IABM Future Trends Channel - Take Part


Open to ALL Suppliers of Broadcast & Media Technology


The IABM Future Trends Channel is an online launch pad for innovation with a packed agenda of presentations that explore up-and-coming technology and business trends and how they will segue from today’s environment.


The Future Trends Channel will be promoted extensively to thousands of technology users and buyers (through IABM's database and the IBC Virtual Event platform) so will be an invaluable tool for you to generate actionable leads and new business. Partnering companies will be able to include related resources around key topics to drive traffic back to their own platforms. All the presentations will be added onto IABM's extensive Knowledge Hub so that the 131,000+ users of the IABM website can re watch them on demand.

Confirmed companies showcasing innovation with on demand content include...

IABM Future Trends Companies


Delivered over 5 weeks in September and free for attendees to attend/watch on-demand, the Future Trends Channel will offer one live event every Tuesday together with a vast array of online content designed to provide attendees with knowledge and insight to help them make more informed decisions.

Virtual Week
Cloud & Virtualization

1 - 4 September

The Virtual Week will focus on everything related to cloudification and dematerialization of media operations, including innovative technology solutions to address social distancing, at-home production and distributed media workflows. Are we now heading all the way into the cloud and remote models? What are the technologies that are already enabling this move – and what’s coming next? 

Data Week
AI/ML & Analytics

7 - 11 September

The Data Week will focus on data-driven media, including innovative AI and ML solutions to create, manage and deliver content as well as analytics solutions enabling informed decision-making at media organizations. What does the future hold? 

Mesmerizing Week
Imaging & Immersive

14 - 18 September

The Mesmerizing Week will focus on quality and sensorial experiences, including next-generation audio, UHD television, VR, AR and other immersive technology solutions. What breakthroughs will take these immersive technologies to the next level?

Streaming Week
Streaming Content & Platforms

21 - 25 September

SVOD subscriptions have rocketed up during lockdown. But with consumers unwilling to pay for ever more subscriptions, the need to stand out in a crowded marketplace has never been so high. Whatever the service, efficiency is the backbone of OTT platforms, alongside user interfaces and consumer experience.

The Streaming Week is about efficient content delivery and preparation for direct-to-consumer platforms as well as the architecture and design of OTT experiences. We are exploring the complete technology toolset needed to go direct – what’s available now and what’s on the horizon?

Money Week
Future Media Economics

28 September - 2 October

This week we get into the sharp end – driving profitable revenues in our fast changing, consumer-driven world.

The Money Week is about future media economics and digital business models, including the deployment of blockchain technology for content monetization, advanced advertising solutions that enable targeting and programmatic buying as well as media supply chain financial modelling. We will examine the complete technology toolset needed to make money in digital media.


The Future Trends Channel will take place online over 5 weeks in September with themed content each week showcasing live and on demand presentations.

All IABM members will be given priority to submit presentations free of charge and deliver on demand content as part of their member benefits package (Fee for non members - £500 / €600 / $750 USD) .  

Companies can either submit pre recorded content (video and presentation) or can use IABM's online tools to record their session (presentation lengths should be around 10 - 15 minutes long max and submitted/recorded by Friday 21 August).

Live Online Partnership Package
Exclusively available to IABM members, 1 live event will be delivered each week based on the themes below. Platinum and Gold members can select 1 theme as part of their membership package. For a small investment, all other members can apply to take part. 

Package includes

  • Branding on live event delivery
  • Opportunity to take part in live event delivery
  • Branding included on all related themed campaigns (emails, social media, web banners)


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