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Rising to the Top

To face the challenges of the multi-platform, multi-format, multi-content future, this industry needs to attract the best creative, technical and commercial talent. IBC plays its part through the IBC Rising Stars programme.

This free initiative brings the brightest and the best to IBC. Students, graduates and new entrants to the industry have a tailored programme to help them understand the structure of the industry. The presentations will help them see where their talents can best be employed, and the networking opportunities help them get their foot in the door.

Those chosen from the programme come from a wide geographical area, so they have plenty of experiences and understanding to share with each other. On top of that the programme includes networking opportunities with many of the influential people who support the IBC Rising Stars programme.

Delegates in the scheme have passes to key conference sessions. IBC2013 Rising Stars Tom Wilkinson and Hannah Madsen said, “being able to go to some of the conference sessions for free was amazing.”

The two-day programme includes special sessions aimed at newcomers to the industry, including how best to present skills and experience to attract an employer. There is also an IBC Rising Stars party night, with all the participants enjoying the Amsterdam nightlife.

IBC is the window on the world of electronic media and entertainment. Through Rising Stars, IBC ensures the next generation of talent is drawn in. To find out more, go to the Forum or visit