43,065 Attendees, 170 Countries: IBC2023 Highlights!

IBC2023 attracted 43,065 attendees from 170 countries at the RAI Amsterdam on 15th-18th September, celebrating business innovation and pushing new boundaries in media technology. With over 1,250 exhibitors, media leaders and technology pioneers from around the world gathered across bustling exhibition halls, buzzing networking events and packed theatres to define the future of media and entertainment.

From examining the state of Artificial Intelligence to celebrating changemakers and industry disruptors, here is some of the best IBC2023 content:


How to approach AI and gain a competitive edge

Whether it is a data analytics tool, a machine learning capability, or a generative AI platform, the media & entertainment industry continues to explore new ways to use AI in production. In this panel, we looked at the areas where businesses see the most value from AI, what experimentation is taking place, and what misperceptions need to be addressed. Our panellists shared their approach to AI, what use cases they are seeing and where they see the trajectory of the technology in the industry. Watch VOD here.

Plotting the Effects of Disruption: Charting the new media ecosystem

In today’s media landscape, the only constant is change and embracing a culture of adaptability is mission critical to surviving and thriving. What future trends must the industry prepare for to stay ahead of the curve and avoid collapse? In this bold opening to the conference, Evan Shapiro plotted the effects of disruption across the global media ecosystem, and the opportunities to be found in navigating a brave and volatile new world. Watch VOD here.

Inclusive Tech: Vision 2030

The free-to-attend Changemaker programme at IBC2023 focused on People and Purpose, putting a spotlight on trailblazing organisations, initiatives, and individuals, changing the culture of our industry. The opening session ‘Inclusive Tech: Vision 2030’ offered a strategic conversation with the people making the changes, taking a look at where we are now, what needs to change and the big tech and culture opportunities ahead. Watch VOD here.


Hall 5, which houses Content Everywhere exhibitors as well as the Content Everywhere Stage programme, certainly enjoyed its fair of visitors. Rick Young, SVP, Head of Global Products, remarks that this year’s IBC “was definitely one of the busiest. The hustle and bustle of the show floor was a testament to how hungry the industry is for innovation”. So what were some of the key themes under discussion in Hall 5 and beyond? Read more here.


IBC’s annual Technical Papers made a triumphant return this year, and were presented in thematic sessions delivered across IBC2023 by the industry brains behind the studies.

AI, live production workflows, sustainability, audiovisual content, 5G, on-demand content, VR, and live streaming were just some of the progressive topics raised in conference sessions featuring the winning papers. Access the papers here.

Catch up on all the biggest announcements, product demos and launches, panel discussions, and fireside chats that happened at IBC2023, Europe’s big broadcast, media and entertainment show on our dedicated IBC365 page here.

We are already preparing for IBC2024, taking place from 13-16 September 2024 at the RAI Amsterdam. Register your interest here to be the first to be notified when registration goes live.

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