Industry Execs to Debate and Define Future of Industry
Peter White, director general of the IABM, will launch the conference session by summarizing the latest results from the IABM's ongoing industry surveys, and the session will continue with a debate among CEOs of high-profile companies.
"The economic turbulence of the last few years, coupled with changing consumer demands driven by rapid technology change, have combined to make the trading position for suppliers in the media sector far from easy to analyze or predict," said White. "Several of our corporate representatives have been involved in recent high-profile acquisitions, and the consolidation of the supply side of the industry will be a key topic for debate. We anticipate that the larger discussion will help to define the current landscape for suppliers and manufacturers and give an insight into their thinking for the future."
The IABM carries out a comprehensive program of market research and is a primary source of information on the industry and the trends that affect it. White's address on the organization's research will provide a backdrop for the subsequent debate, in which Alain Andreoli of Grass Valley, Harris Morris of Harris, Patrick Harshman of Harmonic, Strath Goodship of Miranda, and Danny Wilson of Pixelmetrix all are expected to participate.
Scheduled for 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, the IABM keynote conference session is timed to conclude just before the IBC2011 exhibition opens. The session will be produced and chaired by Adrian Scott of Media Asset Capital Ltd., and it will be offered for free as part of the "Added Value" strand of the IBC conference.