Please see below a list of our most frequently asked questions. We hope you find a suitable answer to your query here, but if you can't find what you are looking for, please contact us via the options provided.
When and where is IBC?
IBC is held in Amsterdam every September at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre
The dates for IBC2019 are:
Conference: 13 September – 17 September
Exhibition: 13 September – 17 September
Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre
NL-1078 GZ Amsterdam
P.O. Box 77777
NL-1070 MS Amsterdam
Amsterdam has one of the best transport systems in Europe and a busy international airport. As an IBC attendee you get to ride the trams for free, you just need to pick up your tram pass from an Information Point when you arrive. There is a comprehensive tram, bus and metro system, enabling you to get anywhere in the city quickly and easily. There is also a fleet of shuttle buses from the major hotels to take you directly to the RAI. A timetable and map will be provided in due course.
What do I have access to at IBC?
Do I need a visa?
What do I need to bring to IBC?
How do I exhibit at IBC2019?
How do I get to IBC2019 at the RAI?
Where can I eat at the show?
First Floor Restaurant is an elegant à la carte restaurant in Amsterdam RAI. The restaurant is characterised by its international cuisine, an extensive wine list and a tasteful environment. If you want to relax on the lounge seats with friends or colleagues, enjoy a drink, or simply sit and chat, these wishes can all be catered for.
If you want to make a reservation at the First Floor Restaurant please click here.
The Roast Room located in the low-rise area of the new RAI Atrium building is a great addition to Amsterdam RAI complex. The Roast Room consists of The Roast Bar - a brasserie style restaurant on the ground floor, and the Rotisserie - a fine dining restaurant on the first floor. Run by expert chefs working their magic in open kitchens, guests can enjoy the finest cuts of meat, burgers, charcuteries and sausages from the restaurants own butcher’s shop.
If you want to make a reservation at The Roast Room please click here.
The modern and charming Grand Café is an excellent place to meet and start your day with a freshly ground cup of coffee and homemade apple pie. You are welcome to Grand Café for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a drink. In the past year the Grand Café has been modernised and given a new look and feel to create a welcoming and cosy atmosphere for every occasion.
If you want to make a reservation at The Grand Café please click here.
Where can I access WiFi?
IBC provides free WiFi access in a number of areas which will be clearly signposted at the show:
- Executive Lounge (Onyx)
- Ruby Lounge
- Forum Lounge
- Forum Conference Room
- Emerald Conference Room
- E102 Conference Room
- Catering Area in Europa Foyer 1
- Catering Area in Europa Foyer 2
- Diamond Lounge
- The Grand Café
- Café Amsterdam
- Holland Restaurant
- 1st Floor Restaurant - Europa
- Topaz Lounge
Can you recommend any site-seeing attractions in Amsterdam?
Can I go to the IBC Awards Ceremony?
Anyone who is registered for IBC2019 is welcome to the Awards Ceremony.
Can we book a meeting room at IBC?
Can I register as press?
All applicants for press accreditation have to verify their media status each year. Only members of the media who are reporting on or from the show to the wider global audience may apply. Reporting internally to an industry organisation is not valid.
Bloggers are not eligible unless they can upload acceptable verification of their status.
Employees (engineers, managers, etc.) of television stations and similar organisations, makeup thousands of IBC’s visitors and are not eligible for press accreditation. They should apply for an exhibition visitor pass.
Photographers are not considered press unless they can prove that they are reporting on the show and verify who they are reporting for. Photographers who have been commissioned to take photographs of exhibitors’ stands are not eligible and should apply to the appropriate exhibitor(s) for a visitor ticket.
Filming and Photography at IBC2019
No photography or filming is allowed in the Conference or Auditorium at any time
Exhibitors are allowed to film only on their stand
Camera crews are allowed to film throughout the exhibition only where a filming permit has been issued by the Media Centre
Press are allowed to film with the permission of the subject
Allowed throughout the exhibition. All persons taking photographs should be aware that it is forbidden to publish or post photographs taken at IBC without the subject’s consent.
All persons taking photographs should maintain a courteous and non-intrusive approach at all times.
All persons filming or taking photographs must desist if requested to stop
What safety and security measures are in place at IBC?
RAI Amsterdam is a professional exhibition and convention centre. The Safety and Security department stays in close contact with the relevant government and intelligence services. Recent developments in Europe have compelled us to introduce extra visible and invisible security measures.
Safety and Security will discuss these measures and protocols with exhibition organisers in the run-up to their event. We will intensify security in line with any changes to the situation. Although our aim is to achieve an acceptable balance between security and hospitality, we are not willing to take any risks.