IBC Amsterdam

IBC Amsterdam

Our great selection of Amsterdam apartments will allow you not only to sightsee the city, but also to take part in many key local events, such as IBC.

The IBC, known by its full name as the International Broadcasting Convention, is an annual trade event bringing together broadcasters, equipment manufacturers, technical and professional associations, content providers and creators and all those dealing more or less directly with the broadly-understood broadcasting industry. This happening is Europe’s biggest show of this kind and is held in September in the fantastic RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre – also the biggest facility of this kind in Europe. With over 50,000 participants from more than 160 countries, the event functions as an occasion of valuable exchange of views and opinions, as well as an opportunity to get in touch with the latest technology and services available in the business.

The core idea of the IBC is to unite the leaders of the broadcasting market and to create a professional, supportive business environment for making contacts, discussing new concepts, sharing experience and promoting innovation. What’s in it for a non-business-related visitor? Well, if you ever happen to get there, you’ll have a one-off occasion to get to know the ropes of the industry from the inside – and to see a bunch of stuff you won’t see anywhere else, including technological novelties in the area of mobile televising, digital signage or IPTV. Another emerging trend worth some special attention (filmmakers – this concerns you in particular!) is the theme of digital cinema, which even earned itself a separate show by the name of D-cinema.

Apart from the labyrinth of stands with mind-boggling inventions, the event features also a special point in its agenda – the IBC Conference, which covers all the hot issues of today’s broadcasting and media world, including topics like Emerging Markets, Big Data or the Future of the Broadcasting Industry. Register and grant yourself an access to all the latest findings in the industry – straight from the horse’s mouth, with the content delivered by top ‘thought-leaders’ in the game.

If you wish to take active part in the event, you have to register first. If you do that much in advance via IBC website (ibc.org), visit the website to find out what option suits you best, as the organizers provide the visitors with a range of different pass options, so that everyone can adjust the extent of access to their own needs.


In 2012, the IBC celebrated its 20th anniversary with an unusual item offered to the delegates of the event – an ‘I amsterdam’ chocolate bar with a special wrapper designed for the occasion, featuring a QR-code which led to a useful database with information on how to get around the city. Is there anything like this planned for this year’s edition? Nobody knows that yet, but the best way to find out is to come here and see for yourself!

A red logo marks the spot The IBC is held in the prominent building of the RAI, in a picturesque neighborhood of contrasting business-centered developments of the Zuidas district on one side and the stimulating greenery of the lovely Beatrixpark on the other. The venue is really easy to reach – it is located on Europaplein, within a walking distance from Amsterdam RAI bus/tram/metro station. It is also only 10 minutes away from the international airport of Schiphol, so making your way to the place should be really easy and convenient. When on the spot, look for a red b-shaped logo, enter the premises and enjoy the show!