IBC 2021

Consumer electronics Broadcast and television technology
Dec 3, 2021 - Dec 6, 2021
Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Europaplein 24
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New dates: IBC 2021 has been postponed to 3 - 6 December 2021.

The International Broadcasting Convention – IBC is a world-class exhibition for media, entertainment and technology experts. It provides the perfect platform to network and build relationships with suppliers and customers as well as to discover the latest trends and technologies. The IBC 2021 dates will be especially important for the content and technology sector, reuniting professionals from all over the world for an in-person showcase of everything the future of media has to offer in the post-pandemic era.

The International Broadcasting Convention 2021 appointment will be presented in a hybrid format in conjunction with the IBC Digital platform. Whether in person at Amsterdam RAI or from home, the 250,000-strong IBC community will be able to engage and enjoy all features of the event. More than 55,000 attendees are expected on-site with some of the world's key technology suppliers exhibiting. The show also includes a trend-leading conference. This is where professionals gain ambition to embrace the changes in this fast-paced industry.

Every year IBC offers an unparalleled platform to meet and learn from the most engaged power brokers and innovators in international electronic media and entertainment. The several busy exhibition halls are complemented by a host of special formats like the Showcase Theatre, the Accelerator Media programme and the Innovation Awards.

Amsterdam RAI will host IBC 2021 between 3 – 6 December 2021. Tens of thousands of trade visitors from around the globe are expected for the 55th edition of the exhibition. Book your room(s) ahead of time to make sure the best deals are within your grasp. Contact ExpoBeds now and secure a suitable hotel near Amsterdam RAI for you and your team during IBC 2021. Fill in the contact form to receive a quick and free offer.


The International Broadcasting Convention - IBC is known as the prime event for media, entertainment and technology. Held every year, it leads professionals from over 170 countries to Amsterdam for 5 days of networking and great new content. IBC 2021 Amsterdam is scheduled to take place on 3 - 6 December. As the editions so far, the trade show will combine an exhibition and an engaging conference. The stands will boast the latest innovations brought by over 1800 exhibitors. More than 56,400 visitors will come to the next IBC.

Who can you meet there

IBC in Amsterdam attracts leading companies specialising in acquisition and production, content, audio, playout and post production, quality control and monitoring, consumption, storage, system automation and various services in the industry. In addition, many creative and business executives consider the International Broadcasting Convention a crucial part of their year. They are joined by startups, researchers, academic bodies, students and journalists representing powerful media.

Past editions

What makes it special

Communication and collaboration are among the top priorities during each IBC show. Participants are given plenty of opportunities to connect - for example the popular IBC Partnership area. The event's high-profile executive forums - the Leaders’ Forum, Cyber Security Forum and Telco & Media Innovation Forum - deliver their own programming and specific focus.
Other special features of the International Broadcasting Convention - IBC include the Big Screen dedicated to cinema, the Future Zone for industry-changing ideas and innovations, IBC Launch Pad - the space for emerging exhibitors, plus many more.

What is new for International Broadcasting Convention 2021

A new addition to the IBC 2021 programme will be the “Showcase Theatre” in Hall 11. This 250+ attendee, purpose-built stage will offer free to attend sessions that cover strategic content from rapid growth market sectors, generating Content Qualified Leads (CQLs). All sessions will be live streamed for IBC’s extended digital audience and hosted online as VOD to extend the lead capture even past the show dates.

Quick info

Organiser:IBC - International Broadcasting Convention
Also called:International Broadcasting Convention 2021
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:IBC 2022 
Sectors: Consumer electronics | Broadcast and television technology
Visitors:Tickets for IBC
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration
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Important facts

  • 1800+ exhibitors
  • 15 exhibition halls
  • 30,000+ senior decision makers
  • 56,400+ visitors
  • 700+ media representatives
Trade fair location
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Amsterdam RAI

Europaplein 24, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates: 52.34119 , 4.88862

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