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Show Spotlight - IBC Amsterdam

Show: IBC 2019

Date: 13 – 17 September 2019 (currently held annually)

This September one of the world’s leading media, technology and entertainment shows returns to Amsterdam. The annual IBC exhibition and conference has established itself as a key platform for exhibitors and attendees alike to build relationships and engage with industry leaders.

Over 55,000 visitors are scheduled to be in attendance, giving the 1,700 + exhibitors an ideal opportunity to showcase their products and services, build their brand identity and launch new and innovative products and technology.

Spread across 15 individual halls within the RAI Centre, IBC will have specially themed sections with custom features to enhance visitor experience and heighten engagement.

Coinciding with the exhibition is the IBC conference, featuring over 300 speakers, discussing the latest industry topics, trends and technologies. Registration for the show gives visitors access to all of the halls, events and conferences over the 5 days.

RAI Amsterdam
The RAI Amsterdam is a world class venue incorporating 15 spacious halls within striking architecture

Who exhibits?

IBC exhibitors include some of the world leading companies working within the media, entertainment and related technology industries. Some notable exhibitors include: Amazon Web Services, BT, Dell, Facebook, BBC, Huawei, IBM, Cisco & Google.

The show also present a valuable opportunity for start-ups & SMEs to get their business seen by the key decision makers in their industry.

How to exhibit

Applying to exhibit at IBC usually starts between August and November the previous year and can be done through the show’s website

Stand location is determined by a combination of size of stand booked, re-booking volume, requirements, and show history, with allocation being determined in Feb.

Creative Global have worked for a number of exhibitors at this show and venue for many years and during this time we have built key relationships that enable us to ensure a hassle-free process for our exhibition stand builds.

Our sister company - Tradefair – also has a long standing history at IBC and organises the UK Pavilion on behalf of Tech UK. The UK pavilion benefits from a prime location and comes with additional benefits such as; individual event management, UK group hospitality and exclusive publicity.

The UK pavilion gives UK tech companies a cost-effective platform to exhibit at the event, with support from Government grants for eligible businesses

Exhibition Stands

The IBC is a world class show with a high standard of exhibitors and attendees. Making the right impression is a priority for all exhibitors and using a custom stand builder can make this process straightforward.

Creative Global have worked for a number of companies at IBC over the years and during this time we have built the key relationships required to deliver eye-catching stand designs as smoothly as possible.

If you’re planning on exhibiting at the show, we would be happy to discuss how our team can give you the ideal stand to present your business. We take care of the whole process, providing turnkey solutions to all of your exhibition needs and allowing you to concentrate on your business and clients.

GB Labs exhibition stand
GB Labs are an established exhibitor at the event, showcasing their intelligent storage systems

Getting there

Amsterdam has a world class international airport and large-scale transport systems. The majority of the city is covered by a tram, bus and metro system, and IBC attendees can pick up a free tram pass from information points when they arrive. Shuttle buses run regularly from all major hotels to the exhibition centre.

As with all large shows, flight & hotel availability can fill up quickly and it is important to arrange this early.


Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre Europaplein NL-1078 GZ Amsterdam P.O. Box 77777 NL-1070 MS Amsterdam The Netherlands

Amsterdam has good air links with the rest of the world and a world class public transport system

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