Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity is about recognising and valuing the contribution of people from different backgrounds, with different perspectives and experiences. Diversity includes but is not limited to gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity, religious beliefs and cultural background. Those who interact with IBC can expect fair consideration, regardless of their background.

We put diversity at the heart of what we do because alternative perspectives so often spark the innovative thinking needed to achieve our business goals. Our objective is to foster a culture where differences are embraced and barriers to progression in our industry are overcome.

In the Workplace

IBC’s commitment to diversity, from management, through to the Board and throughout the organisation, means that the team continuously works to ensure an environment that is supportive of equal opportunity and access to career development, remuneration and benefits through the implementation of procedures and policies which support, among other matters, diversity.

These include policies on:

  • Ensuring fair treatment
  • Dignity at work
  • Equal Opportunity - The Law
    • Unlawful discrimination
    • Direct discrimination
    • Indirect discrimination

The Products We Deliver

Our core activity is the staging of the annual IBC Show and publishing online content on IBC365, thus our area of biggest impact and positive change in the media, technology and entertainment industry is through the products we deliver. Through our products, we are committed to driving meaningful and sustainable change with the aim of creating a diverse and better industry.

Our commitments include:

  • Creation of internal Working Group to drive activities throughout IBC
  • Diversity by design – we aim to improve representation of society on stage and in our content programmes
  • Profile new talent and role models in our industry on IBC365
  • Providing thought-leadership commentary, video round tables, podcasts and opinion pieces on D&I challenges and progress within our industry 
  • Creating inclusive business, technology and creative communities at IBC by hosting networking activities
  • Collaborate with peers across the industry through initiatives and working groups
  • Develop partnerships with industry organisations supporting D&I and sustainability
  • Measure the impact of IBC activities through metrics and sentiment.