Frequently Asked Questions
When and where is IBC?
IBC is held in Amsterdam every September at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre.
The dates for IBC2017 are:
Conference 14 September – 18 September
Exhibition: 15 September – 19 September
Opening hours for IBC2017:
Friday 10:30 – 18:00
Saturday 9:30 – 18:00
Sunday 9:30 – 18:00
Monday 9:30 – 18:00
Tuesday 9:30 – 16:00
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.
Who attends IBC?
What do I have access to at IBC?
What is the IBC Big Screen Experience?
Do I need a visa?
What do I need to bring to IBC2017?
Can I register onsite?
Yes you can register onsite, though we advise registering before IBC2017 to avoid long queues.
A registration map will be available closer to the show.
Want to exhibit at IBC2017?
How do I get to IBC2017 at the Amsterdam RAI?
Are there any places to eat onsite during 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 Amtrium 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.
Are there any points where I can access the internet at the show?
Yes! IBC provides free access to computers in the Business Lounge and WiFi in a number of areas which will be clearly signposted at the show:
- Gold Pass Lounge
- Ruby Lounge
- Forum Lounge
- Forum Conference Room
- Catering Area in Europa Foyers 1
- Europa Foyer 2
- Diamond Lounge
- The Grand Café
- Café Amsterdam
- Holland – 1st Floor Restaurant
- Europa – 1st Floor Restaurant
- Leaders' Summit Lounge (Topaz Lounge)
- Business Lounge
Can you recommend any site-seeing attractions in Amsterdam?
Future IBC Dates
|IBC2017||14 - 18 September 2017||15 - 19 September 2017|
|IBC2018||13 - 17 September 2018||14 - 18 September 2018|
|IBC2019||12 - 16 September 2019||13 - 17 September 2019|
|IBC2020||10 - 14 September 2020||11 - 15 September 2020|
|IBC2021||9 - 13 September 2021||10 - 14 September 2021|
|IBC2022||8 - 12 September 2022||9 - 13 September 2022|
|IBC2023||14 - 18 September 2023||15 - 19 September 2023|
|IBC2024||12 - 16 September 2024||13 - 17 September 2024|
|IBC2025||11 - 15 September 2025||12 - 16 September 2025|
Can I go to the IBC Awards Ceremony?
For more information about the Awards please click here
Can I book a meeting room at IBC?
There is the option to book a meeting room at IBC within the Business Lounge. Booking is available in the visitor section, you will need to know how many guests and the time you want to book it for. This facility is very popular and it is advised to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
The booking system for IBC2017 is not yet open.
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, make up 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 IBC2017
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
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What safety and security measures does IBC implement?
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.