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IBC 2017 reports record visitor numbers in its 50th year

Record numbers of tech professionals attended this year’s IBC, with the Amsterdam trade show confirming a year-on-year increase in visitor numbers on its 50th anniversary event.

Over the six-day event from September 14-19, 57,699 people visited the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam to find out more about new innovations and opportunities across the technology sector.

Visitors to the 15 exhibition halls witnessed many exciting new launches; from the Launch Pad with its record number of exhibitors; the Future Reality Theatre; and the free programmes on offer at the Content Everywhere Hub.

IBC chief executive Michael Crimp said: “IBC 2017 celebrated its 50th anniversary with record attendance, bustling exhibition halls, new features and a dynamic conference. Now we look to the future and continue that conversation via our online community IBC365.”

IBC’s three new initiatives were a “huge success”, Crimp added, with the IP Showcase, Startup Forum and C-Tech Forum welcoming large audiences.

The IBC 2018 conference will take place from September 13-17, 2018, with the exhibition running from September 14-18, 2018.

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