Twelve companies represent Glasgow’s creative industry at IBC 2015

September 9, 2015

IBC (International Broadcasting Conference) is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. In 2014, the event attracted more than 55,000 attendees from 170 countries around the world, exhibiting more than 1,700 of the world’s key technology suppliers and showcasing a debate-leading conference.

Laura Campbell, International Executive at Scottish Development International, is looking forward to managing the Scottish pavilion again at this year’s event and tells Creative Clyde why so many Glasgow companies are travelling to Amsterdam for this unique event…

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In 2014, 11 companies attended the event hoping to expand their industry contacts and gain the competitive edge, five of which were from Glasgow. This year, 22 companies will storm the city of Amsterdam with more than half of them representing Glasgow’s creative industry. It is great to see that it is the Glasgow contingent which has swelled the numbers for IBC this year and that the businesses in our city have the drive and determination to utilise the opportunities available to them. Not only this, but it is a fantastic opportunity for others to see what Glasgow’s digital, media, art and technology organisations have to offer.

As well as taking advantage of a wide range of networking opportunities and the chance to witness the latest innovations and technology, Glasgow businesses will have various opportunities to showcase their own skills and expertise. Eight of the companies attending will have their own demonstration areas, including iMetafilmClyde BroadcastPufferfishBlind Spot GearVisual Impact ScotlandQTV SportsMerkall and QUIC tools.

Clyde Broadcast is a leading manufacturer and supplier of broadcast equipment and systems to the radio sector. The company has over 30 years’ experience of equipping radio stations of all sizes, in all continents, and specialises in the migration from analogue to digital based studio facilities. Based in Glasgow, Clyde offer a range of services including consultancy, equipment manufacture, specification and procurement, installation, commissioning and training. Their flagship product is SYNERGY, the world’s only integrated digital broadcast centre. As a plug and play radio studio in a box, it’s suitable for broadcast organisations of all sizes and a highly cost effective and easy to install solution. Synergy will be on display at IBC, where you can meet Brian Rowan and Phil Collins, the company’s Sales and Managing Directors.

Meanwhile, Blind Spot Gear will be demonstrating ‘The Scorpion Light’, their new, lightweight, flexible lighting equipment created by BAFTA winning director, Kodak, award winning cinematographer Billy Campbell and two engineers, Alan Easdale and James Campbell. They are participating in IBC for the second time around, where buyers from all over the world can be introduced to their innovative idea.

Scottish Development International will be part of the Great Britain pavilion at stand B30a, occupying most of the space in hall 9 showcasing innovative and exciting digital opportunities. True to our roots, Scottish Enterprise will host a ‘Whisky Tasting Networking Reception’ on Saturday at 4pm (with our other national drink Irn-Bru and water options also available, of course) and we’ll welcome delegates from all over the world to join us. So if you’re attending, make sure you come over and say hi and check out the massive array of Scottish talent we’re showcasing. View the floorplan here to locate us.

Find out more information on the IBC website or contact Laura Campbell via email at Laura.Campbell@scotent.co.uk or phone 0141 228 2822.

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