IABM testing the health of media technology supply

Taking place in Windsor, UK, on 29-30 November, the IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) annual conference will examine the state of the media technology supply industry.

Peter White, IABM director general, comments: “This is a difficult time for many companies in our sector, and this year’s conference aims to be a valuable source of insight and information for both struggling and successful businesses. The financial data and expert perspectives shared during the IABM conference will address the most pressing issues facing our industry today while also making the case for a brighter future.”

The conference arrives in the same period as IABM data indicating that overall market profitability continues to decline. Fewer than 70 percent of the companies in the IABM Industry Index are currently making profits.

In addition to outlining the changing business trends based upon the IABM market valuation and end-user research, White’s opening keynote, ‘Is Our Industry Still Profitable?’, will establish the market potential for products and services. A subsequent keynote examining venture capitalists’ view of the industry, where they feel the value lies in today’s businesses, and which companies they view as being set to shape the industry’s future will be followed by a presentation focusing on how technology suppliers can identify and protect the value within their own companies.

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