IBC2024 has unveiled a host of new show features that are designed to support networking, learning, collaboration and business opportunities at this year’s event, which takes place in the RAI Amsterdam on 13th-16th September.

IBC executives announced details around the new AI Tech Zone, an IBC Talent Programme, a first-time AV Speed Pitch Event, and other elements of the show that will spotlight its key themes: Transformative Technology, Shifting Business Models, and People and Purpose.

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IBC2024 will include new features such as an AI Tech Zone, and an AV Speed Pitch Event

Michael Crimp, CEO at IBC, said: “IBC continues to find new ways to address the trends, issues, challenges and opportunities driving innovation in media and entertainment. Additions to the show, such as the AI Tech Zone, the Talent Programme, and the AV User Group event, combined with the outstanding line-up of visionary speakers we have for this year’s Conference, ensure that IBC is again positioned to deliver the world’s foremost M&E event. This year, with major global sports events and election coverage putting media performance more in the spotlight than ever, we bring together an industry looking to tap new methods and technologies as it continues to redefine itself.”

The amount of space booked by exhibitors for IBC2024 has now passed 45,000 square metres, already exceeding last year’s final total – with over 1,100 exhibitors signing contracts so far. Among the over 150 new exhibitors at IBC2024 are 5G Broadcast Collective, CDN Alliance, Datacamp, Eosos, Frequency Networks, Medianet Berlin, Strada, SwXch IO, and Vubiquity, while Benro, Insta360, Robe, The Weather Company, Vecima, and Yamaha are returning to the show for the first time since 2019.

Steve Connolly, Director at IBC, noted: “We’re seeing overwhelmingly strong demand from exhibitors, with many returning brands increasing space and new companies coming in. There is already a very positive buzz around the exhibition this year — visitors to IBC2024 will see exciting demos and get the chance to meet an increasingly wide array of innovative brands from across the media technology landscape. With the introduction of the AV User Group event, IBC continues to broaden its scope and provide more opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors.”

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