Wealth of industry leaders to drive discussion at IABM Annual Conference & Awards


IABM announces keynote speaks for annual event

Last Updated: November 14, 2014 10:11 pm GMT
(Gloucestershire, UK--November 14, 2014) IABM has announced its expert speaker line up for the association’s Annual International Business Conference & Awards. The highlight of the two-day conference is Friday’s keynote presentation by John Amaechi OBE. Amaechi, a New York Times best-selling author, psychologist, organisational consultant and executive coach, will deliver an insightful presentation titled Achieving Authentic Leadership and Inspiring Intrinsic Motivation.

The event is taking place on 4-5 December and brings together leading figures from the broadcast and media technology industry, the digital entertainment industry and experts from the wider business world to engage in two days of discussion and debate.

Following lunch and a networking session on day one, the conference agenda begins with IABM CEO Peter White’s presentation, Taking the Pulse of the Industry, that maps out business trends based on the organisation’s market intelligence. This will be followed by a series of presentations from industry professionals, who will deliver key findings from a range of exclusive IABM research projects.

The afternoon session also includes two panel debates – the first featuring David Ross, Ross Video; Guillaume Neveux, Front Porch Digital; and Mark Horchler, Elemental Technologies; covering industry change. The second includes panellists Andy Quested, BBC; Steve Fish, Turner Broadcasting; Chris Johns, Sky; Hans Hoffman, EBU; and Steve Plunkett, Red Bee Media; talking about customer expectations.

Kicking off with the keynote from John Amaechi OBE, day two includes presentations from Mark Harrison from the BBC on collaboration making broadcast manufacturers more competitive, as well as a number of interactive panel discussions on topics such as the state of the industry ten years on, identifying success factors and profitable technology.

“As the only trade association that represents the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide, we see our annual conference as the perfect opportunity to bring together experts and influencers to discuss both the present state of the market, as well as its future and the trends and challenges that will impact us,” says Peter White, CEO, IABM.

The Annual International Business Conference & Awards is taking place on 4-5 December at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in Heathrow, London, and is sponsored by Ardis Technologies, dB Broadcast, Imagine Communications, Grass Valley, TVBEurope and TV Technology Europe.

For the full agenda, please visit the IABM website www.theiabm.org/annualconference

About IABM:
IABM is the authoritative voice of the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide. Its wide range of services to members encompasses market research and intelligence, training, expert representation at standards bodies and broadcasting unions, executive networking opportunities, and preferential purchasing. A presence at every major broadcast tradeshow, IABM also provides a valuable channel for communication among broadcast manufacturers, government, and regulatory bodies. Additional IABM activities include awards programs for innovation and scholarships designed to stimulate the development of the broadcast and electronic media industries on an international basis. For more information, please visit www.theiabm.org.


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