It was great to experience IBC first hand. After attending BVE at the London Excel earlier on in the year, it was lovely to be a part (albeit a very small part) of a show of such large scale.
IBC was really cool. The place was packed out with business opportunities and marketing salesmen, investors and companies trying to flog sales big and small. I particularly liked getting hands on with some of the lesser known brands such as Konova and the becoming increasingly popular, DJI Ronin crew along with a bunch of others.
I would suggest anyone new to the field to give it a shot, but don’t expect a place like this to be packed with freelancers. It’s 90% investors, large corporation owners and very suity’ formal people. But that’s fine. I went for fun, experience and a bit of networking, and I certainly got all of those things and more from my trip.
Amsterdam was really lovely to experience, having never been to the Netherlands before, Amsterdam was a great introduction. The people, (most if not all) were extraordinarily helpful in ALL instances. Amazing general public, which is a lovely, and welcome BIG step up from London where the typical response is a grunt or a dirty shrug and roll of the eye balls. Yes, Londoners. I’m talking about you.
Although we had high hopes for a nice release or 5 from Canon, we were left sorely disappointed. But only time will tell whether Canon have any other party tricks up their sleeve. I have a sneaky suspicion 😉
Either way, we had a great time, I definitely intend on going again!
Imran Meeran (Of IAMMediaUK) and I captured a small portion of our travel to the show, and of the show stands which will be compiled into a travel vlog type video in the coming week. This will hopefully give newbies an idea of what to expect when travelling abroad for a expo similar to IBC.
Awesome fun with IamMediaUK. #IBC #IBCShow #IBC2014