With the theme Strategies for Growth – Responding to the New Paradigm, the annual conference of the IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) will take place December 2-3 at the Savill Court Hotel in Windsor Great Park, UK.
"I try to attend the IABM conference every year. It is a truly unique and valuable opportunity to meet with our business partners and discuss common issues," said Larry Kaplan, executive chairman, Omneon.
The conference agenda on Thursday Dec 2, will be headlined by keynote speaker Shirlene Chandrapal, director of business development for Yahoo Connected TV, and will feature a full afternoon of speakers, panel discussions, and interviews with topics ranging from The Personalization of Television to Internet and the Three-Screen World Killed the Broadcast Star. On Friday Dec 3, the conference will open at 9:00am with two keynote sessions: Managing Human Assets, presented by David MacLeod, co-author of the MacLeod Report; and Technology Trends and How They Will Affect Your Business, presented by Hans Hoffman, programmr manager, Professional Media Production Technologies, EBU. A highlight of Friday's programme will be two workshops that allow attendees to participate in smaller-group debates on important industry trends.
"In its sixth year, the IABM conference has become a must-attend gathering for broadcasting professionals from many different countries. Last year's conference saw more than 140 delegates from all areas of the industry come together to discuss and debate current issues that are shaping this sector as well as the broader economy," said Peter White, IABM director general (pictured). "We encourage anyone with an interest in the broadcast and media technology industries to attend this first-class event."
The 2010 IABM Conference is sponsored by IBC, TVBEurope, Bridge Technologies, Bubble & Squeak, Caspian:one, Effectivus, and Whiteoaks. For the complete programme with detailed information about conference speakers and sessions, as well as online registration, visit www.theiabm.org/conference.