The IBC2017 Conference, Rai, Amsterdam

Established in 1967, the IBC2017 Conference is perhaps the most well-respected conference in the electronic media and entertainment industry. This year the 50 year-old conference will be held in Rai, Amsterdam from September 14 – 18. Ratpac Dimmers proudly announces that we will be in attendance at this prestigious conference. However, the IBC2017 is more than about prestige or the fact that the IBC conference is enjoying its Golden anniversary. It is about the opportunity for professionals in the business to share their ideas on where the industry is now and where it will be headed in the future. It is a meeting place for thought leaders in the industry as well as an opportunity for professionals to present their strategies and innovations that will continue to grow this industry. This is why we will be one of the many proud attendees of the conference.


Last year the conference boasted record attendance with more than 55,000 people gathering there. “IBC really is the only forum that attracts a global audience, the most comprehensive exhibition, and the best thought-leaders to spark the debate,” Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC, said in a statement last year. This year, attendance at the conference is expected to be equally robust. This year there will be more than 1,700 exhibitors including: Verizon Digital Media Services, BBC Research and Development, Dalet Digital Media Systems, Primestream and many others. One company, TV Globo has already won the IBC Conference Prize for best conference paper titled ‘Big Data for Data Journalism, Enhanced Business Analytics and Video Recommendation at Globo.’ibc2017


Being the 50th anniversary of the IBC, the conference will also include a Charity Football Match and 4k 4Charity Fun Run.  Events at IBC2017 will include the Conference itself, a Big Screen feature, a Leader’s Summit, C. Tech Forum 5G, C-Tech Forum: Cyber Security and a CE Hub Theatre feature. The Leader’s conference will include Tony Maddox EVP and Managing Director at CNN International, Latha Maripuri, Global CISO & Deputy CTO of News Corp, Richard Michos CMO, Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment, IBM.


Yes, innovation will be the emphasis of this year’s IBC2017. Since we at RatPac Dimmers are all about innovation, we will be there to interact with other professionals in the industry and to share in the events surrounding the 50th anniversary of the August IBC.