ARRI sponsors IABM awards in London

The annual IABM conference identified challenges facing the broadcast and media technology industry, and honored outstanding achievements.

On 1st and 2nd December 2016 the 12th IABM Annual International Business Conference and Awards took place in London. More than 250 attendees accepted the invitation of the international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology, of which ARRI is a member. The theme for the event this year was ‘Transformation and Collaboration’.

Our members are overwhelmingly reinventing themselves.

“2016 has been, by any standards, a turbulent year in our industry,” stated Peter D. White, CEO of the IABM. “The shift from traditional hardware to a virtual, software-based world has continued. Our members are overwhelmingly reinventing themselves and adjusting their business models to embrace this change.”

Presentations and panel discussions during the conference assessed the current status of the industry and identified possible future trends, emphasizing the importance of collaboration between companies for the definition of technical standards.

The theme for the event: “Transformation and Collaboration“, Photo: IABM

The awards ceremony took place during a gala dinner on the evening of the first day. With these awards the association recognizes outstanding achievements in several areas of the broadcast and media technology industry. ARRI sponsored and presented the IABM Young Person of the Year award, which rewards young talents who are deemed to have excelled by the IABM Educational Foundation.

The IABM Young Person of the Year award is split into two categories. Receiving the Student of the Year prize was Jessica Volk, who is in her seventh semester studying Media Technology at Hochschule RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Joe Masters, who is responsible for technical applications support at ClearCom, won the Young Person in the Workplace prize. “Joe’s thirst for knowledge has shone through in many 2016 projects such as the Rio Summer Games and with large German broadcasters,” said Andrew Jones, IABM Head of Training. “He has been outstanding at reviewing customer requirements and workflows to optimize their operations.”

Goran Papic, Senior Market Intelligence Analyst at ARRI, presented both awards. He commented, “ARRI has a strong commitment to promoting young talents. It was therefore an honor for us to sponsor these awards. We wish these young people a lot of joy and success in the broadcast and media technology industry.”

Goran Papic: “ARRI has a strong commitment to promoting young talents”, Photo: IABM

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