IBC is run by the industry, for the industry. Six leading international bodies are the partners behind IBC, representing both exhibitors and visitors.
Based in the heart of London where the highly professional team works year round to ensure the highest quality delivery of the IBC experience. Here are some of the key names and faces:
Chief Executive Officer
Michael's job is to lead a motivated IBC team and ensure that IBC is a success for all the stakeholders. With 24 years experience in this industry, his background is in publishing and events. He holds an MBA from Leicester Business School specialising in marketing and business strategy.
Business Development and Promotions
Director of Business Development
Chris is responsible at IBC to lead the development and diversification, responsible for the future strategic growth across the business. With more than 15 years of sales, development and leadership experience, Chris has been a key influencer in the Technology sector developing new markets and territories for products and services throughout EMEA.
International Sales Manager
Kerr joined IBC in December 2014, he has been in the Broadcast Industry both in publishing and marketing for the past 25 years and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
Sponsorship, Promotions and Events Manager
Phil having worked with IBC for more than 10 years has a background of publishing spanning over 30 years of experience in the professional Recording and Broadcast industry looks after the Sponsorship, Promotions and Events at IBC Amsterdam
Senior Exhibition Co-ordinator
Philip joined the team in January 2015 and brings four years exhibitions experience to IBC. Philip works with the team to deliver a high quality, successful exhibiting experience to exhibitors at IBC’s main show in Amsterdam. Philip also works with the team to produce the exhibition layout. Philip manages a variety of exhibitors including IBC’s Future Zone and the Outside Exhibits providing dedicated customer care and operational support. Philip is responsible for the dedicated customer care and fulfilment of IBC Content Everywhere Europe in Amsterdam. Philip works closely with our marketing team implementing efficient processes and systems for the production of IBC’s printed exhibition catalogue.
Emily has been a member of the exhibition team for eight years and works with the team to deliver a high quality, successful exhibiting experience to IBC’s exhibitors. Emily works with the team on the production of the exhibition layout and allocation of exhibition space. Emily is responsible for particular aspects including IBC Content Everywhere Europe, co-ordinating the printed exhibition catalogue with our marketing team and working closely with the venue and suppliers.
Lucy joined the team in July 2014 and is responsible for the co-ordination of IBC’s sponsorship fulfilment ensuring high quality results. Lucy works closely with internal teams, ensuring processes and communications are proactively planned, co-ordinated and delivered efficiently across the organisation and meet the expectations of all stakeholders. Lucy also provides IBC’s exhibitors with the dedicated fulfilment support to assist with their Touch & Connect experience at IBC’s shows.
Georgia is the Content Lead for IBC. She oversees all aspects of the content for all events in Europe and MENA. Georgia comes from a background of running conferences over a number of topics, both for publishing houses and commercial conference companies. Georgia’s role is to build relationships with senior Content contributors and Consultants. Working with multiple stakeholders, Georgia looks to make sure the content delivers for the audience, looking at the best of what is happening now and what trends will shape the future of broadcasting.
Jay joined IBC in 2012 and has more than six years of event, operations and project management experience within both not-for-profit and commercial environments. Jay manages a variety of cross cutting projects and works with various suppliers, contractors and venues to maximise value and quality for all of IBC’s shows. Jay takes both a leading and supporting role across several projects, implementing efficient systems and processes to ensure IBC events are proactively planned, managed and delivered. Jay also works alongside various internal and external project teams to deliver IBC’s Content Everywhere events in Europe and MENA.
Rebecca joined IBC in 2012 and brings more than four year’s events experience having worked both as a freelance Operations Assistant and an Events Executive at Brand Events. Rebecca manages a wide range of operational projects including the Rising Stars and Leaders’ Summit events . She works with a number of stakeholders to implement innovative and creative solutions on a number of cross cutting projects for IBC2015. Rebecca has also provided operational support to internal teams for the IBC Content Everywhere MENA event in 2015.
Lidija joined IBC in June 2014 and brings more than three years of event and client relations experience having organised and managed both corporate and private events for one of the leading global energy companies. Lidija manages a variety of operational projects such as the IBC Social Programme as well as providing operational support to internal project teams to deliver events such as the IBC Awards. Lidija is also responsible for arranging and coordinating both internal and external travel and accommodation across IBC Europe and IBC Content Everywhere MENA events.
Director of Finance
Accounts Supervisor and Credit Controller
Stacey is responsible for encouraging our customers to make their payments within IBC's generous terms. She also provides assistance to the rest of the finance team as needed.
Beth joined IBC in 2009 to support the director of finance in the day-to-day operation of the finance function, including preparing the management accounts and assisting with the annual financial statements and the audit.
Amy has been with IBC for six years and is responsible for the sales ledger, including sales invoicing, dealing with payments and customer queries.
Andrea joined IBC in 1999 and has good background knowledge of IBC and its show history. Andrea is mainly responsible for purchasing, which involves paying all suppliers and expenses, and ensuring all purchase ledger accounts are paid within relevant payment terms.
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Head of Marketing
Kelly joined IBC in 2008, she brings over 11 years of marketing experience to her role as Head of Marketing at IBC including a high level of knowledge in digital marketing and a business and marketing degree from DeMontfort University's Business School. Reporting directly to the CEO, Kelly takes overall responsibility for the creation, management and delivery of IBC's strategic marketing and communications to the industry worldwide. As part of her role she leads the strategic marketing for the IBC Exhibition & Conference, IBC Leaders' Summit, IBC Rising Stars and for IBC's new global series of events IBC Content Everywhere in Europe and MENA. Kelly also project manages the IBC Awards, IBC App, IBC Daily News and is the Executive Producer of IBC TV News. Kelly also manages an in-house marketing team of 5.
Laura holds a PR degree from American University in Washington, D.C. with a background in association and trade show marketing. She supports the team in growing the IBC brand and developing new events and programmes. Bringing experience from other tech tradeshows, Laura heads IBC’s social media, editorial and exhibitor marketing efforts. She is also responsible for IBC Rising Stars, IBC Content Everywhere and all of the online and offline marketing materials.
Assistant Marketing Manager
Julia has a degree in Business Studies and Marketing from Massey University, and supports Kelly and the team in delivering a high quality event campaign for the new IBC Content Everywhere events in Europe and MENA. She brings excellent experience of integrated online and offline marketing campaigns and will be responsible for co-ordinating and driving our campaigns forward in these key regions.
Emily has an English degree from the University of Exeter, and supports the marketing Team on both IBC and IBC Content Everywhere marketing campaigns. She is responsible for supporting the team with print items, website updates, email creation and delivery, invoice support, research and administration.
Lydia has a marketing/management degree from the University of South Australia. She joined IBC in 2015 and assists with both IBC and Content Everywhere marketing activities. Lydia provides the marketing team with digital, print and administration support.
Touch & Connect Team
Touch & Connect Project Manager
Gayle joined IBC in 2015 and has a Public Relations Degree from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She has more than 18 years’ experience in event and project management. Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, Gayle manages the IBC Touch & Connect project and the T&C team for all IBC events.
Touch & Connect Project Executive
Rea joined IBC in 2015 and has an Event Management degree from the University of Winchester. Rea’s experience of events whilst she was at University includes working with a broad range of event production companies at branded events. Rea is responsible for the day to day operations of the Registration and Touch & Connect systems and is the first point of contact for any customer enquires about T&C or customer’s event registration.
Project Management Team
Tamsin has worked at IBC for over 7 years, after 6 years as an integral part of the Operations team Tamsin has crossed over into project management across the whole organisation. Reporting directly to the CEO, Tamsin manages the IBC Content Everywhere project for Europe and MENA. Tamsin also manages internal project teams to deliver IBC’s Feature Areas for IBC Europe as well as developing new concepts, innovations and improvements year on year.
Head of HR, IT, Office and PA to CEO
As HR Advisor, Pippa supports Karen to deliver the people priorities and manage elements of the HR agenda for IBC. She is mainly involved in the day to day delivery of the HR function. Pippa joined IBC in 2015 and has nearly 10 years’ experience working in HR within professional services.
Claire supports the Head of HR, IT and Office, performing a variety of tasks relating to office management as well as Human Resources and health & safety. She joined IBC in 2011 and works as one of IBC’s front of house representatives and first point of contact via telephone and face to face.
Caitlin supports the Head of HR, IT and Office, performing a variety of tasks relating to office management. She joined IBC in 2015 and works as one of IBC’s front of house representatives and first point of contact via telephone and face to face.