IBC Conference

Shaping The Future Together

The IBC2018 conference programme was reflective of the impact of change on the media, entertainment and technology scene and to brought leading personalities to the stage to dissect those changes.   

Over the five days of the conference over 1,400 delegates and guests from across the globe heard from our outstanding line-up 400+ speakers, enjoyed fantastic networking opportunities and were inspired to embrace the changes in our industry together. 

A key initiative for the conference this year and threaded throughout the programme was Diversity.  A targeted effort saw women make up 37% of conference speakers, up from just 14% last year.

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Highlights this year include...

One of our focal points for 2018 has been gender equality.

In 2017 our representation of women on stage was 14%. This inspired us to drive positive change and at the start of 2018 we made a commitment to increase that number and we are delighted that we achieved 37% representation on the conference stage.

Speakers included:

  • Lily Cole, Founder, impossible.com
  • Kelly Day, President, Viacom Digital Studios
  • Kim Jackson, Co-Founder and President of Entertainment, SingularDTV
  • Michelle Munson, Co-Founder and CEO, Eluvio
  • Ade Rawcliffe, Head of Diversity, ITV Commissioning
Global Gamechangers stage

Held on Thursday 13 September, the IBC Global Gamechangers stage welcomed the biggest business, creative, tech, news and future facing talent making waves around the world.

Speakers included:

  • Lindsay Pattison, Chief Transformation Officer, GroupM and WPP Global
  • Deborah Turness, Head of Euronews, NBC Universal
  • Mohamed Abuagla, CIO and CTO at Al Jazeera.
  • Jette Nygaard-Andersen, EVP, CEO of MTG International Entertainment & MTGx Digital Video Content at Modern Times Group (MTG)
Conference tracks

The new conference tracks introduced this year offered discussion, research and examples of new technology including artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality and cryptocurrencies – to name just a few.  

Conference speakers

From game changing keynotes to creative directors and technical futurists, the IBC Conference provided a fantastic opportunity to hear from over 400 inspirational speakers across 90 sessions.

Conference programme

Featuring some of the foremost thought-leaders, innovators and policy makers in their fields and covering a wide breadth of topics, the IBC Conference explored new strategies, business disruptors, future technological progress and also revealed the future roadmap of the industry.