Attendance at IBC2016 was a record 55,796 over the six days of the conference and exhibition, according to the event's organisers.
The figure represents the number of overall attendees – the people who were actually there on site, coming from more than 160 countries – rather than the registrations total.
The exhibition featured over 1,800 exhibitors, including 249 companies at their first IBC. One important addition to the feature areas in the exhibition was the IBC IP Interoperability Zone, an initiative to push forward open standards in new connectivity. Supported by AIMS and the IABM and working with AES, AMWA, the EBU, SMPTE and VSF, IBC created a dedicated exhibit which demonstrated verified technical progress in IP interoperability and featured the award-winning VRT-EBU LiveIP studio which was used for IBCTV’s production at this year’s show.
“IBC, above all else, is about bringing people together to share knowledge and to do business,” said Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC. “It is clear, from the buzz around the whole show, that this has been a great year.”
“The continuing success of IBC is down to the hard work of a lot of people, staging an event that is relevant and engaging across the whole of our transforming industry. We continue to evolve, and I am confident that next year’s IBC – our 50th anniversary edition – will be even better. I look forward to welcoming you back to Amsterdam, 14 to 19 September 2017.”
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