The IBC 2013 conference and exhibition is going on right now in Amsterdam. It’s an important event that brings together top leaders from across the digital content spectrum. The event excels in demonstrating proven opportunities and generating new ideas about the potential for online video ventures, platforms, monetization, licensing, and a wide array of other topics related to online video.
Demonstrating the importance and power of video, as well as the potential for online video ventures in markets across the globe, the keynote, “100 Years of Cinema in India, Creative Evolution and Global Markets,” features two Indian cinema stars, Actor Amitabh Bachchan, and Producer Ashi Dua. The Friday, September 13 event will be chaired by Mohinder Walia, Managing Director of Mumbai Media City, India’s largest Hollywood-benchmarked facility located in Mumbai. A list of all keynote speakers is available here.
IBC has also launched a new series of events titled “Content Everywhere,” the first of which will be held in Amsterdam in 2014, the second in Dubai, UAE in 2014, and the third to be held Sao Paolo, Brazil, in 2015.
“Video is a huge part of the traffic over the internet, this can’t be regarded as a bolt-on to existing broadcast infrastructure.” says Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC, “One third of the planet will have fixed broadband by 2017, and this demands new business models; platform-specific content; and will appeal to a mobile-centric audience. The challenge is to create business models and relationships that take advantage of this opportunity. We’re going to bring people together, to find answers to the questions presented by this, the next step in the digital revolution for media.”
Speaking of the choice of Sao Paulo and Dubai as venues for IBC Content Everywhere, Michael Crimp went on to say: “Latin America and the Middle East combine massive penetration and use of mobile technology, particularly for video and social media, with a thriving economy. For instance, Brazil – host of the 2016 Olympics – is the seventh largest internet audience in the world. The Middle East has over 284 million mobile users, with a market increasing at twice the speed of both Western Europe and North America combined. These are hotspots of real growth…”