Our BaM Summits look to create a vibrant mix of learning and development, networking and showcasing the very latest in industry tech, trends and collaboration. These highly focused ½ day events will lean heavily on various elements of the BaM content chain, drilling down into key concepts of the broadcast and media industry. Our BaM Summits regularly attract the most influential and visionary thought leaders from broadcast and media companies, and the world’s best technology suppliers to collaborate and discuss key trends, opportunities and disruptors in an open, non-commercial forum.

These events are free to attend and include networking events where you can enjoy drinks and discussion with current/potential customers and peers.

IABM Global Engaged Partner Program
Bringing customers to the conversation

This recent initiative from IABM (find out more here) is designed to bring users of Broadcast & Media technology together with suppliers (IABM Members) to help foster collaboration and engagement across all sides of the industry. With this in mind, our series of BaM Summits are all designed to bring regional customers (such as broadcasters) to the table to showcase what they need and want from the industry as well as some of the challenges they face.  

BaM Online Summit™ - 30 March

IABM BaM Online Summit

BaM Online Summit™
MENA Focus
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This online BaM Summit™ is designed to give actionable insights on trends and opportunities in the MENA region – and also to provide regional members and Broadcast/Media companies with an opportunity to learn about developments elsewhere in the world that may impact the region in the future.

IABM’s December 2019 report on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region found the transition to digital broadcasting has so far been completed by only a few countries. Equally, OTT penetration is generally still at low levels compared to US and Europe due to low broadband quality, undeveloped payment infrastructure, and piracy concerns. However, the OTT market is growing rapidly in the Gulf countries thanks to government-driven projects to enhance broadband, alongside an improving online payment infrastructure. In North Africa broadband infrastructure remains relatively poor, leaving satellite Pay-TV ahead of OTT as a premium content option.

Despite political and economic instability resulting in an uncertain investment climate, there are still opportunities for technology suppliers with broadcast and media technology investment on the rise, thanks to national broadband initiatives to support OTT video, IPTV and 4K transmission.

Join us as we drill deeper into the opportunities and challenges this region presents, with thoughts and views from across the entire media supply chain including Broadcasters and Media companies, experienced MENA vendors, project case studies and our latest market intelligence data.

An essential online afternoon of engaging content for anyone doing, or planning to do, business in the region.

All content will be made available on-demand in the IABM Knowledge Hub.

IABM Collaborate & Connect App

Our Collaborate & Connect App (available in your App store, search for "IABM")  will be an invaluable networking tool that enables you to connect with buyers and suppliers without leaving your home or office and exchange virtual business cards. This app will be available to those who register for the IABM BaM Online Summit.

Collaborate and connect

BaM Online Summit™ - 11 May

IABM BaM Online Summit

BaM Online Summit™
Europe Focus
11 May Online Delivery

BaM Online Summit™ - 1 June

IABM BaM Online Summit

BaM Online Summit™
Streaming Media Focus
1 June Online Delivery

BaM Online Summit™ - 2 July

IABM BaM Online Summit

BaM Online Summit™
UK Focus
2 July Online Delivery

Beijing - 17 August

17th August 2020

Beijing Royal Grand Hotel

Dubai - 30 March

25th October 2020 (please note revised date)
Crown Plaza, Dubai

The Dubai BaM Summit™ is designed to give delegates actionable insights on trends and opportunities in the MENA region – and also to provide regional members and broadcast/media companies with an opportunity to learn about developments elsewhere in the world that may impact the region in the future.

IABM’s December 2019 report on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region found the transition to digital broadcasting has so far been completed by only a few countries. Equally, OTT penetration is generally still at low levels compared to US and Europe due to low broadband quality, undeveloped payment infrastructure, and piracy concerns. However, the OTT market is growing rapidly in the Gulf countries thanks to government-driven projects to enhance broadband, alongside an improving online payment infrastructure. In North Africa broadband infrastructure remains relatively poor, leaving satellite Pay-TV ahead of OTT as a premium content option.

Despite political and economic instability resulting in an uncertain investment climate, there are still opportunities for technology suppliers with broadcast and media technology investment on the rise, thanks to national broadband initiatives to support OTT video, IPTV and 4K transmission.

Join us as we drill deeper into the opportunities and challenges this region presents, with thoughts and views from across the entire media supply chain including broadcasters and media companies, experienced MENA vendors, project case studies and our latest market intelligence data.

An essential afternoon of engaging content for anyone doing, or planning to do, business in the region.

LA - 9 November

9th November 2020

Alongside SMPTE

Tokyo - 18 November

18th November 2020

Alongside InterBee

View the sessions from the 2019 summits below: