The IABM to Provide Key Market Data and Discussion During NAB 2012

Manufacturers' Forum and Conference Session

The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) today announced that the organization will host the annual IABM Manufacturers' Forum and present a conference session on the current broadcast market during the 2012 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The Forum is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, in room N236, and the conference session will include a 7:30 a.m. breakfast and 8 a.m. meeting on Monday, April 16, in N239/241.

The IABM Manufacturers' Forum serves as a supply community forum measuring the pulse of the industry. All executives from the broadcasting equipment and services sector are invited and encouraged to attend this free session, during which IABM Director General Peter White will present the latest research findings and an exclusive pre-NAB end-user survey. An interview with Clyde Smith follows. Clyde is senior vice president of new technology at FOX Network Engineering and Operations and will provide a broadcaster's perspective on the challenges facing the industry.

On Monday April 16, the IABM conference session will provide members with current market intelligence as well as the IABM's exclusive pre-NAB end-user survey, presented by White. This will be followed by a panel session of senior industry executives debating the challenges facing the industry. The panelists are Avid CEO Gary Greenfield, Ensemble CEO David Wood, Harmonic CEO Patrick Harshman, Newtek CEO Jim Plant, and Telestream CEO Dan Castles.


"The IABM Manufacturers' Forum is an excellent opportunity for all industry executives to receive valuable market intelligence normally reserved for IABM members, and the IABM conference session offers our members a closer look at this market data, as well as a prime opportunity for networking and information-gathering," White said. "Given the rapid rate of change across our industry, this year's Forum and conference session promise to offer essential information for technology vendors."

About The IABM
The IABM, the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers, is the authoritative voice of the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide. Its wide range of services to members encompasses market research and intelligence, expert representation at standards bodies and broadcasting unions, executive networking opportunities, and preferential purchasing. A presence at every major broadcast tradeshow, the IABM also provides a valuable channel for communication between broadcast manufacturers, government, and regulatory bodies. Additional IABM activities include awards programs for innovation and scholarships designed to stimulate the development of the broadcast and electronic media industries on an international basis.