IBC2012 posts record attendance figures

IBC has announced a record attendance for IBC2012. The exhibition, which concluded earlier today, recorded 50,937 conference delegates, exhibitors, and visitors; an increase of the previous high of 50,462, recorded in 2011.

“From the calibre of attendees we attract to the whole experience we provide, IBC is all about quality,” said Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC. “That we have drawn a record audience at a time when there are still economic challenges in many parts of the world – and when broadcasters are dealing with massive events like the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and U.S. presidential elections – clearly shows that, above all, IBC is relevant to people at every level in our industry.”

Throughout IBC2012, more than 300 speakers addressed the audience, including Barbara Slater, Director of Sport for the BBC, who reviewed the London 2012 Olympic Games, and James Cameron, who discussed his vision for 3D production.

All of the keynote sessions from the IBC2012 Conference can be viewed online at www.ibc.org/sessionsondemand.

The 2012 exhibition expanded significantly, adding a 14th hall and attracting over 1,400 companies. Hall 14 hosted the IBC Connected World, which addressed the market for smart TVs and multiscreen delivery through a tailored program of presentations and debates.

The Future Zone provided a glimpse in to the innovations of the worlds’ R&D labs, with NHK returning again this year to show the latest developments in Super Hi-Vision. Meanwhile, the IBC Production Village hosted the latest in acquisition technology, and the Workflow Solutions Village hosted sessions covering the complexities of file-based workflows.

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