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IBC: Show Sees Record 50,937 Attendees

Complete Coverage:IBC 2012

Despite some worrying economic problems in major European
markets, the IBC 2012 conference in Amsterdam closed Tuesday with a record
attendance of 50,937. That was only slightly up from 50,462 in 2011 for a
growth rate of 0.93%, but it marked a significant increase from 2005, when the
conference has 42,815 attendees.

The 2012 exhibition also has expanded significantly,
attracting over 1,400 companies and adding a 14th hall, the
conference organizers reported.

Just over 70% of the attendees of the show, which ran from
Sept. 6 to 11, were from Western Europe and Scandinavia, with 9.1% from North
America and nearly 8.6% from Asia.

"That we have drawn a record audience at a time when there
are still economic challenges in many parts of the world -- and when
broadcasters are dealing with massive events like the London 2012 Olympic and
Paralympic Games and US presidential elections -- clearly shows that, above
all, IBC is relevant to people at every level in our industry," said Michael
Crimp, IBC's CEO in a statement.

While the conference has closed, all of the keynote sessions
from the IBC2012 Conference can be viewed online at

Next year's show will be held in Amsterdam from Sept. 12 to
17, 2013.