Press Release - 2021 IBC2022 Technical Papers Submission is Now Open - 12 January 2022
IBC announces today that the call for Technical Papers is now open for the IBC2022 Conference
IBC is world-renowned for its technical papers' quality, timeliness, and innovative subject matter. The event is an excellent opportunity for forward-thinking technologists and companies to unveil their ideas and research to media industry leaders hungry for new technology concepts, their possible uses and practical application. Read the full statement here.
Press Release - Accelerator 5G Projects - 15th December 2021
Three IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Projects to Showcase 5G and New Live Production Technology Learnings.
IBC innovation projects evaluate 5G capabilities and disruptive new tech to advance industry learnings for live sports, news and event production, plus game engine powered eSports. Read the full statement from IBC here.
Press Release - 23rd November 2021
IBC2021 Awards celebrate the spirit of collaboration and innovation.
IBC announces the winners of the highly coveted IBC2021 Innovation Awards, held exclusively on IBC Digital. This year's awards celebrated collaboration and innovation within the content and technology industry, where organisations identified a market challenge and worked together to create a solution. Read the full release here.
Press Release - 23rd November 2021
IBC cancels Amsterdam event amidst escalating COVID concerns – 23 November 2021.
IBC announces that the in person IBC2021 event has been cancelled. The move follows growing concerns about the COVID-19 situation in The Netherlands, which has deteriorated over the past week, and feedback from the IBC exhibitor and visitor community.
Read the full announcement here.
Press Release - Accelerators - 4th November 2021
IBC Announces Schedule for Accelerator Media Innovation Programme Sessions & Demos at IBC2021.
IBC, the International Broadcasting Convention, today announced the live and digital sessions schedule for its Accelerator Media Innovation Programme at IBC2021. This year’s Accelerator programme will culminate with eight diverse innovation project teams - that have been driving solutions to complex business and technology challenges over the last six months. Read the full release here.
IBC International Honour for Excellence - 28th October 2021
Barbara Slater to receive IBC2021 International Honour for Excellence.
The IBC2021 International Honour for Excellence will be awarded to Barbara
Slater, BBC Director of Sport. She is the first woman to hold the post and a pioneer for women in sports broadcasting
worldwide. Slater will be presented with the award at the IBC Innovation Awards on the 23rd of November, held
exclusively on IBC Digital. Read the full release here.
IBC Update - 22nd October 2021
IBC kicks off 2021 show experience with the launch of IBC Digital.
IBC announces attendees can now embark on their IBC Show journey with the launch of IBC Digital. The platform makes it easy to curate a unique mix of show activities and is the place to view exclusive content, including the IBC Innovation Awards. Read the full statement here.
Press Conference - 30th September 2021
IBC Announces Free to Attend, World Class Content Programme for IBC Show 2021.
IBC announces a comprehensive content programme for IBC Show 2021 which for the first time in IBC’s history will be free for all to access. Attendees can watch the sessions in person in Amsterdam or online via IBC Digital. Read the full release here.
IBC Update - 16th September 2021
Amsterdam Open for Business: Dutch Government Removes International Travel and Social Distancing Barriers.
IBC applauds the announcement from the Dutch Government relaxing COVID-19 social distancing measures and removing quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travellers. Read the full statement from IBC here.
15th September update
Requirements for travelling to the Netherlands:
As of 1 July, the EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE is effective for travelling within Europe . EU citizens who have been fully vaccinated can obtain an EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE and use it to enter the Netherlands. Citizens who do not have an EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE and/or are a resident of a country outside the EU and the Schengen area, can enter the Netherlands using a paper proof of an EU approved vaccination. As of 22 September, fully vaccinated travellers coming from very high-risk areas e.g. the United States and United Kingdom are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement in the Netherlands.
Getting to the RAI:
Face masks will still be mandatory in airports, on aircraft, trains, buses, trams and metros, in taxis and on other commercial passenger transport. However, face masks will no longer need to be worn in train stations and at bus, tram and metro stops. There will be no temperature checks or track and trace upon arrival.
Facemasks and social distancing:
Masks are not compulsory, but attendees may continue to wear these if preferred. There will be no 1.5 metre social distancing rule in place, and no one-way systems within the RAI, however exhibitors may keep one-way systems on stands if preferred.