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IBC Content Everywhere MENA uit respect voor Dag van de Martelaar in VAE gecanceld

LONDEN–(BUSINESS WIRE)– IBC heeft uit respect voor de onlangs aangekondigde herdenkingsdag voor gesneuvelde militairen uit de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten zijn evenement IBC Content Everywhere geschrapt. De regering van de VAE heeft 30 november 2015 aangewezen als nationale vrije dag ter herdenking van militairen. IBC Content Everywhere zou op 29 en 30 november plaatsvinden.

“Het Midden-Oosten en Noord-Afrika vormen een spannende en groeiende markt en IBC kijkt ernaar uit een steeds actievere rol te spelen als brug tussen de regio en de mondiale sector. We bouwen voort op het succes van de eerste editie van IBC Content Everywhere MENA, die eerder dit jaar plaats had”, zei ceo van IBC Michael Crimp in een reactie. “Graag maak ik van deze gelegenheid gebruik om al onze partners in het Midden-Oosten en Noord-Afrika te bedanken voor hun nimmer aflatende steun voor het wereldwijde project Content Everywhere.”

IBC Content Everywhere MENA to Observe Martyrs’ Day in UAE

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– As a mark of respect to the UAE government’s recent announcement of a public holiday on 30 November 2015 in honour of Emirati armed forces who have lost their lives defending the sovereignty of the nation, IBC has decided to cancel our IBC Content Everywhere MENA event which was due to take place on 29-30 November 2015.

“MENA is an exciting and growing content market, and IBC looks forward to taking an increasingly active role in developing the bridge between the region and the global industry, building on the success of our inaugural IBC Content Everywhere MENA event which took place earlier this year”, commented Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank our MENA industry partners for their continued support of IBC’s global Content Everywhere project.”

IBC looked to consolidate the programme into a single day and sponsors were largely supportive of the move. IBC also looked for another date but this proved unworkable. Traditionally the UAE government adds further days around national holidays leading to a loss in confirmed delegates; feedback indicates that this trend would continue for Martyrs’ Day.

IBC continues to demonstrate its commitment to the region by announcing dates for its IBC Content Everywhere MENA 2016 event, to be held at the Madinat Jumeirah from 31 October – 2 November 2016. This event will follow the format of the successful January 2015 show and consist of a high quality exhibition and conference featuring local and international speakers.

For more information about IBC Content Everywhere MENA please visit ibcCE.org/MENA

To find out more about exhibiting at IBC Content Everywhere MENA 2016 ibcCE.org/MENAexhibitat

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Editor’s notes

Dates for forthcoming events:



8-13 September 2016

IBC Content Everywhere Europe


9-13 September 2016

IBC Content Everywhere MENA


31 October – 2 November 2016

About IBC Content Everywhere

Powered and created by IBC, the IBC Content Everywhere global series of events has been created in response to demand from IBC visitors and exhibitors to help professionals from the broadcast, telecommunications, online and IT sectors size up and seize the new opportunities being created by the explosive growth in the consumption of TV and video content on IP-connected smartphones, tablets and laptops.

IBC Content Everywhere combines a high quality exhibition with features specifically designed to help visitors quickly and efficiently expand their knowledge and understanding of the latest trends, strategies and developments in online TV and video. With dedicated events in Europe and MENA, IBC Content Everywhere covers rich media production, devices, apps, digital marketing, social media, content personalisation, big data, cloud services, second screens, investment and much more.

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About IBC

IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. Attracting 55,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries, IBC combines a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that showcases more than 1,600 leading suppliers of state of the art electronic media technology and provides unrivalled networking opportunities.

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