• IABM expands memberships to 600+ companies
  • “Milestone” moment for the broadcast and media association
  • IABM boss says goal is for every tech vendor to become a member

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More than 600 broadcast and media technology supplier-based companies have been confirmed as members of the IABM in its drive to represent the global industry.

The International Association for Broadcast and Media Technology Suppliers (IABM) announced today it has reached a significant step in representing the global broadcast and media technology industry, confirming it has more than 600 company as members.

The association’s membership has doubled in the last six years and today represents start-up companies to large multinational organisations.

The IABM has also developed platforms to unite the industry subsectors as the pace of transformation accelerates.

Its Broadcast and Media (BaM) Content Chain was formed as a new industry model that aims to reflect the way the industry works as well as recently launching the Technology and Trends Roadmap, which provides a shared focus for both technology vendors and buyers in developing their technology and business strategies.

IABM chief executive Peter White said: “We are stronger together,” after announcing the launch of a cross-industry survey to discover what useful services and support it could offer to help guide its future plans.

White added: “IABM will continue to support our global membership with a huge range of services and resources as industry transformation continues to accelerate.

“As well as taking on ideas and initiatives that come out of our industry survey, we know that companies need help now with business transformation and we are already putting in place tools and resources to support them on their journeys.

“Our goal is to make our offer so compelling that every technology vendor in broadcast and media becomes an IABM member.”

Over the last six years, the IABM has also expanded its range of services and support for members across business intelligence, knowledge resources, technology services and training and education as well as developing a network of Regional Members’ Councils to concentrate on local issues.

In addition, IABM membership brings valuable floorspace discounts at a number of international shows, as well as member lounges.

While the IABM-curated Future Trends Theatre at IBC2018 and IBC2019, provided a platform for knowledge sharing, which the organisation said it intends to expand to other events around the world in 2020, together with growing its schedule of BaM Summits running alongside a number of international and regional shows.