Vistors from 160 countries attended the event, which hosted over 1,800 exhibitors, including 249 companies that were exhibiting at the event for the first time. New features at the event included the IBC Interoperability Zone, an initiative to promote open standards in connectivity supported by AIMS and the IABM.
The IBC conference, featuring 435 speakers across over 100 sessions, included contributions from Vivendi Content chief Dominique Delport and film director Ang Lee.
“IBC really is the only forum that attracts a global audience, the most comprehensive exhibition, and the best thought-leaders to spark the debate,” said Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC.
“This year they included Sir Martin Sorrell on the global future for advertising, Erik Huggers on online broadcasting, and Mr Ang Lee on the new realism that the latest technology brings movie-makers. But IBC, above all else, is about bringing people together to share knowledge and to do business. It is clear, from the buzz around the whole show, that this has been a great year.”