Here at TipTop Media it seems like only yesterday we wrote our review of IBC 2014, so we definitely did a double take when we saw that the 2015 show was coming up! Taking place in Amsterdam between the 10th and 15th September, IBC brings together people, businesses and technologies in the digital and media world guaranteeing that delegates come back with some great business ideas or new technologies to adopt. There’s still time to register, so we thought we’d put together a quick preview of what we think looks great in case you’re still deciding.
1 – Conference Streams and Themes
The IBC Conference stretches out over five days and is organised by themes and streams, which allows delegates to navigate the sessions easily according to their particular interest. Perhaps you’d like to be more informed on Content Innovation or Industry Insights, then just use the colour coded streaming to see all the relevant sessions and related info and pick the best session for you. We particularly like the look of “The Human Interface: Is the Remote Control Redundant Now?” and “High Efficiency Video Coding Meets UHDTV Broadcasting”, (both in the Advances in Technology stream.)
2 – Features and Events
A great feature of IBC is that it is not just a regular conference and exhibition. In addition, the event includes a variety of different events and features with a wide appeal. C level executives are personally invited to take part in a day long Leaders’ Summit, where they discuss and strategise future policy. For those delegates in the early days of their career, IBC offers a Rising Stars Programme, with curated events and mentoring for those just starting out.
3 – The Drone Zone
We find that we are always reading and tweeting about Drones, but very rarely see one in action. This year, IBC will use their new Feature Area to showcase Drones (or large range flying video platforms), some of which have never been exhibited before. This new technology is one of the most dramatic innovations of the past 12 months, and we find the idea of watching one work both unique, and truly exciting.
If you’re wavering on attending, we hope our preview has helped you to decide. And if you’re attending, have a productive and enjoyable time!