Registration FAQ's

Where and when is IBC?

IBC is held in Amsterdam every September at the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre. The 2018 dates are:

IBC Conference 13 - 17 September 2018
IBC Exhibition 14 - 18 September 2018

RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre
NL-1078 GZ Amsterdam
P.O. Box 77777
NL-1070 MS Amsterdam
The Netherlands

How do I register for IBC2018?

To register for IBC2018 click here.

Alternatively visit our IBC pass types and registration page to decide which pass is most appropriate to your needs, then click the 'Register Now' button to begin your registration.

If you have any specific queries about your registration please contact the Registration Team at or contact the IBC office +44 (0) 20 7832 4100

How do I register for a student pass?

To register as a student click here

During your rgeistration as an attendee you will need to select the option for a student pass. You will need to provide IBC with information about your course, details of your school and valid student ID to verify your student status.

If you have any specific queries about your registration please contact the Registration Team at or contact the IBC office +44 (0) 20 7832 4100

How do I apply for a press pass?

To apply for a press pass please click here.

All applicants for press accreditation have to verify their media status each year and IBC requires that you are reporting on or from the show to the wider global audience. Many broadcast organisations and government channels issue their employees with press cards. However, holding a press card does not automatically entitle the bearer to press accreditation for IBC2018.

Once you have completed your online registration your eligibility will be verified and you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any queries please contact the Press Team at

How do I register as an exhibitor?

Please speak to your Exhibitor Co-ordinator to register for your exhibitor pass. A standard conference or exhibition visitor pass will not grant you the correct access. All exhibitor registrations must be processed through the Exhibitor Zone using your company’s exhibitor ID and password. This would have been provided to the Exhibitor Co-ordinator when the exhibition space was allocated.

I registered for IBC last year and my log in details no longer work

The password for your IBC registration account will need to be updated each year. Please use the Alumni Registration option on the welcome page to find your alumni record and to receive your unique registration link.

If require assistance please contact the Registration Team at or contact the IBC office +44 (0) 20 7832 4100

Can children attend IBC2018?

Infants and children under the age of 16 are strictly not permitted anywhere at IBC2018. 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.

Where can I find hotel and travel information?

Visit our 'Plan Your Trip' page for information on accommodation, travel, Venue information and more.

When will I receive my badge?

When you register you will be sent a confirmation email with your unique QR code. Please bring this with you to gain entry to the show. If you have lost your confirmation email it will be resent to you prior to the show, it can also be found by logging into your account. To access your account click here and enter your log in details. If you’re having any issues with logging in please contact the Registration Team at or contact the IBC office +44 (0) 20 7832 4100.

Please note your unique QR code can be scanned directly from a smart phone.

Do I need to bring ID with me to the show?

Yes, you will need to present a valid form of identification to collect your pass onsite. Acceptable forms of I.D. are a passport, driving license, ID card etc.

Please ensure you carry your personal identification with you at all times throughout IBC2018. IBC reserves the right to perform random security checks.

What is IBC365?

IBC365 is an online community platform and weekly e-bulletin that shares IBC’s unparalleled business knowledge and insight through fresh and original content, throughout the year. Find out more at

What are the benefits of each pass type?

All IBC badges are valid for the IBC Exhibition and all free content. You can see a full list of benefits for each pass here.

How can I upgrade my pass?

To upgrade your pass you will need to log into Your Account using the username and password you created when you registered. Once logged in you can upgrade to your preferred pass. Please click here to be taken to the registration log in page. Alternatively, please speak to hostess at one of the registration helpdesks onsite.

I need an invoice for my registration

If you have registered for IBC with a pass that requires payment your registration invoice would have been sent to you via email shortly after completion. If you have lost or did not received an invoice please contact the Registration Team at or contact the IBC office +44 (0) 20 7832 4100. If you have completed your registration and can no longer attend the following cancellation terms apply to One Day, Five Day and Premium passes:

Day of booking until 1st August: 25% cancellation charge
2nd August until 22nd August: 50% cancellation charge
23rd August onwards: 100% cancellation charge

You can cancel your order by email to or fax to +44(0) 20 7832 4130 ensuring that you quote your name, address and your
registration confirmation/account number.

Alternatively if you would like to transfer your pass to a colleague please contact the Registration Team at