People and Purpose
IBC plays a vital role in enabling positive change for our industry, and we’re focused on delivering that more than ever this year. We want to bring together the associations, companies, individuals and other changemakers driving diversity, inclusiveness, accessibility and sustainability throughout media and entertainment, energising new thinking and fostering initiatives that really shift the status quo. We’re hugely excited about the IBC Changemakers Programme, returning in 2023 after a hugely successful launch last year, with industry trailblazers addressing critical topics such as gender equality, workplace culture, inclusive tech and advancing sustainability. People are at the heart of our industry’s future, and through our People and Purpose pillar, we aim to spark conversation to create a more equitable, sustainable and creative future for media and technology companies.
The forefront of industry discussion
Through collaborative learning and decisive action, the media and entertainment ecosystem can ramp up its sustainability efforts to help achieve emissions goals and tackle climate change. Issues around diversity, equity and inclusion are coming to the forefront of industry discussion as companies look for ways to attract and retain new and better talent from a broad range of backgrounds. Staying engaged and informed about where the industry is moving in the near term and long run is critical for organisations that want to fuel creativity and stay ahead of the curve while adopting forward-looking business practices. With a deep offering of educational, informational and inspirational speakers across the content programme this year, we want to provide the platform for visitors to gain new insights that can spark debate, reshape perspectives, reset expectations, and prepare our community for positive change.
What to look forward to at IBC2023
The free-to-attend IBC Changemakers Programme is at the core of the People and Purpose content pillar, bringing together industry game-changers that are pioneering best practice across areas across social and environmental challenges while championing creativity. Some of the sessions already announced include talks on ethical AI, gender equality, inclusive storytelling and best practices in reducing carbon emissions. We’ll also showcase our IBC Social Impact Awards winners, celebrating media initiatives that set new benchmarks in sustainability and diversity while delivering meaningful societal impact. We’ve been blown away by the quality and range of this year’s entries, and they exemplify the type of positive change and real-world advances our industry can achieve through real ambition and collaborative spirit.