including industry representation, executive networking, and research and information resources. IABM awards and bursaries stimulate the further development of our industry on an international basis.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The IET is Europe’s largest professional body of engineers with 150,000 members in 127 countries. Dating back to 1871, the IET has offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Involved in IBC for over 40 years, the IET is now one of six partner bodies involved in this leading international forum for the electronic media industry. The IET brings together like-minded experts through a number of Technical and Professional Networks, one of which is the Multimedia Communications Network.


IEEE Broadcast Technology Society

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers promotes the creation, development and application of electrical and information technologies and sciences, for the benefit of humanity and the profession. Its Broadcast Technology Society is specifically involved with devices, equipment, techniques and systems related to broadcast technology, including the production, distribution, transmission and propagation aspects.
The Royal Television Society

The RTS is the only society exclusively devoted to television. It is an independent forum where every branch of the industry can discuss the art, science, business, craft and politics of television.
scte The Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers

The SCTE is a technical body primarily concerned with enhancing the status of the cable, telecommunications and related industries. The society provides a forum for engineers in cable telecommunications to meet and discuss developments, problems, techniques and engineering trends.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

The SMPTE is a leading engineering society contributing to all areas of the computer, film, multimedia, TV and video disciplines. It serves as an educational forum and network base aiming to advance digital and multimedia technology and is recognised worldwide for its work in setting technical standards.


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