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Will we see you at IBC 2016?

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Not to wish our Summer away, (should it ever turn up in the first place) but it’s that time of year again when we start to plan ahead for our yearly pilgrimage to Amsterdam for the IBC Conference.

This year’s IBC show runs from 8-12 Sept and early bird discounts and complimentary exhibition passes are available until 15 July. Don’t miss your chance of free entry register now

IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. Fifteen exhibition halls are complimented by a host of feature areas specially designed t oenhance your experience. An unparalleled platform to meet, address and learn from 55,000+of the most engaged power brokers, press and prospects in international electronic media and entertainment.

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Sir Martin Sorrell to deliver keynote exploring the trends driving rapid change in the world of media

Global advertising and marketing guru Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, will deliver the Keynote address on Friday 9 September at the IBC2016 Conference in Amsterdam.

As one of the most respected global industry leaders, Sir Martin’s views are keenly followed on both business and macro-economic issues. In his IBC Keynote, he will talk about the trends driving rapid change in the world of media, together with the critical role of content, data and technology in the 21st-century marketplace.

Under Sir Martin’s leadership, WPP has become the world’s largest communications services group. It is in the FTSE 100 and employs some 194,000 people (including associates and investments) working across 150 companies in 112 countries. In addition to advertising and media companies, including Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Y&R and MediaCom,
Sir Martin has ramped up WPP’s investments in data analysis and advertising technology through Kantar, to better position WPP with the growing power of GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon).

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Dominique Delfont to deliver the IBC2016 keynote address.

Global Managing Director of Havas Media Group and Chairman of Vivendi Content, Dominique’s views on content, data and Organic Marketing have been featured on CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg as well as in The Huffington Post, The Guardian and industry publications around the world. He has been voted as one of the most influential media agency executives on social networks, and in 2013 he was listed in Campaign’s “Top 10 UK Media Suits” at Number 3. As Global Managing Director of Havas, Dominique oversees all brands, clients and commercial activities as well as all research and intelligence for the advertising and marketing group’s 126 markets. Since his appointment in 2012, he has set up a number of initiatives that help the agency and its clients respond to the rapid developments in technology, data, content and media. Dominique will give his view of how the media landscape has changed and what this means for traditional media companies, including his outspoken views on the power of the big digital platforms collectively known as GAFA – Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – and how important it is for Europeans to continue to develop local content that speaks to their cultures.

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Shahrzad Rafati to reveal a New Kind of Online Video Journalism at IBC Conference

IBC has announced that Shahrzad Rafati, Founder and CEO of BroadbandTV, will deliver a keynote on Saturday 10 September at the forthcoming IBC2016 Conference.

Over the last 11 years BroadbandTV has become a powerful force in online video, and is the world’s largest multi-platform network. Shahrzad will talk about how BBTV is working across platforms and creating novel partnerships to create a new kind of online video journalism network. She will also talk about how the younger YouTube generation interacts with technology and content and what this means for traditional broadcasting.[gap height=”30px”]

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Discover Music as a Catalyst for Growth with Eric Huggers, President and CEO of Vevo.

As the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, with over 17 million views globally, Vevo is an exciting addition to the IBC2016 Conference.

Erik Huggers, their president and CEO, is known for disrupting content delivery and media services through next generation user experiences and technologies and he will share key research insights into how the online generation listens to and views music and how music has provided an enormous catalyst for growth in streaming media.[gap height=”30px”]

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Be Inspired by the Outdoor Exhibits

Explore unique exhibits and some of the world-leading OB trucks in the Outdoor Exhibition area. Increasing in demand and popularity each year, the Outdoor Exhibition area has moved to P6 outside Hall 12 for 2016![gap height=”30px”]

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Discover New Technology at the IBC Future Zone

The IBC Future Zone is home to exhibitors with cutting edge projects and prototypes liberated by IBC from the world’s leading R&D labs and universities. Exciting and innovative technology will be on display from from Swissaudec, BBC R&D, Sphericam, ETRI and TIE Kinetix.

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Technology in Action Unveiled

From the latest developments in IP to speeding access to news from the cloud and how to defeat ad blockers, the IBC Technology In Action theatre is a goldmine of user-led information.[gap height=”30px”]

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Join the Video on Demand Debate

The ingredients for Netflix and Amazon Prime’s recent success are exclusive content, ownership of data plus delivery, and close control of subscriber bases. Is this vertical integration model the industry blueprint for the future?[gap height=”30px”]

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