The ultimate knowledge and networking experience for broadcast and content professionals. In addition to all the benefits of a Conference Pass, the Premium Programme provided access to exclusive events and a networking lounge, delivered in premium style.

The Premium Pass offered a programme of structured networking activities including networking breakfasts, content-led roundtables and access to an exclusive Lounge where pass holders could have meaningful conversations and open up new relationships to help grow and develop their business.

An oasis of calm in the middle of a busy tradeshow, the Premium Lounge was built as a multi-purpose space, to have meetings, refreshments, take part in intimate and informal content-led discussions and network with fellow Premium delegates. 

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Official Premium Research Partner

Premium Pass holders had exclusive access to Omdia’s latest research focused on the current hot topic of gaming IP and its meteoric rise across the entertainment industry.

Focusing on the key areas in which the closer bonds between games, movies, and TV are being noticed, the report offered insights into the hugely enhanced focus on games IP, explored streaming services and their gaming plays, reviewed cinema and its own gaming investment, took a deep dive into what made The Last of Us TV show a prominent hit and evaluated the future of cross-media relationships.

Additionally, Omdia’s leading gaming analysts hosted a variety of sessions from roundtables to clinics covering the latest trends and forecasts impacting the entertainment industry. 



Premium Lounge Experience


Premium Lounge Schedule:

  • Light breakfast from 09:00
  • Morning snacks from 10:30
  • Lunch from 12:00
  • Afternoon tea from 14:00
  • Happy Hour from 17:00-18:00 (Friday and Saturday only)
  • Tea, coffee and water available all-day
  • Dedicated wifi
  • Meeting room area



How to access the Lounge:

When you arrive at the RAI, head to Entrance E and the Premium Pass Registration Desk where you can collect your badge. You will then be directed to the Premium Lounge where a hostess will greet you.

If you would prefer you can pick up your badge from any registration desk at the RAI or at badge collection points at the airport, train station and various hotels. Please find out more information here.

Finally, in order to make the most out of your visit, plan in advance via the attendee portal and the IBC mobile app. Image of mobile app with icons.

Exclusive Events

Your Premium Pass provides you with exclusive networking events, roundtables and breakfast briefings. This includes:

Friday September 15

13.00 – 13.45 Lunchtime Session:

Gaming IP and its meteoric rise across the entertainment industry           


Maria Rua Aguete, Senior Research Director, Media & Entertainment, Omdia


17.00 – 18.00 Happy Hour

A chance for Premium delegates to mingle with each other and IBC Conference Speakers in an informal setting

Saturday September 16

09.30 – 10.15 Verizon Sponsored Breakfast – Devoncroft Partners presenting State of the Industry

The Devoncroft Partners team will review the firm’s latest research on global media technology spending levels and the impact of market trends on upcoming media technology deployment decisions. Highlighting the presentation is the candid analysis of recent, high-profile industry transactions and the future they foreshadow for market participants.

Introduced by:

Josh Arensberg, Senior Vice President - Global Solutions, Verizon


Josh Stinehour, Principal Analyst, Devoncroft Partners


12.15 – 13.00 Exclusive Fireside Chat – The Bundle Wars:

Why diverse revenue models will increasingly dominate the media universe, as single focus players either get subsumed or die  


 Evan Shapiro, Media Cartographer


17.00 – 18.00 Happy Hour

A chance for Premium delegates to mingle with each other in an informal setting. 

Sunday September 17

10:00 – 10.45 Future of TV Advertising Roundtables

How do we solve for a future that increases the value of our inventory, protects our audiences and provides the solutions our buyers need? What part does technology play in this future?


Inderpreet Sandu, CTV and Platforms Ecosystem Expert, Google

Liz Ferguson, Broadcast Partnerships Lead, Google

Justin Gupta, Head of Broadcast and Entertainment, UK & Ireland, Google



12.15 – 13.00 Exclusive Fireside Chat  - Wildstar Films

Wildstar is at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity on and off-screen in natural history which is traditionally a very white, male part of the industry, through initiatives such as the launch of the Wildstar Academy which trains up producers, camera operators and other production staff on location to create a viable pool of talented people in different countries around the world who bring new perspectives and stories to the screen and increase environmental awareness in their own countries. Wildstar is also a leading player in efforts to make natural history programme making more sustainable through initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of travel and filming animals in the wild.


Anwar Mamon, Executive Producer, Wildstar Films

Moderated by Kate Russell, Journalist, Reporter & Author



18.00 – 19.30 IBC Innovation Awards 

The IBC Innovation Awards for 2023 will take place on Sunday 17th in the Premium Lounge, with a reception commencing at 6pm. The winners of the three Innovation Awards - Content Creation, Content Distribution and Content Everywhere - will be revealed, and a Special Award will be presented.  We will hear from each of the winning projects. The Award for the Best Technical Paper will also be given. The event will culminate in the presentation of the coveted International Honour for Excellence.

Additional Content Programme

Your Premium Pass also provides access to all the content programmes taking place throughout IBC. This includes:

  • 2-day high level Conference programme – 15-16 September, Forum
  • Conference Welcome Drinks – 15 September, 17:45, Forum Lounge
  • Technical Paper programme – 15-16 September, Room E102
  • 2-day Changemaker programme – 17-18 September, Forum
  • Social Impact Awards – 17 September, Forum, 16:30
  • Changemaker Networking Event – 17 September, Forum Lounge, 17:45
  • Showcase Theatre – 15-18 September, Hall 12
  • Innovation Stage – 15-18 September, Hall 3
  • Content Everywhere Stages – 15-18 September, Hall 5
  • Owner & Partner Programme – 15-18 September, Room E102/E105

View full IBC2023 Content Agenda