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IABM trade summit set for mid-February

15 December 2005

The International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM), the trade association that represents vendors in the broadcast and electronic media industry, has revealed details of its forthcoming Broadcast Manufacturing Summit 2006, writes Fergal Ringrose. The Summit – the second annual conference that builds on the success of the inaugural event held this year – will be held on 16 and 17 February 2006.

The event is designed to bring together players from across the industry, facilitating real discussion. Alongside keynote addresses – Larry Kaplan, Chairman and Founder, Omneon, Naomi Climer, Director of Professional Services and Broadcast, Sony, Pat Griffis, Senior Director, Worldwide Media Standards, Microsoft, Clyde Smith, SVP Technology Turner Broadcasting, Jeff Rosica, VP Corporate Strategy, Thomson Grass Valley and Rob Ten Siethoff, CTO, NOB – the Summit also features panels and task groups, as well as discussion groups.

The Summit will run from lunchtime to lunchtime, Thursday and Friday, at Wokefield Park, Reading, UK. The first day will provide a clear understanding of the issues in 2006; the second day will examine strategies for success in 2010. The full delegate package – which includes the two-day conference pass and refreshments, overnight accommodation and drinks and dinner on Thursday night – costs £295 for IABM Members. Non-members will pay a premium; visit www.theiabm.org/summit for further information.

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