IBC has hailed a successful return for the 2022 event, welcoming 37,000 visitors from 170 countries as it returned to an in-person show for the first time since 2019. The organisers reported that more than 1,000 exhibitors showcased their latest technology and innovations at the show.
“It was great to see, feel and hear the buzz of a live IBC once more,” commented Michael Crimp, IBC’s chief executive officer. “The quality of visitors has been outstanding and there was a real sense of positivity. We are stronger together.”
Unfortunately a number of attendees were caught up in the chaos at Schiphol Airport yesterday, which has seen problems throughout the summer. Around 80 flights were cancelled and 650 delayed due to poor levels of staffing at the security checks.
Meanwhile, organisers have revealed next year’s event will take place from 15th to 18th September 2023.
IBC director Steve Connolly added: “The excitement across the industry to return to IBC has been tremendous. There was a real sense of purpose and of business being done. On the second day, stand rebooking for next year’s show was already in such heavy demand that we’ve expanded the show footprint for IBC 2023 to include an additional hall not used this year.”
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