Frequently Asked Questions
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|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|
IBC is held in Amsterdam every September at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre
The dates for IBC2018 are:
Conference 13 September – 17 September
Exhibition: 14 September – 18 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.
Every year the leading minds and wisest investors come to IBC. Our 1,700+ exhibitors range from well known brands to specialist experts, with 55,000+ attendees from the world of electronic media and entertainment.
Registration to the IBC Exhibition includes access to all fifteen halls and the free feature areas of the show, including the IBC Content Everywhere, IBC Big Screen Experience, IBC Awards Ceremony and the Future Zone. IBC Conference registration comes in several packages, which allow different levels of access to the thought provoking sessions, as well as free access to the exhibition.
You may be required to provide a visa for entry into The Netherlands. Please visit the Dutch Embassy website for more information. During your registration you will have the opportunity to request a visa invitation letter that you can provide to your relevant Embassy to aid your application. Please be aware that the visa process can take several weeks. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
When you register you will be sent a confirmation email. Please bring this with you to gain entry to the show. If you have lost your confirmation it will be resent to you in the week prior to the show. You can also access a copy when you login to “Your Account”. Please note the QR code/barcode can be scanned directly from a smart device.
The Amsterdam RAI aim to provide full access to all the facilities within the venue and recognise that less able visitors may require extra assistance. If you have any queries about access, or would like to reserve a wheelchair please visit the Amsterdam RAI website for more information. IBC will grant any accompanying carers the same badge type free of charge. Please contact email@example.com in order to arrange this.
Children under the age of 16 are strictly not permitted anywhere at IBC. This includes all exhibition halls and conference areas during build-up, show days and dismantling. Young adults aged 16 – 18 are permitted and must register through the appropriate process.
Yes you can register onsite, though we advise registering before IBC to avoid long queues. A registration map will be available closer to the show.
Visitors can buy one day parking tickets (24 hours maximum) from the vending machines at the entrances and exits of the car parks for €14.88 excluding VAT.
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.
IBC will, wherever possible, accommodate religious needs. A quiet/prayer room with washing facilities is situated in the Passage under the Elicium. Onsite signage will direct you to its exact location.
Yes! 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
Amsterdam weather in September can be even more unpredictable than usual. As seasons change, temperatures dip; but there are also occasional summer-like days. Be prepared to be hot or cold, wet or dry!
The currency in Amsterdam is Euros.
Each year IBC is growing, and demand for space during the Event within the RAI is increasingly high. With this in mind, we are afraid that we are unable to provide the dedicated Business Lounge. However, to ensure that we do provide a similar service, there will have additional seating facilities across the RAI as an alternative solution. Additionally you are able to make bookings in the RAI’s varied restaurant options to hold your business meetings. If you are exhibiting at IBC, we have a range of paid facilities that we can offer you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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.
Access to the press list is restricted to exhibitors only in the Exhibitor Zone.
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
To contact the Amsterdam RAI's Lost and Found department please call +31 (0)20 549 1212.
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.