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Future IBC Dates


Year Dates
IBC2023 15 - 18 September 2023
IBC2024 13 - 16 September 2024
IBC2025 12 - 15 September 2025



When and where is IBC?

IBC is held in Amsterdam every September at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre

The dates for IBC2023 are:

15 September – 18 September


RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam

What are the COVID Protocols?


  • IBC continues to follow the local Dutch & EU Covid Protocols in place. Updates can be found here:  https://show.ibc.org/safety-covid-19
  • Covid Advisory Group in place. https://show.ibc.org/ibc-advisory-group  This group meets monthly and then weekly in the run to the show. Latest update: 
  • Trade shows continue to take place around the world safely and successfully. The majority are reporting good attendance. 
  • Global Covid reports show a mixed pattern with cases rising in some countries and still falling in others. However, the number of hospital admissions and deaths remain low. Therefore, there are no social restrictions planned or on the horizon.
  • Event safety protocols vary depending on the local rules. The latest IBC/EU protocols can be found at Your Safety & Covid-19 - IBC2022.  As reported in our last update, some attendees continue to wear a mask. The evidence so far shows that attendees and exhibitors are very mindful and respectful of individual views and the needs of others.


Do I need a visa?

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  registration@ibc.org if you have any questions. 

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

The RAI Amsterdam aims to provide full access to all the facilities within the venue and recognise that some less visitors may require additional assistance. If you have any queries about access, or would like to reserve a wheelchair please email your request to RAI Amsterdam frontoffice@rai.nl. 

Can I register onsite? 

Onsite self-registrations are possible this year with a fee.

How do I exhibit at IBC2023?

Contact our sales team: sales@ibc.org

How do I get to IBC2023 at the RAI Amsterdam?

Amsterdam has one of the best transport systems in Europe. As an IBC attendee, we offer a complimentary GVB public transport pass which grants you free public transportation around Amsterdam over our show dates. 

Where can I eat at IBC2023?

RAI Amsterdam offers a great selection of restaurants, cafes, and snack bars spread across the venue. Follow this link to find out more about what's available. In addition, there will plenty of catering on the show floor.

Is there anywhere I can practice my religion?

 A quiet prayer room with washing facilities is located in the basement of the Elicium. 

Where can I access WiFi?

IBC provides free WiFi access in a number of areas which will be clearly signposted at the show

Is there an ATM at the venue?

A cash point can be found in Europa Foyer (Entrance K) and in Holland Foyer (Entrance C). 

What currency is used in Amsterdam?

The currency in Amsterdam is Euros (€)

Is there a press list?

Access to the press list is restricted to exhibitors only in the Exhibitor Zone. 

Where is the RAI Business Centre 

The RAI Business Centre is located in the basement of the Elicium and is open to all IBC attendees. It offers a wide range of business services including printing, photocopying, binding and office supplies.

Lost and Found

The RAI Amsterdam log all lost & found items online. To check if your item has been found, please click here.

Can children attend the show?

Due to the business nature of IBC, children under the age of 16 are not permitted to enter the RAI Amsterdam during IBC build-up, during the show or break-down.  

Not found what you were looking for?

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