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IBC 2023 welcomes 43,000 attendees, 1,250 exhibitors; announces 2024 dates

Organisers hailed a show with a "real sense of purpose"

IBC has revealed 43,065 attendees walked through the doors of the RAI Amsterdam at this year’s show, an increase of over 6,000 compared to the 2022 event.

IBC 2023 welcomed visitors from 170 countries, with 1,250 exhibitors and a 16 per cent increase in total attendees, said organisers.

“We’ve seen a fantastic turnout from the entire industry at IBC2023,” said Michael Crimp, IBC’s chief executive officer. “There was a real sense of purpose at the show as business leaders and tech innovators came together to help our industry navigate change and build a better future for media and entertainment. I’d like to thank everyone for the ongoing support and participation – we’re looking forward to seeing you all again next year.”

Reflecting on IBC 2023, Samira Bakhtiar, director, global media and entertainment, Amazon Web Services, said: “IBC is so important because it provides a venue for the community to come together. When you’re able to come together with customers and partners, you can ideate and provide diverse perspectives that would normally not be able to come out. That’s good for business, and it’s good for the people that we serve.”

Ian Wagdin, senior technology transfer manager, BBC R&D, added: “IBC is a place where you can really get together and share ideas, both with manufacturers but also with other broadcasters. That keeps us relevant and ensures we are all discussing the right problems.”

IBC returns in 2024, from Friday 13th – Monday 16th September.