See Where the Future Unfolds at the IBC2018 Leaders Forum

IBC is pleased to announce that the most exclusive and high-powered
gathering in the global media, entertainment and technology industry,
the IBC
Leaders Forum, will return to IBC on Thursday 13 September at the
RAI, Amsterdam.

Designed specifically for the most influential and visionary people at
the top of the industry, the forum’s mixture of high-level discussion,
thought-leading sessions and lively, incisive debate has cemented its
reputation as the leading venue for debating crucial issues and shaping
the future of the industry.

Built around the theme of ‘The Search for Growth’, the 2018 Leaders’
Forum takes place at a time of unprecedented change in the broadcast
ecosystem as increasingly footloose content competes for viewers on a
multiplatform, global stage. VC investment is driving an endless quest
for the next major disruptor, with disproportionate amounts of money
being pumped into start-ups in high-tech sectors. The technology and
media giants of the FAANG group are re-shaping the rules of the game at
all levels, while there is a noted increase in M&A activity and huge new
injections of finance that affect everyone in the value chain.

As disruption accelerates across all broadcast and TMT sectors, it has
never been more vital to bring together the industry’s leaders in an
open and inspiring environment. Some of the key speakers at this year’s
event include Erik Huggers, Former CEO, Vevo; Anders Jensen, EVP and CEO
of Nordic Entertainment, MTG; JB Perrette, President & CEO, Discovery
Networks International; Lindsay Pattison, Group Transformation Officer,
Group M & WPP; and

Martin Stewart, CEO, OSN.

This year the Leaders’ Forum sits alongside the Telco & Media Innovation
Forum and the Cyber Security Forum to form the Executive Forum
programme,- a new initiative designed to attract 450 C-level experts to
debate the industry’s biggest challenges and opportunities. While the
Leaders’ Forum is also deeply tied in to the wider conference and
exhibition, its 150+ attendees are able to take advantage of its
closed-door nature to truly speak their minds and energetically debate
the pressing industry topics and evolving strategies necessary to deal
with multiple disruptors.

The Leaders’ Forum will examine where the next stage of growth will come
from across the broadcast media ecosystem and explore the vital topics
of consolidation, partnerships, industry disruption, innovative finance
models and brand safety in the digital age. Panel Sessions will include
‘Dealing with disruption & competing with giants – carving a niche with
long term survivability’ and ‘In conversation with JB Perrette,
President & CEO, Discovery Networks International’.

“The level of upheaval we are witnessing across the broadcast and media
industry is unprecedented,” comments Ben Keen, Executive Producer of the
IBC Leaders’ Forum. “The market is increasingly fluid and dynamic,
however, and organisations searching for winning collaborative
partnerships must look beyond traditional players to new entrants and

“There are no reliable maps of tomorrow’s media landscape, but the
debate and discussion at the Leaders’ Forum will at least provide its
attendees with vital strategic insights to help plot their own compass
headings for navigating the future.”

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About IBC

IBC is the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology
show. It attracts 57,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries and
combines a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an
exhibition that showcases more than 1,700 leading suppliers of
state-of-the-art electronic media and entertainment technology.

IBC2018 Dates

Conference: 13 – 17 September 2018

Exhibition: 14 – 18 September 2018

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